Lifestyle

School Breakfast Revisited

Written by Emily Dwyer – See bio below Are Kids Really Eating Breakfast? It’s been found that 77% of elementary-aged children are eating breakfast, yet as children age, that percentage decreases to 50% by middle school, and 36% by high school. (Breakfast in America) We’ve all heard at one point or another that breakfast is […]

One Year Post-Graduation Reflection & Inspiration

About a year ago, my time at UConn was about to be over like poof! I was nervous for graduation, stressed over what career to pursue post-college, and distraught to leave a community of educated, driven and innovative friends, students and professors. For three years, I worked tirelessly to learn the basic physiology of how […]

Lactose Intolerance – Could You Be Suffering?

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 65% of the worlds population is moderately lactose intolerant. In the U.S. alone over 30 million people suffer from this frustrating disorder and in many cases (like mine) lactose intolerance goes undiagnosed. The prevalence of lactose intolerance is strongly associated with genetics and ethnicity. For example, most folks of eastern Asian descent […]

Probiotics Use in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Introduction Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS is a multi-faceted gastrointestinal complication becoming increasingly prevalent in children and adults. IBS is an issue estimated to affect 10-15% of the global population (1). Furthermore, 20-40% of all gastrointestinal related doctor’s visits are due to IBS (1). Sufferers of this unpredictable and occasionally debilitating disorder are commonly given […]

Sugar: As Addictive as Drugs?

Introduction Sugar – a diverse, versatile and pleasurable substance. A recent New York Times article published in September 2016, revealed the dark truth about the sugar industries role in shaping dietary guidelines in the 1990s, by down-playing sugar’s role in obesity and disease and forcing the blame onto fat (1). By the late ‘90s, just […]

Mainstream Weight-loss Ineffective for Health & Lifestyle?

I’ve been hesitant to write this post, as I know many of my friends are dieting and/or embrace the weight-loss supplement trend. It’s never my goal to offend anyone, undermine someones success, or spark a nutritional war. But nutrition, health, lifestyle, and food are important to me, in fact it’s my life and this is […]

Why you NEED to start Sprouting

I recently created a survey to help me gauge how people are accessing food and meals. Are they cooking at home, or eating out more often? To my surprise more people are eating meals at home and would rather eat meals at home. At the same time 35% of those same people wanted to eat […]