Rhiannon Kay is the Health & Wellness correspondent for OurHometown.ca. Rhiannon is a journalism student at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. If you have questions or wish to contact Rhiannon, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb. 7, 2012: February is heart month. It is not just the month that holds that day when heart shaped boxes of chocolates are given, but it is also the month of awareness for that one vital organ that keeps us alive every day.
In Canada alone, there are 1.6 million people living with the effects of heart disease and stroke. FULL STORY
Feb. 2, 2012: The gluten-free diet is not only for people with Celiac disease, but also for people looking to lose weight. As many as 300,000 Canadians could have Celiac’s disease, however, many remain undiagnosed, said Health Canada. The gluten-free diet is beneficial to everyone but is crucial for people with celiac disease. FULL STORY
Jan. 23, 2012: Why waste time separating the egg yolk from the egg white when you can enjoy the numerous benefits of the whole egg.
Many people have veered away from egg yolks due to the bad press they have received throughout the years. Their high saturated fat and cholesterol levels made people eat them with caution. FULL STORY
Jan. 16, 2012: Normally people wouldn’t eat lemon and lime slices or Tabasco sauce unless they could handle the intense flavour. But one small berry has the power to transform your taste buds making sour foods sweet. Tangy lemon juice tastes like the sweetest lemonade and Tabasco sauce loses the extreme heat.
Dec. 14, 2011: The 13th annual Iams Home 4 the Holidays kicked off its annual adoption, which runs until Jan 3. The goal this year is to provide loving homes for more than 1.5 million orphan dogs, cats and other pets with the help of more than 3,500 animal organizations worldwide. Rooney, a four year old German shepherd shows her Christmas spirit. FULL STORY
Dec. 5, 2011: Many girls dream of becoming a Victoria’s Secret Angel. These angels are known for their beauty and skinny figures that most women envy. They strut down the runway with confidence and ooze sex appeal, wearing only lingerie and wings. Nicole Clark, a former Elite International fashion model and a filmmaker, created a documentary called Cover Girl Culture. FULL STORY
Nov. 22, 2011: The Kardashian sisters, Kim, Khloe and Kourtney, have written and released their first fiction novel. Dollhouse, details the life of a famous, close-knit family, focusing on three sisters. The Kardashians have admitted to the book being similar to their own lives, but have spiced it up for readers.
Nov. 18, 2011: Donatella Versace has done what seems to be the unthinkable. The super high-end fashion designer has collaborated with the affordable and trendy clothing store, H&M. The 70-piece collection will be released on Nov 19 at the Toronto Eaton Centre, Yorkdale and Bloor Street locations. FULL STORY
Nov. 8, 2011: The Kobo Vox offers the ability to switch to a landscape view while reading. Chapters released its newest addition to its line of e-readers this month, the Kobo Vox Colour. The name was inspired by the Latin term Vox Populi, meaning the voice of the people.
Nov. 7, 2011: September marked the beginning of a bottle free school for the University of Toronto. Bottled water is no longer being sold or distributed in most places on the University of Toronto campus. Leanne Rasmussen is one of the co-coordinators of the Public Water Initiative at the University of Toronto.