In this special two-part series of the Holistic Wealth podcast with Keisha Blair, our special guest is Dr. Ken Redcross and we are sharing tips and strategies to navigate cold and flu season. In Part 1 of this two-part series, we focused on adults, and specifically people with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and those undergoing cancer treatment during cold and flu season.
In Part 2 – we are focusing on kids – and how families and parents can protect their kids during cold and flu season. Children’s hospitals across North America have reported significant surges in patients, which led many to cancel major surgeries to redeploy staff to help in overcrowded emergency departments and intensive care units. The situation is exacerbated by low and sometimes non-existent supplies of children’s pain and fever medications.
In this episode, Dr. Redcross also outlined that there are more than 50 different species of cockroaches and in urban areas like New York City many urban dwellings have homes with cockroaches and they can also cause respiratory illnesses. Cockroach droppings, saliva, and decomposing bodies have proteins that can trigger allergic reactions and asthma attacks. On inhalation, the proteins from the cockroaches can inflame and constrict the airways, leading to wheezing, coughing, and difficulty breathing.
Tune into Part 2 of this transformative special featuring Dr. Ken Redcross, where we delve into essential strategies and tips to not only prepare but thrive through the upcoming cold and flu season. Dr. Ken Redcross is the author of “Bond: The 4 Cornerstones of a Lasting and Caring Relationship with Your Doctor,” and founder of a unique concierge service providing patient-first treatment through Strategic Health Services.
As one of the first full-service concierge, personalized medical practices in the United States, Dr. Redcross’ patient portfolio includes executives, athletes, and entertainers, as well as individuals from all walks and stages of life. Dr. Redcross completed his medical training at the prestigious Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He then transitioned to the renowned Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, where he received the Man of Valor Award from the NAACP Youth Council for excellence in medicine. In the face of an anticipated “syndemic” this winter, the importance of preparation and holistic health precautions takes center stage.
Dr. Redcross sheds light on the intersection of the flu, colds, and other health challenges. This episode provides a comprehensive guide to navigating these interconnected health threats, ensuring you are well-prepared for the winter ahead.
1. Immune-Boosting Nutrition:
Dr. Redcross explores the crucial role of nutrition in supporting the immune system. Learn about foods rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that can fortify your body’s defences against winter ailments.
2. Holistic Lifestyle Practices:
Discover holistic lifestyle practices that contribute to overall well-being. From adequate sleep, reducing inflammation and stress management to regular exercise, these practices are fundamental for resilience during cold and flu season.
3. Homeopathic Remedies:
Delve into the benefits of homeopathic remedies with Dr. Redcross. Learn about natural and alternative approaches that can complement traditional medicine, providing additional support for immune health.
1. Tailored Strategies for Chronic Conditions:
Dr. Redcross shares personalized strategies for parents with kids with illnesses including asthma. Understand how to navigate the unique challenges and vulnerabilities associated with these conditions during the winter months.
2. Medical Guidance for Chronic Patients:
Gain insights into medical guidance tailored to those with chronic illnesses. Dr. Redcross discusses the importance of open
communication with healthcare providers and proactive health management.
Preparation and Precautions for Cold and Flu Season
1. Hygiene Practices:
Explore effective hygiene practices to minimize the risk of infection. Dr. Redcross provides practical tips for maintaining cleanliness and reducing the spread of viruses.
2. Environmental Considerations:
Understand how environmental factors, such as indoor air quality and humidity, play a role in preventing the spread of respiratory illnesses. Dr. Redcross offers insights into creating a health-supportive environment.
As we face the prospect of a syndemic this winter, preparation and holistic health measures are more critical than ever. Listen to the Holistic Wealth Podcast episode featuring Dr. Ken Redcross for expert guidance on navigating the upcoming cold and flu season with resilience. Implement these strategies into your daily routine to fortify your immune system and protect your well-being.