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Whole Foods Boosts Immune System

AUSTIN, Texas — This month and next, Whole Foods Market will help shoppers fight off colds and flu with an immune support educational campaign in its Whole Body department.

The campaign includes educational podcasts, in-store lectures, a brochure and a "Seasonal Wellness Shopping List" with ideas and tips to bolster the immune system.

Immune-system boosting products on the "Seasonal Wellness Shopping List" include: Source Naturals Wellness Formula, a combination of herbs, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals; Ricola Original Natural Herb Cough Drops; value-priced big bag on sale throughout October, suggested retail, $2.99; Boiron Chestal Cough Syrup, homeopathic remedy without the side effects, high-fructose corn syrup or artificial colors and flavors and store brands — 365 Everyday Value Flu Ease –a homeopathic flu formula for natural relief from body aches, fever, chills and other symptoms and 365 Everyday Value Hand Sanitizing Spray.

In-store lectures by Whole Body experts will provide shoppers with ideas and tips on staying healthy throughout and flu season. Topics include the differences between a cold and the flu, how specific ingredients like turmeric, cayenne pepper and kale can help strengthen the immune system and which herbs and supplements provide the most immune support.

An in-store brochure offers seasonal wellness tips to prepare for cold and flu season, herbs and homeopathic remedies for easing symptoms and recipes for immune boosting soups and smoothies.