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Alisha Eskew

Heavy Metal Toxicity

Heavy metal toxicity is more prevalent and destructive than one would think. Accumulation is a real danger to everyone today, especially with the continual usage of heavy metals in medical, agricultural, technological, and manufacturing applications. Even at low levels, heavy metals in the body can lead to problems with the nervous, hematopoietic, renal, and cardiovascular…

Best of Both Worlds

The difference between strength training and cardio and how often to do each type of exercise is often unclear in fitness. Most people know strength training helps build muscle and cardio helps burn fat, but there is more to it. Both strength training and cardio have different pathways to turn chemical energy in the form…

Inflammation and What To Do About It

There is one commonality that seems to exist among multiple illnesses. From obesity to depression, from diabetes to heart disease, internal inflammation is a large component. Normally we associate inflammation with the swelling that accompanies a bee sting, for example. However, inflammation can be on the inside of our bodies and can be chronic. Chronic…

What do you Need?

We greet the start of a new semester with excitement as it signifies the beginning of many new adventures. To get through the difficult parts of these new experiences, taking care of our mental health is vital. A powerful tool to maintaining mental health lies in knowing our needs as humans. Every person has six…

Alisha Eskew

B Vitamins

An important part of nutrition and preventing illness is getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals. Eight of the thirteen essential vitamins are B vitamins. They are important for the conversion of food to fuel, brain function, methylation (important for cell energy, growth, and the immune and nervous systems), and the synthesis of many…

Alisha Eskew


If you are like me, your go-to energy booster is coffee. However, this does not always work and is not always the best way to get more energy. `There are four avenues through which you can boost energy: moving, resting, lifestyle, and diet. The first way to get more energy is to move. If you…

Alisha Eskew

Talking Body

Feb. 27-Mar. 3 is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Eating disorders, which are often misunderstood, are classified as mental health disorders because that is exactly what they are: mental illnesses expressed with disordered eating behaviors. There are many different manifestations of eating disorders (EDs). The three main EDs are anorexia nervosa (deliberate starvation accompanied by…

Alisha Eskew

Get Well, Stay Well

The “ketogenic diet” has recently become a more popular dietary regime. In short, the ketogenic diet is a system of eating where most calories come from dietary fat and very little come from carbohydrates. Eating this way will switch the body from glucose metabolism to “fat” metabolism for energy, and this fat metabolism state is…

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