Health Benefits of Grapefruits

By Amy Ahrim Lee; First Year Project Manager It’s almost winter and you’ve been exposed to the sweetness of pumpkin-flavored food, crème brulee, and vanilla-flavored desserts. Now you want a change—something juicy, tangy, sweet, and tarty. What else can satisfy this craving other than citrus fruits? There are varieties of citrus fruits, including lemons, oranges,…

AIMRx’s 3rd Annual Juicing Workshop

By Emily Vu; First Year Co-Chair The members of AIMRx were very excited to hold our third annual Juicing Workshop this year on November 10th, after a really successful turnout last fall. Our juicing workshop aims to demonstrate to the students of Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences the numerous health benefits…

Benefits of Ginger

By Nancy Tang; First Year Co-Chair Growing up in an Asian family, ginger was one of my family’s go-to natural remedies in the place of medicines or pills. Whenever I got sick, my mom would make ginger soup for me. Since I also suffer from severe motion sickness, I was taught to drink real ginger…

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…