The Practice of Meditation

By Ian Santos; First Year Project Manager Ask anyone what their typical day is like and I can guarantee that a good percentage of them will tell you that they have way too much on their plate, and a long to-do list. All these tasks, events, upcoming quizzes or exams can make anyone feel extremely…

2nd Annual De-Stress Fest

By Jamie Legaspi; First Year Project Manager The week of July 11th capped off AIMRx’s second annual De-Stress Week. Committee members planned a fun and stress-free week for all of the students and faculty of Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The week started off with an aromatherapy compounding workshop, where participants…

DIY Healthy Snacks

By Amanda Kim; First Year Co-Chair It’s hard to eat healthy without sacrificing your taste buds, so AIMRx has compiled a couple of easy-to-make tasty recipes for you to try this summer! Ice Cream Sandwich, a necessity in this scalding hot weather: Ingredients: 2 ripe bananas 1 cup of dry oats Directions: Cut up 1…

Complementary Treatments for Seasonal Allergies

By Corey Nakata; 2nd Year Project Manager They say April showers bring May flowers, but what do May flowers bring? Well, seasonal allergies of course! Spring has finally come and for many of us, this means dealing with the runny noses and congestion seasonal allergies bring us as the trees spring back to life and…

Passionflower: The Key to Destress?

By Jamie Legaspi; First Year Project Manager   As many pharmacy students know, school can be overwhelmingly stressful and sleep-depriving. But what if there was a natural product that could be used to relieve some of that stress and help us get a better night’s rest? The answer may be Passiflora incarnata, otherwise known as…

Health Benefits of Avocados

By Brandi Tacdol; First Year Project Manager The avocado originated from South-Central Mexico between 7,000 and 5,000 BC. Avocado seeds were believed to be domesticated back to 750 B.C since they were found buried with mummies. Around 500 B.C, avocados were cultivated in Mexico. Today, they are grown in tropical and subtropical climates; however, California…

Aloe Vera: The Plant of Immortality

By Jamie Legaspi; First Year Project Manager Aloe, a common plant used in gels and creams, its use has been around for thousands of years, dating back to the Egyptians, Assyrians, and Mediterranean peoples. It is typically found in eastern and southern Africa, along with Europe and certain parts of India. The Egyptians considered aloe…

An Introduction to Qigong and Tai Chi

Written By Jared Cruz; First Year Project Manager Qigong is an ancient Chinese healthcare system, which utilizes physical movements, breathing techniques, and mindful intention. Qigong is a term composed of two Chinese words, “qi,” meaning “energy and life” and “gong,” meaning “to cultivate or develop.” As a result, qigong can mean cultivating or developing energy…

Acai: Nature’s Superfood

By: Remy Hataishi; Second Year Project Manager Acai (ah-sigh-EE) has recently gained a lot of attention and is commonly marked as nature’s “superfood”. New food trends, such as the popular acai bowl, have made heavy contributions towards awareness of this fruit’s health benefits. Acai bowls can be a snack or a light meal and usually contains acai, topped with…

AIMRx’s Fruit Infused Water and Stress Ball Activity

By Tiffany Riley; Second Year Project Manager This was the first event of the week to kick of AIMRx’s first annual De-Stress Week. Committee members were helping serve up ice cold fruit infused water to passerby’s at the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The two choices included lemon/mint water and watermelon/strawberry…

Capsaicin’s Role in Medicine

Written By Joseph Kim; Second Year Project Manager Capsaicin is an active component in chili peppers, this is what causes the burning sensation when you eat spicy foods. Besides food, did you know that capsaicin is also commonly used in medicine? Capsaicin is also used as a topical analgesic in concentrations between 0.025% and 0.25%….