Podcast Episode Twenty-One: Fighting Off Winter Illnesses

It seems that the time we get sick most often is during the colder, winter months. It’s no coincidence that we’re usually running around crazy due to the holidays. It’s a perfect storm for our immune systems to get out of whack and land us in bed with the flu or a cold.

Our bodies have an innate ability to heal and keep us healthy. There is much that we can do to prevent and fight off minor sickness, and it starts with listening to your body, getting back to the basics of how it can heal itself, and pairing it with resources specific to enhancing your health. In today’s episode, Dr. Carling discusses various illness prevention practices as well as what to do if you do succumb to a pesky winter illness.

What’s in this episode:

  • Understanding how to combine our body’s natural ability to heal itself alongside supporting outside resources
  • The importance of rest, quality sleep, and reducing stress to our overall health
  • Focusing on ways to support our health during the craziness of the holidays
  • Sickness prevention tips to help you stay your healthiest
  • Why sugar is particularly bad when you’re sick
  • The benefits of acupuncture
  • What to do when you get sick (hint: consuming nutrients without digestive burden)
  • How to balance enjoying life and staying well
Dr. Holly Carling

Dr. Holly Carling

Dr. Holly Carling is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, Doctor of Naturopathy, Clinical Nutritionist and Master Herbologist with nearly four decades of experience. Dr. Carling is a “Health Detective,” she looks beyond your symptom picture and investigates WHY you are experiencing your symptoms in the first place. Dr. Carling considers herself a “professional student” – she has attended more than 600 post-secondary education courses related to health and healing. Dr. Carling gives lectures here in the U.S. and internationally and has been noted as the “Doctor’s Doctor”. When other healthcare practitioners hit a roadblock when treating their patients nutritionally, Dr. Carling is who they call. Dr. Carling is currently accepting new patients and offers natural health care services and whole food nutritional supplements in her Coeur d’ Alene clinic.

Medical/Health Disclaimer:

The information provided in this article or podcast should not be construed as personal medical advice or instruction. No action should be taken based solely on the contents of this article or podcast. Readers/listeners should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being. The information and opinions provided here are believed to be accurate and sound, based on the best judgment available to the author, but readers/listeners who fail to consult appropriate health authorities assume the risk of any injuries.

Recent Articles & Podcasts

Let's Solve This Puzzle Together!

At Vital Health we help people find clarity regarding the root causes of their health challenges and provide step-by-step guidance on what to do, and when to do it, in order to restore health naturally.