30 Sec's on....
So my Go to love at the moment is Vitamin D.
I know, right? You thought that only came from the Sun.
Well, if it makes you feel any better, so did I.
However, that is not 100% true.
Yes, the kind I personally love, you get from the Sun, but you can get it from dairy (which I don't eat, unless you count chocolate as dairy), some vegetables (mushrooms and peas - of which I do like mushrooms but never cook them at home, and never, ever, ever eat peas uggh *vomit*) and tuna and salmon (salmon I regularly eat, tuna, refer to peas).
Anyway, enough about that, you need Vitamin D for mental wellness. It's a feel good vibe, and this is how I look at it:
Close your eyes right now and remember lying in the sun, with coconut oil, a cold beverage and a good book, just chilling out...
That's the short version of what Vitamin D does.
And in Winter, you just don't get that.
It's mostly cold, wet, thunderstorms, muddy...Did I already mention cold? Anyway, you need to help yourself during Winter, with Vitamin D.
I have to deviate here and say, that it almost broke my heart when I saw peeps fully cover themselves up to go to the beach, sunbathe and swim.
And then to add insult to injury, I had to watch our Depression rates skyrocket.
I'm still waiting for peeps to understand the correlation between direct Sun going into your skin and feel good vibes.
Heart = Broken.
Anyway, moving right along, in it's active form, Vitamin D3 helps fight radiation that we are exposed to and boosts your immune system.
Did you know that the amount of C-reactive protein that you have in your body, is directly related to inflammation and associated issues?
Well, it is. And Vitamin D lowers the amount of C-reactive protein in your body by 1/3.
D-baby also stimulates weight loss by keeping the fat levels low, and when used with calcium, promotes strong bones. This, as you know, stops or at least slows down, Osteoporosis.
And not only does Vitamin D make you happier, but it also creates active neural connections, which is awesome for keeping your mind active and starving off Alzheimers or Dementia.
D-baby also helps your body to regulate blood sugar levels by naturally secreting insulin. This may actually be true, because for myself, I know I eat less in Summer.
I also sleep less and am generally happier.
Which may, or may not, be important.
Anyway, those are the facts of the D-babe, and why I'm such a fan.
Counting the days to Summer, baby, but until that time, it is fresh home-made organic eggs from the babes here at home, Akoranga Hot Smoked Salmon and Vitamin D in liquid form.
Wishing you much awesomeness.
T and Spirit