Fall

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.

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Immune System

The immune system helps maintain optimal health.  The spleen is part of this system because its involved in immune response.  Herbs that are beneficial to the immune system include:

Vitamins and supplements that are good for immunity include: algae, aloe, bee pollen, carotene, royal jelly, and vitamin C.