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

A Healthy Be Mine

Dark Chocolate Paleo Pancakes. Ingredients  1 cup blanched almond flour   2/3 cup tapioca flour   1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder   1 teaspoon baking soda   Generous pinch of salt   4 eggs   1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce   1/4 cup honey or pure maple syrup, plus more for serving   3 Tablespoons ghee or melted coconut oil, plus more for cooking   1 teaspoon vanilla   1/8 teaspoon liquid vanilla Stevia (optional)   Fresh … Continue reading A Healthy Be Mine