Emily Yeap

Host, Missouri State Journal

A native of Malaysia, Emily moved to Springfield in 2010 and started working at Missouri State University in 2014. She’s currently the public relations specialist in the office of university communications. She has a BA in Mass Communications from Colorado State University-Pueblo and a Master of Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

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June is Great Outdoors Month in America. It reminds us to connect with nature and explore fun outdoor activities, such as hiking, camping and paddling. 

Nowadays, many people practice intermittent fasting, also known as IF, to lose weight and get fit.

What exactly is IF? How do you do IF? How does this diet plan help with weight loss? 

Natalie Allen, registered dietitian and clinical instructor of biomedical sciences at Missouri State University, and Leah Brooke, a Missouri State dietetic intern, answer these questions and more.

The keto diet has become one of the most popular diets today. However, this diet is not without controversy.

Researchers are studying whether this diet, which promotes eating high-fat foods, could cause harmful effects in the long run.

Natalie Allen, registered dietitian and clinical instructor of biomedical sciences at Missouri State University, and Leah Brooke, a Missouri State dietetic intern, explain more about the keto diet.

Step Up and Volunteer

Apr 23, 2019

From distributing food at a food pantry to manning the reception desk at a homeless shelter, research shows that volunteering has positive effects on a person’s mental and physical health.

April is National Volunteer Month in America. It's dedicated to honoring volunteers and encouraging volunteerism. 

Spring has made its return and for many, that means gardening will be in full swing.

How do you get your garden ready? What types of things should you plant? How do you ensure a beautiful garden? 

Dr. Clydette Alsup-Egbers, associate professor in the department of environmental plant science and natural resources at Missouri State University, answers these questions and more.

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