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Winter Wellness Part 2

By Chris Jensen, November 3, 2009  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Chris Jensen

In Part 2 of our series on natural health during cold and flu season, we'll hear about how the immune system works, which supplements have been shown to support wellness, and some of the best ways to help maintain health year-round. Malia Curran, MS, MPH is a nutrition consultant and speaker, and sees clients in the Denver, CO area.

 

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Amy says ...
I just did my sunday shopping and was impressed that your stores actually have hand wipes as you enter. Thanks for helping reduce germs passage!
11/22/2009 5:55:04 PM CST
Lori says ...
This is a good follow up to the first wellness podcast.
11/10/2009 9:30:19 PM CST
Cathy says ...
I take liquid vitamins every morning and I have not been sick for ages. I believe mental health plays a huge part in physical health, so stay happy, stay strong!
11/10/2009 9:33:35 PM CST
Olive says ...
I am so happy to know your company is promoting a natural healthy approach to wellness. Bravo!
11/10/2009 9:52:25 PM CST
Tina says ...
Good to hear I have some natural options for my family. I feel like we as a culture have become out of touch with our bodies and natural responses to dealing with colds.
11/08/2009 8:52:20 AM CST
Alyce says ...
Your store carries a nice wellness formula and liquid vitamins which I find essential for my health.
11/10/2009 9:57:59 PM CST
Uma C. says ...
Vitamin C, is so beneficial for our bodies and immune system. It is tricky in fall and winter when natural sources such as citrus are out of season.
11/10/2009 4:29:46 PM CST
Liv says ...
I can't shake a cold I've had for about 3 weeks now. It started as the flu and has been getting worse and worse since. I see your point about building up the immune system prior to getting sick... next time :(
11/10/2009 4:32:04 PM CST
Wendy says ...
Indeed great tips across the board here, the best of all, the simplest, wash your hands!
11/24/2009 12:11:52 PM CST
Eve says ...
My kids take a liquid wellness formula. Between this and a lot of fresh veggies and fruits, they have been really healthy this winter! So far, so good.
12/06/2009 4:33:11 PM CST
Melynda says ...
I really hope to boost up my immune system with some of these tips. I have already had to brutal colds this fall which tells me I am doing something wrong.
11/11/2009 2:29:23 PM CST
Steve says ...
It is a joke at our house, that although I keep my blood clean with a massive amount of ginger and garlic, I may be also destroying the fauna in my digestive track. Guess I need to beef up the probiotic intake to offset the madness.
11/11/2009 2:31:52 PM CST
Gina says ...
First time visitor to your website. It is a good extension of your in store experience. I am always impressed with all of the knowledge you staff share when I shop.
12/07/2009 7:44:02 AM CST
Reann says ...
This has been a tough flu season for our family. I will take these tips to heart and hope they will help us out.
12/06/2009 1:17:49 PM CST
Leigh says ...
I believe a good multi throughout the year is invaluable. It just helps to keep your system balanced out. I like that stress as a negative factor is mentioned.
11/09/2009 6:58:35 PM CST
Jamie says ...
Very good podcast. I wish you had a list of all the herbs and vitamins mentioned so I could print it out.
11/16/2009 5:39:40 AM CST
Tina says ...
I am surprised goldenseal and echinacea are not mentioned here. I supposed wellness formula considers these old standbys which are vital in immune system health.
11/16/2009 5:59:58 AM CST
Elena says ...
I like all of the info in this podcast. A lot of great information packed into a few minutes. Thanks.
11/16/2009 6:17:30 AM CST
Lynn says ...
It is important, as you stated, to stay ahead of the game during flu seasons. Keep up on vitamins and keep those hands clean!
11/16/2009 6:43:01 AM CST
Katie says ...
Thanks for yet another great podcast, and timely! I have been enjoying these for some time now, keep it up!
11/20/2009 9:54:52 AM CST
Julia says ...
Wash your hands friends. Garlic keeps the evil away as well!
11/20/2009 9:33:11 AM CST
Reanna says ...
A friend turned me onto this podcast, and I am glad they did. I had slipped out of the daily return of taking multis and after a couple months I noticed that my energy had completely dropped as the day went on. Back on track and feeling sustained throughout.
11/23/2009 7:34:06 AM CST
Mel says ...
Glad you mentioned the most simple, free, way to avoid illness- washing your hands! To many kids at our school wipe their noses in their hands then hug each other, cute , but brutal for spreading colds.
11/11/2009 10:55:07 AM CST
Susan says ...
I honor WF for always providing information and products which are both natural and organic, and difficult to find at other stores. Thank you.
11/11/2009 9:17:33 AM CST
Nancy says ...
I've always wondered if there is any truth to the old adage that a small sip of brandy and hot water before bed is helpful for fighting off colds. I wouldn't expect that Whole Foods good endorse this, but curious non the less.
11/11/2009 9:27:48 AM CST

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