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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B6 or Pyridoxine

B6 is also known as pyridoxine is an important B vitamin because it is involved in many processes in the body.

Some functions of pyridoxine are: various metabolic functions, good for nervous system, immune system, cardiovascular system and the skin, regulates balance of fluid, converts fats to hormones, and anti-inflammatory.

Foods rich in pyridoxine include: peppers, spinach, salmon, pork, bananas, chicken, squash, potatoes, and broccoli.

B5 or Pantothetic Acid

B5 is also known as pantothetic acid is made in small amounts in the intestines.

Some functions of pantothetic acid are: proper functioning of adrenal glands, synthesizes fats or lipids, prevents aging and wrinkling, metabolizes fats, carbohydrates and protein.

Foods rich in pantothetic acid include: eggs, tomatoes, peas, broccoli, squash, mushrooms, yogurt, and sweet potatoes.