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Loma Linda Research: Vegetarian Diets Reduce Greenhouse Gases and Increase Health

Consuming a plant-based diet results in a more sustainable environment and reduces greenhouse gas emissions according to a study from the Loma Linda University School of Public Health.  Previous studies relating dietary patterns to green house gas emissions relied on simulated data or relatively small populations to find similar conclusions. The study was co-authored by Dr. Joan Sabatè,  nutrition professor and Dr. Samuel Soret, executive director of the center for Community Resilience at the school of public health at Loma Linda University.


Born and raised in the South, I’ve been through my fair share of crazy weather. Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, you name it, and I can tell you the Twitter hashtags and safety procedures that go with them. Basements, for example–as soon as you know there’s a tornado coming, you head to the lowest part of whatever building you’re in, and you avoid windows. If you don’t have a basement, a bathtub is a good second choice. If you live in an upstairs apartment, you hope and pray that your downstairs neighbors are home and willing to let you hang out with them until the storm passes.

Real Public Health

I wasn’t supposed to be here. I thought I’d be in a developing country providing education on maternal nutrition and infant feeding practices or HIV prevention. I thought I’d be navigating an unfamiliar culture and gaining the trust of the locals. That is, after all, what one dreams of doing with a global health degree. That is exactly what I did during and immediately after earning my MPH, but then I came back.

Squeaky Green Beans: A Struggle with Vegetables

I have a confession to make: I had brinner twice this week. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, brinner is short for “breakfast for dinner”. Though usually reserved for broke college students or those who can’t cook, I don’t fall into either of those categories; I had come home late and hungry and cereal and homemade breakfast burritos were the quickest ways to raise my blood sugar and make me feel human again. That, and I really like breakfast burritos.


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Public Health in the Wild

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Homeless But Not Worthless

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