#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

#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.