Good-Mood Food: Serotonin Diet

If you’ve ever enjoyed a blissful nap after a hearty Thanksgiving dinner, you probably know that tryptophan had something to do with it. High protein foods, which includes turkey, are full of this essential amino acid that has long been associated with enhanced sleep.  To be more precise, it’s actually serotonin that you can thank for that post-meal bliss. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, a chemical … Continue reading Good-Mood Food: Serotonin Diet

Vegetarian, Vegan, or Pescatarian?

Which is best? Maybe you’re interested in becoming a pescatarian, but there are more fish in the sea. Vegetarianism and Veganism are two other options available. Lifestyle diets are choices that we make to better ourselves, but with so many choices to choose from it can be hard to know which lifestyle would be the best for you.   Pescatarians have a lot in common with … Continue reading Vegetarian, Vegan, or Pescatarian?

Women’s Nutrition

March is National Nutrition Month and National Women’s Month. In light of this awareness month, I interviewed Sandra Stuart to discuss women’s health and how nutrition plays a role in health. Stuart is a registered sports dietician who currently works with Moody Air Force Base and teaches nutrition classes at Valdosta State University.  Nutrition can seem daunting, but the whole goal of nutrition is to … Continue reading Women’s Nutrition

Why Choose Zumba?

Zumba is an exercise program that provides intense cardio in the form of dance which usually has a Latin style to it.   Jessica Terry is a Zumba instructor in Valdosta who has been teaching Zumba since 2008. In an interview with her, she told me how she typically runs her classes and gave me some tips.   From the beginning, Zumba had a Latin influence in … Continue reading Why Choose Zumba?

The Truth About Vaping

The Truth About Vaping Vaping has grown drastically in popularity, especially with the younger generation. The electronic cigarettes come in different flavors and strengths of 0, 3, 6, 12, and even 36mg. Originally these vapes were meant to help people with the cessation of smoking, but it has done the opposite.  Found in many e-liquids is nicotine which is addictive. When inhaled it creates a … Continue reading The Truth About Vaping