#32 The Natural Treatment of Atherosclerosis, Stretching 101 and The Top 5 Healthy Grilling Tips

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 16, 2018 on AM740 and FM 96.7 in Toronto. Topics covered on the show track the lifestyle articles and themes published in Tonic Magazine. This week we discuss how to treat atherosclerosis naturally with Master Herbalist, Joel Thuna; the ins and outs of stretching with Kathleen Trotter and the top five healthy grilling tips with Carolyn Tanner Cohen

We specifically discuss:

Treating Atherosclerosis Naturally:

  • what is arteriosclerosis?
  • what is atherosclerosis?
  • the work of your arteries
  • high blood pressure
  • the cycle of arterial deterioration
  • causes and symptoms of atherosclerosis
  • prevention of atherosclerosis
  • exercise, avoid smoking, relaxation, eat healthy
  • supplements: fibre, vitamin D, Omega-3 oil, Co-enzyme Q10 (Ubiquinol), Garlic, Vitamin B-12, Green Tea

Stretching 101

  • What does “make sure you stretch” mean?
  • static stretching – holding the pose
  • dynamic stretching – stretching while moving
  • fascia stretching – rollers, balls, stretching connective tissue
  • corrective stretching – stretching to fix a problem
  • “pre-getting out of bed stretching routine”

5 Top Tips for Healthy Grilling:

  • bring meat, fish or fowl to room temperature before grilling
  • grease the grill once it’s hot, not vice versa
  • don’t futz with your food
  • cleaning your grill
  • when to marinate/season your grilled vegetables

Links:

For Joel’s article about Atherosclerosis in Tonic Magazine go here. 

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here.

#31 Herbal Remedies for Mobility, Mindfulness for Helping With Anxiety and Buy It vs. Make It Yourself Recipes

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 16 2018 on AM740 and FM 96.7 in Toronto. Topics covered on the show track the lifestyle articles and themes published in Tonic Magazine. This week we discuss herbal supplements for mobility with Dr. Gordon Chang, mindfulness for helping with anxiety with Tracey Soghrati and Buy It vs. Make It Yourself recipes with Tonic Cookbook Reviewer Naomi Bussin

We specifically discuss:

Herbal Supplements for Mobility

  • glucosamine and chondroitin as a building block
  • controlling inflammation – turmeric extract
  • B Vitamins, Minerals
  • supplements over diet for vitamins and minerals
  • anti-oxidants and free radicals
  • variety of anti-oxidants

Mindfulness to Help With Anxiety

  • mindfulness practice
  • “paying attention in the present moment with an open mind and curiosity”
  • the body
  • don’t create a story
  • take your ego out of the equation
  • Mark Manson “F… Your Feelings”
  • be aware of your emotions without engaging them
  • become the observer of your experience

Buy It vs. Make It Yourself Recipes

  • Pasta – noodles
  • Pasta – sauces
  • cacio e pepe (+asparagus)  Dinner:Changing The Game
  • Spaghetti with tomatoes, garlic, basil and chilis  Six Seasons
  • Salads – dressing
  • Salads – washed greens
  • Baked goods
  • Cookies:  Smitten Kitchen
  • Bread
  • Pies: The Art of Pie, Pie and Pastry Bible
  • Cake/Muffins: Smitten Kitchen
  • Fancy Pastry

Links:

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha go here.

To learn more about Tracey go here.

To read Naomi’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.