According to the book: Healing With Whole Foods, pumpkin works to relieve damp conditions like: diarrhea, eczema, and edema (swelling). It helps regulate blood sugar and benefits your pancreas. It also can clear phlegm from the lungs, chest, and throat.


Roasted pumpkin seeds can destroy intestinal worms. (I don’t think we have many of these particular parasites in the USA, but they’re good for you anyway!) A great source of magnesium, zinc, and omega 3’s. They benefit the prostate, improve utilization of insulin, contain phytoestrogens for women’s postmenopausal health, and reduce arthritic inflammation.

So keep the pumpkin usage going, it’s for more than just Halloween!

I like to make a smoothie with canned pumpkin, almond milk, powdered stevia, honey, and pumpkin pie spice. One cup of canned pumpkin is 28% of your daily fiber need per the RDA. It is filling and paleo friendly.

These bars are my next endeavor. Don’t they look great!?! 


Wishing you a tasty and healthy Thanksgiving! Keeping the Native Americans in mind especially this year. Wishing enlightenment upon this world as we struggle to determine and enact upon what is most important. -Kristin