Recipe Review: Gluten Free Buttermilk Biscuits from Gluten Free on a Shoestring

Guys, I do not have words to express how much I love these biscuits. They are from Nicole over at Gluten Free on a Shoestring, and I am not exaggerating when I say I did not think I would ever eat food this good again. Especially not food that I made!

Yes, I’m a good baker, but I didn’t believe I would ever get a rise like that on something gluten free.

this-delicious

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From the Archives: Freakin’ Fats and Anxiety Attacks

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Source rafal_olechowski CC BY-NC-ND istockphoto

This post was first published on September 14, 2014. 

I started using a new food tracking app earlier this summer that I heard about through EatRight.org (the website for RDs and RD students).  It’s called HealthWatch360, and according to their promo materials:

HealthWatch 360 connects the dots between your health, nutrition and lifestyle. Monitor 30+ nutrients, count calories and track 500 symptoms. Colorful, interactive charts and trends help you discover patterns.
It’s amazingly simple. (http://www.gbhealthwatch.com/healthwatch360-app/)

I’ve used a lot of food tracking aids in the past.  Continue reading

Writing Sample: Nutrition and Mood, part II

Way back when I first started Healthy Emily,  I wrote a blog post about how eating different foods could affect our brains’ production of neurotransmitters that affect mood. This post was, and still is, one of the most popular posts on this site. About two years after I wrote it, I took a Food Science class that asked us to write a term paper on a topic relating to, as you might assume, food and science. Since the topic of nutrition and mood stability still fascinated me, I decided to turn the idea for that post into my term paper.

Since the post was so popular, I thought I would share with all of you the final results of my paper, with the actual, scientific research that answers the question:

Can dietary changes positively (or negatively) affect mood at a neurological level?

This is part two of the paper – read part one here! Continue reading

Writing Sample: Nutrition and Mood, part I

Way back when I first started Healthy Emily, I wrote a blog post about how eating different foods could affect our brains’ production of neurotransmitters that affect mood. This post was, and still is, one of the most popular posts on this site. About two years after I wrote it, I took a Food Science class that asked us to write a term paper on a topic relating to, as you might assume, food and science. Since the topic of nutrition and mood stability still fascinated me, I decided to turn the idea for that post into my term paper.

Since the post was so popular, I thought I would share with all of you the final results of my paper, with the actual, scientific research that answers the question:

Can dietary changes positively (or negatively) affect mood at a neurological level?

Here is part one of the paper – click here to read part two! Continue reading

Bacon vs. The World

Some of you might have seen/heard the hysteria-inducing news released today that bacon and other red meats “can cause cancer.”

I am always skeptical of these types of announcements, even more so since I started taking food classes and statistics. Research studies are so subjective, regardless of how well they are conducted (and if they aren’t conducted well, they’re even worse). I’m sure the good folks at the World Health Organization (WHO) are all much smarter and more educated than I am, but I can’t help thinking that this was kind of a bone-head move. Like, did they need publicity or something? Continue reading

Quite a Day, was My Day

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(c) grimaldello, fotolia.com

Today I had my second exam in Human Nutrition.

It was exhausting. Here is one of the essay questions on the study guide: Continue reading

Why Exercise is Important – Seriously!

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(c) Pandora_herself, pixabay.com

I know there are about a billion articles on this topic already floating around out there. But I learned something REALLY COOL in Human Nutrition this week that completely revolutionized the way I think about this, and I wanted to share with you. Continue reading