Splash Biography

AMBER KRISCH, Cornell sophomore studying biology

Major: Biology

College/Employer: Cornell

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi, I'm Amber and I love teaching health and nutrition! Some things I'm involved with are advising high school students, editing for the Daily Sun, and training to be a student mental health counselor. I hope to attend medical school and continue to help others maintain a vibrant lifestyle.

Past Classes

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P602: Diet vs Disease in Splash Spring 2019 (Apr. 27, 2019)
Did you know that cancer growth and eating animal protein are directly related? That's right. What we eat can drastically affect our likelihood of disease. Based on the book, "The China Study" by T. Colin Campbell, this class will specifically explore how switching to a whole food, plant-based diet can reduce high blood pressure, diabetes, and even cancer. We all know about veganism...but aside from animal rights and saving the environment, how can eliminating meat, dairy, and eggs affect your body AND your lifespan?

P506: What Not to Eat: Sugar or Fat? in Splash Fall 2018 (Nov. 10, 2018)
Are you for or against coconut oil? How about honey? For years, our culture has pointed fingers at sugar and fat, blaming one or the other as the reason for our obesity epidemic. Fad diets such as "keto" endorse high-fat and low-carb, while conventional diets support high-carb, low-calorie. As someone looking to lose weight or be healthier in general, what the heck is going on? Which one is better? This class will examine what happens to fat and sugar in your body, explore the nuances of mainstream dieting, and discuss how these foods affect our long term health.

P407: The Truth About Your Health in Splash Fall 17 (Nov. 04, 2017)
Our health is the first thing we should prioritize, yet we are still guided in the wrong direction when it comes to living our happiest, most vibrant lives. Is modern medicine really saving us, or are we putting ourselves more in danger? Are there natural ways - such as chiropractic, acupuncture, or home remedies - to treat serious illnesses? I will cover everything from natural ways to avoid the common cold to debunking myths about our obesity epidemic, sugar, vitamins, and various well-known diseases. Get ready to rethink what you know to be true.