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Winter Wellness Part 1

Now is the time to focus on staying well, and supporting the immune system is a smart way to do so. In part 1 of a 2-part series, Dr. Kenna Brooke talks about natural approaches, formulas for wellness and lifestyle suggestions for promoting seasonal health. Dr. Brooke is a Naturopathic doctor who practices as a wellness consultant in the Cherry Creek area of Denver, Colorado.

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Jaime says …

Natural remedies!!! Love it...I'm a big believer of garlic and lots of greens:)

Lori says …

A friend just directed me to this podcast, so glad she did! I am excited to start supporting my immune system with some of the herbs mentioned here.

Olive says …

This is a tough Fall for health, so glad you are providing information to help us all make it through!

Asmita says …

Very helpful. Thanks.

Kyle says …

Probiotic seem to be a big thing these days, the new kid on the block of health food if you will. We give our kids probiotics daily and of course our selves as well. Thanks for the solid info!

Eve says …

Great podcast, listening to more now!

Pat says …

I work in nutrition education. I am directing students toward this series. It is refreshing to see topics such as wellness, mood, natural health, covered on a commercial website.

Liam says …

I take ester C and really notice extended energy throughout my days!

Evan says …

Glad you created this podcast, I can't believe that this early in the season there is already so much flu and illness going around.

Jamie says …

Chinese medicine leans heavy on ginger, garlic, and other herbs. These have been aiding in health for years and years.

Susan says …

My mother would give me warm water with ginger and lemon and honey as a child when I had swollen glands or sore throats. It still is comforting for me to this day, and I really believe it provides medicinal relief.

Heather says …

I always thought that my husband was crazy for putting so much garlic and cayanne pepper in his food in fall and winter. He tells me that it keeps him healthy, but I always assumed he just didn't like me one pan danndies. Looks like he is on to something.

Joanna Poppink says …

Thank you for this wonderful information. People recovering from eating disorders need to develop a new approach to eating. Your reminders of how food helps sustain health is vital for people who never ate for genuine nourishment before. Thank you. Joanna

Bev says …

It is always good to bring info about immune systems, to the for front of our attention. This the season to celebrate, but stay healthy.

Karen says …

Great podcast thanks.

Cathy S says …

Natural herbs, and vitamins source through fruits and veggies work much better for me then traditional cough and flu medicines. Ginger and garlic seem to have the best affect, along with honey and lemon water.

annalaura brown says …

cheyenne pepper and wheat grass work really well for me.

Q says …

Good to hear about some natural options here- It has been a tough flu season already and winter hasn't even kicked in.

Sam says …

My grandmother always gave me warm water with ginger and lemon and honey as a kid when I was ill. Not sure if the ginger or simply the comfort provided me the healing power!

Karin says …

Great podcast!

Sue says …

Wow there was a lot of information piled into that podcast. I am a big believer in not reducing your fever with medicine during an illness. Like Dr. Brooke mentioned, the fever burns out the bad stuff from your blood stream.

Quaye says …

Good to hear support for my natural intuition. I always find myself taking garlic, lemon, and hot pepper and ginger with warm water when I am feeling below the weather. It feels like it cleanses the system.

Sylvia says …

I have been trying to convince my boys that they need their fevers to help fight the flu, tough season already this year,

Zia says …

Fresh juice and veggies!!!

Katie says …

It is very important to let your child and your self have a fever and not just bring it down with medicine. The temperature really helps fight fevers.

Mindy says …

Wellness formula rocks!

Gloria says …

Big fan of garlic! Hey if it can keep away vampires it makes sense it can chase away cold viruses.

Sue says …

I am all about vitamin C. It actually has tremendous affects on animals as well as people. Once I saved my dog from parvo by getting her to swallow a lot of powder C.

Kim says …

Herbs are where its at! Not such a big fan of vitamins, but natural herbs and food sources are the best way to go in my opinion.

Jean says …

Probiotics are so important in aiding digestion but as well, as you mention, over all health- immune improvement.

gloria says …

Nearly every other child in my kids school is out sick. What a year. I will shared this with others and hope we all make it through!

lil says …

Great to hear this podcast, it reinforces my belief in natural remedies!

Sam says …

So many friends and their children are already very sick this year. I think we are in for a long winter. Thanks for the sounds advice.

KivaC says …

I agree that medicinal support can really help keep one healthy through the flu and cold season. I start these cold mornings with lemon, honey, hot pepper and warm water, and it really seems to help.

Sally says …

I didn't think about some of these as natural remedies. It makes sense- that if you keep your blood clear it helps keep your health clear. Great podcast.

Paula says …

A great deal of information, thanks. I've heard that niacin can help deliver herbs and tinctures throughout the body.

Betty says …

Greta podacast!

Suzanne says …

Not only did I enjoy the podcast itself, I find the responses fun. Folk remedies can have a huge health benefit.

Liz H. says …

I sure wish I had read this 3 weeks earlier. My boys have both brought big time colds back from their schools. I am supporting their systems with Zinc and wellness formula now, which should help speed their recovery.

Elle says …

Like others here I am a big time believer in letting a fever ride. It is the best way for the body to build immunity for the next go round.

Linda says …

Thanks for another great series. Winter wellness is due indeed!

Nuwaih says …

Lovely suggestions! I truly think more people should embrace natural remedies, both for a sense of culture, and health.

Tina says …

Miso soup is supposed to be beneficial for colds. Not sure if there is any truth to this, but I love it either way.

Brent Williams says …

Chris did an earlier podcast about food and well being and I think the idea of the medicinal value of plants and herbs is tide to how we enjoy the experience of the food.

tara says …

Nice podcast!

Susan says …

My mom always had us bundle up and "sweat out" a cold when we were young. I still do this, and think it really helps to raise your body temperature to burn out invaders.

Sheri says …

I can't thank you enough for sharing all of this great info! I to believe that the value of herbs can provide true support for the immune system.

Terry says …

Grapefruit seed oil and garlic oil are very good way to keep your system working.

Amy says …

Great podcast. I enjoy all of the comments about folk remedies!

Brian says …

Probiotics are indeed a very very valuable asset to the gut track.

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