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Holistic Health

What does it mean to be healthy? Is the measure of health based off the number on a scale, jean size, appearance or something else? Western society seems to have a backwards impression of what it means to be truly healthy. Like far too many aspects of our culture, perceptions […]

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Healthy Food on a Budget

While in college, the question of how to eat healthy with limited time and money is ever-present. Perhaps you live in the Village or are about to graduate and move into your first apartment. Whatever situation you find yourself in, there is always the temptation to disregard all healthy food […]

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Does Organic Matter?

In recent years there has been a huge trend toward organic products. Hipsters everywhere are flocking to Whole Foods to fill their carts with organic produce and other goods. This movement raises several questions: what exactly does organic mean, and does it actually make any difference? First and foremost, one […]

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Meat Consumption and Christian Ethics

When discussing the ethics of meat consumption, many Christians cite two relevant New Testament texts that essentially overturn Jewish dietary rules and regulations. In the Gospel of Mark one reads Jesus proclaim, “Do you not understand that whatever goes into the man from outside cannot defile him, because it does […]

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Four Food Fallacies

A lot of what we believe about health and fitness is derived from creative marketing schemes, the influence of lobbyists and distorted information. It is no wonder that there are so many diets that uphold conflicting messages. As consumers, it can be downright confusing trying to figure out which foods […]

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The Protein Myth

There is a prevailing theme in modern western culture that one needs to consume a lot of protein in order to be healthy. This message persists through commercials, food labels, and fitness “experts,” among other sources. Furthermore, protein is typically associated with animal products alone. Meat and protein are essentially […]