Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on February 3 and 4, 2024 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’ll discuss how to maintain your good health while travelling with Dr. Colleen Hartwick ND, oxalates and a critique of fad diets with nutritionist and author Sally K. Norton, how love can impact wellness and why understanding lab tests is so important with holistic nutritionist Katrina Foe, and balancing mind, body and spirit with chiropractor and holistic health expert Dr. Atousa Mahdavi Dc.

We specifically discuss:

SAD and Winter Blues

  • SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) compared with Winter Blues
  • Factors contributing to SAD
  • Sunlight
  • Vitamin D
  • Lifestyle choices to mitigate
  • Light therapy
  • Supplementation
  • EPA/Omega 3’s
  • SAD …or something more serious
  • When is it time to see a health practitioner?
  • Strategies and resources


Dietary Oxalates and Fad Diets

  • An overview of current diet fads
  • Oxalates
  • Which foods are oxalate rich?
  • Seeds and nuts
  • Susceptibility to oxalates
  • Is there a correlation between oxalates and fiber?


Love Wellness and Understanding Lab Tests

  • What is the connection between love and wellness?
  • Factors that block the body’s ability to heal
  • Digestion and toxins
  • Urine test for mould
  • Functional lab tests
  • How can we detoxify?
  • Genetics and lifestyle choices impact the ability to detoxify
  • How do you know if you have a blood sugar problem?


Balancing Mind Body and Spirit

  • An individualistic approach to health and wellness
  • The dynamic healing process
  • Finding balance and equilibrium
  • The body’s innate healing ability
  • Inherited conditions
  • Epigenetics
  • Disposition


For more information about show sponsor New Roots Herbal go here

To learn more about Dr. Colleen Hartwick ND go here

To learn more about Sally K. Norton go here

To learn more about Katrina Foe go here

To learn more about Dr. Atousa Mahdavi DC go here