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Must-have natural baby products

When you are caring for a little one, the focus on finding pure, non-toxic products you can trust takes front and center. By choosing natural products from quality companies, you can give your baby a healthy start. Check out some of our favorite natural baby products and make sure to check us out on Everyday this Monday to see us chat about them!

Hyland’s
Since 1903, Hyland’s has developed an array of combination medicines to provide relief from the symptoms of the most common ailments. Their baby line features safe, natural remedies that have long been a parent favorite. These gentle, natural baby medicines provide relief for common ailments during your baby’s first years. For instance, their Teething Tablets for common teething pain are the #1 infant oral pain reliever in America and the Tiny Cold Tablets shoo away runny noses and congestion. www.hylandsbaby.com

Dapple Baby
Dapple Baby began with two moms who wanted to effectively clean the stuff that their babies put in their mouths each day – the baby bottles, cups, and dishes. However, the dish soap products they found on the market left a synthetic fragrance behind, and they also noticed a persistent odor and film on bottles that conventional dish liquids never fully removed. Thus, they decided to create a line of products they could feel good about using. Today, Dapple offers a full line of cleaners tailor-made for households with young children. All Dapple products use natural-based ingredients that are environmentally-safe, biodegradable, and free of parabens, SLES, and phthalates, as well as synthetic dyes or fragrances. Plus, they work great, too! www.dapplebaby.com

Zoe Organics
Zoe is an exceptional skin care company that makes gentle products specifically for babies. The word Zoe means “life,” and their mission is to celebrate and protect the lives of our children, family, community and planet. Thus, Zoe Organics uses only the most pure, organic ingredients because they believe in the necessity of eliminating toxins from our bodies and the environment. Make sure to check out their fabulous Extreme Cream that works specifically for very dry skin and conditions such as eczema. This ultra rich cream is packed with vitamins and nutrient-rich oils and botanicals that naturally heal and restore sensitive and damaged skin. www.zoeorganics.com

Happy Family
Happy Family provides a wide array of organic products for babies and toddlers – from whole grain cereal to gluten-free puffs to homestyle meals – all designed with an enlightened nutrition philosophy in mind and offering a perfect combination of nutritional benefits and incredible flavor with each bite. Happy Family just introduced a new line of Happy Baby and Happy Tot Greek Yogurt pouches that blend protein-rich yogurt with organic fruits and veggies.  Not all Greek yogurt is created equal – Happy Family uses 100-percent organic Greek Yogurt to provide that extra boost of protein, and each pouch is also a great source of calcium and Vitamin D. The pouches are available in a variety of delicious superfood flavors for babies and toddlers, like Zucchini, Pear & Kale and Pomegranate, Apple & Beet. www.happyfamilybrands.com

Natural Flu Fighters

With more people becoming increasingly concerned about the Flu, many are looking for ways to protect their health. Below are some helpful, general (and easy!) tips to overcoming the flu and other viruses.

Plain ol’ Vitamin C – Even though most people know the benefits of Vitamin C, many don’t take it to boost their immune systems when they are concerned about illness—they take it AFTER they get sick. To choose the right Vitamin C for you, talk to your health care provider about which dosage you should take. Drinks like “C Monster” make it easy to get some Vitamin C and stay hydrated at the same time. Which brings us to the next point…

Stay Hydrated and Eat Whole Foods – Again, this seems like common sense, but often the most logical and clear cut health strategies are the ones that are most missed. To help keep your body healthy make sure to drink lots of fluids throughout the day (remember that soda and coffee do not count!) and eat whole foods – including choices that boost health and immunity.  Look for organic choices like garlic (natural immune boost) squash (helps clear toxics), asparagus (cleans the blood) and Elderberries (antiviral properties and flu-fighting flavonoids).

Hyland’s Products— Since 1903, Hyland’s has built a long a solid reputation for producing effective products. They are the largest domestic manufacturer of homeopathic medicines in North America. Hyland’s Complete Flu Care and new Complete Flu Care for kids feature two-phase action help to minimize flu symptoms at first onset and help relieve nasty symptoms after the flu has set in. We especially like their Cold ‘n Cough 4 kids, which helps to get rid of common cold symptoms, including sneezing, sore throat, and congestion. www.hylands.com.

Hanna Kroeger’s Vyren and INF Blend – Hanna Kroeger is recognized worldwide as having been an expert in herbs and natural healing. When she passed she left behind a legacy of natural healing tools that people around the world continue to rave about. Made to help fight viruses, Vyren contains a combination of Raspberry Leaves, Basil and Lettuce. INF (Infection) Blend is meant to help combat the flu and other common infections and contains a helpful blend of Lemon Peel, Chamomile, Thyme, Cayenne, Yerba santa, Eucalyptus, Mugwort and Coltsfoot. To learn more, please visit www.hannasherbshop.com.

We are purely an educational resource, please consult your health care provider for medical advice.

Homeopathic remedies for common kid aliments

Looking for new tools to help your kids feel better? Many parents are turning to homeopathy because of the effectiveness. In fact, according to the National Center for Homeopathy, there are literally hundreds of high quality, published basic science, pre-clinical and clinical studies showing that homeopathy works. These studies have been published in respected journals like Lancet, Pediatrics, Rheumatology, and Annals of Internal Medicine. Check out some of our favorite homeopathic remedies for kids and make sure to check out our segment this Friday on Denver’s Daybreak!

