Coffee vs Tea Which one is better for your health?

There are two kinds of people in this world - those who drink coffee and those who swear by tea. Each of these fragrant, caffeinated beverages has its own devoted followers, but when it comes to health, which one wins? While tea lovers revel in tea's likely health benefits, coffee drinkers worry that anything as deliriously stimulating as Java must be unhealthful. But research shows that coffee is generally safe in moderate amounts and might have surprising benefits of its own. According to the article by Consumer Reports (2005), “large observational studies have linked regular coffee consumption with reduced risks of type 2 diabetes, gallstones, and possibly Parkinson's disease. Still, both green and black tea trump coffee for protection against cancer, heart disease, and possibly osteoporosis.” HOW THEY PROTECT YOU Tea. Habitual tea drinkers' reduced cancer risk might stem from tea's high antioxidant capacity. Tea might protect the heart by relaxing blood vessels, inhibi…

Eating Disorders and College Students

Eating disorders are an issue many people face, they affect all people regardless of race, gender, or sexuality and can lead to life threatening medical issues and in some cases suicide.  Types of Eating Disorders: According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) there are three common eating disorders, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. Anorexia is where a person will barely eat while bulimia is binge eating or over-eating and then throwing up, taking laxatives, or excessive exercising. Lastly, binge eating disorder is where a person isn’t able to stop themselves from over-eating. Symptoms: According to the NIMH the symptoms of anorexia nervosa are barely eating, being very thin, and having a fear of gaining weight. Over time anorexia can lead to Osteoporosis, organ failure, constipation, dry skin, damage to the heart, brain damage, hair breakage, brittle nails, anemia, and more. Symptoms of bulimia include tooth decay, chronic sore throat, and dehyd…

10 Fun Facts about CSULB Student Health Services

1. You can get x-rays done for free!! If you think you may have an injury that needs a deeper look than the naked eye can see, x-ray services are available with our technician. There is no cost for this unless you need a digital copy for a specialist or the hospital (about $5.00).
2. We now offer acupuncture with a licensed acupuncturist! The acupuncturist uses the ear with the goal of reducing stress and assisting in tobacco cession, as well as a road to recovery. These appointments are done in a group setting with calming music and a chance to unwind while the sterile needs rest in your acupuncture spots of the ear.
3. Use our mind and body wellness programs at no additional cost! We offer Yoga for Mood to help with emotional balance and Yoga for Healing to help trauma survivors. We offer Koru Mindfulness which is designed for college students to help with stress relief, developing coping mechanisms and breathing techniques. Body Positive promotes self-love and self-care.
4. Free HIV test…

Why Your Dental Health Matters

Most people think of dental health solely in terms of teeth. However, dental hygiene is comprised of several elements including your teeth, tongue, and gums! Let’s explore important tips for your dental health.
Importance of Dental Health
Your mouth is an entry point for food, beverages, and bacteria/viruses. While we naturally have certain defense mechanisms in place, such as saliva and tooth enamel, the sugars, acids, and bacteria we consume can all take a toll on our oral health. Neglecting dental care can result in painful conditions that make everyday tasks like eating and drinking hard. As well as that, ignoring your dental health can be costly. It’s much cheaper to buy a toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss than it is to pay several hundred dollars to get a cavity filled or replace teeth with implants and dentures, which cost thousands of dollars! Missing teeth can have an impact on your appearance, which affects your job and social prospects. And finally, did you know that plaque …

Tips for Creating Change in Your Life with SMART Goals

Don’t get caught up with New Year’s resolutions, instead, start setting S.M.A.R.T. goals that will guide you into a productive new year. Goal setting is crucial; it gives you motivation, maximizes your performance, and gives personal satisfaction when accomplished. S.M.A.R.T. goals differ in that they are specific, measurable, achievable, results-focused, and time-bound. 2018 is a fresh blank page waiting to be written. Take the initiative and get started! Specific: Your goal must be simple, straightforward, and a complete sentence. Include the what, why, and how. Measurable: There needs to be a way for you to keep track of your progress. If needed, you may add mid-term checkup points to help you prepare the overall goal. Achievable: Be realistic with yourself while making it a challenging goal. Be sure to have the right tools to reach your goal. Realistic: Keep your eyes on the prize, but be open to the fact that money, time and abilities can change the goal. Thinking of goals as expe…

Top 10 Ways to Get Better Grades @ The Beach

1.Take effective notes Learning what notetaking style works best for you will ensure that you’re able to retain the information you’re writing down. Whether it’s bullet points, drawing diagrams, or using your tablet, figure out what method works best for you. 2.Study methods that work for you Once you’ve mastered your note taking skills, understanding your learning style will help you with your studying. offers a learning style quiz that can help you figure out which studying style will help you best retain information. 3.Pay attention to the syllabus
Most professors design their syllabus to be a one stop shop for FAQs, scheduling questions, grade calculations, etc. Make sure you read the syllabus at the beginning of the year, and refer back to it before asking your professor any questions. 4.CSULB Tutoring CSULB offers tutoring in a variety of subjects from math to the humanities. If you’re falling behind in class, want to workshop an essay, or just need extra clari…

Sexual Communication and Why You Need It

Sex; we’ll discuss it openly with friends, watch it depicted on television, and read countless articles about it. In fact, we’ll often discuss it with just about anyone except the people that matter most: our partners. Let’s be honest; talking openly about sex can be a bit awkward and quite stressful. With such a sensitive subject matter, we often fear rejection and embarrassment. Despite this, those tough conversations are most definitely worth having as they can ultimately lead to much more rewarding and pleasurable sexual experiences for both you and your partner.             Talking about sex can seem like a very daunting task. Making a discussion out of something that television and media constantly depicts as spontaneous and passion-fueled can seem unnecessary. In the real world, however, individual desires and boundaries can be more difficult to decipher than with scripted television characters. Open communication provides an opportunity for a big, sexy, enthusiasti…