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Digestive Health – Why you need both probiotics and prebiotics

What are probiotics and prebiotics and how do they affect digestive health? The human digestive system is full of both good and bad bacteria and when all is working well, the good bacteria help to keep the bad at bay! Inside the digestive tract there are trillions of microorganisms working to keep the balance and keep the entire body healthy. An imbalance doesn’t just cause gastrointestinal and digestive issues. Our gut health is connected to brain function and mood, skin health and our immune system. Probiotics are living bacteria and yeast which live in the intestines and help balance out bad bacteria in the digestive system. We ingest probiotics through foods like yogurt, kefir and aged cheeses such as bleu, gouda and cheddar. You can also get probiotics through soybean products and brined and fermented foods like pickles and sauerkraut. However, all on their own probiotics can only have a limited effect because they are easily destroyed in our system. Probiotics must have particular sources of food in order to flourish and that’s where prebiotics lend a helping hand in digestive health! Prebiotics are not living bacteria, they are forms of fiber which act as food for probiotics. Legumes, beans, bananas, berries and vegetables like tomatoes, onions, asparagus, and greens are all good sources of prebiotics to add to your diet. Often a good diet is not enough to keep a good balance of probiotics and prebiotics in our systems and a supplement can be of enormous benefit. Especially if one has been taking antibiotics which can kill off a number of good bacteria, if one has contracted food poisoning or is recovering from an illness. The latter was one of the driving forces in the creation of re:iimmune. We want to help people get better, better and two of the best things you can do for your digestive health when your system has been thrown out of whack for whatever reason is to stay hydrated and keep your gut in good health!  
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Shake it Off!

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lezley_Dhonau"After a 4 month run of colds, flu, stomach ache and sickness- I felt unable to shake off the last of it each time to be able to fully recover. I then got hit with oral thrush which really told me my guts were not in a good way and I suspected I was chronically dehydrated too. With just the first few mouthfuls of re:iimmune I feel uplifted and more energized. It's like drinking a fresh coconut...you know it is good - it feels like it is instantly boosting your health!  I changed the food I eat to clean out my system, but the re:iimmune has been a key part of recovering fully and resetting my gut to a healthier state, and no cramping. I am passionate about only putting natural foods in my body and re:iimmune fits this need for me. It is now a firm addition to my medical kit." -L. Dhonau
Those first few hints of a cold or flu normally send you running for the medicine cabinet with determination. You tell yourself "I will not let this slow me down!" If you begin to fight it early on, you just might be fortunate enough to kick the infection before it's got you stuck to your bed for a week or so. Although, when an infection does take up roots, it may send you on a downward spiral that can last weeks, or months before you fully recover. When you eventually do recover, you are often left with a compromised immune system, and the after effects that most common symptom relievers leave behind. Chronic illness patients can attest to the fact that feeling ill for long periods of time can feel discouraging, but don't give up. After you've conquered an illness, it's important to remember that your immune system has taken a hit and will be left more vulnerable to further infection even after your symptoms have cleared up.
The illness recovery formula in re:iimmune® contains just what your body needs in order to shake off an infection, or infections. Hydration is a key component to your body's ability to create healthy cells and a strong immune system. Often times, when you're experiencing cold and flu symptoms, drinking fluids is easier said than done, and your hydration levels drop as a result. The ginger root in re:iimmune® helps to soothe an upset stomach as the Clinical Strength Hydration® Formula, and multi strain pre and probiotic blend, get to balancing out your body's hydration and intestinal immune support needs. Since re:iimmune® is sugar free, and doesn't contain toxic coloring agents, your body won't have to spend it's energy figuring out what to protect itself against and what to use to heal itself. Since nearly 70% of your body's immune system is located in  your intestines, our intestinal immune support formula boosts the very core of your immune system while helping you get back up on your feet.
Take a tip from our friend in the U.K.- keep re:iimmune® as a firm addition to your medical kit, and get better, better™!
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Support Your Body’s Hydration and Immune System Needs

