Are You Embarrassed To Discuss This Topic?

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I’ve talked about taking probiotics in the past but the holidays are an ideal time to share information about the benefits of probiotics and staying healthy.  The holiday season is a time of the year we indulge.  There are so many delicious sweets and meals to be had!  For many of us, this time of year also comes with stress.  These are key things that can lead to some undesirable and embarrassing circumstances when it comes to your gut.  You’re not alone, we’ve all been there!  Holiday bloating, heartburn, irregularity, and gas may be around the corner for many of us.  Looking forward to that?  I’m going to share ways to keep you and your family healthy and feeling good through the holiday season and the rest of the year.

I’ve partnered with Renew Life Probiotics to bring you tips and information about Renew Life Ultimate Flora Probiotics.  They have launched an education campaign, “Get to Know Your Gut”, to increase awareness and help dissolve the embarrassment people feel on the topic of gut health and digestive wellness.

Key Survey Findings / “Get to Know Your Gut” Education Campaign:

Nearly a quarter of women (22 percent) don’t consider the status of their digestive health when they think about their overall health and wellness, but it can affect your entire body, including mood, memory, immunity, digestion and more.  Furthermore, some women are unaware that diet (16 percent), stress (21 percent), aging (43 percent) and even their living environment (52 percent) are factors that can upset the delicate bacterial equilibrium in the gut, which can make it difficult to feel your best.

Why You Should Be Taking Probiotics

Taking Probiotics

Did you know that 70% of the immune system is located in the intestinal tract?   That’s the reason it’s so important to maintain gut health and a key in maintaining your overall health.  The “gut” is considered the core of your body’s overall health and well-being and can affect your entire body, including immunity, digestion, and more.  Digestion… that brings on a miserable feeling when it’s not functioning optimally!  I know that stress and upsetting situations have an immediate effect on my gut.  Some people faint, others burst into tears, but if I’m upset I run to the bathroom.  That’s just one of the many reasons I’m taking probiotics to keep my digestive system thriving and strong.

Get to Know Your Gut

Let’s take a look at the gut and get to know it better.  Don’t be shy!  I’m right behind you on this one.  Before I got things under control and starting using probiotics, at least once a week, I’d be crawling on my hands and knees to the bathroom in pain.  It was REALLY bad!  Despite being in my home, I still felt humiliated.  I had to get over it and do something about it and taking probiotics have helped me over the years.  Yes, I just admitted (publicly) that I crawled to the bathroom before I got proactive about digestive health.  So, don’t feel embarrassed.  You are doing the right thing by taking control and making changes and nutritionists would agree.

Renew Life Probiotics Get to Your Gut Infographic


Did you take some time to dig into all the great information in the graphic?  I hope so because there’s a tons of useful information to glean!  If you are doing all five things to maintain a healthy digestive system, great!  If not, what changes do you need to make and is taking probiotics one of them?   If so, it’s time to try probiotics. The best part is people report feeling better 7 – 14 days after starting probiotics.

About Renew Life Ultimate Flora Probiotics

I’ve switched over to Renew Life Ultimate Flora Probiotics a few days ago and I’m excited to see the results.  Renew Life Probiotics deliver unique, potent formulas that contain tens of billions of cultures, and multiple probiotic strains to help achieve better digestive and immune health.*  There are more than 100 trillion bacteria of many diverse strains inside your digestive tract which need to be balanced in order to keep your body healthy.  There’s a delicate balance and it can easily be disrupted by stress, diet, aging, certain medications and even the environment.   Stress and diet are major culprits during this time of year so this is a great time to start probiotics or change to a new brand such as Renew Life to seek more benefits.  The Renew Life Probiotics are delayed release capsules to ensure the probiotics make it to where they need to go.   If you occasionally experience bloating, constipation, diarrhea, fatigue, headaches, and weight gain – these are signs that your gut may be out of balance and probiotics will benefit you.

One thing I found with Renew Life Probiotics that set them apart from other brands was their diverse offering of formulas.  There is something for everyone in the family and they have special formulas for children and seniors.  One of my teenagers had constant digestive issues and within a few days of starting him on probiotics, I stopped getting visits in the middle of the night.  He was particularly prone to symptoms on Sunday night in anticipation of going back to school on Monday morning.  I’m so glad to have solved that problem for him and he’s much happier now.  Renew Life makes it easy to figure out which formula is right for you.  Take a look at this chart and see where your match is.  You can find the products at health food stores and major retailers, including Target and Walmart.

Renew Life Probiotics

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Enter to Win a 4 Month Supply of Renew Life Probiotics

Enter to win a 4-month supply of Renew Life Ultimate Flora Probiotics 30 Billion (ARV $80)! We’re giving away FOUR prize packs to help jump start your 2017 New Year’s resolutions. Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below!
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Renew Life Probiotics.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

**This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of Renew Life Probiotics from November 9-11, 2016 among 1,127 U.S. women ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact Katie Young at

63 thoughts on “Are You Embarrassed To Discuss This Topic?

