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The Beauty Guide http://charmainegooden.com Reporting on the people, places and things that add beauty to our lives. Sat, 04 Dec 2021 01:00:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.11 Texture Talk – FashionMagazine.com http://charmainegooden.com/319918-2/ http://charmainegooden.com/319918-2/#respond Mon, 28 Sep 2020 03:27:38 +0000 http://charmainegooden.com/?p=319918

Who: Charmaine Gooden, beauty, fashion, health and wellness journalist

“Philip Kingsley’s treatment is my star product. It’s a seriously rich, pre-shampoo conditioning treatment (it contains castor oil, olive oil and glycerine) that you apply in shiny my normally frizzy curls looked. I got compliments for days, so I’ve made it the foundation of my hair care by using a much smaller amount every couple of days as a leave-in conditioner.

Dry hair is thirsty for moisture, so every second or third day, I’ll completely soak my hair in the shower, apply a little of this product to detangle and leave it in as a conditioner. This routine has immensely improved the texture and healthy appearance of my hair. I don’t find this product too heavy for regular use on my coils and curls, and a little bit goes a long way. I also add a dollop of the product to some water [...]]]>

Who: Charmaine Gooden, beauty, fashion, health and wellness journalist


“Philip Kingsley’s treatment is my star product. It’s a seriously rich, pre-shampoo conditioning treatment (it contains castor oil, olive oil and glycerine) that you apply in shiny my normally frizzy curls looked. I got compliments for days, so I’ve made it the foundation of my hair care by using a much smaller amount every couple of days as a leave-in conditioner.

Dry hair is thirsty for moisture, so every second or third day, I’ll completely soak my hair in the shower, apply a little of this product to detangle and leave it in as a conditioner. This routine has immensely improved the texture and healthy appearance of my hair. I don’t find this product too heavy for regular use on my coils and curls, and a little bit goes a long way. I also add a dollop of the product to some water in a spray bottle and use it to revive the curls in the morning.

It’s expensive but worth every dollar because I can depend on it to transform my hair into perfect coils and curls every time!”

#phillipkingsley

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5 Eye Looks You Can Rock With Your Mask http://charmainegooden.com/5-eye-looks-you-can-rock-with-your-mask/ http://charmainegooden.com/5-eye-looks-you-can-rock-with-your-mask/#respond Mon, 31 Aug 2020 23:24:21 +0000 http://charmainegooden.com/?p=315493 Since the outbreak of COVID-19, wearing masks has become mandatory and since they cover half of your face, everyone’s had to adjust their makeup routine. Our ever so loved lipstick collection remains untouched. It’s all about showcasing our makeup artistry skills on our brows and eyes. If you’re looking to make your eyes pop while wearing a mask, here are some ideas you can rock.                        By Mursal Rahmann

1) Colourful Winged Liner

Instead of using your typical black liner,  grab a blue or a green one instead. Try a glitter liner to give your eyes some sparkle.  Some of my favourite liners are the NYX Vivid Brights Liner and Glitter Goals Liquid Liner.

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2) Go Graphic

Get creative with your eyeliner.  The graphic eyeliner trend is popular on the runways; no one said you can’t rock it while running errands too. A great eyeliner to do this is the NYX Epic Ink Liner or the NYX Matte Liner.

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3) Use Complimentary Colours

To create a bold look use a shade that is the opposite colour of your masks. This will easily make your eyes the focal point of your face.

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4) Party Animal 

Let your eyes be your canvas. Halloween is coming and this is a great way to incorporate your mask in your look. This may require more skill, but there’s no better time of the year to try a more elaborate face makeup look than Halloween.

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5) Create a Monochromatic Look

If you have no idea what colour eyeshadow to use, why not create a look that matches your mask? This way your mask becomes more like an accessory rather than a responsibility. 

 

 

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Black Canadian Style: Here’s The Thing… http://charmainegooden.com/black-canadian-style-heres-the-thing/ http://charmainegooden.com/black-canadian-style-heres-the-thing/#respond Tue, 18 Aug 2020 04:01:56 +0000 http://charmainegooden.com/?p=313147 On Tuesday, August 11, 2020, MODECANADAROCKS x MELANI Beauty presented the digital Zoom event – BLACK CANADIAN STYLE: HERE’S THE THING… A discourse on the importance of Black Canadian identities in fashion, design, culture and media.

The panel of eleven Black Canadian heavy hitters, Moderated by Anjli Patel, shared personal experiences, across themes: Creative Identities, Black Lives Matter, Data Collection & Hiring Practices and Content Creation; building toward the end goal of proposing a way forward.

Natasha Bruno –Beauty Director, FASHION Magazine Richard Campbell –Fashion & Beauty Director, Campaign & Editorial, Judy Inc. Steve Carty –Photographer | Videomaker Vanessa Craft –Editor-in-Chief, ELLE Canada Charmaine Gooden –Professor | Editor | Former Beauty Editor, CHATELAINE Magazine Len D. Henry –CEO, Delectant Media Inc. | founder, MODECANADAROCKS Lana Ogilvie –Supermodel | Founder, Lana Ogilvie Skincare Sabaa Quao –Entrepreneur, Co-Founder Wealthie Works Daily Inc., Filminute, and Newsrooms Celia Sears –President, Show Division, Milan George Sully –Footwear Designer | Principal, Black Designers of Canada Aleece Wilson –Fashion Model [...]]]>
On Tuesday, August 11, 2020, MODECANADAROCKS x MELANI Beauty presented the digital Zoom event – BLACK CANADIAN STYLE: HERE’S THE THING… A discourse on the importance of Black Canadian identities in fashion, design, culture and media.

