Saturday, January 26, 2008

Cold Season Woes

Many people find themselves susceptible to wintertime woes such as colds, dry skin and hair, seasonal eczema, dandruff, and brittle nails. These problems may be caused by a Vitamin F deficiency. Vitamin F consists of linoleic and linolenic acids, two essential fatty acids.

Cold pressed vegetable oils, Evening Primrose seed oil, toasted pumpkin and whole seeds, whole grains, and whole nuts are all excellent sources of natural Vitamin F.

Also, Vitamin A is essential for healthy mucous membranes and protects against infections which are common during winter months when humidity is low and we are exposed to drying indoor heat. Vitamin A can be found in alfalfa, burdock, carrots, cayenne pepper, dandelion, endive, garlic, horseradish, kelp, lemongrass, parsley, raspberry, red clover, watercress and yellow dock.

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