Ohmygoodness, let’s not delay.  I’ve got some fabulous stuff for you.

I am trying this recipe this weekend.  Chocolate Gelatin Bars – they not only look delish, but they also look like fun to make with the kiddos.  (I am always a big fan of recipes where you put things in a blender and go.)

From the Columbia Journalism Review, this is an interesting analysis of health and science reporting.  I agree with some of the commenters who critique the author for committing some of the same sins he alleges others commit.  (I was particularly interested in the comments regarding the discussion on Gary Taubes.)  I am always very careful to draw conclusions from media reports of scientific studies and the gem of this piece is that it really shows how difficult drawing any conclusions from a study can be.

Worried about the flu?  Elderberry has been shown to have antiviral and antibacterial properties.  We pound it when we feel a cold coming on and studies indicate it may be effective at reducing the severity of influenza as well.  This is a terrific summary of research into it.

We made this roasted chicken for dinner this week.  Oh yeah, it was delicious.  Afraid to roast a bird?  Don’t be.  It’s super easy.  Just get yourself a quality meat thermometer and take that bird to 165 degrees F.  And, eat that wonderfully crispy skin!  (Chris Masterjohn says so.)

Think bacteria are a bad thing?  Think again.  New research shows the bacterial richness of breastmilk.  And, this piece discusses the hugely important role bacteria play in healthy pregnancies.  (Takeaway … never, ever douche!)

Chocolate Covered Bacon.  (Do I really need to say anything else on that?)

Apologies to those of you detoxing with Diane Sanfilippo or the Whole 30.  Here’s an “ice cream” recipe that should work for you.

Have you ever thought about making your own yogurt?  Here’s a way to do it in your slow cooker.

Missing your chicken nuggets?  This recipe uses pickle juice for flavor … what a fun idea!  (It’s also gluten free.)  The photos are gorgeous.

And, how about some grain free onion rings to go with those?  (Again, don’t they look delish?)

Speaking of fast food, witness one family’s real food journey on a budget in this piece called “Take That McDonalds.

Explore how your gut health affects your mental health.  (We’ve only just started to scratch the surface on this topic, in my opinion.  I look forward to what research reveals in the coming years.)

I am pretty passionate about pelvic floor health and found this video to be hugely helpful in helping me visualize how it’s all put together.  Plus, there’s this ultimate guide to your pelvis.  Everything (almost) you could ever need to know!

Speaking of anatomy, this is a fascinating piece about your shoulders and upper body mobility.  (When you shrug, where do your shoulders go?)

Whew!  I told you I had lots to throw your way today.  The kids are off school on Monday, so I can’t promise I will get something up then.  But you will see me sometime next week.  Meanwhile, enjoy your weekend and keep exploring!

2 Responses to “Explore More : January 18th”

  1. on 18 Jan 2013 at 7:38 pmhot Nai Nai

    Ok I had to try the chocolate gelatin bars simply because it looked so easy and i had all the ingredients……well it is awesome. I was a little hesitant about the idea of “chocolate jello!!!!”” which is how I imagined it. In no way is it jello. It is more like a solid pudding or truffle like. Hard to describe but, it is a great substitute if you want chocolate pie without the junk!!!!. I did not make my chocolate chips but I did use organic dairy free soy free organic chips. I will take this to our next pot luck if for no other reason then the conversation it will start. The last one I took date fudge balls and I still get comments… Thanks for finding this Kristine

  2. on 18 Jan 2013 at 9:13 pmKristine Rudolph

    Truffle? Um, yeah, I’m making this one!

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