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Gluten-free craze not necessarily good for health
Opinion

Gluten-free craze not necessarily good for health

The gluten-free diet began as a means to elicit awareness of celiac disease, a serious autoimmune disease where an immune response is triggered in the lining of the small intestine in the presence of gluten, causing the malabsorption of nutrients.  Over the course of a few years, the gluten-free diet has become more mainstream. Gluten-free…

Germ-free doesn’t always mean disease-free
Opinion

Germ-free doesn’t always mean disease-free

From hand sanitizers to antibiotics in the food industry, various forms of antibacterial agents have become a norm in modern America. One might assume that due to the increased usage of antibiotics and antiseptics, the rates of disease should have decreased. However, statistics have illuminated the opposite. In a 2013 report, Centers for Disease Control…

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Vitality U targets campus, community wellness

What makes a person healthy? According to Vitality U, a student-driven Wellness Center program that strives to inspire University of Miami students and children in the Miami community to lead better lifestyles, health is about more than muscle and protein shakes. “Health is holistic,” Vitality U president Ansh Grover said. “Physical fitness is important, but…

Guardrails interns track patients’ health progress
Health, News

Guardrails interns track patients’ health progress

A hot and muggy July did not stop people from streaming through the University Center breezeway for free wellness assessments, or guardrails, in graduate student Craig Flanagan’s words. “The literal definition of a guardrail is a system of prevention to protect people,” he said. “That’s exactly what we’re doing. We put up guardrails instead of…

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Meditation classes Take a break from classes and develop mental clarity through meditation. Lunthita Duthely, a follower of Sri Chinmoy’s teachings, will guide you through the session. It takes place Feb. 3 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The class is free and open to the public. Reserve your spot by calling the Wellness Suite at…

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