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Teeccino Blog

Welcome To The Teeccino Buzz Blog!

Written by: Danielle Edberg

Thank you for visiting Teeccino’s new blog, The Teeccino Buzz…Naturally! We hope our posts on cutting edge health news, recommendations for products, books and things we love, Caroline’s musing as she travels the world to develop new trade and creates new products, and the latest doings at Teeccino will become your favorite resource and inspiration for achieving optimal health.

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We’re Going To BhaktiFest!

Written by: Tim Transon

It’s that time of year again, folks.  Although the weather out here in California remains scorching (don’t worry, we’ve got an iced chocolate raspberry recipe for you here) some signs of fall have already begun to appear.  For us at Teeccino, autumn means one thing: BhaktiFest!  In a few short weeks, nearly half of our office will venture into the Mojave Desert to share the gift of good health with worshippers, revelers, and yoga enthusiasts at the 4th Annual BhaktiFest Yoga and Kirtan Retreat. Read More

A Health Tip For Your Workout

Written by: Caroline MacDougall

Did you know that caffeine can interfere with building muscle strength? Though it may produce a temporary lift to your metabolism, caffeine also triggers the “flight or fight” syndrome by releasing cortisol, the stress hormone that destabilizes your blood sugar by stimulating the release of glucose from your liver and muscles. Your pancreas responds by spiking insulin to deal with the excess sugar, which subsequently leaves you in the middle of an energy crash caused by low blood sugar.

Elevated cortisol leads to muscle tissue breakdown as the body converts the protein in muscle to readily available energy. All this is necessary so you can run away from danger like the saber toothed tigers our prehistoric ancestors faced. If you’re running a marathon, caffeine can be helpful for a short term burst of energy. However, if you’re trying to build strength and maintain muscle mass, caffeine is working against your goals by depressing  testosterone, human growth hormone and DHEA. Read More