10 Ways to Be Smart-N-Healthy

The Smart-N-Healthy brand is all about being educated and putting your health first. Our goal is to help people above anything else. We do not believe in selling something that does not work. So now that you know our ethics,  Here are 10 rules we follow that we would love for you to follow too: 

 
10 WAYS TO BE SMART-N-HEALTHY
 

 

  1. Read Labels  - Look for ingredients, see what skin types it is designed for.  Treat what you put ON your body just like the food you put IN your body. Look for expiration dates and allergy information. 
  2. Learn from Others - Our company believes in sharing experiences gained, instead of making claims. Any testimonials or suggested uses come from scientific studies, our staff and our customers, there are no false claims. 
  3. Use Products, YOU Need- choose products designed for your specific needs. Not every formula is going to work for everyone, we all have different skin types and body chemistry. 
  4. Try New Things - Taste new foods, meet new people, and go to new places. You can always sample our products before committing to full size purchases. 
  5. Understand Your Body -We are individuals, with very diverse needs and bodies.  Don't fall for marketing trends. Do not let companies convince you that you need to buy their products for issues that do not exist.  
  6. Love the Planet - Go natural and chose ethically sourced ingredients. Avoid pesticides and other toxins designed to kill organisms We don't want to kill our good cells or the Earth! 
  7. Go Cruelty Free - Avoid products that test on animals or use animal products or by-products. If a product has ingredients that are unsafe to test on humans from the start do you really want them on your skin? Our products are all cruelty free & vegetarian. Most are vegan unless it is noted that they contain sustainably sourced beeswax.
  8. Respect Wisdom- Humans have been using many natural health and beauty treatments for thousands of years, if they have worked for thousands years, there must be a good reason to stick with them. All of our products are based in that wisdom. 
  9. Spread the Knowledge - Share with friends and family what products work for you and ones that gave you bad side effects. You may help them find great results or save them from a problem, at the least save them some money. 
  10. Beauty Starts from Within - Be honest and kind. Always be good to yourself and to others! 

 

If you are a beauty blogger who would like to sample and review our products please send us an email with "Beauty Blogger" in the subject line, include your media kit if possible.

Smart-N-Sexual: Why You Should Avoid Chemical Products "Down There"

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Who Feels Comfortable Discussing Vaginal Odor?                        

Nobody, not even with their doctor. 

 

 

Guess what?  Vaginas are supposed to smell, despite corporations like Summer’s Eve marketing and trademarking the idea that our privates should smell like “Island Splash®”, or “Morning Paradise®”. This gimmick to have women think we should spend our money to endanger our health and change our scent to be desirable is silly.  No different than most mammals, our vaginas secrete pheromones to attract mates. So whether men know it or not, they are NOT attracted to lady bits smelling like a tropical breeze. The trend of masking odors not only messes up our basic nature, but does not allow a woman to be easily alerted to changes in scent that are signs of an infection. Dr. Jennifer Wider did a great layout of the normal changes in smells and what smells are signs of infection in this Cosmopolitan article. These products also are known to cause many allergic reactions and irritate sensitive skin, and what skin is more delicate than our vaginas? 

Has the Stigma of Vaginal Odor Created a Billion Dollar Industry with Us Thinking it’s Easier to Mask Concerns with Flowery Mists?      Yes, and it continues to grow.

As women it’s time we learn to love our vaginas and listen to our bodies. Let’s get to the facts: Your vagina is meant to be full of bacteria. According to the Miller-Keane Encyclopedia “In a normal state, the lining of the vagina secretes a fluid that is fermented to an acid by the bacteria that are usually present. This acidity helps to protect the vagina from invasion by other organisms.” Most feminine products make claims to “balance PH, but when you lose the "good" bacteria in your body you are throwing off your PH (like after you douche, for example), probiotics are the only proven source to help replace them. They can help balance your "good" and "bad" bacteria to keep your body working, (and smelling) like it should. 

Unregulated toxic chemicals in feminine care products can also result in serious, even deadly, health issues. Some of these chemicals are linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, asthma, reproductive problems, and allergic reactions. Chemicals of concern most commonly used in feminine care products include carcinogens, reproductive toxins, allergens, and endocrine disruptors. 

Are these Perfumed Chemical Potions being Marketed as “Feminine Products” Killing Our Healthy Bacteria Leading to Further Troubles?                                                                          

Sadly, this is true. 

