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20 Reasons to Consider Coconuts a Super Food

Author: Sarah Waldowski I was recently gripped by an article which claimed that there have been over 1,500 recent studies indicating coconut oil to be one of the healthiest foods on the ...

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Meat and Cancer: Are We Safe?

When the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) a branch of ...

Follow Me: CCE Internship Part II

If you don’t already know, here’s a brief recap – the Clinical ...
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Does Diet Really Help Lower Cardiovascular Disease?

Some people that I know seem to think that the way they ...

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Organic = Healthier?

There have been countless times I have heard people talking about organic foods…and buying organic foods…and eating organic foods. The term “organic” appears to turn any food into an automatic “superfood” – it’s immediately perceived as healthier for consumption. However, this isn’t necessarily the case. It is true that organically-grown foods are not GMOs, and are […]

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Add Global Diversity to Your Resume

Expand your global view and study nutrition abroad like me in Peru! This past summer I participated in a program offered by Iowa State University where I spent 28 days in the capital city of Lima, studying international nutrition at the Instituto de Investigación Nutricional (IIN). The IIN is a private research institute that undertakes research […]

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Carbohydrates: They Aren’t So Scary

Did Someone Say The Word CARB?? There have been many rumors and fad diets that consider carbohydrates evil. This is NOT true! Complex and simple carbohydrates are the preferred source of energy or fuel for muscle contraction or biological works like in the use for the central nervous system (CNS) and the brain, they balance […]

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Meat and Cancer: Are We Safe?

When the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) a branch of the World Health Organization reported that hot dogs, bacon, and other processed meats* cause cancer, a lot of people wondered, would I think twice before purchasing a hot dog at an Angel’s baseball game? But in all seriousness, this report shouldn’t have come […]

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20 Reasons to Consider Coconuts a Super Food

Author: Sarah Waldowski I was recently gripped by an article which claimed that there have been over 1,500 recent studies indicating coconut oil to be one of the healthiest foods on the planet. In my dietetic training I was always advised to first be skeptical of such highfalutin claims until they have proven themselves quick worthy, as […]

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Follow Me: CCE Internship Part II

If you don’t already know, here’s a brief recap – the Clinical Care Extender Internship, found in Southern California and Seattle, Washington, consists of practicing basic patient care in a hospital setting and is offered to primarily college students aspiring to work in the health care field or anyone who wishes to make a career […]

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Does Diet Really Help Lower Cardiovascular Disease?

Some people that I know seem to think that the way they eat is okay and that nothing will come from it.For example, people who are diagnosed with diabetes or high blood pressure continue eating foods that they should not and well in some cases they are okay and do not actually worsen their condition.  […]

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Generation Gap: The Good, the Bad, and the Aging

As funny as the cartoon above is, it depicts a real-life scenario that most graduating college students must face. That scenario is the generation gap that is now growing in the job market. Almost fifty-percent of the workforce that is part of the baby boomers generation has, or will soon reach, retirement age. Now at […]

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Walking – Even a Little Will Get You Long Way

An article was recently published in HealthyDay news about how two minutes of walking or low-intensity exercise (like gardening or cleaning) may decrease adverse health effects of prolonged sitting. The article states that 80% of Americans do not meet the minimum recommended level of 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise per week; additionally, a sedentary […]

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Follow Me: CCE Internship Part I

I’m not one to share too much about myself on here, but if there’s anything to know about me – it’s that I’m a nutrition undergraduate seeking to expand my public health knowledge and nutrition-related experiences in preparation for applying to dietetic internships. Besides the vague resume jargon being said, I applied to COPE Health […]

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