    1. The brand was managing the Rafflecopter so I will confirm the email address with them. However, from what I can see, there was no other entry from anyone named Amy. I have to believe it is you! I’m going to contact the brand now and I’m sure we will hear from them in the morning.

        1. I just emailed them but I know they aren’t in the office. I’m sure they will respond in the morning. =) What’s weird is that the Rafflecopter thing didn’t email you but that just may be a configuration setting.

            1. The brand replied and was going to send out an email to the winner today. I asked them what the email was but the hotmail account I have for you was not the person they drew. So, not sure if maybe you have another email? If not, it might be a different Amy =(

              1. I have several email accounts. I may have been logged into a different one.. I was having issues with that recently. I have a gmail account too. I have a lot of issues with Hotmail and emails getting deleted so hopefully I didn’t miss it. If it was an entry with my gmail account I shouldn’t have any issues getting any emails.

                1. I asked them for the email but it was later in the afternoon and I think they are on East Coast time. So, keep an eye on your other account because I can’t find another Amy… so I’m pretty sure it’s you and it was just a different email that I don’t see since it’s in their widget.

                    1. Thanks!! I haven’t been able to find the email. If they sent it already it’s possible that I accidentally deleted it. Can you confirm the email that they sent to?

                    2. They didn’t confirm the email for me yet. I’ll email them again right now and follow up. I probably won’t hear back until tomorrow but I’ll message you as soon as I do.

                    3. Also, if you go back to the post and go to the link where they have the names of the winners. There is a very small little picture next to the Amy S. that was chosen. Can you go look at that and see if that’s a profile pic from your Facebook, Twitter, etc?

                    4. I definitely don’t recognize that picture. That is what threw me off at the very beginning. Must be someone else.

                    5. I think it is. They responded and said several bloggers were running the contest and the person could have entered on a different blog. That’s what I think happened. They confirmed all the winners have been contacted. However, I have several boxes of the product. I opened a box just to consolidate since my son and I both use them and we had 4 boxes going. (I know I know) But it sounds like you really want to try them. If you would like, I would be happy to send you a box of mine. It’s open but there are still 60 sealed tablets inside and I have 2 boxes each of us are using. If you’d like me to send it, I’m happy to share with you. Just email me at and send me your info and I’ll pop one in the mail to you. =)

                    6. You are too kind!!! Honestly, I couldn’t take your own personal stash of probiotics but I truly appreciate the offer. Probiotics literally saved me from years of IBS suffering and I take them every day, so I know how important they are. I have always taken Garden Of Life’s ones but I will give this brand a try when I see them in the store. Thanks for the introduction to the brand and your really generous offer! xo

                    7. You’re welcome! If you change your mind! I’m happy to share – just let me know. I think this is a great brand! My son has IBS and that’s why I started him on them too. And it’s literally been solved!

                    8. No worries and no need to be sorry, someone else won fair and square and I’m happy for them! xo

  1. I am a true believer of probiotics. Have been taking them for almost 5 yrs. New ones come out and are very potent. Great improvement in the 5 years since, I started taking them.

    1. I used to be embarrassed to talk about such topics but these days I’m over it. I think they are great too and I have to say…. one of my teenage boys was waking me up every night and complaining his stomach hurt, he didn’t feel good…. I put him on probiotics and I haven’t heard a complaint since! What a huge difference they can make!

  2. My new year resolution is to take better care of myself because I really want to feel healthy. It’s interesting to know that probiotics can help with headaches. I am so sick of feeling sluggish and bloated, especially with all the holiday junk food. This sounds like a good place to start right?
    Happy New Year!!

    1. I have not tried the Vitamin Shoppe probiotics but we have those stores around Phoenix. Maybe you will win this contest and get to try a whole new brand! It’s always nice to try to new things. I have really been happy with these and my son is taking them too. =)
      Thank you for stopping in!!

  3. Never heard of this/tried this before. This is something that I might need after dealing with acid reflux for a while now and it’s affecting my system and gut. Thanks for writing about this! Quite educational!

    1. Oh yes, it’s definitely something to try! I find that I feel “lighter” and I don’t get as much bloating or cramps or anything. Really makes a difference! Good luck with the draw!

  4. I have not used skin care products with probiotics in the products, but would love to try them, definitely something my skin could benefit from, I wasn’t aware that there were even products available like that. Thank you for the info!

    1. Actually, these are just traditional probiotics that you would take daily. However, there is a skin care that uses probiotics in their formula. It is called Tula (if you want to check it out!) =)

    1. Hmmm! Let me check into this. Did you get any sort of error? The actual Rafflecopter widget is hosted by Renew Life Probiotics. Let me try and test it out real quick with my own Facebook account. Hang tight.

      1. It worked for me when I used Facebook to login. Just below the Facebook button, it should give you the option to enter using your email address. Do you see that? I uploaded the page again to reset anything that might be problematic on this side. But try rebooting your PC (to ensure all other apps are closed) and then log into your Facebook account – come back to the blog post – and try again. See if being logged in allows it to integrate correctly. And please let me know if you see the email option. If you get an error or anything, please share that and I’ll let the company know there’s an issue.

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