Turning the colour back on Recovering from an eating disorder has taught me some important lessons about my health and body
Mar17

Turning the colour back on Recovering from an eating disorder has taught me some important lessons about my health and body

by Hating your body is NOT normal You do not have to hate yourself. It is not normal, even if it is common. Often, our negative thoughts about ourselves become habits and we don’t even notice how much they have taken over our lives. It is perfectly OK to love your body as it is, or even just to come to terms with it.  Disordered eating is pervasive, and bodily self-hate is everywhere, but it doesn’t have to be. The mantra of “every...

Detoxing the truth behind celebrity diets
Mar17

Detoxing the truth behind celebrity diets

by By: Sohana Farhin/ SHEC Celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Oprah, Salma Hayek, Megan Fox, the clan of Kardashians, Jared Leto and Beyonce, have claimed to use detox diets to lose weight. The most popular celebrity detox diet is known as the Master Cleanse. The Master Cleanse was created by Stanley Bourroughs, a man arrested for practicing medicine without a proper license. The detox diet promises to “cleanse the body of toxins...

A feast for your eyes Taking pictures of food isn’t a crime – taking bad pictures of food is. Here are some tips to up your Instagram game
Feb25

A feast for your eyes Taking pictures of food isn’t a crime – taking bad pictures of food is. Here are some tips to up your Instagram game

by Once spread solely by word of mouth or reviews on Yelp, food culture is now built upon a foundation of hashtags and Instagram posts. Restaurant-goers discover new places through geotags on Instagram, making up their minds based on the way their friends post photos of their food. In the past, many paused before meals to be thankful for what is in front of them – today, we use that time to take pictures of these meals. Food is...

New on the menu Pokeh and Golden Brown showcase the potential for more diverse culinary and cultural experiences in #HamOnt
Jan28

New on the menu Pokeh and Golden Brown showcase the potential for more diverse culinary and cultural experiences in #HamOnt

by To call it an addiction may be a bit much, but week after week my regular visits to a little stand in the Farmers’ Market “Real Food Court” suggests a certain level of infatuation with chef Salar Madadi’s bowls of hot rice. Salar’s 20 different toppings ranging from purple kale, green mango and raw fish have got locals hooked since their early November open. Pokeh is one of the first dedicated poké bars in Canada, serving the...

Veggie-mania How to make the transition to a green diet
Jan21

Veggie-mania How to make the transition to a green diet

By: Allison Mizzi/SHEC Does one of your New Year’s resolutions include an attempt at becoming vegetarian or vegan? This lifestyle has many potential benefits, but the change requires reflection and careful consideration of your nutrition-related needs. There are many types of vegetarians or vegans. These include lacto-vegetarians, ovo-vegetarians, lacto-ovo-vegetarians, pescetarians, vegans, strict vegans, or anything in between. You...

[REVIEW] Caribbean Flavah A unique addition to Westdale's restaurant scene, but there's still some planning left to do
Jan14

[REVIEW] Caribbean Flavah A unique addition to Westdale's restaurant scene, but there's still some planning left to do

by I will preface this review by saying I come from a Caribbean family and therefore walked into Caribbean Flavah with higher than normal expectations for a take-out restaurant. Most students who have lived in Westdale-Ainsliewood for the last few years are already very well-acquainted with the restaurant, as the signage for the store went up roughly two years ago. While its presence has been looming, the restaurant itself only opened...