Katie

Fasting for Mental Health: Does it Work?

April 10, 2013

Did you eat breakfast today? How about last night? Probably you had dinner too? Great! As a nutritionist I am always ready to tell you not to skip meals. Lately, however, I’ve been considering just the opposite. I’m talking about deliberately avoiding food through fasting. This ancient practice has been revered for ages as a […]

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Multitasking: Boon or Bust for Productivity?

March 27, 2013

While you are reading this post how many other programs do you have open? How about tabs. Lots of those too? Maybe you’re reading on your phone on the subway or during class or in a meeting. If, like me, you live in a hyper–stimulated world where every second holds the opportunity, expectation rather, to […]

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Downward Dog to Decrease Inflammation

March 20, 2013

Doing yoga is way more than just an excuse to buy expensive leggings. Aside from improving fitness and flexibility, yoga has been used to treat many ailments including depression, arthritis, anxiety, asthma, type II diabetes, fatigue, chronic pain, IBS, and sleep disruptions. Recent research suggests that hatha yoga can also play a role in reducing risk […]

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A Salad a Day Keeps Greenhouse Gas Emissions at Bay?

March 13, 2013

If people seem to have a lot to say about the environment, even more are ready and willing to exhaust your ears with the benefits of their diet. As a vegan I am quite familiar with this concept. Among the many reasons used to persuade someone to go veggie, one in particular stands out as puzzling: […]

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Kombucha the “Wonderdrink”

March 6, 2013

Everyone knows that drinking tea is good for your health but wouldn’t it be great if there were a way to make it even healthier? Well actually, there is! (Spoiler alert, it’s a fungus!) For centuries, and depending on where you lived, the answer to all that ailed you may have been the so-called miracle drink Kombucha. In […]

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A Paleo Primer

February 27, 2013

It seems that at times we all yearn for the past. Whether we are wishing we could eat like we did when we were teenagers or perhaps even feeling like we belong in an earlier time period, the past has a way of seeming idyllic. Although, not many people yearn for the stone-age lifestyle, that […]

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Frankenstein-Fish on Your Dinner Plate?

February 20, 2013

It seems that we hear about genetically engineered (GE) foods all the time lately. As more and more foods are modified in the lab, activist and consumer groups continue to raise safety concerns and push to label such items in the products we buy. So why care about GE salmon if we are eating GE […]

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Broken Hearts: More Than Just A Metaphor

February 13, 2013

If you have read MTSG this week then you certainly won’t forget that Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! But for some, the trappings of the holiday are no more than a reminder of a broken heart. It’s safe to say that nearly everyone has felt a broken heart in their life be it from lost love, […]

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Take a Stand for Your Health

February 6, 2013

Recently the internet has been abuzz with information about how sitting down is killing us slowly.  Certainly a scary proposition given that a growing number of adults and kids spend their days staring into the glowing abyss of the computer screen. But how can we not? I know as a graduate student that anything other than […]

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