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Thursday, June 22, 2017


I received this product to review for free from MomsMeet (, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links.

I feel like gut health is a hot topic in a lot of circles. There are good reasons for that though, and I want to ensure my family maintains a healthy digestive system. When it comes down to it, there are so many differing ideas of how to do that. I think most people understand the basics of eating a healthy, varied diet, paying attention to what types of foods your body does not tolerate, avoiding simple carbs, avoiding pesticides, and staying healthy while avoiding antibiotics unless necessary.

But when it comes to adding good bacteria and probiotics, there are so many choices available that it makes my head spin! Did you know that the good benefits of probiotics can plateau? They often contain so few species that it just doesn't help our bodies like we hope it would.

Restore is different. Restore is a unique gut health product because it contains no probiotics! It is intended to put your system on a path to a nutrient rich, healthy environment for the good bacteria to return to your gut, eliminate overgrowth, and naturally create a healthy digestive system. It works sort of like a communication system to provide your own body with the tools it needs to create a healthy environment unique to you.

The following video may be helpful in understanding how Restore works. If you want to get even more scientific, watch the video How RESTORE Works.

Isn't that fascinating? This product doesn't add good bacteria and hope that everything will improve, Restore works to strengthen the gut lining so it can naturally flourish! Did you know that the majority of our immune system is in the gut membrane and gastrointestinal-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT)? If our gut lining is healthy and strong, things won't get through it that shouldn't. Think of it as your internal filtering system, keeping chemicals, fiber, and more in the gut where they should be, rather than leaking into the bloodstream and causing all sorts of havoc (that most people don't even recognize as leaky gut). One more benefit is that brain function and mood improves when the gut lining is sealed and healthy.

Some lab studies and peer-reviewed journal articles have shown that Restore protects the gut lining against the effects of both gluten and glyphosate. Very nice.

Restore sent me a 16 fl. oz. bottle, a 3 oz. bottle containing a 6 day supply (perfect for travelers), and a sinus spray. I started taking Restore as soon as I received it, but I had set the sinus spray aside.

Even after learning all of the above information, it still makes my head spin to attempt to comprehend why Restore works. I'd like to make it a little easier to understand and let you know that when I am taking Restore daily, I just feel better. Physically, digestively, as well as a little better mentally. On days I forgot to take Restore, I feel more tired than when I do take it.

In fact, during the review period I started to feel the beginnings of a nasty sinus infection coming on. You know the kind where it feels like your face is stuffed full of something and breathing through the nose is getting difficult. I pulled out the sinus spray, used it before I went to bed, and again the next morning. I noticed the symptoms weren't as severe as the day before. By the second day and a couple more uses of the nasal spray, all symptoms were gone. That's not what the sinus spray instructions said it should be used for, but it is what made sense to me considering everything I had learned about Restore. That's also not normal for me and a sinus infection... usually they knock me out for a week!

This product is a watery tan color and tastes a little metallic to me, but it's a very faint taste. I don't mind the flavor and it's easy to swallow. Restore contains Terrahydrite (stabilized lignite extract) as its main ingredient. Other ingredients are purified water and less than 1% (trace amounts) of chloride, sodium, lithium, calcium, phosphorous, sulfur, bromide, potassium, iron, antimony, zinc, copper, gold, magnesium, alanine, glycine, histidine, isoleucine, methionine, theonine, valine.  There are some things there that worry me in that list, though at trace amounts I'm not as concerned. Yet, I'm still doing my own research on this product.

The bottle says you should take Restore three times a day, one teaspoon each time. If you'd like to try RESTORE, be sure to use the following coupon code to take 20% off everything at using code B7X66JY. (Code expires July 16, 2017)

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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I received this product to review for free from MomsMeet (, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links.

There is so much talk of eating healthy, and I think it's a priority for most people. But when it comes to choosing what is good for us, it can be difficult to know what to pick. I admit I have felt this way about olive oil, there are many varieties! Do I pick virgin, extra virgin, cold press, and where should it come from? Some say it's okay to cook with, some say it's not. Help!

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

How We Homeschool: Writing (Blogging Through the Alphabet)

Writing.. this can be a tricky topic. Some kids can write, and write, and write... and the story never goes anywhere. Some kids can sit, and sit, and sit... and put only two words on a paper. We had those examples here once!

When we started homeschooling I felt strongly that being able to write well was something our children needed to learn. There are so many people who write online today. The news is online, and our local news has awful writers working for them. I had good and bad feelings about the curriculum used at M and J's charter school. Lucy Calkins seemed to have some good methods in place for teaching children, but it didn't completely sit right with me, and it seemed the kids rushed through it just to say it was done, when they could think of what to write. My son's teacher asked us to send a 4x6 photo book to school so he could look on past family experiences and have some ideas to write about. Even that photo book barely helped.

Monday, June 19, 2017

A Review of The Adventures of Rush Revere Book Series

A couple of years ago one of my kids received the first book in the Adventures of Rush Revere Book Series from their grandmother. They loved it, and she gave another child the second book. One child found the third book at our favorite book store. When the Adventures of Rush Revere #1 New York Times Bestselling Book Series by Rush and Kathryn Adams Limbaugh came up on the Homeschool Review Crew my children were jumping around and begging me to review it so we could complete our set! They were gracious enough to send us a complete set of this five book series. After this review, my kids decided to give away some of the duplicates we now own so that their friends can enjoy the series as well.

My family has a love for reading historical fiction, and these books do not disappoint! This genre is a great way to get children interested in history and to help them learn events in an exciting way. My kids enjoy reading these books again and again, in fact their friends visited and recognized the books and the kids all started chatting about the series! When my kids pick one up, they are GLUED to the book and I hear occasional giggles. They even read their favorite parts to me. That's how much they love these!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Weekly Recap: with the priesthood, the pioneer, the chickens, and the rain

Over the past couple weeks I've hinted at a pretty big event that was going to happen in our home... my son's new suit, his birthday, pictures... well it happened last Sunday! My son received the Aaronic priesthood and was ordained a deacon! But hang on, we realized that even here in Utah (the state where The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints headquarters are) the term deacon needs explanation.

Please ignore his shoes, I've already talked to myself enough about forgetting that detail.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

How We Homeschool: Vocabulary (Blogging Through the Alphabet)

Vocabulary can be a fun subject for kids, but they have to understand the meaning of the word and how to use it! I remember a fun vocabulary method that my 3rd or 4th grade teacher used. There was a rarely used big word that we learned each week. Sometimes the definitions were taught in a funny way, or the way it was used in a sentence was funny. I still remember some of the words, like bifurcate.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Weekly Recap: With the new eggs!

Last Sunday was a fun day, after church M and J helped cook dinner and dessert. It was delicious! J had an interview with our bishop.

Monday was an exciting day.. J found tiny eggs from our hens! Hooray for eating tasty eggs again!