Category: Nutrition

An Irreplaceable Niche

Rajiv Varandani’s health research in Singapore helped him discover cultural differences and his interests in endocrinology and nutrition. Rajiv is a senior, majoring in cognitive science and science in human culture. Last August, I got onto the longest plane flight of my life. I was leaving Singapore after 9 weeks of beautiful experience. As I

Global Health Corps and the Fight for Health Equity

Founded in 2008, Global Health Corps is an organization with the goal of attaining global health equity. As Northwestern University’s Class of 2015 begins to search for their post-graduation plans, whether it is employment, research, or higher education, GHC should be on the mind of anyone interested in global health and development. One of the

Identifying our “core evolutionary needs” could lead to improved health

If you’ve been paying attention to the world of health and fitness recently, you’ve probably heard about the Paleolithic diet—a regime of nuts, meats and vegetables that’s based on the meals of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. While health experts are still duking out the benefits of the “paleo diet,” Daniel Sellen, a professor at the University

A New Way Forward

Though they lie thousands of miles apart, the countries of Guatemala and Peru continue to fight against the same seemingly unconquerable struggle: childhood malnutrition. In both countries, nationwide data masks the severity of the problem. In Guatemala, childhood stunting affects around 50% of children under five, yet the prevalence soars to 70-80% in many indigenous