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Healthy Immune System for a Healthy School Year

By Mara Fleishman, September 9, 2008  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Mara Fleishman
Looking for easy ways for you and the kids to stay healthy this school season? We’ve got you covered. Get the scoop on the immune system and learn how it can benefit from probiotics, herbs, supplements and simple healthy habits. Start building your healthy school year now!

 

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Paula says ...
Great info on immune support. I know it is tricky for kids, but garlic and ginger are good natural sources of immune support.
09/16/2008 6:11:59 AM CDT
Susan says ...
I agree with Ann- seasonal foods are key contributors to seasonal health. Eating foods which such as fruits in the summer and root veggies in the fall, -helps the body transition from summer to fall.
09/15/2008 4:30:07 PM CDT
Mary says ...
Very cool to come across WFoods on the web. Indeed the seasons are shifting and health and supplements can guide us all to a stronger immune system.
09/26/2008 3:38:25 PM CDT
Gail says ...
Good idea for WF to get into some web-info! I love the stores and the information your staff always provides. Good to find concrete applications for your products, in these podcasts.
09/16/2008 8:42:08 AM CDT
Leann says ...
What is going on. My kids are sick already from school, and it seems odd. The weather is still good here, but I guess the subtle seasonal changes are really affecting them. I'm hoping the info here helps, thanks for sharing.
09/18/2008 2:01:16 PM CDT
Tia says ...
We started with a goldenseal, echinacea support about a month ago, and so far so good. The house is healthy and I feel like your systems are supported as the weather changes
09/19/2008 7:34:10 AM CDT
Erin says ...
Another great podcast! I saw banners for "Back To School" in your stores, and I'm delighted to find this podcast here!
09/10/2008 9:34:36 AM CDT
Nora O. says ...
This morning was a cold one. I slept with the windows open as always this time of year, and when I woke I realized it was much colder then expected. I have a slight sore throat, and hope the kids don't have the same when that wake up. The timing of this series is spot on! Time for the kids immune support!
09/11/2008 5:37:28 AM CDT
Holly says ...
i agree with your info + Susan's comment that B's and C's are really important aspects of immune support. I take a B complex year round, with garlic and ginger, and I am rarely sick.
09/24/2008 12:46:16 PM CDT
Wendy H says ...
Thanks for the info. Indeed the season is upon us. I like Tia's suggestion, but there is no way I can get my kids to get past the taste of goldenseal. I'll have to look for a kids friendly/flavor friendly version.
09/19/2008 2:42:19 PM CDT
Wendy says ...
Great podcast.
09/16/2008 7:12:32 AM CDT
Elizabeth says ...
I enjoyed this cast and I to feel that a B complex is one of the best immune support supplements anyone can take.
09/29/2008 8:29:06 AM CDT
Sammy says ...
It is incredible how quickly the seasons are shift here on the East coast. The evenings and mornings are cold, and my husband and I are both already feeling sore/tender throats in the mornings. We are beefing up with an immune support supplement, as well as ginger tea.
09/29/2008 9:00:51 AM CDT
WendyZ says ...
I ejoyed this podcast, and want to say I also find the instore booklets very valuable!
09/23/2008 12:52:05 PM CDT
Cathy says ...
There is a great product for kids called: Enzymatic Therapy Sea Buddies. it has zinc, C, B6 etc. My boys love it.
09/22/2008 8:50:45 AM CDT
Susan says ...
This is good info- B complex and C's are great to ward off colds during this time of year + B is a great stress reducer, which is vital as we parents deal with Back to School schedules.
09/22/2008 9:30:20 AM CDT
Lisa M says ...
I just found this series through a friend, and I'm really enjoying your coverage. I'm off to poke around some more and listen/read the earlier posts.
09/15/2008 3:17:35 PM CDT
Lynn says ...
Alright! Great to find this series. I didn't realize Whole Foods had such an active website with podcasts/blogs. I visited your site a couple years ago and it was very different at that time, glad to see the progress.
09/22/2008 8:36:12 AM CDT
Pam says ...
I'm a big believer in the benefits of a "B" complex! Glad to hear you speaking to it and other supplements value.
09/15/2008 2:22:47 PM CDT
W.W. says ...
We do take supplements similar to the ones mentioned here. It is tough to tell if they are having an impact or not, we are relatively healthy, and I'm not sure if the family would be worse off without or not. For now we'll continue with healthy eating and supplements.
09/15/2008 2:50:38 PM CDT
Ann says ...
Good to come across your podcasts. I am impressed with the subject matter and the delivery. This pre-fall season is a great time for immune build up. We start to eat allot of root veggies such as garlic, beets, etc and it really helps to keep the blood stream clean.
09/15/2008 3:03:03 PM CDT
Judith says ...
Good timing here. We already have a sniffly house from the first two weeks of school. WF carries some great immune support products for kids and adults alike.
09/15/2008 2:39:58 PM CDT
Tawnya says ...
Are girls love the flavor of warm lemon and ginger water, with honey. I believe this is a great health agent during the fall and winter.
09/21/2008 7:56:13 PM CDT
Allison says ...
Great podcast!
09/21/2008 9:06:59 PM CDT
sam says ...
We have 5 kids and it is vital that we keep the healthy through out the school year. We do give our kids immune support supplements and multi's and believe this has really helped over the years.
09/21/2008 9:19:02 PM CDT

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