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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I guess I am a Double "D"...

Because I am now finishing up my second month of ratcheted-up Vitamin D "therapy". I wrote about being mildly deficient this summer and why it is so important to have normal Vitamin D levels. If you have not had your Vitamin D levels checked, now is the time. With the end of Daylight Savings Time and the sun's strength is going elsewhere, many of you may be preparing for a long winter's nap indoors. Please do yourself a sunny favor and have that test done. It is really important for you to know your numbers and health stats!

And in case you really want to transport yourself back to sunnier times, look to brightening up your breakfast toast with a spread of coconut oil. Those of you who attended Spices 101 on Monday know that I am a big fan of extra virgin coconut oil. My favorite brand is Nutiva. Opening the jar up is like opening your beach hut window to let the fragrant tropical air waft through your kitchen. Whatever brand of coconut oil you like should also have that fresh, coconutty smell. Spread a little on your toast, pop some pineapple and mango into your morning shake, brew up a cup of fresh ginger tea and welcome some sunshine into your day! Dark winter days? Bring 'em on!

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