#105 How to Manage Stress and Sleep Over the Holidays, Detoxing Your Home, Holiday Books for the Home Cook and Mindful Conflict Resolution

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 9 and 10, 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 management of stress and sleep over the holidays with Dr. Gordon Chang, detoxing your home with Emily Lipinski ND, holiday books for your home cook with Naomi Bussin and Mindful Conflict Resolution with Tracey Soghrati

We specifically discuss:

Stress and Sleep

  • Getting to sleep and staying asleep
  • Sleep and central nervous system
  • Shallow sleep and quality of sleep
  • Herbal remedies to get to sleep
  • Quieting the mind and brain functions during the night
  • Exercise
  • Stress and falling asleep
  • Herbal remedies to help with stress
  • B Vitamins
  • Vitamin D

Detoxing Your Home

  • Cleaning products
  • Anti-Bacterial Cleaners
  • Air Fresheners
  • Drain Cleaners
  • Non-Toxic solutions
  • Essential oils
  • 7% Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide

Holiday Books for The Home Cook

Mindful Conflict Resolution

  • Mindfulness, conflict and resolution defined
  • Amygdala and the prefrontal cortex
  • Fight or flight response
  • R.A.I.N.
  • Recognize – emotional intelligence
  • Allow – take yourself out of the moment
  • Investigation – processing the moment
  • Non-Identification – you are not the feelings you’re having
  • A plan for resolution

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha and Dr. Gordon Chang go here.

To learn more about Emily Lipinski ND go here.

To read Naomi Bussin’s latest article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.

 

#104 The Healing Power of Chaga, Mindful Eating, Why You Might Need A Coach and Strategies for Couples Conflict Resolution

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 2 and 3, 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 healing power of Chaga with Joel Thuna, mindful eating with Shauna Lindzon, why you might need a coach with Rod MacDonald and Strategies for Couples Conflict Resolution with Carlyle Jansen

We specifically discuss:

The Healing Power of Chaga

  • What is Chaga?
  • How do you harvest Chaga?
  • How was Chaga used historically?
  • What form is Chaga sold?
  • Why do people use Chaga?
  • Chaga and the immune system
  • Chaga as an antioxidant
  • Chaga: cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Chaga and inflammation
  • Chaga and blood sugar levels
  • How do you find and buy a good Chaga product?

Mindful Eating

  • Eating together as a family
  • Eating mindfully
  • The relationship with food
  • How can you be mindful about food?
  • The satiety scale
  • The brain-stomach connection: 20 minutes
  • Rating your food
  • Drifting
  • The 80/20 concept

Why Do You Need A Coach?

  • Why would people come to a coach?
  • Coaches vs. friends/family
  • How do you know if you’d benefit from hiring a coach?
  • Knowing the steps that need to be taken for success
  • Accountability
  • Celebration and appreciation of achievement
  • Considerations when hiring a coach
  • How long does it take to know if there’s chemistry with your coach?
  • What do you look for in a client?

Strategies for Couples Conflict Resolution

  • Notice what you want in your relationship
  • Communication when you’re upset
  • Calming before engaging in communication
  • Think about what you want to communicate
  • Removing judgment from the conversation
  • Don’t make assumptions
  • Confrontation and engagement
  • Practice communication

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 Shauna Lindzon go here.

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

To Read Carlyle’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.