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Gayle wrote:


Mon, November 25, 2013 @ 1:32 AM

Gretchen wrote:

Is a little coffee ok?

All things in moderation.

I don't tea because tannin is bad for teeth and iron absorption

Coffee helps my mood

I will try to confine it to Mornings

Plus someone suggested putting lemon and black strap molasses
in my coffee

thanks for your great help and inspiration!!

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