support hydration drink water The “S” in our G.U.T.S. motto, is the glue that holds it all together, or should I say; it’s the glue that holds us together physically- Support Your Body’s Hydration and Immune System Needs. When re:iimmune® was created, it was backed by the passion of a woman who had witnessed the tragedy of young children losing their lives to dehydration and poor gut health all around the world. Witnessing this opened her eyes to the desperate need for an effective solution. Those of us living in developed countries have regular access to clean drinking water, and yet it’s still not uncommon to hear of dehydration related deaths in our own communities. There are hundreds of books addressing the general decline on our digestive health as a community, the effects our digestive system has on our overall well-being, and the factors that play into maintaining a healthy gut, as well. Our bodies are more than 60% water, our brains and muscles are nearly 75% water- without adequate hydration our muscles slow down, our brains lose clarity and eventually our body stops functioning completely. When it comes to diarrhoeal disease, or excessive water loss, it takes more than just water to restore your hydration to a safe level. The science that went into creating our Clinical Strength Hydration® formula, truly makes re:iimmune® the ultimate rehydration drink on the market. With its calculated amount of sodium and L-Glutamine that efficiently pull water directly into your cells, re:iimmune® provides rapid relief from dehydration without the harmful effects of extra sugar and sugar substitutes that some more commonly known hydration drinks are otherwise loaded with. support, immunity and hydration Hydration is a key component to our body’s ability to heal itself, but what makes re:iimmune®’s enhanced immunity boosting power come full circle is it’s blend of 14 probiotics and 1 prebiotic that work together to promote healthy gut flora, and work to rebuild your gut health in order to help you absorb the nutrients you need in to regain your strength after feeling unwell. Web MD states states that some evidence suggests it’s not the presence or absence of one particular type of bacteria that makes a microbiome a healthy one, but rather the diversity of bacteria. The L-Glutamine paired with this multi strain probiotic supplement, has a two prong approach, not only does it aid as a co transporter by pulling hydration into your cells, it also adds benefit by repairing the tissue in your damaged intestinal wall after a bout of constipation or diarrhea. The truth is, our medical community has only touched the tip of the iceberg when it comes to discovering the impact hydration and gut health has on our well-being, and we are excited to be along for the journey! Our number one passion is to help you get better, better™!    
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Take Your Medication

If you’re anything like me, you become a little leery when you’re prescribed a new medication. What are the side effects, and the long term consequences of this medication? Are these consequences worth the foreseeable benefits? Is it even the right medication for your unique condition? Is it worth the financial cost, or is it covered by your insurance? These are all common questions, especially for those of us who aren’t use to taking prescription medications on a regular basis.

There is a lot that goes into making sure you get the most out of your prescribed medication. First, and most obviously, getting your prescription actually filled is step one, taking your medication on time, and then making sure you have a good understanding of the directions you’ve been given. It’s important to ask your healthcare provider the correct questions and honestly voice your reasons for hesitation. Often times when we choose to take our medication choices into our own hands without consulting our doctor, we wind up adding greater complications to our illness and in turn, create for ourselves a lower quality of life.

As intimidating as a new medication can appear, it’s vital that you communicate with your health care provider, and do everything you can to reach a mutual agreement on a plan that works both for your lifestyle and your condition, which supports medication adherence. The statistics speak for themselves, medication non-adherence has been found to lead to nearly 20% of preventable adverse drug events in the community setting, and 25% of premature nursing home admissions. Not only that, but it can easily lead to the progression of diseases that would otherwise be preventable, extra doctors visits, and the possibility of premature death.

If you don’t know where to start, or how to keep yourself on track with your medication, here are a few tips from us to you:

Organize- Pick up a pill organizer from your local pharmacy to eliminate any missed or doubled doses.

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Ask- Make sure you are taking the best medication for you by doing research on your own, and then taking any questions you have to your trusted physician.

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Record- If you feel like you are experiencing adverse reactions or side effects to your new medication, write them down as they come up so that you can accurately consult your doctor.

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Remind- Set a reminder on your phone or clock to take your medication at the designated time each day.

