Monthly Archives: October 2021

Fall Skin Care Tips

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Here are the best fall skin care tips to help keep you hydrated.

Don’t fall victim to dry itchy skin this season. We’ve got the best fall skin care tips to help keep you hydrated and looking great. Read ahead to learn more.

Your Skin and the Changing Seasons

There is always an adjustment period for our bodies when the weather changes. Just as you are changing out your clothes for the season ahead, you should be adjusting your skin care routine to protect against you from the challenges of each new season. Here are some of the skin care concerns that you should be prepared for during the fall, as well as the fall skin care tips to help you get through them.

  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Eczema
  • Cracked feet and hands
  • Red, chapped feet and hands
  • Dry chapped lips

Fall Skin Care Tips

It’s a good idea to be prepared for the cooler weather. That way many of the seasonal challenges your skin faces can be prevented, rather than trying to fix them after they’ve already become an issue. Here are some of the best products on the market to keep your skin healthy and feeling great, all season long.

Jojoba Oil – What’s great about this intense moisturizing oil, is that you can use it on both your skin and help to lock in moisture and give you soft, amazing looking skin. Jojoba oil contains long-chain essential fatty acids and fatty alcohols that nourish the skin and hair. Use it as a deep conditioner for your hair, and on your skin after you get out of the shower.

Shea Butter – Widely known as a powerful moisturizer, shea butter is great for stubborn dry areas such as the hands, elbows, and feet. It’s made from tree nuts of the karite trees that grow in Western and Central Africa. It’s safe to use everyday and it smells great. Apply it all over, and liberally on extra dry patches. You can even use it as a scalp moisturizer!

Vitamin D – During the colder months, we tend to stay indoors more and many of us end up deficient in vitamin D. Simply taking an over-the-counter supplement can help keep your body balanced, and it protects your bones too!

Lip Balm – Don’t forget to show your lips some love; they need protection from the weather too. Simply adding a hydrating lip balm to your daily routine can protect against dry, chapped and cracked lips that can become painful and embarrassing. Make sure you look for a product that does not contain parabens or silicone. One of our favorites is this Lip Care Stick by Dr. Hauschka.

Bath Soaks – A great way to rehydrate dry, tired skin is to relax in a warm bath. Look for a bath soak that contains hyaluronic acid for the ultimate in hydrating and skin protection.

Take extra care of your skin this season with these fall skin care tips. Your body will thank you for it! What is your fall skin care routine? Tell us in the comments below.

Which Digestive Enzyme is Right for Me?

which digestive enzyme is right for me

Which digestive enzyme is right for me? We help explain.

You can eat healthy and exercise regularly, but if your body is not producing enough of the right kinds of digestive enzymes, you might not be getting all the nutrients you need. So, what is a digestive enzyme, and why should you be concerned about yours? We’re going to tell you…

What is a Digestive Enzyme?

Our bodies naturally produce digestive enzymes and they are extremely important. These enzymes are responsible for breaking down the food we eat to allow our bodies to fully absorb the nutrients. Some people don’t make enough of the right kinds of digestive enzymes, for example, those who are lactose intolerant. People who can’t tolerate dairy often lack the enzyme needed to break it down properly.

Replacing Digestive Enzymes

So, what happens if your body doesn’t produce the enzymes needed for proper digestion? Well, the good news is that a digestive enzyme can be mimicked and taken in supplement form, allowing you to fully benefit from the healthy foods you eat.

Types of Digestive Enzymes

There are three main types of digestive enzymes:

Amylase: This enzyme is used to break down carbohydrates into sugar molecules. People who don’t have enough of this type of enzyme typically get diarrhea often.

Lipase: This enzyme works with your liver’s bile to break down fats. It’s very important for helping your body absorb fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D, E, and K.

Protease: You need this enzyme to break down the protein you eat into amino acids. It also helps fight infection to keep your intestines healthy and in working order. A shortage of this enzyme can lead to allergies or toxicity in the intestines.

Replacing Digestive Enzymes

There are a few different ways you can replace missing digestive enzymes. Some medications come in prescription form, such as pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy, that is usually made from a pig’s pancreas. Other digestive enzyme supplements you can find from the Professional Supplement Center or over-the-counter; it’s as easy as looking for the variety that is right for you. Digestive enzymes are also found in certain foods, such as:

  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Mangos
  • Papayas
  • Ginger
  • Honey
  • Sauerkraut
  • Kefir
  • Kiwi
  • Pineapples

If you’ve been struggling with digestive problems, maybe it’s time to try replacing your digestive enzymes. We’d love to know how it’s working for you. Tell us in the comments below!

Homeopathic Allergy Relief

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Try these options for homeopathic allergy relief.

The peak of the fall allergy season is upon us, and our noses, eyes and throats are feeling the brunt. If you’ve been looking for easy ways to get homeopathic allergy relief, we’ve got you covered today. Check out these tips!

Fall Allergies

For some, fall allergies can be so bad, it can be hard to tell whether or not you’re actually sick. The good news is that it’s pretty easy to get homeopathic allergy relief, if you know what to look for. So, how can you tell if the symptoms you’re having are actually due to allergies and not something more serious? Here are the most common allergy symptoms:

  • Itchy nose and eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing

So, what’s causing all the trouble? Here are the most common culprits of the fall allergy season:

  • Ragweed Pollen
  • Mold
  • Dust Mites

Homeopathic Allergy Relief

Fall allergies can be hard to avoid. But there are several things you can do to make yourself more comfortable and achieve homeopathic allergy relief like Allercetin Allergy & Sinus by Source Naturals. Try these tips and see if they make a difference, but remember, everyone reacts differently to allergies so if one doesn’t work, try something else.

Vitamin C

A great place to start for homeopathic allergy relief is with your immune system. Vitamin C will give your body the boost it needs to fight off any incoming germs and infection. It can be taken in supplement form, or though many of the natural foods that contain vitamin C, such as:

  • Citrus Fruits
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Potatoes
  • Strawberries
  • Peppers

If you have gaps in your diet, try a nutritional supplement like Vitamin C – Sodium Ascorbate Crystals by Source Naturals.

Probiotics

Overall health starts in your gut. Taking high-quality daily probiotics can help balance your digestive tract’s natural bacteria and boost your immune system to help fight off seasonal allergies.

Neti Pot

Simply rinsing your sinuses out daily can make a huge difference in your allergy symptoms. Try using a neti pot and see how your sinuses feel after having a little bath!

Bromelain

An enzyme naturally found in pineapples works wonders on the effects of seasonal allergies. Bromelain is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, particularly in the sinuses. Bromelain is often found compounded with other homeopathic remedies to fully support all your needs during allergy season. One of our favorites is Seasonal Assist Complete from our own Professional Supplement Center brand.

Homeopathic Histamine Products

If you struggle with itchy eyes, nose and throat during allergy season, an antihistamine could be the key for you. Homeopathic options include Allercetin Allergy & Sinus by Source Naturals.

The fall allergy season can be miserable, but it doesn’t have to be if you take the fight head on with these options for homeopathic allergy relief. Give them a try and let us know which one works best for you in the comments below!