Wrapping up Good Health With Nori

Nori is the Japanese and United States English name for edible red algae of the genus Porphyra, including P. yezoensis, P. tenera, and P. umbilicalis. They are members of the Bangiaceae family. Nori is called laver in Wales and most other English-speaking countries. Finished products are made by a shredding and rack-drying process that turns the nori dark green. […]

Eating for Happiness

Happiness centers around several important neurotransmitters: serotonin, dopamaine, endorphins, phenylethylamine, and anandamide. Serotonin is popularly known as the “feel-good hormone,” or your body’s own natural tranquilizer, hence the happiness factor. This is the neurotransmitter that antidepressants target in order to boost overall happiness levels. Up to 90 percent of your body’s total serotonin is located in your gut, […]

Seeking Health Through Sea Vegetables

Humans have consumed sea vegetables throughout history and throughout the world. Japanese people have been using sea vegetables for more than 10,000 years. In ancient China, sea vegetables were a delicacy used to honor guests and royalty. Sea vegetables were widely used in Korea, Vietnam, and Malaysia, among other Asian regions. In fact, in most […]