New Product Review – Liquid Longevity!

A few weeks back, we went through nasty round of coughs at our house. My hubby and I knocked ours out pretty quickly, but it took a little bit more power for the girls. At just 15 months old, once theirs started to settle in their chest, I got them to the doctor. Antibiotics aren’t my preference, but neither is RSV, so it was a round of antibiotics for each of them, and then I kicked in the probiotics for everyone!

If you’re not familiar with probiotics, here’s a quick explanation: Probiotics are good bacteria that are either the same as or very similar to the bacteria that are already in your body. Things like antibiotics kill off those good bacteria in your body, and then your body functions at a diminished capacity as a result. When probiotics are introduced, they promote a healthy immune system and healthy bowels! And we ALL could use more of that!

Keeping foods rich in probiotics and taking probiotics after antibiotics are completed have always been regular practices in our household…or for the humans in our household, that is. So when I discovered there a was a probiotic for DOGS, I was, first of all shocked.

If you haven’t met her yet, meet Taffy the White Doggie.

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We adopted Taffy from the SPCA a few years ago. Taffy is part of our family! She travels with us. She celebrates with us. She plays with us. She exercises with us.

So finding out that I could keep her healthy just like I do the rest of us, well, I was pretty stoked!

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On the Road in August

All right, folks, NOW I’m excited. It’s September!!! And while I can hardly believe the time is going so quickly, I LOVE September. Any guesses why? (Think September 23…)

FALL! Fall comes in September! And fall is my most favorite of all! So Happy September, everyone! Oh, but first, help me bid a fond farewell to August. These are the top five posts here on the blog last month!

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Help Support Your Immune System With Probiotics from Dr. Mercola! (GIVEAWAY INCLUDED!)

**PLEASE NOTE: While Mercola DID provide me with these products to review at no cost, I was not in any way paid for my review. The following opinion is hereby my own.**

Earlier in the year, I had a much-dreaded visit to the dentist. And then the endodontist after that. You know how THAT goes.

Apparently, two of my very old root canals had gone bad, and I had to have them redone! What on earth?! I had no idea that could even happen! I was none too pleased, either! 

The process was not too fun at all, and included several round of some pretty heavy antibiotics. This I did NOT like, for two reasons:

1. I have two autoimmune disorders, and, although antibiotics aren’t great for anyone, they’re REALLY BAD for people with autoimmune disorders! ACK! 

2. I used to get a good probiotic from my mom, but my parents have recently retired to the North Georgia mountains, 9 hours away from me! I had no idea where to start when looking for a probiotic on my own! And I KNEW I would need a powerful one after all of those antibiotics!

Enter the lovely Joan from Mercola, who shot me an email to see if I’d like to review Dr. Mercola’s probiotics! Impeccable timing, that Joan! Of course, I was excited to test them out!

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Now, let me stop right here and say: I AM NOT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. Don’t you go acting like this blog post is medical advice and that I’m the authority on this. I’M TOTALLY NOT! But, I DO know my body very well, and I DO know how it functions when it’s being hit with antibiotics, and how it feels while it’s being restored with probiotics. My own experience is what this post is based on!

Mercola shipped me a lovely box which held the following:

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