#144 The Fabulous End of Summer Detox, Getting Better Access to Public Eye Care, When Only One Person in the Home is Dieting and Yoga For Home Workouts

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 8 and 9, 2020 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 why end of (this) Summer might be a great time to detox with Joel Thuna, the importance of greater public access to eye care with Dr. Yvonne Buys, what to do when you’re the only one in the house dieting with Shauna Lindzon and yoga for home workouts with Jodi Fischtein

We specifically discuss:

Why the End of (this) Summer is the Time To Detox

  • Why would someone contemplate a detox?
  • Why is Spring the traditional time for detoxing?
  • Covid-19 stress and toxin build up
  • Hydration
  • Chlorophyll
  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Eating clean
  • Aiding digestion: soluble Fiber, enzymes and probiotics

Greater Access to Public Eye Care

  • Ophthalmologists, Optometrists and Opticians
  • What eye ailments do adult Canadians suffer from?
  • Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy
  • The benefits of early treatment
  • Higher risk for different income level Canadians
  • Routine eye exams
  • For more information Seethepossibilities.ca
  • What can you do to prevent eye ailments?

When You’re The Only One in the House Dieting

  • Have a variety of foods around
  • Family style meals
  • Mindful eating
  • Preventing junk food from being in the house?
  • Single servings
  • The 80/20 concept vs. dieting
  • Healthy food as convenience food
  • Do separate meals make sense?

Yoga and Home Workouts

  • What sort of home workouts are people doing?
  • Restorative yoga, the yoga wheel and the stability ball
  • Targeting areas: back and hip flexors
  • Developing core strength and posture
  • Dragon lunge
  • Breathing into the shape
  • When do you do yoga relative to the work out?

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

To read articles by Joel Thuna in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Dr. Yvonne Buys and The Canadian Ophthalmologist Society go here

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here

To learn more about Jodi Fischtein, go here

#143 The Naturopathic Approach to Adapting and Coping During Challenging Times, Micro-nutrients vs. Macro-nutrients, Exercises that Support Running, Hiking and Walking and Overcoming Loneliness

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 1 and 2, 2020 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 naturopathic approach to stress in challenging times with Dr. Melanie Kusznireckyj ND, why micro-nutrients are as important to your health as macro-nutrients with Megan Horsley RHN, the exercises that support running, hiking and jogging with Ali Lubin and how you can overcome loneliness with Carlyle Jansen.

We specifically discuss:

The Naturopathic Approach to Adapting and Coping During Challenging Times

  • Stress caused by challenging times
  • Self-help confusion
  • The education and training of naturopathic doctors
  • The underlying philosophy of naturopathy and naturopathic medicines
  • The holistic approach
  • Mitigating side effects
  • The relationship between a naturopathic doctor and patient
  • High EPA Omega Fatty Acids (Fish Oil)
  • L-Theanine: (Green Tea)
  • Gaba: The stomach-brain connection
  • Lavender
  • Saffron

Micro-nutrients vs. Macro-nutrients

  • Tracking macro-nutrients and weight loss
  • What is a macro-nutrient?
  • What is a micro-nutrient?
  • What happens if you don’t get enough micro-nutrients?
  • Nutrient deficiency
  • What’s wrong with “fortified” flours?
  • Supplementing while dieting
  • Eating whole foods that are nutrient dense

The Exercises that Support Running, Hiking and Walking

  • The health benefits of running, hiking and walking
  • What are the risks of running, hiking, walking?
  • How do we prevent those risks?
  • How to get started?
  • Work out buddies
  • Over-training and rest days
  • Strength training

Overcoming Loneliness

  • Normalizing loneliness
  • Loneliness is a feeling not a fact
  • Mindfulness, self-compassion
  • Cognitive behavioral techniques
  • Loneliness and depression
  • EASE
  • Extending yourself
  • Action plans
  • Seek collectives
  • Expect the best

For more information about show sponsor New Roots Herbal go here.

For more information about Dr. Melanie Kusznireckyj ND go here.

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

To learn more about Ali Lubin go here.

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