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Coffee Keeps Scientists Buzzing, Here's What They are Saying

Posted by Michelle Azizi on

For decades every other health headline has been devoted to coffee. Thumbing through issues at the newsstand, one magazine will boast coffee as a magical healing elixir, while the next bashes the beans as poison. Much like Bitcoin, its value is ever fluctuating. Americans consume 146 billion cups of Joe each year. Since it’s practically coursing through our veins and thus worth investigating. I skipped the newsstand’s flip-flopping and instead researched actual peer-reviewed scientific journals. My thorough investigation on this mysterious, centuries-old beverage yielded a bounty of health benefits. So, is coffee good for you? Turns out the answer isn’t...

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An Honest Look At Paleo: What Worked, What Didn't

Posted by Madie McKay on

With loads of information available on the internet and social media regarding health and wellness, how do you sort through it all to know if you’re eating right? Health fads and trends never cease—conflicting research, tangible results, and claims that “this diet really works” adds to the layers of confusion. Vegan, Raw, Whole30, Macro, Paleo, Plant-Based, High-Carb/Low-Fat, High-Fat/Low-Carb? They all claim to help you lose weight, feel better and live a healthier lifestyle. So, I had to try. How I Found Paleo I’m a senior at Point Loma Nazarene University and I still live in a dorm room. That means...

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What Are Antioxidants and Why Do You Need Them?

Posted by Brittney Gingrich on

When you hear that a food is filled with antioxidants you assume it’s healthy for you, right? But could you say why? Antioxidants are found in everyday foods like berries, tomatoes and chia seeds and pack a major punch for your overall health. An antioxidant is a compound that aids in repairing cell damage. Damage, of which, may be caused by a slew of factors including exposure to sun, toxins and for today’s lesson – nasty free radicals. The term ‘free radicals’ sounds like something born in the summer of love era, but by definition, a free radical is, “an...

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How To Create Sustainable Resolutions This Year

Posted by Julia Sparkman on

I know I am not the only one who has fallen short of achieving a well-intended New Year’s resolution. By March I am often burned out, distracted and moving on from what I swore would be a life-changing commitment. Discouraged from this 3-month pattern of let down, I decided to finally make a change and not only make more sustainable resolutions, but also any life goals throughout the year. So with years of personal experience to pull from, some extensive self-reflection and a few (okay, many!) self-help books, I discovered the behavior that was holding me back. When I was...

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