The panel of eleven Black Canadian heavy hitters, Moderated by Anjli Patel, shared personal experiences, across themes: Creative Identities, Black Lives Matter, Data Collection & Hiring Practices and Content Creation; building toward the end goal of proposing a way forward.

  • Natasha Bruno –Beauty Director, FASHION Magazine
  • Richard Campbell –Fashion & Beauty Director, Campaign & Editorial, Judy Inc.
  • Steve Carty –Photographer | Videomaker
  • Vanessa Craft –Editor-in-Chief, ELLE Canada
  • Charmaine Gooden –Professor | Editor | Former Beauty Editor, CHATELAINE Magazine
  • Len D. Henry –CEO, Delectant Media Inc. | founder, MODECANADAROCKS
  • Lana Ogilvie –Supermodel | Founder, Lana Ogilvie Skincare
  • Sabaa Quao –Entrepreneur, Co-Founder Wealthie Works Daily Inc., Filminute, and Newsrooms
  • Celia Sears –President, Show Division, Milan
  • George Sully –Footwear Designer | Principal, Black Designers of Canada
  • Aleece Wilson –Fashion Model | Elite Model Management
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The Royal Secrets to Longevity http://charmainegooden.com/the-royal-secrets-to-longevity/ http://charmainegooden.com/the-royal-secrets-to-longevity/#respond Fri, 18 May 2018 15:26:50 +0000 http://charmainegooden.com/?p=171341 Some of the factors that might possibly be the reason Queen Elizabeth continues to enjoy good health.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on 21 April 1926, celebrated her 80th birthday in 2006, thus becoming the oldest reigning British monarch. When she turns 83 this year, she will have attained the maximum life expectancy for the average Canadian woman, while her husband, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, is a robust 87. According to a 2004 Statistics Canada report the life expectancy for women is 82.6 years and 77.8 years for men, (which mirrors life expectancies in Britain). Dr. Michael Gordon, Program Director of Palliative Care at Baycrest Centre for Geriatrics (Baycrest.org) who trained in Britain and met the Queen’s mother, feels that now a days, 83 is not so old. “I’m a geriatrician and in my practice that’s like late adolescent. The life expectancy at birth for [...]]]> Some of the factors that might possibly be the reason Queen Elizabeth continues to enjoy good health.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on 21 April 1926, celebrated her 80th birthday in 2006, thus becoming the oldest reigning British monarch. When she turns 83 this year, she will have attained the maximum life expectancy for the average Canadian woman, while her husband, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, is a robust 87. According to a 2004 Statistics Canada report the life expectancy for women is 82.6 years and 77.8 years for men, (which mirrors life expectancies in Britain). Dr. Michael Gordon, Program Director of Palliative Care at Baycrest Centre for Geriatrics (Baycrest.org) who trained in Britain and met the Queen’s mother, feels that now a days, 83 is not so old. “I’m a geriatrician and in my practice that’s like late adolescent. The life expectancy at birth for the average Canadian woman is close to that. She’s not 100 yet. Her mother, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, did that by living to 101, and there’s a pretty good chance, baring the unexpected, that she can get there herself.”

Yet, even the best genetic biological makeup can be destroyed with external environmental factors. Researchers say we accelerate the aging process if we smoke, eat poorly, drink heavily, don’t exercise and get overstressed. Successful aging, says Gordon, is measured in both quantity of years and quality of life; not simply breathing but retaining vitality and enthusiasm, enough to make life well worth living. Queen Elizabeth, having maintained good health for most of her life, is enjoying an active life in her golden years. Here are some of the factors that are quite possibly the reason she continues to enjoy good health. Adopt them to improve your chance of living a long and healthy life. 

Go ahead, live like the queen!

 

1. Regular medical screening                                          

“Queen Elizabeth has regular medical screenings and access to medical care that keeps her in good health,” says Dr. Robert Petrella, Scientist and Assistant Director, Lawson Health Research Institute,The University of Western Ontario (www.sjhcfoundation.org). Preventive health screenings for both men and women should include measurements for blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar. The results can catch deadly yet avoidable diseases like heart attacks, stroke and diabetes. Men may also be advised to have an annual prostate check, and women, a regular breast examination, mammogram, pelvic exam and pap test.

 

2. Eat a variety of health promoting foods

The typical British diet, by and large, has not been a healthy one because it’s heavy on fats and carbohydrates, says Petrella, but this has certainly changed. “I’ve noticed a distinct difference in their eating habits and the availability of good foods. There is a better range of fresh fruits, vegetables and grains more typical of a Mediterranean diet.” This kind of anti-inflammatory diet has been linked with promoting longevity and Queeen Elizabeth would certainly benefit from it. And since the Indian Empire was a former British colony, (her father, George VI, was the last Emperor of India before its independence) we can assume that she is also familiar with the Indo diet which, Petrella explains, is also quite similar to the Mediterranean diet with it’s emphasis on grains and vegetables, but also the addition of spices like curry. Curry is loaded with curcumin, a chemical with potent antioxidant and anti-inflamatory properties. Studies of East Indians and Asians who eat curry have found lower rates of Alzheimer’s disease. Both these diets promote a healthy outcome. ‘I’m willing to assume that because of her status in the world, unless she had a phenomenal craving for junk food, the choice of foods and what was prepared for her was probably pretty balanced and well prepared,“ says Gordon.

