Fall is here, that means the temperatures are beginning to drop just like the leaves on some of the trees.  It’s important to stay warm because this is one of the times of year that illness tends to run rampant.  Please remember to wear warm clothes and to start eating heartier foods like pumpkin, squash, and root vegetables.  Using spices like cinnamon and nutmeg can help warm the body.  Also, adding turmeric when cooking can help your body against inflammation.  Astragalus is a good herb to begin adding to soup, rice, or anything else you cook for a long period of time.  Also, having echinacea on hand can shorten the length of illness.