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Crossing the line

Your family is clustered around the dinner table, each person chatting about their day while plowing through a home-cooked meal. Suddenly, your mom pipes up: “Has anyone seen that new movie with [insert female celebrity]? She’s certainly put on a few pounds.” Your siblings chuckle, and the conversation continues. No one notices as you stop

Fixing K-12 health education

So, I think we can all admit that, as children, we learned more about puberty from Urban Dictionary than we ever did from the gym coach—ahem, I mean the health teacher. Not to mention nutrition; I vaguely remember some mention of the now-obsolete food pyramid coupled with questionable recommendations to drink skim milk and eat

In sickness and in health?

From birth, we are taught to value our bodies at their healthiest and to strive for that version of ourselves at all times. There is nothing intrinsically wrong with that message—health is a priority for many people, and improving our health can undoubtedly improve the quality of our lives. The problem with this mode of

Superfoods are a myth

Superfoods are nothing but a deceitful yet wildly successful marketing strategy, and you have been suckered in, hook, line and sinker. In case you have been living under a rock, so called superfoods promise to clear your acne, rejuvenate your love life and cure your depression. OK, I hyperbolize slightly. But they do make bold

No lax-ing matter

Put down that “skinny tea” and take a seat. I am about to reveal to you the greatest detoxifying agents you will ever use. In fact, you have been using these for a while without acknowledging their benefits: your kidneys, liver, lungs and skin. Yes, your own organs can effectively remove toxins from your entire