Guarana is a popular plant extract found in many supplement products including energy drinks that claim to boost performance and energy levels. It comes from a little black seed that grows on a tree indigenous to South America, and it contains high concentrations of caffeine – much higher than the average coffee bean. In 2001, [...]
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Being part of a study group is key to your academic success. The best way to learn something is to discuss it and teach it. Here are some tips for a successful group study: Allocate a minimum of two hours for each group study session. Do not study with your friends! Study with classmates you [...]
Classes, exams, study groups, extracurricular activities, work, etc. when combined with poor time management all lead to academic stress. I am not going to tell you that you need to have a stress-free life. Academic life comes with stress, but I am hoping to help you alleviate some of that stress by a simple time management [...]
I am sorry, but I cannot help but talking about why you need to sleep more. Sleep deprivation is a huge problem among college students, and this fact should not be taken lightly. Various studies have shown that a continued lack of sleep leads to an increased likelihood for memory loss, and higher risk for [...]
A colleague texted me this afternoon to see if I had time for a coffee. I was in the middle of a writing project when she texted me. On one hand, I really wanted to have coffee and see her, but on the other hand, I really needed to finish my work. I paused and [...]
The results of a landmark study that evaluated the impact of Vitamin D on cancer in 25,871 people was just published! I recently posted a blog titled, “Does Vitamin D have a protective effect against cancer?” My short answer to this question was “We don’t know!” Due to the lack of clinical randomized studies, it [...]
The holiday season is a great time of the year to relax, recharge or catch up with things that have piled up on our “to do lists”. But the holidays also gives us the opportunity to develop a good habit or break a bad habit. Every year, I teach two courses during the winter quarter; [...]
Here is a scientifically proven recommendation to help you do better on your final exams: According to Dr. Matthew Walker, the director of Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab at Berkeley, sleep can improve learning and memory. He came up with this conclusion after conducting scientific studies for a couple of decades. Since I know you are [...]
What exactly is mindfulness? The official definition of mindfulness is "a technique in which one focuses one’s full attention (actively) only on the present, with purpose, and without judgment." Mindfulness is a state of being when your body and mind are in the same place at the same time. More specifically, this means noticing what [...]
The short answer to this question is: We don’t know! Some studies have shown that individuals with vitamin D deficiency had a 31% higher risk for colorectal cancer. Other studies have shown that postmenopausal women with vitamin D levels higher than 60 ng/ml had an 80% lower risk for breast cancer compared to postmenopausal women [...]