Dear Readers,

Welcome to the website of Total Wellness magazine, UCLA’s Student Wellness Commission’s premier health and wellness publication. While the focus of our magazine has long been to empower individuals in our local communities to take charge of their health and wellness by understanding the latest advances in scientific knowledge and learning how to apply it to their lives, we did not want to stop there. We wanted to reach out to people who do not have immediate access to accurate and authoritative health and wellness resources and broaden our audience by connecting to the world through the web. We hope that these web-friendly articles will help keep you well wherever you are.

Cheers to your health,




Total Wellness is a division of the Student Wellness Commission that is dedicated to spreading awareness of and sharing knowledge on issues of student health and health care through quarterly magazine publications. By providing an understanding of health and lifestyle issues, elucidating health concepts, providing recommendations for physical, mental, and social well-being, and making visible and accessible various health resources, programs, and events occurring at UCLA, Total Wellness seeks to empower students with up-to-date and accurate knowledge on the appropriate management of their health.



Total Wellness is a continuing endeavor started by the Student Welfare Commission in the 90's and refounded in 2009. Total Wellness is currently a division of the Student Wellness Commission. The organization has come a long way since its humble roots as a quarterly newsletter and has since been committed to building a quality magazine publication replete with a highly trained and talented staff of writers and designers, internal review board, and medical review board of UCLA MDs, PhDs, RDs, and other UCLA health experts and professionals.