Pumpkin – a Nutritional Powerhouse

Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

The bright orange color of pumpkin is a giveaway that it’s loaded with an important antioxidant, beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is one of the plant carotenoids converted to vitamin A in the body. In the conversion to vitamin A, beta carotene performs many important functions in overall health.

Pumpkin is also an anti-inflammatory food.  This means that it helps with joint health, organ health, stress relief and soft tissue injuries.

The high level of Vitamin C in pumpkin helps the immune system and encourages collagen production for the skin to maintain its glow and elasticity.

Pumpkin is a great source of fiber and helps wash out any toxins and keeps your body running smoothly.

Now doesn’t this make you want to eat some pumpkin?


Here’s a recipe for a delicious, nutritious seasonal pumpkin and protein shake you can have for breakfast or a midday pick-me-up.

Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake


  • ½  cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin

Optional Ingredients

  • 2 rounded scoops SP Complete*
  • 2 rounded scoops Whey Pro Complete*


Blend ingredients together until smooth.  Enjoy!

*These two ingredients are high-quality whole food nutritional products from Standard Process available at Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center.

Our November monthly special is 20% off our complete line of digestive products, including Enzycore, Multizyme and Zypan.   Since digestive challenges can center around enzyme imbalances, adding additional enzymes through whole food supplements can assist the body’s digestion and contribute to overall good health.  Stay healthy and feel great throughout the holiday season with a well-balanced digestive tract!

Until next time…

Yours in health,

Dr. T

Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center
A Winner of the Top Doc L.A. Award,
Increasing Health & Vitality for Over 30 Years
1612 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506
Phone: 818-841-1313
Fax: 818-841-3340

Be sure to follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thorburnchiropractic twitter @ThorburnChiro and also find us on Instagram at ThorburnChiro and check out our monthly contests and promotions!

Related posts