Mint to Be…in Your Diet

By Emily Vu; First Year Co-Chair We find it in our gum and toothpaste among many other things, but is mint more than just a refreshing aroma and breath enhancer? Mint and fresh herbs, in general, have countless properties that can be of benefit to our health. One of the most commonly known health benefits…

Cinnamon: a Sweet Treat Sugar Can’t Beat

By Steven Kakehashi; First Year Project Manager What’s the first ingredient that comes to mind when you think of something sweet? Most people would say sugar. Sugar is used in many desserts because of its sweet flavor, but did you know that cinnamon is also sweet? Unlike sugar, cinnamon is much healthier for you, so…

Drink Up with Fruit-infused Waters

By Karen Tran; First Year Project Manager With summer solstice just passing and the heat still rising, we are officially in summer! Don’t forget that in these hot summer months you’ll want to stay extra hydrated to keep those energy levels up. Drinking water is obviously the best choice to keep hydrated, but we all know…

Easy Ways to Catch More Zzz’s

By Amy Lee; First Year Project Manager Did you know that if you sleep eight hours per day on average, you are sleeping for one-third of your life? Sleep is definitely a huge portion in our lives and it’s more than just resting. Proper sleep is essential to a healthy lifestyle. It can enhance your…

Kale Power

By Ian Santos; First Year Project Manager Looking back on your childhood, I’m sure you’ll remember at one time, or multiple times, when your parents told you that it’s important to eat your vegetables. Today, it seems like the media, dieticians, and yes, our parents again, are telling us that it is important to have…

The Benefits of Cucumber

By Steven Kakehashi; First Year Project Manager Summer is approaching! What better way to beat the summer heat than with a refreshing treat? The cucumber is one refreshing superfood you don’t want to miss out on. Cucumber is 96% water and is packed with vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin C,…

AIMRx March Madness Week

By Jamie Legaspi; Second Year Project Manager From March 13 to March 15, AIMRx hosted its first March Madness event. The week started off with a mindful coloring and crafts event held in PHS where pharmacy students were able to make their own slime and color different pages with one another in a stress-free environment….

Acupressure: Easy Home Remedy

By Song Han; First Year Project Manager With roots in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acupressure is an effective form of self-treatment that has been used for more than 2000 years. Acupressure has the same principles as acupuncture but does not use needles and instead use pressure applied by the hand or elbow. Common acupressure points…

Nutrition-Rich Chocolate Blueberry Oat Cookies

By Karen Tran; First Year Project Manager Our bodies function and create energy off the food that we choose to fuel our bodies with.  With all the mouth-watering food the American diet creates daily, it can be hard to consciously think about the nutrition we’re receiving with each meal but, if you’re not aware, nutrition,…

Debunking Whole Grains

By Emily Vu; First Year Co-Chair Al-“dough” most of us may not notice it, we frequently make decisions on whether or not to consume whole grains. Deciding what type of bread, pasta, cereal, or oatmeal to get at the grocery store may be an absent-minded decision, but what does it really mean for a simple…

The Different Styles of Exercise Yoga

By Karen Tran; First Year Project Manager As we enter into the winter season, the weather becomes cold, rainy and wet. Being active outdoors can become a challenge, but there are still so many options to staying active indoors. One common form of exercise is yoga, which can be performed indoors or outdoors. Yoga isn’t…

Jojoba Oil: Your Skin’s Best Friend

By Song Han; First Year Project Manager Winter is here, and the cold weather is taking away that valuable moisture from your hair and skin. Natural oils have been used for centuries as moisturizers before lotions were even invented. Natural oils are still being used to this day since they do not contain chemicals that…