What To Consume?


Amanita muscaria
The most poisonous mushroom in Alaska

What Should You Consume?

What Should We Feed Our Children?

Of course, you wouldn’t eat a poisonous mushroom. And yet the American diet is loaded with “foods” that are harmful when eaten over the long term. I so wish I had known more about this when I was raising and feeding my three children.

The good news is science continues to refine and illuminate fundamental principles of good nutrition, and we know now more than ever what a good and healthy diet really looks like. –Mark Hyman, M.D.

We are vessels. Our bodies are receptacles for whatever we choose to consume. It has taken me years to realize the importance of this and that it is entirely up to me to make the healthiest choices. Most of us think we are depriving ourselves if we make a decision to eliminate sugar, for example, from our diets. When, in fact, we are doing ourselves – our vessels – a great favor.

Even this last year new research has shown the negative effects of sugar consumption. It turns out that sugar is the culprit.

Reasons sugar is bad for you from Atkins:

  1. Sugar causes glucose levels to spike and plummet.
  2. Too much sugar increases the risks of obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
  3. Sugar may affect your immune system.
  4. Sugar can lead to chromium deficiency.
  5. Sugar accelerates aging.
  6. Sugar causes tooth decay.
  7. Sugar causes gum disease that can lead to heart disease.
  8. Sugar affects cognition in children.
  9. Sugar increases stress.
  10. Sugar takes the place of important nutrients.

Eat Real/Good Food

Food exists specifically to energize, heal, repair, and uplift us. Every bite you take is a powerful opportunity to create health or promote disease. –Hyman


By the way – I’ve not eaten a sugar-loaded dessert in a year and a half, after learning the results of a food sensitivity test. I admit it hasn’t always been easy. I simply remind myself of what it does to the belly and to the brain.

To learn more – Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? by Dr. Mark Hyman

Beige HeadshotI hold a degree from Lamar University in Speech and a Master’s from the University of Texas. I was an educator in regular and special education for twenty years, finishing my professional career as a Braille teacher. I am a Certified Professional Coach with Fowler International Academy.

I married Sam after raising three children as a single mother.

In 2007 I founded SMORE for Women. SMORE is a nonprofit association whose goal is Single Moms, Overjoyed, Rejuvenated, & Empowered. My stories have been published in several Christian books and magazines.My book, Living Learning Loving, published in July 2015, is available for purchase on Amazonor Barnes & Noble online.


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