Thursday, July 23, 2009

Yeast Infections, Acid Reflux, Sleeping, Body Aches

Below is one of thousands of letters we get telling us how much people love Body Balance.


I realize this is a long testimonial, however, I wanted to share all the ways that Jeff and I feel better since we began the product just 2 months ago. Maybe someone else will be able to relate to one or more of these stories!

In December 2008 Kristen introduced me to Body Balance. Being a fairly healthy person I really didn't think I had a "need" for the product, other than to better my overall health. I thought, it couldn't hurt. My husband and I both began with 4oz each day. I immediately began to sleep more soundly and not wake 3 to 4 times a night like usual. In addition, my mind just felt more clear.

After 30 days we increased our intake to 8oz each and both continued just to feel good. It wasn't until a few day ago I began to realize subtle differences that I had not noticed before.

  • For at least a year now I would wake up each morning and my entire body would ache. I'm only 33 years old, a mother of 2 boys, not over weight, and really did not have a specific reason to feel this way...I just did. I would feel stiff and my back would ache. Just to bend over and pull up my pants would sometimes take my breath away. This would last for about 15-30 minutes each day until my body warmed up and I got going for the day. And then the other day I realized I have not felt that way in over a month now!
  • In May of 2008 my dermatologists prescribed me a very low dose of antibiotics to help with adult acne. Although it was only 10mg a day my body was very sensitive to the antibiotics and I would indeed get a yeast infection. I was strict about eating yogurt everyday, sometimes twice a day, as I had learned in years past that yogurt would help me prevent this when taking antibiotics. However, if I would run out or miss a dose of yogurt sure enough a yeast infection would strike. I know I had 3 just over this summer. Like I said, I began Body Balance in December 2008 and did not think to continue with the yogurt. I would wake up, drink my Body Balance and then begin my day. It wasn't until almost the end of month 2 on the product that I realized I had not been eating my yogurt. I am still on the 10mg of antibiotics, but, NO yeast infections. WOW!
  • My husband has had different results. For the past two years now he has been taking the prescription Nexium for acid reflux. This was an illness he has had for several years and from time to time would try and control it with over the counter medicines. It also affects his mother and father. It was so bad 2 years ago that we took him to the ER and thought he was having a heart attack at age 33. Thankfully, he was not, it was only symptoms of severe acid reflux. In September of '08 we realized the medicine would not cure him of his illness, only make him comfortable and mask his symptoms. So, we changed our diets and this did help. He also began the Body Balance in December of 2008 and would complain how much it burned his throat when he drank it each day. After about 4-5 weeks he said it no longer felt that way. I can only imagine how damaged his esophagus was from years of the reflux and how the Body Balance must have been healing to his throat. He now enjoys drinking the product and the reflux is much better and no more burning!

My husband and I both love the product and plan to continue drinking it indefinitely. But it is kind of nice just to sit and think back on how we both, in different ways, feel better in just these last 2 months!

Thank you for allowing me to share,

Chastity Smith

West Palm Beach, FL
Thanks for sharing, Chastity.
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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Super Smoothie for Breakfast

Want a great way to start you energetic day? The following Smoothie is adapted from a recipe on the Food Matters web site. I highly recommend you check out their site too at

I have changed just a few things that I believe will make it even more of a Super Shake!

Step 1: The Milk

  • Soak a small handful of raw organic almonds overnight and in the morning throw them into the blender with 2 cups of water
  • Blend on high speed until the almonds have been completely broken up and the water will turn into white frothy milk (yum)

Step 2: The Smoothie

Add in the following ingredients to the Almond Milk:
Blend it all up and drink immediately!

I always start my day with 3-4 ounces of Body Balance then follow with breakfast or this shake.
Try it and see how your day changes. I'd love to hear your results and your twists on the recipe.