Regine Goh

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Regine is a Biochemistry major at UCLA. She loves to read, listen to music, play her instruments (piano and violin) and most of all, bond with fellow foodies over a good meal.

Regine has written 9 post(s)

Did your mother play Mozart music for you when you were a child? Have you ever wondered if listening to Mozart can actually raise a child’s IQ? Studies on what has been dubbed the “Mozart effect” have shown extremely mixed results. The truth is that there is not enough scientific evidence to determine if listening … Read More

The symptoms of a urinary tract infection are quite distinct: Pain or a stinging sensation while urinating Cloudy or strange-smelling urine A frequent need to urinate, but only a small amount of actual urine produced Pressure in the lower belly If you’ve had any of these symptoms before, do not worry: you are not alone. Urinary … Read More

You may have seen chia seeds floating in someone’s bottle at your yoga studio, or in a tub at Whole Foods, but do you actually know what they are? Chia seeds are the seeds of the plant Salvia Hispanica, a member of the mint plant family. It produces purple or white flowers and is native to Central … Read More

Everyone loves nice smells. Many businesses take advantage of this simple fact and use our love of aromas as a marketing tool by pumping scents into the air to draw customers into stores. However, scents can do more than just spark our appetites. Studies show that essential oils (aroma-producing oils) used in the form of aromatherapy may have positive effects on … Read More

Scientists claim that America is experiencing an “obesity epidemic.” Sounds scary, right? The incidence of obese and overweight individuals in America has reached higher levels than ever before with 35.1% of adults being classified as obese, according to a 2009 study. As we have learned more about the link between excessive weight, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes (obesity being the … Read More

With the advent of FDA regulations requiring fast food restaurants to post calories on their menus, it’s often difficult to enjoy a meal without that calorie count sitting in the back of your mind. A casual trip to Taco Bell can turn into an internal struggle over calories versus gratification. This is not to say … Read More

Many people need a daily cup of coffee or tea in the morning to feel ready to start their day. But in terms of health, coffee is often given a bad name while tea is praised. Some people even call tea a “superfood”—but why? Tea can be divided into two categories: those made from the plant Camellia sinensis, and those … Read More

Did you know that your stress levels during pregnancy may affect your baby’s development? Recent research has revealed that when it comes to keeping your baby healthy, your mental health during pregnancy may be just important as your physical health. A study done in 2014 showed that a pregnant mother’s anxiety levels could affect her baby’s development even at the … Read More

Do you worry about your sugar intake? Research shows that there might be an herbal fix for high blood sugar levels. Ginseng has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years and refers to any of the 11 plant species of the genus Panax. While many plants share the name “ginseng” in their common names, … Read More

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