Psychiatric Intervention Could Have Saved Anthony Hill

Unless you have been living under a rock since 2012, then you would know that there has been a ton of news coverage around Black men being the targets of multiple police shootings across the United States. Trayvon Martin. Michael Brown. Tamir Rice. Eric Garner. Anthony Robinson. Naeschylus Vinzant… amongst many others. But most recently, Anthony Hill died at a police officer’s hands Monday afternoon in Atlanta when someone in Hill’s apartment complex called 911 reporting “a man was acting deranged, knocking on doors, and crawling around on the ground naked” (HuffPost Black Voices). Continue reading

Food Intolerances and Body Awareness

Food intolerances are hypersensitivities or the inability to digest the chemical components of a certain food that are non-life threatening. We often hear of people being lactose intolerant, which is the most common food intolerance, and this occurs when the digestive system cannot break down lactose (a sugar compound found in dairy products). In other cases, we are not always sensitive to the foods themselves, but the additives and other chemical ingredients found within them. Caffeine is a great example of a chemical found in many of our food sources that stimulate a hypersensitive response. Others include artificial colourings and flavourings, sweeteners, MSG, preservatives, etc. Continue reading

New Topics for Nutrition Month 2015

It is 2015 and I believe that a majority of the population is more aware of how to eat healthy, but they just choose not to. Why is that? My best guess is because it is easier and more affordable to eat unhealthy, and who doesn’t enjoy excess salt, sugar, and trans fat? That’s what makes everything taste so good!

I’ve had a look and many different wellness initiatives across the internet for Nutrition Month, both from small and large organizations, and the trends have generally stayed the same. Eating healthy at work, making breakfast a part of your every day routine, incorporating all food groups into your meals, blah blah blah. These topics are boring and redundant and I am tired of seeing the same stale information from previous years. Continue reading