Angela Mar

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Angela is a 2014 UC Berkeley graduate with a degree in Nutritional Sciences. She is currently applying to graduate school to attain a masters in nutrition before applying to medical school. During her "free" time, Angela tutors and works in marketing. Her day job is as a personal trainer. She currently holds first place for the NorCal Powerlifting State Championships and the National Championships for her weight class.

Angela has written 10 post(s)

After the mid-1900s, many companies started producing new contraceptive methods. Some are placed inside of the uterus on a long-term basis, some are worn temporarily, and some are consumed on a daily basis. One form of birth control, the Intrauterine Device (IUD), has recently been making its way back to popularity. According to Time magazine, only nine … Read More

We all know that exercise is great for us. It boosts our mood, increases muscle mass, builds our cardiorespiratory fitness, and the list goes on. But what about as a cancer treatment? Published in Exercise and Disease: Prevention Through Training, Radak and his colleagues found that while there is accumulating evidence indicating that environmental factors like lifestyle … Read More

Curry, a blend of spices used in a variety of cuisines, varies widely in composition. Many of the common ingredients include turmeric, fenugreek, coriander, cinnamon, and ginger, all of which provide considerable potential health benefits. The spice most-frequently noted for its anti-everything capabilities, however, is turmeric. According to a laboratory animal study published in Evidence-Based Complementary … Read More

I was recently in a tea shop in New York, coughing up a storm. The man behind the counter recommended a particular tea set for me. There were three teas within the set, but his main selling point was that one of those teas contained valerian root—the potential key to sleeping soundly through the night. His … Read More

Recently, there has been a lot of debate about exercise and pregnancy due to the rise of pregnant women staying active. When discussing this topic, many encourage women to maintain an active lifestyle while pregnant, while others criticize such women, suggesting they hurt their bodies and babies. Published in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Dr. Morris … Read More

As the summer weather is finally here to join us, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reminds us to stay protected from the sun’s harmful rays. According to the EPA Regional Administrator, Judith Enck, “Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in the United States.” While sun safety is never out of season, summer’s … Read More

For as long as I can remember, my family has always had a kumquat tree growing in the front yard. However, I never knew just how powerful those little fruits are! For those who don’t know, kumquats are winter-spring seasonal citrus fruits, and though they look and taste like any other citrus fruit, they’re unique … Read More

After spending countless nights pulling all-nighters during my time at UC Berkeley, I ended my collegiate career needing 5 cups of coffee a day to stay awake. That’s right. Five. I ended up needing two cups of coffee every morning to start my day, and more to get through it. Caffeine addictions are not as detrimental as other … Read More

Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin”, is found naturally in small amounts in some foods, including fatty fishes. In an effort to make it more available to the public, it is also now added to dairy products, juices, and cereals. While many understand vitamin D to be essential for optimal bone health, the discovery of vitamin D … Read More

In our current fast-paced society, we are constantly looking for shortcuts. Instead of using the tried-and-true methods of diet and exercise to lose weight, many are now turning to supplements to expedite this process. One of the supplements that people use to try to change their physique or improve their health is green tea or green tea … Read More

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