#101 Mental Illness Awareness Week, New Trends in Healthy Foods, Eye Care 101 and How To Achieve Goals Like a Successful Person

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 12 and 13, 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 Mental Illness Awareness Week with Onika Dainty, the newest trends in healthy food from the recent CHFA with Megan Horsley, the basics of eye care with Dr. Raj Rathee and how to achieve goals like a successful person with Rod MacDonald.

We specifically discuss:

Mental Illness Awareness Week

  • Onika Dainty
  • Bi-Polar Affective Disorder 1
  • Cannabis
  • Acknowledging that you may need help
  • Understanding what mental illness is
  • Dealing with mental illness alone
  • How did Onika turn things around?
  • Faces of Mental Illness 
  • Best advice for people who are struggling with mental illness
  • Best advice for family and friends of someone struggling with mental illness
  • The Dainty Dysh Podcast
  • What can we do as a society?

New Healthy Food Trends

Eye Care 101

  • Regular eye exams
  • Changes in eye health
  • Glaucoma
  • Diagnosis of other illnesses during an eye exam
  • Presbyopia
  • Cataracts
  • Surgery for cataracts
  • Risks of cataracts surgery
  • Choice of lens replacement

How To Achieve Goals Like a Successful Person

  • What goals do people struggle with?
  • Why do people struggle with their goals?
  • Support of family and friends
  • Procrastination
  • Three parts of the brain – emotions vs. logic
  • Using the strategic center of the brain
  • Motivation tips
  • What can we learn from successful people?

For more information about  Mental Illness Awareness Week go here.

For more information about Onika Dainty and her podcast DaintyDysh go here.

To read Megan Horsley articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

To read Rod MacDonald’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

#100!!!! There’s An Herbal Remedy For That, Homelessness in Toronto, The Ins and Outs of Blood Sugar Control and Flexibility and Mobility

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 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 specific herbal remedies that help with various common conditions with Joel Thuna, what homelessness looks like in Toronto and what we can do about it with Teresa Vasilopoulos, the ins and outs of blood sugar control with Shauna Lindzon and why we should care about flexibility and mobility with Stacey Irvine.

We specifically discuss:

Herbal Remedies for Common Conditions

  • The foundation of good health
  • Cold and Flu
  • Boosting Immunity
  • Indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Getting a Good Night Sleep
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Mood
  • Virility

Homelessness in Toronto

  • WoodGreen
  • The face of poverty in Toronto
  • “Less Homeless” Awareness Campaign
  • What are the poverty statistics?
  • What can listeners do?
  • #lesshomeless
  • Where do donations go?
  • Beyond awareness
  • World Homeless Day – October 10

The Ins and Outs of Blood Sugar Control

  • What should you eat to control blood sugar levels?
  • Fiber
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Avoiding fatigue
  • Fat, Protein and Fiber
  • Complex Carbohydrates
  • Chew your food
  • “Go to” snack

Flexibility and Mobility (And Why We Should Care)

  • Flexibility and mobility are crucial
  • When you’re injured it’s too late
  • The difference between flexibility and mobility
  • As we age extra flexibility can work against us
  • injuries come when there’s a lack of mobility
  • mobility and strength training
  • Is mobility more important than flexibility?
  • What happens if you don’t improve mobility?

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

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

To learn more about Teresa Vasilopoulos and her work at Woodgreen go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Stacey Irvine go here.