Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Night Time Hormone

The Lady of the Night~ The Night Time hormone is Melatonin. This hormone literally lets us sleep at night. It is related to the Sunshine vitamin: vitamin D due to the connection of the Sun. Vitamin D, a prohormone, is absorbed through our skin, and melatonin is produced in response to the sunlight reflected in our eyes, going in the retina. Then, during the darkness of the night, this melatonin is released giving us sound and restful sleep. Now it is obvious what sunglasses or staying inside might do to wreak havoc on this hormone, and therefore, restful sleep. Is it any wonder that so many have sleepless nights?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Sunshine Vitamin

Still winter, but the sun is shining, and the days are getting longer! Everyone looks forward to this time of year, moods start to lift and happiness abounds... Getting Vitamin D is what it's all about! In the winter, Vitamin D dips to the low point, and slowly rises until the peak levels in August. During winter, we usually need to supplement 2,000-5,000 IU of Vitamin D a day. If very deficient, up to 10,000 IU or greater is needed! Please get YOUR sunshine vitamin today!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day

Valentine Love, Valentine Chocolate, Valentine Roses, cutout cards and tiny candies with little, sweet greetings! Don't you LOVE it? I Do! Be My Valentine! Love is Good for the Body, Better for the Mind, and Best for the Soul! Enjoy!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine Chocolate

The chocolate that is specifically for Valentine's Day is usually of the garden variety. If you are vigilant, however, you will find some very special chocolate for that special someone! One of my all time favorites is Rocky Mountain Chocolate made right here in Colorado Springs. We used to have Patsy's also, but they have really scaled down the production of chocolate. Michelle's went out of business several years ago, and is still missed by many- they really had some great chocolate recipes! They were also a long time tradition, being in business for several generations! Give your sweetie some healthy chocolate with Youngevity chocolate, made with probiotics and many antioxidants boasting the highest ORAC rating of any healthy chocolate! YUM- Enjoy!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Looking forward to Valentine Chocolate!

I love Valentines Day, when the Chocolate Flows and the Moods are Good! Yes, especially the dark chocolate is linked to feeling good, but milk chocolate will do...