The Hunger Games – Eating Disorders and Their Treatment

Ethos Ho, BSc Pharm Student What are Eating Disorders? Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, are currently listed as mental disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5). Individuals who are affected by these illnesses are often stigmatised, with many viewing their illness as a lifestyle choice,…

Anatomy of a Protein Shake: How Supplements Stand Apart From Food

Aaron Chy, BSc General, PharmD Student Like any nutritional supplement, protein shakes are as popular as they are often misunderstood. As topics on general fitness and bodybuilding become ever more popular in today’s society, so does the use of supplements to improve performance, speed up recovery time, and promote improvements in strength and endurance. Of…