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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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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
Jill says ...
My goodness, first week back to school and we already have running noses at our house :( Thanks for the reminder of the importance of probiotics, I'm off to get some, we are out.
09/11/2008 1:44:42 PM CDT
Patricia says ...
This is a great reminder, to get back on track for school.
09/12/2008 7:51:11 AM CDT
Mary says ...
Jill- We already have the colds setting in as well. All the kids of the school in classrooms together + the common air system just stirs all the germs together. I'm hoping the supplements keep our kids clean.
09/12/2008 8:49:03 AM CDT
Nancy says ...
We are really hoping this advice will help. I’m discouraged that the kids are already filled with running noses.
09/14/2008 8:07:05 PM CDT
Paula says ...
Crazy weather here as left the family under the weather. We had a big cool off and thought Fall was here. Now today it was 90+ and humid, so we had the air on, and now I feel a sore throat coming on. I'm hoping this immune support will help keep us healthy.
09/14/2008 8:13:41 PM CDT
Heather S. says ...
Great find, I really enjoy this series! Going to listen to more now!
09/14/2008 8:30:54 PM CDT
Susan says ...
Thanks for the great info on immune support, this is indeed the season all the colds start up.
09/14/2008 8:43:03 PM CDT
Lauran says ...
Great to see WF running a podcast series like this. Your instore staff is very good with product info, I like seeing this carried over into the web.
09/15/2008 7:17:57 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
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
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
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
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
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
Wendy says ...
Great podcast.
09/16/2008 7:12:32 AM 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
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
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
Pamela says ...
Our family is back in the school swing of things and it seems we are already on the edge of a few colds in the house. For the adults we beef up on garlic, but we can't get the kids to take this up. I hope these suggestions can help.
09/21/2008 8:14:15 PM CDT
Marcy says ...
I'm a big believer in probiotics. A digestive system working at its best is key to all other body functions.
09/21/2008 8:50:56 PM CDT

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