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Having grown up in the Chinese culture for many years, I have seen that many Chinese families like using ginger for preparing different kinds of dishes such as ginger fried rice, ginger tea, and sweet and sour ginger soup, etc. One of the great functions of ginger, from the Chinese point of view, is that ginger helps remove the odor and taste from fish, just like we use lemon juice here in the West. That’s why the Chinese people use ginger so often for steaming fish! From the above examples, it seems that every Chinese dish is used with ginger for cooking. So, you may ask: What’s actually good about ginger? Are there any health benefits of eating ginger? If yes, how can we incorporate ginger into our meals? Well, let me share some of the delicious, easy Chinese recipes with you. More importantly, let me tell you some of the health benefits that research studies have found in Ginger. 


What’s Ginger?

Ginger is a tropical plant originated from Southern China. It has green-purple flowers and an aromatic underground stem (called a rhizome). It has been historically used as an Asian medicine to treat stomach aches, diarrhea, nausea caused by motion, chemotherapy and pregnancy (NIH, 2012). In China, ginger is considered as a folk medicine that helps prevent illnesses. For example, tea brewed from ginger is used to prevent colds; dried ginger candy that’s fermented in plum juice and sugared is consumed to suppress coughing. 

What are the Health Benefits of Ginger?

Research studies have shown that ginger helps reduce pain in people with arthritis, menstrual pain, nausea and vomiting following surgery or during pregnancy. However, there’s still a controversy on research whether ginger can help relieve nausea from motion sickness, chemotherapy, or surgery (WebMD). 

Is Eating Ginger Safe? 

Regarding the safety guideline by the National Institute of Health, there are few side effects of eating ginger when it is taken in small doses. Some of the side effects include heartburn, diarrhea and general stomach discomfort (gas and bloating). 

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Hey Fonties! Welcome back! I hope your spring break was absolutely fabulous (I’m really sad it’s over… can we have a spring break redo?…. No?…. Okay….). Anyway, let’s  jump right into it then. In my three years as a Griffin, I’ve noticed a lot of little golden nuggets that make Fontbonne a great place to learn and grow. Here are my five favorite things that make Fontbonne amazing.

1. The Campus

Being on campus will make you feel like you’ve stepped off of a page of “Better Homes and Gardens.” Fontbonne in the spring is absolutely gorgeous

2. The People

When I say I’m extremely blessed and fortunate to be a part of the Fontbonne family, I mean it wholeheartedly. The people you will encounter on campus will continuously fill your spirit with joy.

3. The Staff

Fontbonne teachers and staff are awesome people. The teachers here take time to get to know you personally, and make it their business to make sure you succeed.

4. The Class Size

You will never feel lost in the shuffle or like another number on campus. The class sizes are small enough so that everyone in the room gets what they need.

5. Your Major

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There are many of us here at Fontbonne that have the responsibility of full time school, plus a job on top of that. Finding a good one, or at the very least one you don’t loath, can be tricky. As someone that has had three different part time jobs since going back to school, I can tell you that while it may seem impossible there are some very useful tools to help make everything from resume writing to job searching a lot easier.

One of the most useful tools (or people rather) I have found right here at Fontbonne is our career councilor, Christine Keller — she is a fountain of information! She helped me polish my resume to fit more of what I was looking for, offered some great resources for writing a cover letter, and gave me some suggestions on where to look for a job. All I had to do was make an appointment with her, bring the resume I had, and tell her what type of job I’m looking for. As someone going into Art Therapy I’m really looking to work as an admin assistant in a doctors or psychologists office. Getting into these positions is the challenge so anything that makes it easier, or makes me stand out more is beyond helpful.

There are several places you can go to look for a job as well. Fontbonne has a job page here:

www.fontbonne.edu/jobs

I have also found Indeed.com, Craigslist (yes Craigslist), the local hospitals, and even the Yellow Pages to be great tools to find prospective employment. There will be rejection letters, those should be taken in stride, because the job that is the right fit for you will come your way at the right time. Just keep up the determination until you find what you’re looking for! Or until it finds you ;)

Cheers!

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This week marks the first week of March! You know what that means?!

Well… yes, March Madness…

BUT! Also, National Nutrition Month®!!

Photo credit: eatright.org

 

National Nutrition Month® is sponsored by The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics to help promote awareness of the importance of a healthy diet and to advocate for the profession of dietetics.

This month, you will able to participate in some fun activities around the Fontbonne campus thanks to the Dietetics undergrad and graduate students.  Each week this month, I will give the run-down on what NNM events you can expect on campus.

The first activity I want to bring your attention to is going on every week this month in AB Hall. The students will create a special display each week addressing different health and food-related topics. Next to the display, you will find a short quiz based on the information presented.

If you complete the quiz, you will be eligible for an awesome prize! A winner will be awarded every week and there will be a grand prize winner at the end of the month!

Want your chance to win AND get some great nutrition information? Check out the display on the first floor of AB just down from the FCS dept. office!

Everyone enjoy their spring break (and the 60 degree weather next week!!)

-XOXO Hannah

PS: Be sure to socialize with me on Twitter or Instagram!!

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Don’t Miss Schlafly Farmer’s Market This Weekend!!

by Hannah March 2, 2015

It may seem hard to believe with all this snow and cold we’ve had this week, but farmer’s market season is right around the corner!! *Happy Dance!!* Yea, I am a bit excited. To me, there is nothing better than getting to look at glorious piles of produce and shopping from local vendors! Not only […]

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3 Quick Ways To Feel Less Stressed

by Hannah February 12, 2015

Well Fontbonne, we are now about a month into the spring semester. Are you feeling the stress yet? Because I sure am! Assignments, readings, and projects are starting to pile up, on top of working two jobs and managing my social life (or at least pretending like I have one!) But during these times, I […]

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A St. Louisan’s Guide To A Healthy Valentine’s Day

by Hannah February 6, 2015

Valentine’s Day can spur an array of emotions; elation for some and melancholy for others. But this year, we are going to fall in love… with our health! Here are some ideas to keep your day of love in tip-top shape, regardless if you will have a Valentine or not! 1. Eat Chocolate.. Dark Chocolate! Billions of […]

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Taking Chances with a Famous Designer

by Celeste February 2, 2015

A dream of mine came true this week. I was able to meet a local St. Louis designer featured on the hit show Project Runway! If you have never seen the show, then you must be living under a rock (and obviously not a very fashionable rock). Haha! In case you haven’t seen the show, […]

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Something Special About Fontbonne University

by Sarah December 1, 2014

Whether you may know it or not, Fontbonne University is a mission-based university, where majors are born and created to help the surrounding community in which Fontbonne resides. From my perspective, we are always constantly trying to create new ways to help the community in which we live, whether that is through volunteering opportunities like […]

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Great Volunteer Experience at Fontbonne University

by Kathy November 20, 2014

Hi everyone, I’d like to share with you all my great volunteer experience for my Dietetics Internship Program. In the early part of this semester, I was charged with a catering project for the graduate students admission ceremony on November 6. I and my other three classmates were required to come up with food for […]

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