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ReNew Life Young Adult Education Outreach Initiative & Giveaway (CLOSED 9/13)

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I’ve talked about probiotics before, and I’ve actually talked about ReNew Life before too! I first bought probiotic supplements when my husband and daughter were on antibiotics. I had read that probiotics would help counteract the effects of the antibiotics killing the good bacteria in your gut (they worked.) At the time, I actually didn’t realize that they were made by ReNew Life…we were just told by the store clerk that they were “the best.”

I have continued to buy them and they have made a huge difference for me. I have had “tummy troubles” my whole life, and boy, pregnancy sure doesn’t help matters!! I buy my kids the chewable Flora Bears or Buddy Bears and they ask for their “bear” every day! For myself and my husband I typically buy the Ultimate Flora Critical Care 50 billion, but I recently bought the 80 billion because it was on sale at my store!

This is what’s in my fridge right now and yes, I bought them myself, they weren’t given to me and I wasn’t paid to endorse ReNew Life!

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My husband went on a business trip, which meant a week of not sleeping on the uncomfortable hotel pillows, along with eating out every day, and the stress of traveling. When he came home, his stomach was “pretty messed up” (in his words!) It didn’t help that he hadn’t been taking probiotics while he was gone either. I bought him a box of the 200 billion Super Critical Probiotics, which is a box of 7 powder packets (kind of like single serve drink mixes.) You mix it with liquid and drink up. My husband said it dissolved better if you put the liquid in your glass first, then added the powder, and it dissolved better in apple juice than orange juice. He tends to be a bit skeptical about, well…everything, but the proof was in the pudding probiotics. The day after he took the first dose he said he felt so much better, and he ended up only using about 3 packets before he felt “back to normal.”

I have spent tons of time and money researching and buying various fiber supplements, and nothing has really worked for me. I was actually surprised at the difference ReNew life has made for me, and I can tell when I’ve forgotten to take my probiotic for a day or two. Even though I’m cheap frugal, especially when it comes to something for me, I will continue to buy them!

The importance of taking a probiotic within 2-3 hours of antibiotics is one of the things that ReNew Life aims to teach young adults through their “How Does Poo move You” outreach initiative. I’m guessing that most teens and young adults think that Fiber Supplements and talk of digestive health are for geriatrics…I know I’ve told my hubby that I feel like an old person with all my issues! ReNew Life is using potty humor to reach out to young adults with their How Does Poo Move You Facebook page and video contest. (Check out the HDPMY YouTube Channel and the winning video.)

I’ve learned through trial and error that daily exercise, along with a high fiber, lower fat/carb/processed food diet helps me maintain a healthy digestive system. ReNew Life know that most young adults don’t pay attention to their digestive health, and don’t know how to counteract or naturally treat digestive health issues and common symptoms. The key objective of the “How Does Poo Move You” campaign is to educate with a goal toward digestive health issue prevention.

This is awesome! I wish I had known what I know now about digestive health, 15+ years ago. The PG/PG-13 “potty humor” angle means they can reach out to teens/young adults and get through to them!

Giveaway: ReNew Life is offering one of my readers a $50 gift certificate to spend on anything from ReNew Life!

The bonus entry is to tell us “How Poo Moves You.” Do you have a silly potty training story? Does your child have a dance that lets you know they have to go? Do you hide in the bathroom and read a book while you go, or are you just happy if you get to go without an audience?

FTC compliance: While ReNew Life is providing a giveaway prize, I paid normal retail price for all items pictured, and I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own and your results may vary!

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Maria is an aspiring "fit mom" of 3 children, writing about cloth diapers, going green, and her life as a single mom. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development, and other services.
  • Gianna
    September 13, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    I can’t use the bathroom without an audience of many children. Not even if I sneak up there.. they always know somehow that I have to go!

  • Dana Denay
    September 13, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    My mother in law kept my daughter while I worked. When it was time to potty train her…she literally put the potty chair in front of the TV…so we always pick on her telling her she potty trained in front of the TV..which she did!

  • September 13, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Oh one more bonus one for you. My youngest son now 2.5 thought the tub was a giant potty, obviously, because he would poop in the tub almost every time I put him in the tub up until he was almost 2. Big brother got to the point where he refused to bathe with his little brother, lol.

  • September 13, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    My oldest now, 18, would so kill me if she knew I posted this but here goes. She was the easiest child to “read” her face would turn beat red and the corners of her mouth curled up so it looked like she was red faced and smiling. We knew everytime what she was “doo”ing and was the EASIEST child to potty train. Poo is an almost daily conversation in our household of 6 including a 2.5 yr old and 4 yr old little boys. Including the revamp of Brooks and Dunn’s “My Maria” we sing “Diarrhea” and we changed up a Blues Clues song to sing about how you have to flush when you poo as well as singing the blues clues song about using the potty. Too cute. Sitting on the potty and seeing what we can doo-doo. 🙂

  • September 13, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I told my children they were “too little” to use the grown up potty…they sneaked and used it ever after!

  • melissa
    September 13, 2011 at 7:08 am

    My bathroom is the only time i get any private time… and thats if the kids aint waiting by the door for me when I come out! I would love to try some of the items on the website because I have IBS so going to the bathroom can literally be a pain in the butt! LOL

  • September 13, 2011 at 12:16 am

    I hide in the bathroom and take a bath when I need to get away. I can’t hide in the bathroom, I get followed no matter what I’m doing!

  • Amber Vanwinkle
    September 12, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    I like to hide out in the bathroom, took a nap in the tub today haha! But I’m always watching for little peepers peeking under the door oO!

  • Amy Hammonds
    September 11, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    We sing the “Pee in the Potty” song!! 🙂

  • jeff a
    September 11, 2011 at 3:34 am

    i was going one day and all of a sudden i fell off the can….bad earthquake–needless to say things were messy lol true story

  • Robin Scott
    September 11, 2011 at 1:31 am

    I like to hide out if I can in the bathroom with a book, magazine or newspaper.

  • katklaw777
    September 10, 2011 at 2:00 am

    Not sure where I should leave the bonus entry…your comment on just want to go without an audience cracked me up!
    My parents were very, very private about their bodily functions and when I go married so was I.
    Then came along child #1 and all bets were off and all doors were opened. I remember my husband coming home one day and finding me sitting on the throne in the bathroom holding child #2 while child #1(now almost 3yrs old) listened as I read and demonstrated the pop up version of “Everyone Poops.” He ROTFL…….

    • September 10, 2011 at 9:15 am

      LOL!! I bet your children will be easier to potty train if you aren’t as private! I have a hard time closing the door when I’m not at home because I never a able to keep it closed at home!!

  • September 9, 2011 at 9:34 am

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  • Ty Shlackman
    September 7, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Never mind, I figured out how to enter the giveaway.

  • Ty Shlackman
    September 7, 2011 at 11:08 am

    I wish to enter the giveaway for the Renew Life Gift Certificate.

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