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Natural First Aid for Summer

By Malia Curran, June 10, 2008  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Malia Curran
Sunburn and scrapes, bites and bruises remind us that summer’s not all easy. Fortunately, there are effective natural products for addressing nature’s small challenges. Learn how to create your own summer first aid kit with essential oils, vitamins, herbal ointments and homeopathic remedies. Malia Curran, MS, MPH, is a nutrition and health consultant.

 

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Hanna West says ...
I have my first sunburn this year :( essential oils/arnica work wonders!
06/10/2008 3:47:11 PM CDT
Mary Francis says ...
I really this approach. Looking forward to trying some of these tips.
06/11/2008 10:54:15 AM CDT
Matt Voth says ...
I like the natural approach. The smell of some of the traditional, western medicine chemical sprays have a horrific effect on my skin and nose.
06/11/2008 11:29:23 AM CDT
Wendy says ...
I learned about this post from a friend. I'll share it with my friends, we are all big fans of the stores!
06/11/2008 12:57:13 PM CDT
C.J. says ...
Summer is here.
06/11/2008 2:07:56 PM CDT
Nora says ...
Great to see people addressing natural approaches to health.
06/11/2008 2:39:47 PM CDT
Mama Z says ...
I was traveling in Florida last week and now have the first sunburn of the season. Aloe has been helping. Wow, again allot of solid info here, but to much to remember, is there a place on the website where I can find a complete list of options you mentioned, and print them out, or save them?
06/12/2008 6:50:39 AM CDT
Terri says ...
Great work. I mentioned this on another post of yours. I appreciate this information, even more I appreciate the quality and cost effectiveness of the 365 products. I hope there are plans for more product lines, such as SPF, toners etc. Anything in the works?
06/12/2008 7:22:35 AM CDT
hsiaw says ...
@Mama Z Good morning and thanks for your comment. Whole Body has a series of brochures that cover similar topics to the ones they talk about in their podcast. You can find all of those here (available for download): http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/wholebody/begood/index.html Hope these work for you!
06/12/2008 9:24:43 AM CDT
Caryn W says ...
Good find here! I appreciate the links to the brochures, and agree so much good information, I'm glad to not have to remember it all by myself.
06/12/2008 12:15:40 PM CDT
M.North says ...
I like this coverage! Good to see the leader in the worl of natural foods stepping up and presenting an opinion, not just a product!
06/12/2008 3:38:53 PM CDT
Browny says ...
I do like the idea of creating a first aid kit. We were out and about last weekend, and when the sun was to much I was forced to go to a local CVS and buy some crazy green aloe, with all sorts of chemicals.
06/13/2008 8:02:06 AM CDT
Margo says ...
What can one use in a pinch? If you are away from a store like Whole Foods, and have a sun burn, are their any options you can find at a traditional grocery store, rather then having to go to a pharmacy?
06/13/2008 8:15:12 AM CDT
Jen says ...
Not sure if this is a folk remedy or even a remedy at all. A friend once told me that you can rub raw eggs on a sunburn, egg whites to be exact. Is there anything to this method?
06/13/2008 8:30:49 AM CDT
Lori says ...
Thanks Winnie. The booklet is incredible. I think I've seen a printed version in the store.
06/13/2008 8:49:22 AM CDT
Marcy says ...
Good timing. Summer finds me scraping and injuring as I try to shed the winter stale energy.
06/13/2008 10:02:29 AM CDT
Ashley says ...
Is Arnica safe for children under 4 years old? My little one always has bruising on her shins, which I know is common for kids learning to be more and more mobile. I know I can use it topically, but wondering about internally.
06/13/2008 11:34:06 AM CDT
Amy says ...
Interesting to hear the Citronella is an actual natural oil. We have all smelled the candles, which is a tough smell to stomach, so I assumed it was a chemical that chased the bugs away. So if my family will let me wear the oil I'll give it a shot :)
06/13/2008 3:46:01 PM CDT
Mike Arnold says ...
Wow I am very impressed with the booklet you all put together. This is info which does need to be shared with people. Natural solutions can be just as if not more, beneficial the typical over the counter solutions.
06/13/2008 4:04:20 PM CDT
Ella M says ...
I'm new to the podcast world. It is really a nice addition to your website, I'm off to listen to more... oh I really like that I don't have to download this to listen!
06/13/2008 4:10:20 PM CDT
Holly Spence says ...
Bravo, more good insights! Keep it up, any advice for sore feet, and corns?
06/13/2008 4:19:24 PM CDT
M. Chambers says ...
Any chance we'll see Whole Foods/365 emergency kits anytime soon?
06/13/2008 4:27:09 PM CDT
Sheri says ...
Nice suggestions. I am always impressed with the people working in your departments, they have strong knowledge of the supplements and products. I see this knowledge is now being shared on the web, good job WF!
06/13/2008 6:26:27 PM CDT
Nan Shelton says ...
I agree, your staff is very fluent in their departments. It is difficult for me when I travel and can't access your products, so I agree a travel kit is wise!
06/15/2008 11:11:56 AM CDT
Matty says ...
Good stuff. I like being able to listening to this advice, rather then always researching.
06/15/2008 11:23:55 AM CDT

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