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Accountability- Talk about your medication use with the people closest to you. Let your significant other, your care giver, or your house mates know about your medication and ask someone you trust to check in with you regularly.

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re:iimmune®- Ultimately, most medications do in fact take some type of toll on your body's hydration and intestinal health. Make sure you pair a daily dose of re:iimmune® with your new medication to help ease any possible side effects. Between the ginger for nausea reduction, zinc for immune boosting strength, pre and probiotic blend for intestinal health, and the Clinical Strength hydration formula, you’re sure to feel better, better!

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Understand Your Condition

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Thanks to the internet (ironically) we are inundated with information of every kind, every day. If you have any number of social media accounts, basic cable, or even access to the radio- you are more than likely bombarded with new scientific findings, obscure facts, and meaningless information cluttering your sound boards day in and day out. Although having endless amounts of information at our finger tips can be found convenient in most cases, it can also become a little intimidating on the same hand. When it comes to something as serious as our health, it’s important we use caution as we attempt to decipher the legitimate information from the nonsense.

 

Whether you have been dealing with a condition for years, or were recently given a new diagnosis, it is equally important to keep yourself informed in both cases. The medical world is an ever changing organism, with new and improved developments surfacing on a daily basis. Ask your doctor to keep you in the loop when it comes to any developments on your condition  or methods of treatment. When you make the choice to actively learn about your condition, it enables you to then take charge of your own health. Patients who are more active in maintaining their health, and learning about their condition, experience better health outcomes and at lower costs.

 

Never be afraid to get more than one opinion! More than one set of eyes and ears will provide you with a more well-rounded perspective to your unique situation, especially in the case of complex conditions, or uncertain results. Once you do have a clear verdict, make sure you understand the information you receive from your health care provider. It's always helpful to repeat back what you hear them explaining in order to clarify that you are understanding them correctly. Keep the packet of written information provided to you upon check out for later reference, because chances are, you will think of further questions long after you've left the doctors office. Nearly 40-80% of the medical information given to patients by their health care providers is immediately forgotten, and half of the information that is remembered, is incorrect. In order to take charge of your health, you have to intentionally take charge of your knowledge about your condition.

 

It can be tempting to just get online and search fragmented questions pertaining to your condition, but what you will get in return is fragmented answers. When researching online, make sure you consult with your doctor about any information you find that may change the way you approach your condition. Understanding your condition fully is just one more step towards getting better, better!

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Antibiotics- Moldy Bread & Humble Beginnings

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We can’t deny that antibiotics have become a sort of controversy as of late, but to deny them the respect they so deserve, would be doing ourselves a great disservice.

The history of antibiotic discovery and use is actually a very interesting story; some say it dates all the way back to the early Egyptians who use to bandage wounds with a type of moldy bread poultice. Isn’t that nice? Needless to say, we’ve come a long way since then.  Penicillin was our first successful antibiotic pioneer, before Alexander Fleming discovered the bacteria fighting power of penicillin, a simple cut or scrape could introduce serious infections and even fatality—not to mention the fact that we had no way of fighting pneumonia, strep throat, rheumatic fever or gonorrhea.

The threat we face today is the overuse of antibiotics. We’ve stopped using them solely for life threatening infections and have started relying on them for every discomfort in the book.  We’ve begun to create a community of antibiotic resistant bodies and diseases. There are many consequences that come with the abuse of this powerful medicine, aside from the threat of them becoming completely ineffective--they also leave our immune systems worse for the wear as they destroy all bacteria in their path, including the healthy bacteria that keep our gut, the epicenter of our immune system, healthy and functional.

Our advice? Do everything in your power to build your immune system naturally-rest, eat right, and at the end of the day when you feel yourself coming down with something, evaluate the situation. Consult your doctor on whether what you’re experiencing truly is concerning enough to introduce antibiotics. Antibiotics are wonderful when used correctly and re:iimmune® will help your body begin to recover by re-introducing good bacteria to your gut, relieving antibiotic related nausea with ginger root extract and will also begin to repair your intestinal wall with it’s multifunctional L-Glutamine that also aids in hydration absorption.

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