Sugar is Satan

January 13th, 2017

Perhaps I should title this “Sugar: America’s Legal Drug Obsession”, or “Sugar: The Drug We Gladly Feed to Our Children”, or “Sugar: The Root Cause Behind Heart Disease (and most others)”. I could go on and on here.

So, what’s so bad about sugar? It’s everywhere, it’s in everything and everyone seems to be addicted to it. What could be the problem?

10 Reasons Sugar is Satan:

It’s a lot like crack: each drug lights up a different part of the brain, hijacks a certain neurotransmitter pathway(s). Sugar hijacks the brain’s reward center […]

Protein and Fats: Confessions of a Former Mac ‘n’ Cheese-atarian:

January 12th, 2017

I spent nearly a decade living off of carbs and dairy. Can you say “Hello autoimmune disease?” Those were my dark days. I also smoked cigarettes like a chimney and drank like a fish. I was young and foolish. When asked, “if you could go back in time and tell your younger self a piece of advice, what would it be?” My answer is always the same, I would tell poor little malnourished 16-year-old Tyna to EAT BETTER.

Bottom line, we need protein and healthy fats. I don’t want to offend […]

Dark Chocolate – From the Gods

January 10th, 2017

Oh Chocolate, how I love thee. What a wonderful medicine.

Theobroma cacao is the tree that chocolate comes from. The genus, Theobroma, literally means “food of the gods”. The Mayans and Aztecs both thought of cacao as a gift from the gods.

If you are as much of a dark chocolate fan as I am, you would likely agree with that.

Why is dark chocolate and raw cacao so coveted and enjoyable? Several reasons.

Cacao is a nutritious superfood that contains notable amounts of several minerals including magnesium. […]