Debunking the Master Cleanse

By Brandy Carrillo, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor With the warmer weather and blue skies, it’s common for many to enter a period of re-invention this time of year, through our own rituals of “spring cleaning” or starting new regimes to improve our health. With the ever-increasing rise of diet culture, advertisements for the latestContinue reading “Debunking the Master Cleanse”

Is Organic food better?

By Wenjun Liu, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor When it comes to organic foods, there are two commonly asked questions.  The first is are they healthier and the second, are they safer than conventionally grown products.  Many of us used to believe organic foods had higher vitamin and mineral content. A recent systemic review onContinue reading “Is Organic food better?”

Is Organic Healthier?

By Wenjun Liu, UC Davis, Healthy Aggies Nutrition Peer Counselor When it comes to organic foods, there are two commonly asked questions.  The first is are they healthier and the second, are they safer than conventionally grown products.  Many of us used to believe organic foods had higher vitamin and mineral content. A recent systemicContinue reading “Is Organic Healthier?”

The only ‘diet’ you need: Intuitive Eating

By Meigan Freeman, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor Intuitive eating was developed by two registered dietitian nutritionists as an alternative to toxic diet culture. It focuses on taking care of your body rather than starving it, as many diets tend to do. From this revolutionary program branched many other projects, including Health at Every Size®Continue reading “The only ‘diet’ you need: Intuitive Eating”

Food Safety Tips and Tricks

By Brandy Carrillo, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor As we continue to practice social distancing and follow safety guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have found ourselves spending a lot more time at home. Because of this, I myself have started to bring out the inner chef within me and have done aContinue reading “Food Safety Tips and Tricks”

The Link Between Mind and Gut: A Close Look at IBS

By Meigan Freeman, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor Did you know that your gut has a brain of its own? Okay, it may not be a whole brain, it can’t paint a masterpiece or write an essay for you, but it does respond to your emotions and eating habits. Have you ever felt butterflies inContinue reading “The Link Between Mind and Gut: A Close Look at IBS”

Sweet Dreams!

By Claire Benoist, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor College students notoriously don’t get enough sleep. Juggling classes, assignments, studying, and other responsibilities, can make it hard to find the time. College students get an average of 6-6.9 hours of sleep, but according to the sleep foundation, young adults ages 18-25 need between 7-9 hours ofContinue reading “Sweet Dreams!”

The Benefits of Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids

By Brandy Carrillo, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor In today’s crazy diet culture, it can be quite tricky to navigate the maze of macronutrients, micronutrients, grocery shopping, meal prepping, food preparation, etc. One misconception I’ve continuously come across is that fat is bad and should be avoided at all costs. In reality, fats are anContinue reading “The Benefits of Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids”