The Resilient Family: Natural Cold-Flu Prevention And Treatment – with Dr Jenn Keller

immune health video

As part of The Resilient Family series Dr Jen Keller and I sat down for a chat about how to set up your home medicine cabinet. The goal of these interviews is to give parents like you simple strategies to raise healthy kids naturally.

Dr Keller shared some of the BEST tips for the foods, herbs, tinctures and remedies to keep on hand for preventing and also for treating sniffles, sneezes, fevers and more.

One of the biggest take-aways here is that, even though getting sick is a natural part of childhood, there is SO much you can do to keep your little ones comfortable and able to fight infection and colds with efficiency.

There’s really nothing worse than seeing your lovely kids struggle through illness and not knowing how to help them. Well, here are some fantastic tools.


Jen Keller is a Naturopathic Doctor, organic farmer and mom. She has a general family practice and a special interest in women’s health, pregnancy, maternal-infant postpartum care and children's health. She is also a trained doula, a nature lover and a crafting junkie.

Dr. Jen offers a wide range of services to help mothers and their kids including well baby checkups, support for acute infection and illness, blood work and other testing, and general health maintenance. 

For more tools to keep your kids healthy see this post.


About Jess Sherman, FDN-P, M.Ed, R.H.N

Jess is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner, Registered Holistic Nutritionist and a trauma-sensitive Family Health Educator specializing in brain health & resilience for kids. She is also a teacher, with a Master's degree in education. Her Calm & Clear Kids introductory course, her Amino Acids (with kids!) Quickstart program, and her signature Roadmap to Resilient Kids,  along with her book Raising Resilience, have helped families in at least 44 countries improve the lives of their children with learning differences, anxiety, ADHD, and mood disorders and reduce their reliance on medication. She is the 2019 recipient of the CSNNAA award for Clinical Excellence for her work with families, and she continues to bring an understanding of the Nourishment Needs and Biological Stress to the mainstream conversation about children’s mental health, learning, and overall resilience through her blog, courses, workshops and as a contributor to print and online magazines. 

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