Honestly Kid

by Daniel Damkoehler

 

2nd thoughts

Vitamin D

Beautiful Vitamin D3

Beautiful Vitamin D3

It’s dark out when I wake up and dark out when I return home from work. And it’s cold.

Why am I smil­ing?

I’ve become a user. A habit­u­al dai­ly user. Such nice tiny white caplets too. They go down easy with break­fast, din­ner, or lunch. No ill side effects either.

Vitamin D3.

Watching The Botany of Desire this week­end on PBS, Michael Pollan, et al made it clear to me that we humans are sub­ject to the whims of the nat­ur­al world not the oth­er way around. A lit­tle shot of D3 in the morn­ing can make the dark and drear of ear­ly win­ter feel bear­able. Our moods, whims, and even mem­o­ries serve, dis­tract, or buoy us up at the plea­sure of the chem­i­cals in our bod­ies and brains.

Sure, the intake of infor­ma­tion through our sense organs can change our mood, but it does so via chem­i­cal impuls­es (and vice ver­sa).

So, yes, I am a user and so are you.

3 Responses to “Vitamin D”

  1. Michelle McKinney » November 7th, 2009

    Some of the issues around Vitamin D were the lead sto­ry in November’s Runners World as well. It makes me feel OK about my morn­ing dai­ly lat­te!

  2. Suzanne » November 8th, 2009

    What brand do you use?

  3. dandam » November 11th, 2009

    Something called Pure Encapsulations — Laura is our house­hold vit­a­min maven, so I’m not sure why that brand exact­ly…