Our health matters, even if is not a comfortable topic to discuss. We are an all-female team at Smart-N-Healthy and want to help women understand their body's better. As women, we should be able to feel fresh without causing harm to our health. We have developed Fembiotics Topical Probiotic Spray that can correct PH Imbalance. We are a company you can trust, we test and use our probiotic sprays on our own vaginas! Do you think the CEOs at the big corporations are doing that? The feedback from women using it “down there” has been great, and people are finding its helps with many other conditions too. The ingredients are pure and natural – A specially developed blend of probiotics (150 Million CFU’s) and purified water. It contains no chemicals, no alcohol. It is clear, odorless, and tasteless. You can use it any time of day and it will not damage your clothing.

Whether you wish to purchase our products, or not we still want you Smart-N-Healthy so please research your feminine products and listen to your body. 

 

What customers are saying about FemBiotics

 

“I'm trying to find the right way to describe this without giving TMI. After a woman reaches a certain age there is a place on her body that goes through very unsubtle changes. Sort of like getting hit with a tidal wave of crazy changes. One of those changes has to do with a not so happy odor that makes one feel like kind of icky. This spray has changed that and really made me feel much better about those changes knowing that some of those icky things have gone away. I've also had a little onset of adult acne and I do think that it is helping with that too. I would definitely recommend this to women who are going through changes in their body. I would definitely buy this again.” L.K., WA
“I was excited to find a topical probiotic that is easy to use and can help with various skin conditions. This has 150 million beneficial bacteria that is safe to use on your entire body for everything from acne and psoriasis to yeast and ph imbalance. I haven't tried this for anything other than as a freshening and ph balancing spray after using tampons at that time of the month for a few days and I really feel like it helps. I like that it continues to work for a couple of days after use and that it only needs to be used once or twice a day. A.C., OK

Customers love that our products are always cruelty-free & natural!

“FemBiotics is designed to stimulate your body's own production of beneficial bacteria. I'm using this because two recent courses of heavy duty antibiotics have helped my upper respiratory infection, but have caused some imbalances. I take a daily combination of oral probiotics to help counteract that, but this is my first experience with topically applied probiotics. It is a great idea, and is helping me.*bonus: this is a cruelty-free product, made without animal ingredients! Yay!” L.G, NY

If you are a beauty blogger who would like to sample and review our products please send us an email with Beauty Blogger in the subject line, include your media kit if possible.

Additional Resources:

http://healthhotwire.com/hall-of-shame-list/

http://www.emaxhealth.com/8782/17-feminine-care-products-you-may-want-avoid-and-here-s-why

http://www.smart-publications.com/articles/human-pheromones-the-science-behind-the-scent-of-attraction

https://www.drugwatch.com/talcum-powder/lawsuits/

Source: http://www.probioticbodycare.com/shop/

Discover the Power of Probiotic

Are you looking for clearer skin? Decreased skin sensitivity, redness and inflammation? Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles? Increased elasticity? A healthier you not just on the inside, but on the outside too?
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Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that reduces pathogens and toxin producing bacteria by battling these harmful microbes. This includes the bacteria that causes acne, rosacea and other problems related to our skin. The right bacteria can also keep the skin young. "A study found that probiotics can stimulate skin's protective mechanism from the inside and this may also happen with the external application," says Eric Perrier, a cosmetic scientist. Our Organic and Probiotic products can help restore beneficial bacteria to your skin. Our products aim to manage levels of inflammation within the skin, thus reducing the signs of ageing. Our organic probiotic products ward off pathogenic bacteria, reduce inflamation and risk of infection and aid in the healing process. Reap the benefits of probiotics by applying them topically.

 

Benefits of Coconut Oil

"For years I have used olive oil in the kitchen and in the bathroom because my mother did and her mother did before her.  Being from Italy, I can see how generations before us used olive oil. I have also added other oils to my pantry and medicinal cabinet over the years, including sesame oil, grapeseed oil and sweet almond oil. I've done quite a bit of research and experimentation and have come to the conclusion that coconut oil not only tastes great, but the health benefits are amazing. Not just a “good” saturated fat, coconut oil is an exceptional healing agent as well. More than ninety percent of coconut oil consists of saturated fats."

   Jacqueline Gelardi, Owner Smart-N-Healthy 

 

Coconut oil has been a beauty staple for millennia. It is a powerful destroyer of all kinds of microbes, from viruses to bacteria to protozoa. Our skin is our largest organ and what we put on our skin is readily absorbed internally so it only makes good sense to feed our skin with products we get from nature. This is the reason Smart-N-Healthy only uses organic products and especially coconut oil. Coconut oil is anti-aging; it is moisturizing to the skin and strengthens our connective tissue thus reducing fine lines and wrinkles, giving us a clear and radiant complexion. Our soaps and lotions feed your skin, not harm your skin. We absorb over five pounds of chemicals just by our makeup alone each year! At Smart-N-Healthy we vow to never use harmful chemicals in our products!

