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Winter Wellness Part 1

By Chris Jensen, October 29, 2009  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Chris Jensen

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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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.
10/29/2009 12:21:30 PM CDT
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.
10/29/2009 12:22:13 PM CDT
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,
10/29/2009 12:25:28 PM CDT
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.
10/29/2009 12:26:34 PM CDT
annalaura brown says ...
cheyenne pepper and wheat grass work really well for me.
10/29/2009 5:26:51 PM CDT
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.
10/30/2009 2:25:21 PM CDT
lil says ...
Great to hear this podcast, it reinforces my belief in natural remedies!
11/02/2009 1:16:20 PM CST
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.
11/02/2009 1:19:48 PM CST
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.
11/02/2009 1:35:37 PM CST
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.
11/02/2009 5:03:12 PM CST
Paula says ...
A great deal of information, thanks. I've heard that niacin can help deliver herbs and tinctures throughout the body.
11/02/2009 6:38:30 PM CST
Jaime says ...
Natural remedies!!! Love it...I'm a big believer of garlic and lots of greens:)
11/10/2009 7:25:17 PM CST
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.
11/10/2009 9:28:50 PM CST
Olive says ...
This is a tough Fall for health, so glad you are providing information to help us all make it through!
11/10/2009 9:55:13 PM CST
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.
11/11/2009 9:20:13 AM CST
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.
11/11/2009 9:24:39 AM CST
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!
11/11/2009 10:38:49 AM CST
Karin says ...
Great podcast!
11/12/2009 7:22:59 PM CST
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.
11/13/2009 7:59:44 AM CST
Zia says ...
Fresh juice and veggies!!!
11/14/2009 10:25:17 AM CST
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.
11/15/2009 9:49:40 AM CST
Mindy says ...
Wellness formula rocks!
11/15/2009 10:02:19 AM CST
Gloria says ...
Big fan of garlic! Hey if it can keep away vampires it makes sense it can chase away cold viruses.
11/15/2009 10:14:15 AM CST
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.
11/15/2009 7:24:16 PM CST
Jamie says ...
Chinese medicine leans heavy on ginger, garlic, and other herbs. These have been aiding in health for years and years.
11/16/2009 5:42:41 AM CST

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