#112 An Integrative Approach to Mental Health, Kicking the Emotional Eating Habit, How Healing Your Life Can Heal Your Body and Why We Feel Shame and What We Can Do About It

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 28 and 29, 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 an integrative approach to treating mental health issues with Dr. Mandeep Singh and Dr. Natalie Mulligan ND,  how to kick your emotional eating habit with Megan Horsley, how healing your life can help heal your body with Rucsandra Mitrea and why we feel shame and what we can do about it with Carlyle Jansen

We specifically discuss:

The Integrative Approach To Treating Mental Health Issues

  • What sorts of mental health issues are treated with an integrative approach?
  • What is an integrative approach to mental health?
  • Why is the mind/body connection so important?
  • What are the benefits of an integrative approach to mental health?
  • What mental illnesses respond best to an integrative approach?
  • How does the treatment process start?
  • Which modalities are getting better results for patients with mental health issues?
  • Are referrals necessary to see a medical practitioner?
  • Are integrative treatments are covered by OHIP or medical insurance?

Kicking the Emotional Eating Habit

  • What is emotional eating?
  • The connection between negative emotions and food
  • What causes emotional eating?
  • Recognizing the “habit”
  • Identifying the triggers of emotional eating
  • Removing temptation
  • Accountability
  • Meal prepping
  • Getting professional help

Healing Your Life to Heal Your Body

  • Dealing with pain
  • The emotional factors of the healing process
  • The mental factors of the healing process
  • The physical factors of the healing process
  • The cycle of stress
  • How do we begin to get out of the cycle of stress?

Why Do We Feel Shame and What Can We Do About It

  • What is shame?
  • The connection between shame and sex
  • Why do we have shame?
  • What is the habit of shame?
  • How do we overcome the habit of shame?
  • Judging ourselves
  • How do we vocalize shame?
  • Accepting our own humanity
  • Forgiving ourselves
  • Attaining freedom from shame

For more information about show sponsor Be Well Health Clinic and Dr. Mandeep Singh and Dr. Natalie Mulligan ND go here.

To learn more about Megan Horsley  go here.

To read Megan Horsley’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here

To learn more about Vital Directives and Rucsandra Mitrea go here.

To read Carlyle Jansen’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here

#111 The Benefits of Group Guided Tours, Creating a Legacy, Eating Healthy When You Don’t Like To Cook and The Best Ways To Practice Mindfulness Over The Holidays

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 21 and 22, 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 benefits of group guided travel tours with George Levesque,  creating a legacy with David Bernstein, eating healthy when you don’t like to cook with Shauna Lindzon and the best ways to practice mindfulness over the holidays with Tracey Soghrati.

We specifically discuss:

The Benefits of Guided Tours

  • What are guided tours?
  • What are the benefits of guided tours?
  • The educational elements of tours
  • Traveling via group tour vs. traveling on your own
  • How does group travel save time?
  • Are group tours too programmed?
  • Do group tours allow for inter-generational travel?
  • What does a typical day on a group tour look like?
  • How much customization is available on a group tour?
  • What kinds of health and wellness options are available on tour?
  • What should you look for in a tour operator?

Creating a Legacy

  • What does legacy mean?
  • Material legacy and intrinsic legacy
  • Attaining a sense of peace through creating legacy
  • Is it too late to think about your legacy?
  • How can we help someone preserve their legacy?

Eating Healthy When You Don’t Like To Cook

  • Deconstructed meals
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Healthy pantry and fridge
  • Dinner

The Best Ways To Practice Mindfulness Over The Holidays

  • Mindful eating
  • Time management
  • Mindful shopping
  • Connecting to joy
  • Prioritizing your practice

For more information about show sponsor EF Go Ahead Tours go here.

To learn more about David Bernstein go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.