 

3. Get regular light to moderate exercise

The Brits are big walkers and so is the royal family. “I know this because Sir Ian Hill, my professor of medicine at the University of St. Andrews in Dundee, Scotland, was the physician to the Queen and the Royal Family when they stayed in Scotland.

(http://gouk.about.com/od/royalty/qt/Balmoralvisit.htm). The Royal family were known for their enjoyment of long walks in the woods and grounds of Balmoral Scotland where they stayed during their summer vacation. I suspect throughout their lives, neither the Queen Mother nor the Queen ever belonged to an exercise club, but both were always avid walkers,”says Gordon. The Queen is also well known for her love of horses and horseback riding is also a very good exercise program. Longevity specialist, Dr. Vincent DeMarco (website TK) says that after diet, exercise offers the most health benefits. “ It improves almost every measure of health we can devise and there is a lot of evidence supporting the relationship of regular exercise and longevity.”  How much exercise varies according to your medical and fitness history and current test results. Fortunately, even mild exercise such as a 30-minute walk can help lower blood pressure and stress levels.

 

4. Stay mentally sharp

Queen Elizabeth has visited the Google headquarters in London and is said to email her grandchildren. She is still a functioning head of state involved with high-level meetings that would keep her mentally sharp. Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher said in her memoirs “… ministers take their regular meetings with the Queen very seriously…they are quietly business-like and Her Majesty brings to bear a formidable grasp of current issues and breadth of experience. Petrella adds, “she is in a position of leadership and not just a figurehead for many of the foundations she’s involved with. There are residences in different parts of the country which allow her to change her environments and be stimulated by change which keeps you mentally sharp.” Anything that challenges your mind — staying engaged at work, crossword puzzles, strategy games, reading, dance or music classes, debate and conversation with friends and family — will keep you mentally shape as the years go by. Use it or loose it.

 

5. Learn to manage stress

By no means has Queen Elizabeth had a stress free reign or an easy time as a parent. Three of her four children — Charles, Anne and Andrew — had failed marriages ending in divorce, announced all in 1992, a year the Queen would dub “Annus Horribilis,” capped by a devastating fire at Windsor Castle, destroying priceless artifacts and reaping a repair bill to the tune of 40 million pounds. As the monarch, even though she is not a policy maker, she has had her share to deal with — her father, George VI, was not meant to be king and, as her uncle Edward VIII abdicated for the love of Wallis Simpson, her family was thrust into the spotlight. Aside from losing her father, who succumbed to lung cancer at what we’d consider now a relatively young 57, and consequently having to take the throne at 26, everything from war and public unrest to, perhaps most notably, the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, and her country’s out-pouring of emotion and criticism of what was perceived as stoic mourning, surely added to her stress levels. “It’s not just a job where she sits around being nice to people. She does live in a stressful environment, but the stresses may not all be negative,” says Gordon.” He explains that on-going stresses in life give human beings creativity, tenacity, and interest in life as long as it’s not destructive stress. Destructive stress leaves you feeling constantly personally threatened. Chronic destructive stress increases the risk for stroke and heart disease. Research suggests that meditation, deep breathing, writing and chanting are helpful in reducing stress levels.

 

6. Maintain a constant body weight

Though not known for wearing revealing fashions, Queen Elizabeth has never appeared overweight. According to Walter Willett, MD, chair of the department of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health next to not smoking, staying lean is probably the most important thing we can do to stay healthy and live longer. This could also be the secret to the trim-physiqued Prince Philip’s turning 88 this coming June while still carrying on effortlessly. Leanness matters, because fat cells produce hormones that raise the risk of type 2 diabetes. Study after study confirms that extra weight, especially around the belly, cuts years off your life. Check with Health Canada (www.hc-sc.gc.ca) for   healthy weight range recommendations.

7. Make connections

People who are connected to those around them—through marriage, friends, a spiritual community, or other networks—tend to have longer life spans than those without strong social ties. Queen Elizabeth has a rich social life through her active involvement in many foundations. She and Prince Philip reached their 60th year as a married couple in 2007, making Elizabeth the first monarch to celebrate her diamond wedding anniversary. “They’ve not only had a long life together but a close life engaged in raising a rather large family of four children and now eight grandchildren,” says Petrella. “The fact that she has been with the same person for all these years has provided a very stable relationship for her.”   You can protect or improve your emotional health by staying in touch with friends, family, and the greater community.

 

8. Drink a cuppa tea…and barley water

High tea precisely at 5 pm, is a British ritual enjoyed by Her Majesty The Queen. “Tea has numerous health benefits including being an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-heart disease,” says Dr. DeMaraco. “Various teas have various benefits. Green tea is the most widely studied and probably the most beneficial. The longest-lived persons in first world countries come from Japan. This is thought to be due to two main factors — green tea and fish.” Barley water, usually flavoured with lemon or other fruit, is a popular British beverage. and a favourite drink for the royal household. In To Set Before A Queen, the cookbook written by Alma McKee who was the cook to both Queen Elizabeth and the late Queen Mother, there is a recipe for barley water– 1/2 cup pearl barley, 2 1/2 quarts boiling water, 2 lemons, 6 orange and brown sugar to taste–which the royal family were apparently all “addicted” to. The Queen herself is said to still enjoy drinking barley water and credits it for her peaches and cream complexion. She has also bestowed a royal warrant on the British soft drink brand Robinsons, makers of Barley Water.

