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Eating to Improve Focus

Eating to Improve Focus

All of us want a memory like a steel trap. Unfortunately, many of us aren’t built that way, and we can use all the help we can get. As discussed in an earlier blog, there are different habits, dietary and otherwise, you can employ to improve your success in school. This particular blog will focus on one specific nutrient, lutein.

Join the 'Trayless' Revolution

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I have overheard a few people stating concerns that it is hard not to use a tray—something to the effect of, "I can only carry one plate and one glass." I have excellent news...this really is an easy fix! Take it from a pro, you can balance at least two plates or a bowl and a plate in your non-dominant hand along with your flatware. Check out the picture to see what I mean. …

Balancing the Immune System

Quick, if I were to ask you what’s the most important system in your body in regards to having a healthy immune system, what would you say? If you said anything other than your digestive system/tract you’d be wrong. All of us know that it is important to have a healthy immune system so that we can fight infection and other traumas to our bodies. Yet having a healthy immune system also means having a balanced immune system. One way our immune system can be out of balance is by being overactive. When the immune system is overactive, it’s called autoimmunity—the immune system reacts against our own body tissues. Instead of our immune system fighting the bad guys, it turns its attention on your own tissues and starts attacking your own cells. Depending on where that attack happens in the body, that’s how you get that particular disease. Examples of such conditions include: Type 1 diabetes, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and Hashimoto’s disease. …

Become a Flexitarian

Michael Pollan, American author and activist, gives us simple dietary advice: “Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” This is great advice not only from a health standpoint, but also for the health of our planet. Multiple studies have shown that a plant-based diet reduces the risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. And plant-based doesn’t have to mean a definitive choice between meat or no meat. If you don’t want to go completely vegetarian, then perhaps the flexitarian diet is for you.…

Reducing Waste Through LeanPath

What is LeanPath you might ask? LeanPath is a food waste prevention tool Campus Dining started using last November to help calculate and control the amount of our food that was ending up in landfills. By having employees take pictures of the leftover food, choosing what type of food it is, and weighing the food, we are able to draw many conclusions.  …

Magnesium….The Invisible Deficiency

Ask a person if they have any concerns about deficiencies in their diet, and typically one hears about protein, calcium, iron, or even water. Almost never would you hear someone expressing concerns about getting enough magnesium. However, the reality is that 75% of us aren’t getting enough, leading the lack of magnesium to be called the “invisible deficiency.”  …

Freshman 15 Concerns

Is the Freshman 15 legitimate, or simply a myth? Well that depends with whom you are talking.

Eating for A’s

Have you ever thought of your brain as a metabolic workhorse? You need to ask yourself if you’ve been feeding your brain lately.