Hyland’s
Since 1903, Hyland’s has developed an array of combination medicines to provide relief from the symptoms of the most common ailments. Their children’s line features safe, natural remedies for both babies and school age children. For instance, their Colic Tablets helps babies suffering from colic relax and fall asleep and their Calms Forte 4 Kids naturally calms kids down. www.hylands.com

BioAllers Children’s Allergy
BioAllers is dedicated to producing advanced, natural health products formulated and manufactured to the highest quality standards. Their allergy products are specifically designed to deliver allergy symptom relief in any climate and in any region across the U.S. Their popular allergy brand is specifically targeted at kids to help sinus pressure, congestion, sneezing, running nose and itchy and watery eyes. www.bioallers.com

Boiron Oscillococcinum
This remedy that many parents can’t pronounce, but swear by, provides safe, natural relief at the first sign of flu-like symptoms. It temporarily relieves flu-like symptoms such as feeling run down, body aches, chills and fever. It features sweet-tasting, melt-away pellets that dissolve quickly and has no side effects or interactions with other medications. www.oscillo.com

Make sure to consult your doctor about giving your child a homeopathic product. 

Natural parenting: homeopathic remedy for your little one’s cough

By: Dayna Copeland Schaef

Many moms and dads claim that being a parent is the hardest job in the world, and when their baby has a cough or a cold, this fact is only further magnified. Watching a child suffer through the discomfort of an illness is the last thing a parent wants to do. But, the solution for a little one’s ailments can be complicated, as many parents are apprehensive about treating their offspring with unnecessarily strong medications, and with good reason. Before drastic measures are sought, it is good to know that there are an increasing amount of homeopathic and natural remedies available for the concerned parent, many of which have been tested and received with great success.

Hyland’s is one very well known brand in the natural products world that is expanding their line to incorporate the needs of our sick little ones. Hyland’s has been a long standing manufacturer of homeopathic remedies for ailments such as: insomnia, menstrual cramps, indigestion, flu and cough/colds. The company has long prided itself on offering products that work in synch with the body’s natural forces. Instead of introducing harsh and jarring chemicals and medications to an already compromised immune system, their homeopathic alternatives offer gentle relief for the individual who is feeling under the weather.

While Hyland’s has been making homeopathic products for over a century, the company has recently released  their first ever homeopathic cough syrup for babies called Hyland’s Baby Cough Syrup. The natural ingredients work together to soothe a range of coughs and and their unfortunate symptoms. The syrup treats a tickling cough, a gagging cough, a dry cough, a hoarse cough and more.

The syrup does not contain any aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen, pseudoephedrine or dextromethorpahn and is safe for use in infants 6 months and older.

In addition to offering your sick baby Hyland’s Baby cough syrup, many parents have found that placing a humidifier on it’s lowest setting in the room where your baby sleeps can help relieve a dry, hoarse or tickling cough, as well.

Being a parent is undoubtedly hard, but rewarding work, and making the best choices for your baby is a lot easier when you utilize the homeopathic and natural remedies that are available, today. Your sweet little ones can get back to cooing and giggling quicker, and you can feel confident that you are nurturing their healthy growing bodies.

We offer information and not medical advice. Please consult your doctor about your individual needs.

Phosphorus deficiency could make you feel older

By: Dayna Copeland Schaef

Phosphorus supplements are easy to take and could help you feel younger.

There’s no way of getting around it, everyday we get a little bit older, and everyday, it seems that we get a little bit achier. Joint pain and stiffness creep up on us as we roll out of bed in the morning, a loss of energy starts to become routine in our afternoons and we begin to find that we are just not as strong and vibrant as we used to be. Getting older is reality, but we can do things to help us feel younger.

Scientific studies have shown that a deficiency in phosphorus could be to blame for our advanced deterioration – weakening bones, joint pain, muscle soreness, rickets and more.

When looking at the sources for phosphorus deficiency, the answer is not rocket science. Generally, the reason a person would be lacking this mineral, is because, like so many Americans, they are making poor diet choices, and with fast food franchises going up on every corner, it’s not hard to do so.

To overcome a phosphorus deficiency, no matter what the cause, the first logical option would be to start taking a supplement. If taken in conjunction with a magnesium supplement, to aid in it’s proper absorption, this is a quick, affordable, easy solution. Products, such as Hyland’s Phosphorus, can be found at almost any vitamin retailer or online and can easily be phased in as a part of your daily vitamin regimen.

Another way of obtaining this essential mineral is to find it in any of the many foods it is abundant in. Foods dense in this mineral include: oat and rice bran, wheat germ, sesame, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, Brazil nuts, pine nuts, soybeans and, on the more decadent end of the spectrum, bacon and cheese.

There are many habits essential to living a vibrant, healthy, long life; participating in a daily exercise routine, ensuring that you partake in an adequate amount of sleep, and eating a diverse diet filled with fresh, nutrient dense foods. Phosphorus is simply one of the minerals found in a well rounded diet that will undoubtedly contribute to a healthy, long life.