 

9. Alcohol…in moderation  

The late Queen Mother was often the subject of comedic parody claiming she was tipsy from drinking whisky. “There is no question that in this family, alcohol is part of their normal activities, and small amounts of alcohol, unless there is an illness or contra-indication with medication, has a beneficial effect on the heart and brain,” says Gordon. Anecdotally, he recalls a patient at Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care who lived to be 105 years old and attributed his longevity to having a shot of Canadian Club whisky every night, “In Europe no one would think twice about it but here in North America it’s not part of the normal routine.” Numerous studies show evidence that red wine, in moderation, is good for us. “That’s one of the benefits of the Mediterranean diet. It’s not just the fruits and vegetables, but the wine as well,” adds Petrella.

 

10. Keep a pet

Queen Elizabeth has a special love for dogs, especially the Pembroke Welsh Corgise, of which she is said to have 16. In a study at State University of New York, Buffalo, stock brokers with high blood pressure who adopted a pet showed a 50 percent decrease in blood pressure compared with their counterparts without a pet. “Getting a positive response from an animal may make one feel better and likely has an effect on the metabolic system to produce higher levels of positive hormones, which improves feelings of well being.” says Petrella. The Queen also breeds horses and ponies.

 

11. Help Others – Help Yourself

Volunteering in your community and sharing your talents with others is a gratifying and meaningful way to enrich your life. Charity work is quite important to Elizabeth. During her Golden Jubilee festivities in 2002, the queen asked that people wishing to commemorate the occasion make a donation to five of her favourite charities: Barnardo’s, CRUSE Bereavement Services, I CAN (which helps children with speech and language difficulties), the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, and the Soldier, Sailors, and Air Force Association. “We all know that of giving of oneself and doing ‘good works’ benefits the giver as much as the receiver,” says Gordon. “People say she’s such a good, charitable person. The truth is it’s nice that other’s benefit, but she’s doing it for herself because it’s really good for her. The look on the faces of the recipients can’t help but make her feel good and feeling good is a good thing.”

 

12. Have a Spiritual Focus

Aside from her official religious roles as Head of the Anglican Church of England, Elizabeth is said to regularly attend services most often at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, at St Mary Magdalene Church when staying at Sandringham House, or at Crathie Kirk when holidaying at Balmoral Castle. In her 2000 Royal Christmas Message broadcast to the Commonwealth Elizabeth said “to many of us, our beliefs are of fundamental importance. For me, the teachings of Christ, and my own personal accountability before God provide a framework in which I try to lead my life.” Organized religions “are a positive influence when they help give meaning to life, allow people to look at the world in a positive way and to forgive the weaknesses of their fellow man,” adds Gordon, “ but this can also be done without organized religion. If you look at spirituality as something that drives you to do good, right and moral things, then that’s also a positive influence.”

 

Excerpted from EverythingZoomer.

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Working It Out – Good Vibrations http://charmainegooden.com/working-it-out-good-vibrations/ http://charmainegooden.com/working-it-out-good-vibrations/#respond Wed, 30 May 2018 14:39:39 +0000 http://charmainegooden.com/?p=172318  The Workout: Power Plate

The Power Institute (powerinstitute.com) is a Toronto boutique fitness facility training more mature types with amped-up, high-tech, medically certified equipment that works together to accelerate exercise and fat loss results.

Power Plate is a vibrating platform on which cardiovascular and body-weight training exercises are performed to increase strength, muscle tone and the body’s ability to excrete fat and toxins – all key to the body aging well, with less injury, risk of falls and healthier cell production.

This is rocket science, used first by Russian cosmonauts in the ’60s to prevent muscle and bone loss in zero gravity. The Power Plate fitness equipment uses an acceleration training method, where a balance platform vibrates 25 to 50 times a second. This sends waves of energy through the body that cause muscle contractions.

“What’s great about the Power Plate is that it works from the inside out, activating muscle tissue just by [...]]]>  The Workout: Power Plate

The Power Institute (powerinstitute.com) is a Toronto boutique fitness facility training more mature types with amped-up, high-tech, medically certified equipment that works together to accelerate exercise and fat loss results.

Power Plate is a vibrating platform on which cardiovascular and body-weight training exercises are performed to increase strength, muscle tone and the body’s ability to excrete fat and toxins – all key to the body aging well, with less injury, risk of falls and healthier cell production.

This is rocket science, used first by Russian cosmonauts in the ’60s to prevent muscle and bone loss in zero gravity. The Power Plate fitness equipment uses an acceleration training method, where a balance platform vibrates 25 to 50 times a second. This sends waves of energy through the body that cause muscle contractions.

“What’s great about the Power Plate is that it works from the inside out, activating muscle tissue just by physically being on the plate, even without doing dynamic, moving exercises,” explains Power Institute co-founder Ron Das.

Shaking It Up

It’s not a huge effort to stand on the Power Plate. As co-founder and trainer Darryl Bodington hits the start button, a vibration runs up my feet, into my legs, hips and right to the top of my head. The vibration feels very smooth – perhaps a little weird at first – but not unpleasant.

