Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I did it. Youtube...

Hi everybody.  It has been long LONG overdue... but I have done it.  I FINALLY have how-to videos up on a Youtube Channel (Anniesimplelife)!  How to cut a mango, how to cut a pineapple, and how to make a raw/vegan slaw salad.  Enjoy!!

Spring is in the Air!

I can NOT believe how quickly spring has sprung!  There are flowers popping up, yet not even two weeks ago, there was snow covering the ground!  I am not complaining, though- spring is one of my FAVORITE seasons!!  I truly believe that I have SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), which does, in fact, make me sad in the cloudier, colder months.  I need my sunshine!  Bring on the Vitamin D!!

Speaking of Vitamin D- have you heard about all of the new research regarding the deficiency that we are facing?  The only real NATURAL form of Vitamin D that we can get is from the sun, and it is recommended that you lay out for 10-20 minutes without sunscreen to get what you need.  For those of us who have been scared away from doing this, you can take Vitamin D in pill form, just make sure it is Vitamin D3.  This is the kind that I take.  The recommended daily allowance is 400IU (thank you FDA...), but with more and more research going on about this wonder vitamin, I have been seeing the recommended allowance increase to 5000IU a day.  We generally take 4000IU every day, and it has really impacted our immune system.  I was sick (sort of sick- run down, mostly) a few weeks ago, and after taking 8000-10,000IU of Vitamin D every day, my cold became VERY mild, and I got over it within a few days.  That and Oregano Oil, and I was good as new!

Go out and enjoy that sunshine!!   Happy Spring wishes to you and yours!!