Some reasons you may love coconut oil:

1. Saturated fatty acids: Most of them are medium chain triglycerides, which are supposed to assimilate well in the body’s systems. Lauric acid is the chief contributor, representing more than forty percent of the total, followed by Capric acid, caprylic acid, myristic acid and palmitic.

2. Vitamin E, vitamin K and minerals such as iron.

3. Diabetes: This is one fat that diabetics can eat without fear. Not only does it not contribute to diabetes, but it helps regulate blood sugar, thus lessening the effects of the disease. Island people have consumed large amounts of coconut oil for many generations without ever encountering diabetes, but when they abandoned it for other foods and oils, the results were disastrous.

4. Bone and Dental Health: Coconut oil improves calcium and magnesium absorption in the body, which in turn is greatly beneficial to dental and bone health. The combined increased calcium and magnesium absorption are of great benefit to middle-aged women who may become afflicted with osteoporosis.

5. Healing Wounds: Coconut Oil has been used for wound healing for decades. It has the ability to accelerate re-epithelialization, improve antioxidant enzyme activity, and stimulate higher collagen for repair tissue. Also speed up burn wound recovery.

6. Hair Loss: Coconut oil is one of the best natural nutrients for your hair. It helps in healthy growth of hair and gives your hair
a shiny quality. It is an excellent conditioner and helps the re-growth process of damaged hair.

7. Heart diseases: The saturated fats present in coconut oil are not harmful as you commonly find in vegetable oils. Coconut oil does not lead to increase in LDL levels, and it reduces the incidence of injury and damage to arteries and therefore helps in preventing atherosclerosis.

8. Skin care: Coconut oil also helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections. It also delays the appearance of wrinkles and sagging of skin. Coconut oil also helps in preventing premature aging and degenerative diseases due to its well-known antioxidant properties.

9. Weight loss: Coconut oil is very useful for weight loss. It helps in healthy functioning of the thyroid and endocrine system. It increases the body’s metabolic rate by removing stress on the pancreas, because of that burning more energy help obese people lose weight.

10. Immunity: Coconut oil is also good for the immune system. It strengthens the immune system because it contains antimicrobial lipids, lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid which have antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. Coconut oil helps fight harmful bacteria like listeria monocytogenes and helicobacter pylori.

11. Candida: Coconut has been shown to prevent and even cure candida. It provides relief from the inflammation caused by candida.

12. Kidney: Coconut oil helps in preventing kidney and gall bladder diseases. It also helps to dissolve kidney stones.

13. Dental care: Calcium is an important component of our teeth. Since coconut oil facilitates absorption of calcium by the body, it helps in developing strong teeth. Coconut oil also stops tooth decay.

14. Coconut oil and Alzheimer’s disease: The research conducted by Dr. Newport states that coconut oil is useful in treating Alzheimer’s disease.

Smart-N-Healthy Scent - Spearmint

BENEFITS OF SPEARMINT OIL

Spearmint is an antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cephalic, emenagogue, insecticide, restorative and stimulant substance.

 

Antispasmodic: This property of Essential Oil of Spearmint comes from its menthol content, which has a relaxing and cooling effect on the nerves and muscles, and helps to relax contractions in the case of spasms.  Therefore, it is frequently prescribed to provide effective relief from spasmodic coughs, aches, pulling sensations and aches in the abdominal region and intestines. This includes the ability to soothe muscle strains or cramps, nervous convulsions, and even spasmodic cholera.

Restorative: The function of a restorative is to restore health and maintain proper functioning of all the organ systems operating in the body. A restorative also helps to repair the damage done to the body and aid in the recovery from injuries and wounds. It also helps people to regain strength after long bouts of illness.

Stimulant: This essential oil stimulates the secretion of hormones and the discharge of enzymes, gastric juices and bile, while also stimulating nerves and brain function, and promoting good blood circulation. This keeps the metabolic activity at a high rate and also boosts the strength of the immune system because stimulating blood circulation boosts immunity and toxin removal.

The Essential Oil of Spearmint can help treat asthma and congestion due to its decongestant properties. It also relieves fevers, excess flatulence, constipation, sinusitis, acne, gum and teeth problems, migraines, stress and depression. Being far lower in menthol content, it can be safely given to children to relieve their various ailments.