#62 Efficacy and Safety of Herbal Remedies, Sneaking More Vegetables Into Your Meals, Mindfulness and Being Effective and Extreme Restaurant Food Trends

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on January 12th and 13th, 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 chat about the efficacy and safety of herbal remedies with Dr. Gordon Chang, how to get more vegetables into your meals with Megan Horsley; mindfulness and being effective with Tracey Soghrati and extreme restaurant food trends with Vito Marinuzzi

We specifically discuss:

Efficacy and Safety of Herbal Remedies:

  • Do herbal remedies work?
  • The question of dosage
  • Pathways – opioid, cannibanoid, etc.
  • Toxicity of herbal remedies
  • Health Canada regulations
  • Safety of herbal remedies
  • How you make herbal remedies; active ingredients
  • How do you get an effect from herbal remedies?
  • Herbal remedies are more effective for chronic as opposed to acute conditions

Getting More Vegetables in your Meals:

  • Why is it important to eat vegetables?
  • How do we get vegetables into the diet?
  • Swapping out grains
  • Cauliflower rice and spiralized vegetables
  • Swap out wraps
  • Sauces
  • Kale chips
  • Smoothies

Mindfulness and Effectiveness:

  • Effective Action
  • All actions have a cost or consequence
  • Five Gates of Speech
  • Is it the right time to say what I want to say?
  • Window of tolerance
  • Is what you want to say factual?
  • fact vs. opinion
  • Can I say what I want to say gently?
  • Is what I’m going to say to benefit all parties involved?
  • Is it actually necessary to say what I’m going to say?
  • holding the moment of uncomfortableness

Extreme Restaurant Food Trends:

  • People are eating more vegetables in restaurants
  • Pescatarian, Vegan, Raw Foodists
  • Vegetable forward restaurants: Quetzal, Rosalinda, Planta
  • Amending restaurant menus to meet diets

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha go here.

To read Megan Horsley’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more Tracey Soghrati go here.

To learn more about Vito Marinuzzi go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.

#61 The Natural Treatment of Food Allergies, Classic Cookbooks, Fad Diets and Creating Your Fit Future Self

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on January 5 and 6, 2019 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 the natural treatment of food allergies with Joel Thuna, classic cookbooks with Naomi Bussin, fad diets with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and creating your fit future self with Kathleen Trotter.

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Treatment of Food Allergies

  • What is an allergic reaction?
  • Why is there an increase in food allergies?
  • Avoiding introduction of allergens
  • Microbial imbalance
  • Sun exposure – Vitamin D
  • Supplements to help with food allergies
  • Increase your biome – probiotics
  • Milk Thistle
  • Omega 3 Oils

Classic Cookbooks

  • “Mastering The Art of French Cooking”
  • “The Silver Palate Cookbook”
  • “The Joy of Cooking”
  • “Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking”
  • “The Moosewood Cookbooks”
  • “Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone”
  • “The Breakfast Cookbook”
  • “Wholegrain Mornings”
  • Deborah Madison, Mark Bittman, Dori Greenspan, Deb Perelman, Melissa Clark
  • What to look for in a cookbook

Fad Diets

  • Keto diet – based on fat
  • Paleo diet
  • dieting as a short term solution
  • Low fat diets …are out
  • Intermittent Fasting
  • Weight loss as a lifestyle decision – reducing carbohydrates/sugar

SOUL SEGMENT: Fulfillment

Creating Your Fit Future Self

  • Create a unique strategy that works for you
  • Exercise, diet and mindset mix
  • Every opportunity is an opportunity of growth and learning
  • The only failure is not trying
  • Consistency and convenience

For more information about show sponsor Pure-Le Natural go here.

To read Joel’s article on food allergies in Tonic Magazine go here.

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

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinksi ND go here.

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here.