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. Medical experts are warning that the U.S. could face a “syndemic” winter as respiratory viruses surge and temperatures plunge.
In Canada, respiratory viruses are also on the rise as cold and flu season ramps up. A syndemic is not unlike the “tripledemics” that health-care systems have grappled with the past two winters — when multiple pathogens, like COVID-19, RSV and the flu converge in a population. A syndemic, however, considers how interacting epidemics have increasingly adverse effects on communities that face systemic and structural inequities.
Children’s hospitals across Canada reported significant surges in patients, which led many to cancel major surgeries in order 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.
As winter approaches, the Holistic Wealth Podcast invites you to tune into this two-part 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 defenses 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 individuals managing chronic illnesses like cancer, heart disease and diabetes. 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.
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.