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Always with Heart from BetsyHealth

By Ramona Levacy Billingslea
Discover what makes our Betsy’s Basics store brand and our BetsyHealth approach to supplements your best choice for healthy living. We’ll discuss products and healthy tips you can use.
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Stress Matters

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Is Your Skin Stressed?
Let's discuss the importance of skin health, along with tips for managing your skin's health care. See this podcast transcript below for more information. Thanks for listening. NOTE: *This podcast is for educational purposes only. It is not intended as medical advice. It does not attempt to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease. Consult your healthcare provider with health concerns or before taking supplements, especially if you take prescription or over the counter medications or have a medical condition. Article copyright 2022 by Alive Publishing Group, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Photo by Pixabay: https://www.pexels.com/photo/affection-baby-barefoot-blur-415824/ IS YOUR SKIN STRESSED? Stress and hormone imbalance can wreak havoc on the skin, leaving acne, eczema, and wrinkles in their wake. Learn how to mitigate stress and strike a balance in your hormones to cultivate a happier reflection in the mirror. Skindications of overall health Like a multitasking parent, the skin juggles protecting the body from environmental stressors such as UV light; producing neurotransmitters and hormones; synthesizing vitamin D; and regulating electrolytes, fluids, and body temperature. The skin also moonlights as a crystal ball to reflect how the body is doing internally. Your skin may be dry, itchy, flushed, yellowish, pimply, or wrinkled because of inadequate nutrition or underlying dysfunctions in your hormonal, digestive, and immune systems. And these body systems are heavily influenced by stress. Keep it simple Waking up and going to bed at the same time every day (regardless of whether it’s the weekend!) is key for regulating hormones, since they’re affected by the circadian rhythm. The same thing goes for mealtimes; if you keep them as consistent as possible, your stress levels and hormones will be happy. Pair movement with stress relief for a double whammy of health benefits. Whether that’s dancing, kickboxing, or walking, choose your bliss and do it often! Exercise encourages blood flow and lymphatic drainage, both of which help tonify and detoxify the skin. Inside-out skin care routine Internal Enjoy foods rich in the following nutrients, or supplement with: omega-3s (fish, walnuts, chia) vitamin D (egg yolks, fish, mushrooms) vitamin C (bell peppers, citrus fruits, broccoli) vitamin E (wheat germ oil, sunflower seeds) vitamin A (leafy greens, sweet potato, carrots) zinc (poultry, legumes, nuts and seeds) collagen (bone broth) Drink good quality water to hydrate your tissues and skin. External Incorporate these topical skin care products and apply them to the face in this order: Wash face with gentle cleanser. Apply toner. Nourish with a serum such as hyaluronic acid for dry and aging skin, and vitamins C and E to protect against skin damage. Apply a small amount of moisturizer. Finish with two fingertips’ worth of sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher (and reapply according to instructions). Need extra help? Look under the surface with blood work and other diagnostic testing to identify the contributing causes of your skin health woes. Keeping tabs on your thyroid hormones, vitamin D status, estrogen, and cortisol values in the blood can be helpful indicators of how your skin’s doing on a microscopic level.
08:16
July 22, 2022
Save Our Supplements
ACTION ALERT! Let's not try to fix what isn't broken. In this podcast, Betsy and Ramona Billingslea of Betsy's Health Foods discuss the latest threat to our supplements, S. 4090 and Senator Durbin's rider added to the 400-page Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) that must be reauthorized this September 2022. We discuss the particulars of these legislative actions, why Dietary Supplement Health Education Act (DSHEA) works and doesn't need fixed, and the grass roots effort in the early 1990s that helped bring DSHEA into existence. DSHEA defines supplements as food, which is why we can sell them and why we are always adding the disclaimer that supplements don't cure, prevent or treat any illness. DSHEA provides the FDA with the oversight to monitor supplement manufacturing, approve certain structure/function and limited health claims, and more.  The proof of DSHEA's efficacy is in action. Supplements have by far the lowest Adverse Event Reporting. Our AERs are less than a percent of all AERs reported (including reports from actual drugs). Your own faith in the supplements products you take, as well as your experience in their efficacy also prove that DSHEA effectively monitors the supplement industry. Though S. 4090 and the policy added to PDUFA may seem harmless or even sound like a decent idea, they actually make way for the FDA to overreach, deciding that your supplements are drugs just because a drug company may have investigated the possibility of using the supplement as a drug. . . 40 years ago.  We hope you find this podcast an informative introduction into the current controversy concerning supplements. We want the power of choice to be where it belongs, in your hands. We want you to know that coming together, we can defeat this bad policy. Keep posted through our email and on our website. Our home page includes a section titled ACTION ALERT--SAVE OUR SUPPLEMENTS! We're working to keep that section as up-to-date as possible so you have the tools you need to act. Thank you for your support all these years. We thank you in advance for joining us in this fight to yet again save our supplements. Sincerely, Betsy and Ramona
20:40
May 26, 2022
Create A Positive Mindset
Discover steps to a more positive mindset, including information about serotonin and supplements that support healthier responses to stress. Make your best mood a priority through healthy eating, positive self-talk, regular exercise and more.  References: Alive Publishing Group, Inc. WomensVoiceMagazine.com Vol. 17-U. 41-42. Episode art courtesy pexels.com *This podcast is for educational purposes only. It is not intended as medical advice. It does not attempt to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease. Consult your healthcare provider with health concerns or before taking supplements, especially if you take prescription or over the counter medications or have a medical condition.
