Welcome to the Wellness Website!  Plan to browse here regularly throughout the year for health and wellness information and for postings of wellness activities happening around campus.  Feel free to stop by the Wellness Office (near the refectory) anytime during the day Monday - Thursday, (9am-3pm) to ask a question or to obtain some health and wellness information.

 Feel free to contact Janet Jenkins, Wellness Coordinator on 985-2328 or with questions or if you would like to set-up a personal "one-on-one" nutrition consultation.  Looking forward to meeting and working with all of you this year!





 Each individual is provided with a unique gut microbiota profile that plays many specific functions in host nutrient metabolism, maintenance of structural integrity of the gut mucosal barrier, immunomodulation, and protection against pathogens.  Learn more here:



CDC Recommendations

Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus

Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:

For more information:   

Podcast: COVID-19, Valvular Heart Disease and Plant Based Nutrition




Getting Too Many Colds? Try Some 20-Minute Workouts — Here’s Why

Walk, bike, and swim your way to boosting body defenses


Foods To Boost the Immune System

Give your immune system a boost with healthful, plant-based foods.


As coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted communities around the world, many people have wondered whether there are steps they can take to stay healthy. Everyday preventive measures—such as handwashing, avoiding contact with sick individuals, and good hygiene—can go a long way in reducing your risk for viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens.

But studies have also shown that healthful diet and lifestyle habits can help boost the body’s natural defenses:



Coronavirus Prevention Tips

What you need to know about the coronavirus:


How to boost your immune system

Harvard Health Publishing

Healthy ways to strengthen your immune system

Your first line of defense is to choose a healthy lifestyle. Following general good-health guidelines is the single best step you can take toward naturally keeping your immune system strong and healthy. Every part of your body, including your immune system, functions better when protected from environmental assaults and bolstered by healthy-living strategies such as these:

  • Don't smoke.

  • Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables.

  • Exercise regularly.

  • Maintain a healthy weight.

  • If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.

  • Get adequate sleep.

  • Take steps to avoid infection, such as washing your hands frequently and cooking meats thoroughly.

  • Try to minimize stress.

More information here:


Coronavirus and the flu: Five ways to protect yourself

March 09, 2020 by Joel Fuhrman, MD

They say that the best defense is a good offense – and when it comes to protecting yourself from the coronavirus and the flu, that’s never been more true. There’s a lot of advice floating around on the internet – some of it good, much of it ridiculous. In this short video, Dr. Fuhrman discusses how to keep yourself and your family safe.  

After you watch the video, download the handy infographic which outlines the best practices you can follow to protect yourself from disease.



How to Sleep Better with Diet and Lifestyle

 · · 10 min read


Getting enough sleeps is very important not only for immune health but also for mental and physical performance.

Everybody sleeps, but that doesn't mean we all sleep well. Here’s how to design your diet and lifestyle to get the most out of your nightly z’s.  Find out more here: