Beat spring allergies naturally

It can be difficult to enjoy the beauty of spring, when you are suffering from seasonal allergies. So what can you do to protect yourself? Check out some of our favorite natural products for allergies and make sure to tune into Daybreak and Everyday this Wednesday to see us chat about them. Also, make sure to talk with your doctor before adding any new supplements to your daily routine.

Allergena has become a trusted leader in homeopathic allergy relief products for tree, weed and grass allergies as well as mold, dust, fragrances and pet dander. One thing that makes Allergena different is that they offer products that are specially formulated for the place that you live. For instance, Colorado is marked as “Zone 6” and you’ll find targeted products for both kids and adults for this region.

Hyland’s Allergy Products
Hyland’s offers a number of well-loved homeopathic products to help with spring allergies. Their Seasonal Allergy Relief is a non-drowsy formula that helps with both indoor and outdoor allergies. Also, Hyland’s Sinus is a traditional homeopathic formula for the relief of symptoms of runny nose and sinus congestion.  Furthermore, their Earache Drops help to relief earache symptoms that can accompany allergies. Finally, Hyland’s 4 Kids Complete Allergy helps to fight allergy symptoms in children including sneezing, runny nose, itchy, watery eyes and itchy nose and throat.

Spirulina is sometimes misclassified as a herb, but is actually a blue-green algae that’s found in pristine freshwater lakes, ponds and rivers. It is known as a superfood that offers various benefits including helping with allergies. A study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food indicated that spirulina helped human patients with nasal allergies, also known as allergic rhinitis. Spirulina Pacifica offers a number of high quality spirulina products that are 100% Vegetarian, 100% Vegan, Non-GMO and free of Gluten, Lactose, Soy, Pesticides, Herbicides, Solvents.

Nettle has been used for centuries to treat allergies, particularly hayfever. It helps to fight allergies by reducing inflammation and boasts many fans, including Dr. Andrew Wiel M.D. Researchers think that its effectiveness may be due to nettle’s ability to reduce the amount of histamine the body produces in response to an allergen. You’ll find nettle in loose form you can use to make a mild-tasting tea or in dried capsule form you can take internally.

Make sure to consult your doctor before starting any new supplement.


Which Common Herb is Better Than Botox?

Looking for a way to shed years off your appearance without resorting to chemicals or even more drastic measures? If so, make sure to check out this age-defying herb that is touted for its natural ability to help heal and nourish the body.

Nettle, a member of the Urticaceae family, is a nutrition-packed herb that has been used throughout time to help promote better health. In fact, some two thousand years ago Caesar’s Roman troops were ordered to gather as much nettle as possible from England because of its many benefits.

Nettle is rich in chlorophyll, and is a good source vitamins A, C and E, iron, calcium and phosphates – key nutrients to help turn back time. It has been used to help prevent infections, combat viruses and bacteria and revitalize the body after childbirth.

When it comes to helping one improve their appearance, nettle serves as a magic tonic for hair and skin. It helps heal blemishes, just like these other innovative natural acne treatments.  Specifically, it helps increase circulation to make brittle hair feel more luxurious and strong. And guys – listen up – it has also been touted for helping to prevent hair loss. On the smooth skin front, it helps to soothe irritation and relieve acne and eczema to promote a more youthful appearance.

The easiest and perhaps best way to consume nettle is by making a simple tea. You can find high quality organic loose leaf nettle at sites including Mountain Rose Herbs. Try combining a bit of organic loose leaf peppermint with nettle to produce a delicious tea blend.

If you are new to nettle or herbs in general, consult your health care provider before adding nettle into your daily routine. If your current health care provider doesn’t know anything about nettle or its vast benefits (or treats you like an idiot for asking about it), then ask around or do your own research into the healing benefits of herbs.