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To be Organic or not to be? That is the question

December 6, 2011 by


There are many gimics food companies use to pull you in. Many of us are unaware of their deceptions, and they tend to entice us without question. Things like “Reduced Fat,” “Added Vitamins,” and so on. But what about the new craze sweeping over us? The craze I speak of is this huge desire for […]

Cholesterol Education

December 1, 2011 by


What terms or thoughts come to mind when you here the word “cholesterol?” Heart disease, stroke, clogged arteries, etc.? These are all things typically associated with cholesterol. What about triglycerides, LDL and HDL, or trans fats? These terms are not usually thought of when cholesterol is brought up, but they should be. But what are […]

So, You Think You’ll Take Dance?

November 29, 2011 by


Have you satisfied your Health and Wellness credit requirement yet?  Before you enroll yourself into the typical web-based Nutrition class, consider taking a dance class on campus! Last week, I attended the “Studies in Dance: A Lecture Demonstration” event sponsored by the Dance department, at IUSB.  During the performance, faculty members discussed the various dance styles […]

All-Nighters Can Have Lasting Effects

November 29, 2011 by


Those of us here at IUSB know all about pulling all-nighters for papers/tests/exams/and projects. Especially this semester, from my experience and from talking with other students. Many students don’t get the required 8hrs of sleep and pull at least one all-nighter a month. According the a study done at the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota), […]

The Lack of Health Education

November 29, 2011 by


In one of my previous blogs entitled “All about the Juice Diet”, there were many questions asked.  Many of which were critical of the general idea of the “Juice Diet.”  This is understandable.  Fad diets, I feel, have left a bad taste in peoples’ mouths.  They tend to promise so much weight loss with little […]

Do You Get Enough Sleep?

November 29, 2011 by


Ana Montano talks about the amount of sleep Americans get, but most importantly the amount college students get. That new found freedom can make some people get a little crazy. Before you know it, you’ve been up and it’s 3: 00 am. And you have a class at 8:00 the next morning. Your choice then […]

The Stress of College

November 29, 2011 by


College can be stress at times when you college students have deal with midterms, projects, interviews, papers and lets not forget finals. However Tamar Lewin points out that stress levels of college students are increasing, especially freshman students. In the survey, “The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2010,” involving more than 200,000 incoming full-time students […]