Just as I’m getting used to the sensation, the real 30-minute workout begins with a variety of old-school functional movements like lunges, squats and push-ups using my own body weight – all while balancing on the plate, and my muscles fatigue quickly. Only minutes into the workout, my legs feel like they’re about to blow.

At the 20-minute mark, I’m drained, which is apparently a good sign. As we wrap up, the machine frequency is set for a deep, relaxing massage that helps tremendously with recovery. After I return for my fifth workout, I notice tone in my thighs and a lower-abs tightness I haven’t felt in years.

Encouraging research suggests the low-impact energy waves in acceleration training are particularly beneficial for seniors looking to regenerate muscles, improve balance, increase strength and flexibility, reduce pain, soreness and recover faster. For contraindications, Dr. Paul Dorian, director of the cardiology division at University of Toronto and a cardiologist at St Michael’s Hospital, advises people with recent heart failure, surgery or under the recent care of a cardiologist to discuss this first with their physician.

Dorian personally uses the Power Plate and sees a number of benefits. “Strength training by itself contributes to heart health more than we used to think,” says Dorian, “and this is a low-impact, safe, gentle approach to strength training after surgery.”

So after heart surgery, Bob Berman, then 57, turned to the Power Plate to get back into shape. “I had surgery December 2011 and started working out very gently with Darryl on Feb. 1, 2012. By that summer, I was practically back in shape and, in October, I ran a marathon. It’s a worthwhile form of exercise that has certainly helped me,” says Berman.

There’s also evidence that Power Plate training strengthens muscles and this protects the joints and reduces pain, adds Dorian. When Dr. Esther Gelcer, 70-something, discovered she was at risk of developing osteoporosis, “instead of taking medication, I started exercising three times a week with the folks at Power Institute on a regular basis,” she says. “Three years later, another bone density test was perfectly normal.

The doctor said my bones are like a teenager’s,” adds Gelcer. “Also my arthritic pain has mostly disappeared.” Find a Power Plate facility and certified trainer near you at www.powerplate.com.

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Super Powers http://charmainegooden.com/super-powers/ http://charmainegooden.com/super-powers/#respond Sun, 17 Jun 2018 18:49:49 +0000 http://charmainegooden.com/?p=172289 Canadians are adopting healthy foods from other cultures into their diet as a result of international travel, ethnic diversity and restaurants. Weird and wonderful delicacies from around the world can be found at most supermarkets and green grocers. “As our ethnic diversity has grown, our food choices have also become more global and it’s having a profound effect on our diet,” says Paul Uys, Vice President, Loblaw Brands, Fresh and President’s Choice who has been tracking food trends for over 20 years. He says their Thai, Chinese and East Asian ranges are now regarded as mainstream by Canadians. So too Indian Naan bread, now a top selling bakery item. And President’s Choice Indian Butter Chicken is their biggest selling single serve entrée. The Canadian palette has become attuned to global foods, many of which are nutrient-rich, health-boosting superfoods. You’ll be reaping extraordinary health benefits by adding a few of these [...]]]> Canadians are adopting healthy foods from other cultures into their diet as a result of international travel, ethnic diversity and restaurants. Weird and wonderful delicacies from around the world can be found at most supermarkets and green grocers. “As our ethnic diversity has grown, our food choices have also become more global and it’s having a profound effect on our diet,” says Paul Uys, Vice President, Loblaw Brands, Fresh and President’s Choice who has been tracking food trends for over 20 years. He says their Thai, Chinese and East Asian ranges are now regarded as mainstream by Canadians. So too Indian Naan bread, now a top selling bakery item. And President’s Choice Indian Butter Chicken is their biggest selling single serve entrée. The Canadian palette has become attuned to global foods, many of which are nutrient-rich, health-boosting superfoods. You’ll be reaping extraordinary health benefits by adding a few of these super grains, beans, fruits and spices to your diet daily.

 

Acai (ah-sigh-ee) is a small, round, black-purple berry, similar in appearance and size to a grape, that grows high atop towering palm trees in the lush Amazon Rain Forest of South America. This berry is said to have 10 times the antioxidants of grapes and twice the antioxidants of blueberries. Acai is also rich in anti-inflammatory omega-9 fats, essential fatty acids, iron, calcium, fiber, vitamin A, and a multitude of trace minerals.

 

Bulgur is made from steamed, dried, and cracked wheat kernels and has a granular texture and nutty flavour. It’s a good source of vitamins B and E and has more fiber than quinoa or oats. A Middle Eastern favourite, it is often sold as a pilaf, “tabbouleh” or “tabouli” mix.

 

Coconut Water is the clear liquid found inside the young green coconut fruits which grow atop coconut palms. It has long been a popular drink in tropical countries. Fresh coconut water contains potassium, sodium and glucose. It’s a natural isotonic beverage, with the same level of electrolytic balance found in our blood, making it an ideal beverage for rehydrating after exercise.. Called ‘the fluid of life”, coconut water was used as an intravenous fluid during the Pacific War of 1941-45 to give emergency plasma transfusions to wounded soldiers, and is still used in some countries where medical saline is unavailable.

 

Edamame, (ay-duh-may-may) which means “beans on branches,” are fresh green baby soybeans in the pod, commonly found in Japan, China and Korea, that are typically prepared by boiling in salt water and served whole. Edamame contains protein that helps stabilize blood sugar, and omega-3 fatty acids shown to combat depression. Soy protein may also help prevent the accumulation of belly fat in postmenopausal women, according to a study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

 

Farro, also known as emmer wheat, has a delicate, nutty flavor. This grain grows in the mountainous regions of Europe and Asia. It’s rich in fiber, protein, and vitamins A, B, C. and E. Farro, which is low in gluten and easily digested, is often used in Italia n soups and in place of Arborio rice in the risotto-like dishes.

