If you're on the fence and have a 'Valentine' in your life, stop reading momentarily, order flowers or chocolates and make a dinner reservation. Better yet, visit SierraSil’s online store and get something fast (so at least you can say you have the gift of health on the way)! 

But what exactly is a Valentine? According to, a Valentine is defined as the following:

There are many words for someone you like in a romantic way, such as sweetie, main squeeze, boyfriend, girlfriend, significant other, and special someone. Another is valentine, though you'll mainly hear this word on Valentine's Day: February 14. Asking "Will you be my valentine?" is like asking "Will you go out with me?" and saying "I like you." Sending a card is a common way to let someone know you want to be their valentine.

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Remember that feeling of freedom in your youth when heading out on your bike? A recent diagnosis of tendonitis in my right foot from too much running (and not enough stretching) refocused my activities to include more biking - and I am enjoying it! 

So before summer is gone, and in its place are the autumn rain and more hurried schedules, I encourage you to visit a joy of your past. That could be riding a bike, swimming in a lake or even flying a kite. Do something fun that brings about a youthful smile or gasp of humility (“gee, this was so much easier decades ago” or “hey, I’ve still got this”)!

Speaking of changes, for our Canadian customers, just thought I'd let you know that Health Canada has a Guidance document regarding labels that they are inviting feedback on by September 24th.

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