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

Tea Time: Chamomile Tea

(c) HebiFot, pixabay.com

(c) HebiFot, pixabay.com

You don’t have to know me for long to know that I. Love. Tea.

I collect tea pots. I also collect different kinds of “novelty” tea (Downton Abbey and Doctor Who).  I’m reading a book right now called For All the Tea in China about how England committed the greatest act of corporate espionage ever: they stole tea plants Continue reading