 

Goji berry, also known as wolfberry, is small, pink-red in colour, dried and a little like a raisin without the sweetness. Renowned in Asia as a highly nutritious food, they have been used by the Chinese for centuries to help strengthen muscles and bone, enhance liver function and help the eyes. It contains a high concentration of Beta-carotene, vitamins C, A, B1, B2, B6 and E.

 

Guava is a tropical fruit that ranges in colour from yellow to purple or green. The inner pulp may be sweet or sour, off-white to deep pink with seeds in the central pulp. A cooperative study by the USDA and Thai scientists found that guava has as much antioxidant activity as some well-known super foods like blueberries and broccoli. A single guava fruit contains over four times the amount of vitamin C as an orange and also good levels of the dietary minerals, potassium, magnesium, and essential nutrients.

 

Mangosteen from Southeast Asia has a deep reddish purplish coloured rind

and edible interior circle of wedged shaped (like tangerines) flesh that is described as sweet and tangy, citrusy with peach flavour and texture. This fruit that is infused with xanthones, powerful compounds under study for potential anti-disease effects.

 

Passion Fruit is round to oval in shape, yellow or dark purple in colour, with a soft to firm, juicy interior filled with numerous seeds. They are grown in New Zealand and Brazil. A terrific source of lycopene, it also has more cancer-fighting polyhheonols than mango and grapefruit. Fresh passion fruit is known to be high in vitamin A, C, potassium, and dietary fiber.

 

Pomegranate, which means ‘seeded apple’ in Latin, has a thick reddish skin and edible seeds called arils surrounding the pulp, ranging in color from white to deep red. The pomegranate berry contains very high levels of polyphenols compared to other fruits and vegetables, even higher than red wine and green tea. They are also high in potassium, fiber, vitamin C and niacin. A 2006 Loma Linda University research suggests that a daily glass of pomegranate juice could halve the build-up of harmful proteins linked to Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Quinoa (keen-wah), a whole grain with a delicate nutty flavour, originates in the Andean region of South America. It’s a super-grain because it is a complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids necessary for human growth and development. It’s the only vegetable source recognized by the UN Food Association as a complete protein.

 

Tulsi, also known as holy basil, is a green or purple leaf herb from India that’s brewed to make tea with a strong aroma and astringent taste. Tulsi is a powerful adaptogen, which means it helps our bodies adapt to different forms of stressors– environmental, physical, mental and emotional– by either toning down the activity hyper-functioning systems or strengthening the activity of hypo-functioning systems. Tulsi also contains hundreds of beneficial compounds known as phyto-chemicals. Working together, these compounds are said to possess strong antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, adaptogenic, and immune-enhancing properties that promote general health. One study showed Tulsi to be an effective treatment for diabetes by reducing blood glucose levels. The same study showed significant reduction in total cholesterol levels with Tulsi.

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Seneca College http://charmainegooden.com/seneca-college-academic-lectures/ http://charmainegooden.com/seneca-college-academic-lectures/#respond Sun, 17 Jun 2018 18:40:34 +0000 http://charmainegooden.com/?p=175363 I’m a part time professor in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Design, teaching a variety of business communication subjects in the fashion department.

FASHION BUSINESS/STUDIES

RBC251/261: Business Communications

This subject develops the students’ ability to effectively communicate in a business environment in order to transfer basic oral communication strategies and skills to the fashion and related industries. Students will acquire fundamental principles and techniques of professional oral and written communication and embed these skills through practice in the classroom.

Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Use a prescribed format for making information, persuasive and impromptu speeches, and introducing others; Use the “you-viewpoint”, active voice, positive language (words) and courtesy to foster goodwill in oral and written communications; Demonstrate the ability to effectively transmit and interpret messages orally and nonverbal using kinesics and basic presentation skills; Demonstrate confidence, sincerity, friendliness, thoroughness and the control of nervousness in an oral presentation; Create [...]]]>
I’m a part time professor in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Design, teaching a variety of business communication subjects in the fashion department.

FASHION BUSINESS/STUDIES

RBC251/261: Business Communications

This subject develops the students’ ability to effectively communicate in a business environment in order to transfer basic oral communication strategies and skills to the fashion and related industries. Students will acquire fundamental principles and techniques of professional oral and written communication and embed these skills through practice in the classroom.

Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Use a prescribed format for making information, persuasive and impromptu speeches, and introducing others;
  2. Use the “you-viewpoint”, active voice, positive language (words) and courtesy to foster goodwill in oral and written communications;
  3. Demonstrate the ability to effectively transmit and interpret messages orally and nonverbal using kinesics and basic presentation skills;
  4. Demonstrate confidence, sincerity, friendliness, thoroughness and the control of nervousness in an oral presentation;
  5. Create and correctly use cue cards;
  6. Use strong visual aids to support speeches and oral reports.

 

EVENT MANAGEMENT

Seneca Event Management – Bloor Street Entertains After Party

EVT760: Integrated Marketing Communications for Events

Subject Description
This course builds on essential marketing concepts by focusing on the promotional element of the marketing mix. Students will learn the importance of integrating online and offline marketing communication strategies. The course examines the effective use of advertising, public relations, direct marketing, and sponsorship through traditional and digital channels. 

Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Apply a variety of social media tools in order to promote an event and one’s own business;
  2. Describe advantages and disadvantages of various forms of online and offline media;
  3. Evaluate the role of marketing and communications in the successful implementation of an event’s overall objectives;
  4. Create an integrated marketing communications plan that includes online (digital marketing and social media) and offline strategies, objectives and plans for an event;
  5. Develop a media relations plan and media kit for an event, along with methods used to evaluate its success;
  6. Create a sample sponsorship package to generate interest and investment in an event;
  7. Develop a marketing budget that distinguishes between online media, offline media and in-kind media
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Ryerson University http://charmainegooden.com/ryerson-university-academic-lectures/ http://charmainegooden.com/ryerson-university-academic-lectures/#respond Sat, 16 Jun 2018 19:27:10 +0000 http://charmainegooden.com/?p=175378 I’m a contract professor at Ryerson University, in the Faculty of Communication, Arts and Design, specializing in fashion communications.

SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

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1. JRN 504 Fashion Journalism

The course aims to teach the fundamentals of the fashion industry via an international and local survey of current media and practices; specific reporting formats and applied analytical theories. It will introduce students to a subject-specific lexicon and explore current challenges and developments to the fashion media landscape. One will begin to understand how to put together a ‘magazine’ that communicates to a specific market and as well as production considerations such as pace, visual language, etc.

 

CHANG SCHOOL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION

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2. CDFC 101 Fashion Coordination

This course is an introduction to the various sectors of the fashion industry that utilizes fashion coordination skills. We discuss adapting a fashion appearance to create an image for self or for working with [...]]]> I’m a contract professor at Ryerson University, in the Faculty of Communication, Arts and Design, specializing in fashion communications.

SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

Photo: Fashionista

Photo: Fashionista

1. JRN 504 Fashion Journalism

The course aims to teach the fundamentals of the fashion industry via an international and local survey of current media and practices; specific reporting formats and applied analytical theories. It will introduce students to a subject-specific lexicon and explore current challenges and developments to the fashion media landscape. One will begin to understand how to put together a ‘magazine’ that communicates to a specific market and as well as production considerations such as pace, visual language, etc.

 

CHANG SCHOOL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION

Photo: Harpers Bazaar

 

2. CDFC 101 Fashion Coordination

This course is an introduction to the various sectors of the fashion industry that utilizes fashion coordination skills. We discuss adapting a fashion appearance to create an image for self or for working with clientele. It will acquaint students with the principles and practices of an image consulting industry. It may include concepts of demographics, customer awareness, personal colouring, figure considerations, wardrobe planning, and selection.

 

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3. CDFC 104 Creating The Image

This course will acquaint students with the common references and sources of inspiration used by designers, stylists, and virtually every creative person involved in creating an image. It will introduce the image-makers, fashion icons, historical eras, timeless garments, movie screen classics, social groups and cultural inspiration used as ’shorthand’ for fashion communication. Topics may include magazine covers, advertising, street style imagery, music, movies, celebrity icons, beauty and fashion.   Principles and practices for creating successful images including photography, cinematography, lighting, composition, mood, consistency, repetition, aspirational story telling, hair styling, makeup artistry, models, taste level, and memorability may be discussed.

 

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4. CDFC 105 Fashion shows and events 

This course is an introduction to the various methods fashion designers use to present their collections to the public, press, and buyers for profit, brand awareness, art, internet and social media coverage.  It may review how to produce standard catwalk shows, informal presentations, special events, and parties that are a treat for all the senses and that people talk about for months to come. Event production may be covered including concept , theme, audience, floor plan, schedule, vendor relations, talent and contract negotiation, models, fittings, choreography, technical services, advertising and promotion, press kits, program and poster production, and any related special services

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Academic Instructor Experience http://charmainegooden.com/academic-instructor-experience/ http://charmainegooden.com/academic-instructor-experience/#respond Sat, 16 Jun 2018 19:25:18 +0000 http://charmainegooden.com/?p=175445 List of courses, colleagues and references.

Course(s) Date(s) taught: Institution: Name of Reference Distance Education-Fashion Shows & Special Events CDFC105 DAO 2018 

  Ryerson University Chang School Continuing Education  James Fowler

  Fashion Journalism JRN 504  2016-2017 Ryerson University School of Journalism Janice Neil X2787 Fashion Coordination CDFC 101

   2015-2018 Ryerson University Chang School Continuing Education James Fowler x5180

  Creating The Image CDFC 104

   2014-2018

  Ryerson University Chang School Continuing Education James Fowler x5180

  Fashion Shows/Special Events- CDFC 105

   2007-2016

  Ryerson University Chang School Continuing Education  James Fowler x5180

  Integrated Marketing and Communications for Events EVT760

   2014-2018

 

 

  Seneca College-FCAD 

 

  John MacBride, Program Coordinator x6531 Business Communications II RBC261

 

   2008-2018

 

  Seneca College FCAD 

 

  Mark O’Connell, Program Coordinator, 416-491-5050 x6558 Business Communications 1 RBC155  2010-2018 Seneca College FCAD   Mark O’Connell         

 

 

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List of courses, colleagues and references.