12:30
May 10, 2022
Cleanses: Your Need-To-Know This 2022
Toxins are everywhere, especially if you live among the suburban sprawl that is part of the millions of people living in Houston. In this podcast, Ramona Billingslea discusses general tips for your best cleanse ever besides cautions to take when undertaking a cleanse. Discover Betsy's Basics products that belong in the cleanse support category. *This video is for educational purposes only. It is not intended as medical advice. It does not attempt to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease. Consult your healthcare provider with health concerns or before taking supplements, especially if you take prescription or over the counter medications or have a medical condition.
13:03
March 17, 2022
Deep Dive: Immune Health Dos and Don'ts
Prevention is the most important weapon against illness. That's why we're looking under the hood at some common miscues and misunderstandings surrounding immune health. Today, we discuss some essential dos and don'ts to keep your immune system revved up for optimal performance in the face of microbial challenges, as well as looking at some products that may help you accomplish your new immune to-do checklist. Today's podcast contributors include: Betsy and Ramona Billingslea Alexis and Gerri Bryan Lisa Ryan Reference material by Alive Publishing Group, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission. ^This podcast is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease. Consult your healthcare provider before trying a supplement, especially if you have a medical condition, including being pregnant or nursing, take prescription or over-the-counter medications, or are planning on having surgery.
21:06
February 03, 2022
Top 5 Tips For The Holiday Season
It's the day before Thanksgiving, and the gang's all here. What better time to do a BetsyHealth Team podcast? And what better subject than our top 5 tips for making your holiday season healthy? Don't forgo your healthy basics Manage your stress before it manages you Support your immune system every day Stock your cabinet with on-the-spot, I-feel-it-coming needs Don't forget your digestive enzymes BetsyHealth Note: Ramona Billingslea is a health blogger and educator with more than twenty years' experience in the health foods industry. She is not a licensed healthcare provider. The statements in this podcast are for educational purposes only and are not designed to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease and have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Consult your healthcare provider.
12:18
December 02, 2021
Prepared for anything
As 2021 nears its next season, let Betsy’s Health Foods help your family be prepared for any of life‘s health challenges. We discuss easy tips for stress management, brain health and more. Visit us at our brick and mortar or online locations for more information. BetsyHealth.com Ramona Billingslea is a health blogger and educator with more than twenty years' experience in the health foods industry. She is not a licensed healthcare provider. The statements in this podcast are for educational purposes only and are not designed to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease and have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Consult your healthcare provider.
07:39
August 18, 2021
You're Only As Strong As Your Tibia: Bone Health Tips
In this episode, we'll discuss the various diet and lifestyle factors that have an impact on bone health, as well as tips for getting and maintaining strong bones sooner than later. Learn about nutrients that most influence your bones, as well as diet and lifestyle tips that you can use starting today to help you keep a healthy bone density as you age. Ramona Billingslea is a health blogger and educator with more than twenty years' experience in the health foods industry. She is not a licensed healthcare provider. The statements in this podcast are for educational purposes only and are not designed to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease and have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Consult your healthcare provider.
06:46
July 28, 2021
So Happy Together
Many nutrients only work well when they work together. In this podcast, discover some important pairings of nutrients for your best health. Visit us at our Houston location stores or online at betsyhealth.com. Ramona Billingslea is a health blogger and educator with more than twenty years' experience in the health foods industry. She is not a licensed healthcare provider. The statements in this podcast are for educational purposes only and are not designed to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease and have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Consult your healthcare provider.
05:47
June 30, 2021
Energy Tips
We all know that stress can zap our energy stores, both physically and mentally. When we’re letting stress get the best of us, we don’t sleep well, we eat fatty and sugary foods to comfort ourselves, we get achy and immobile as we let stress continue to control us. But we don’t have to let stress take control. Some simple steps can help us get back the energy we are losing to the demands of everyday living. Visit betsyhealth.com for more information Ramona Billingslea is a health blogger and educator with more than twenty years' experience in the health foods industry. She is not a licensed healthcare provider. The statements in this podcast are for educational purposes only and are not designed to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease and have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Consult your healthcare provider.
07:00
June 09, 2021
New Whole Food Supplement Suite
Learn what makes whole food supplements so special, and why we're so excited about our new whole food supplement suite of products, including certified organic whole food multivitamins for men and women! We discuss the quality ingredients that go into these products, manufacturing and testing practices, and transparency on the label. Whole food supplements make a difference. 
14:56
May 26, 2021
Stress Matters
Stress is a part of life, but it doesn’t have to take the life out of living. A healthy diet, regular exercise and meditation or relaxation, plus supplements to help support the body back into balance can help you beat stress. At Betsy’s Health Foods, we’re ready to answer your product questions and help you with supplement needs when it comes to stress or any other area of health. Ramona Levacy Billingslea is a health blogger and educator with more than twenty years' experience in the health foods industry. She is not a licensed healthcare provider. The statements in this podcast are for educational purposes only and are not designed to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease and have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Consult your healthcare provider. 
07:08
May 12, 2021
Probiotics for Life
Get some general information about what probiotics are, what benefits they bring to the body, and why we think our Betsy's Basics probiotics are the cream of the crop. Betsy's Health Foods has been serving the Houston area since 1993. Our family-owned business is dedicated to always taking your health and your budget to heart.
06:38
April 27, 2021
Tips for Menopause from Betsy’s Health Foods
What nutritional support may make the most difference for women heading into or finishing menopause?
08:60
April 14, 2021
Introducing Betsy’s Basics Plant Calcium
Our Certified Organic Whole Food Plant Calcium offers many benefits. Discover what makes this plant calcium unique and beneficial.
04:05
April 05, 2021