Course(s) Date(s) taught: Institution: Name of Reference
Distance Education-Fashion Shows & Special Events CDFC105 DAO 2018 

 

Ryerson University Chang School Continuing Education  James Fowler

 

Fashion Journalism JRN 504  2016-2017 Ryerson University School of Journalism Janice Neil X2787
Fashion Coordination CDFC 101

 

 2015-2018 Ryerson University Chang School Continuing Education James Fowler x5180

 

Creating The Image CDFC 104

 

 2014-2018

 

Ryerson University Chang School Continuing Education James Fowler x5180

 

Fashion Shows/Special Events- CDFC 105

 

 2007-2016

 

Ryerson University Chang School Continuing Education  James Fowler x5180

 

Integrated Marketing and Communications for Events EVT760

 

 2014-2018

 

 

 

Seneca College-FCAD 

 

 

John MacBride, Program Coordinator x6531
Business Communications II RBC261

 

 

 2008-2018

 

 

Seneca College FCAD 

 

 

Mark O’Connell, Program Coordinator, 416-491-5050 x6558
Business Communications 1 RBC155  2010-2018 Seneca College FCAD   Mark O’Connell 
       

 

 

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Joint Therapy http://charmainegooden.com/joint-therapy/ http://charmainegooden.com/joint-therapy/#respond Sun, 17 Jun 2018 19:53:00 +0000 http://charmainegooden.com/?p=172301 Easing the pain of arthritis exercise with arthro-pilates.

At 18, Lori Weisbrod could barely walk. Psoriatic arthritis, a form of rheumatoid arthritis, riddled her body. Over the years, numerous corrective surgeries—5 joint replacements on her hands, 2 knee and foot surgeries, right wrist fusion, her jaw wired set, tendon replacement and reconnection –were necessary. With limited mobility and lack of exercise, she became overweight and out of shape, developed further joint problems, and felt increased fatigue performing normal everyday activities. “I realized I had to find something to keep my muscles toned despite the arthritis or this disease would consume my life,” states Weisbrod.

 

Pilates, a fitness system focusing on stretching, deep breathing and strengthening the abdominal core, changed her life in 2000, just as she was turning 40 and about to have her 11th operation. ” I took classes where I was barely able to get down on the mat,” remembers [...]]]> Easing the pain of arthritis exercise with arthro-pilates.

At 18, Lori Weisbrod could barely walk. Psoriatic arthritis, a form of rheumatoid arthritis, riddled her body. Over the years, numerous corrective surgeries—5 joint replacements on her hands, 2 knee and foot surgeries, right wrist fusion, her jaw wired set, tendon replacement and reconnection –were necessary. With limited mobility and lack of exercise, she became overweight and out of shape, developed further joint problems, and felt increased fatigue performing normal everyday activities. “I realized I had to find something to keep my muscles toned despite the arthritis or this disease would consume my life,” states Weisbrod.

 

Pilates, a fitness system focusing on stretching, deep breathing and strengthening the abdominal core, changed her life in 2000, just as she was turning 40 and about to have her 11th operation. ” I took classes where I was barely able to get down on the mat,” remembers Weisbrod “plus the instructors weren’t trained to consider compromised and artificial joints, range of motion, or fatigue associated with of arthritis.”   So she modified the positions to accommodate her condition and, over time, went from a size 12 to size 4, got in the best shape of my life, became a certified Pilates mat instructor and created arthro-pilates.

 

Arthro-Pilates (arthro-pilates.com), created by Weisbrod in 2006, is a program of modified Pilates postures for people with joint limitations. It incorporates standard Pilates positions modified through range of motion, a slower pace, and special assistive equipment to protect joints, both original and artificial. Arthro-Pilates can be done privately at your home or in a class setting, in a bed or in a wheelchair. “I bring a comfort level,” says Weisbrod. “I know what it’s like to have arthritis in its most severe form and numerous surgeries, so people are more comfortable working with me rather than someone what really doesn’t understand.” Her clients range from those suffering from all forms of arthritis and associated illnesses like fybromialgia to chronic back issues, herniated disks, multiple sclerosis, and pre and post surgery to strengthen the body.

 

Prior to her second right hip replacement surgery, Michele Goddard, a 49-year-old banking executive diagnosed with juvenile arthritis since 12, wanted to strengthen her body to help speed her recovery. “When I met Lori we traded war stories and I was impressed with how knowledgeable she was about my condition,” says Goddard. Weisbrod created a program that strengthened the muscles around her hips, legs, core and upper body. “I felt a big difference after my surgery. My hip muscles were not as sore and I had more energy,” says Goddard. “I’m really looking forward to working with her again even though I’m still in bed, because she’ll create a program around that. She finds ways to work with the limitations.”

 

Nearly 4.5 million Canadians suffer from arthritis, making it the leading cause of disability in Canada. The number is expected to increase to 6 million by 2026.”Baby boomers are going to be aging with arthritis. It’s inevitable,” says Dr. Blair Lamb (drlamb.com), a pain and rehabilitation specialist who has designed stretching programs for many pain conditions agrees that “specialized stretching specific to your pain condition, in combination with other treatments (like Genuine Health Fast Joint Care Pain Relief + Repair) is required for treating chronic pain.”

 

As Weisbrod sees it “baby boomers are going to need a gentle form of fitness that’s highly effective and doesn’t harm their joints. That’s arthro-pilates.”

 

This September the Arthritis Society is focusing on arthritis in the workplace. (www.arthritis.ca)

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