#115 The Health Benefits of Chicken Soup, Preparing to Take Group Exercise Classes To Avoid Injury, Why Resolutions to Lose Weight Don’t Work and Fun Ways to Meet Fitness Goals

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on January 18 and 19, 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 health benefits of chicken soup with Joel Thuna, preparing to take group exercise classes so that you avoid injury with Mario Causevic, why resolutions to lose weight don’t work with Camille Llosa and Kira Barry and fun new ways to meet your fitness goals with Kathleen Trotter.

We specifically discuss:

The Health Benefits of Chicken Soup

  • The history of chicken soup
  • What Can Chicken soup be used for?
  • Cold and Flu symptoms
  • How does chicken soup work?
  • The role of fat in chicken soup
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • The nutritional value of chicken soup
  • The spiritual and emotional value of chicken soup
  • supplementing chicken soup – ginger, Chaga, elderberry and oregano
  • Multivitamin, Zinc and Vitamin C
  • Joel’s chicken soup recipe

Preparing Before Taking Group Exercise Classes

  • What should you consider if you’re starting a group exercise class?
  • What sort of injuries occur during group exercise class?
  • How do you prepare¬† for a group exercise class?
  • Glutes, Core and Mid-Back
  • Balance and core work
  • Functional mobility

Why Resolutions to Lose Weight Don’t Work

  • Why do weight loss resolutions not work?
  • How do you stay motivated through weight loss?
  • Customization of a program
  • The power of community
  • Lifestyle choices: fitness, mindfulness and sleep
  • Setting reasonable goals
  • Keeping the weight off

Fun New Ways To Meet Fitness Goals

  • Why do people fail in their fitness resolutions?
  • What are the mistakes that people make?
  • The compounding interest of habits
  • Creating¬† and curating your environment
  • Finding your bright spots
  • Gamifying your fitness

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

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

To learn more about Mario Causevic go here

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here.

 

#97 A Holistic Approach to Inflammation, Foods To Eat For Better Sleep, Fluoridation and Yoga For Athletes

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 14 and September 15, 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 holistic approach to treating inflammation with Jason Watkin, the foods you should eat for a better night sleep with Shauna Lindzon, whether our water should be fluoridated with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and the benefits of yoga for athletes with Liz Doyle Harmer

We specifically discuss:

The Holistic Treatment of Inflammation

  • Inflammation underpinning many conditions
  • Psychological stress
  • Rest + sleep
  • Breath work
  • Parasympathetic state
  • Supplements for inflammation
  • Curcumin
  • What precedes inflammation?
  • The connection between stress and inflammation

The Foods That Will Help You Sleep

  • Foods that calm you and help you sleep
  • Folic Acid, B Vitamins, Calcium
  • Tryptophan and melatonin
  • Avoid heavy meals
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Magnesium

Should Our Water Be Fluoridated?

  • What is fluoride?
  • Do we get fluoride in our diet?
  • Foods that contain fluoride
  • How is fluoride beneficial?
  • Why would you take fluoride out of water?
  • Over-fluoridation and iodine absorption
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Fluoride and children
  • Guidelines for fluoride intake

Yoga For Athletes

  • Why would an athlete benefit from a yoga class?
  • Counteracting the act of sitting
  • Yin and Yang style classes
  • Yoga and core strength
  • Balance work
  • Sensing inside yourself
  • Mindfulness
  • Optimal breath
  • Recovery
  • Developing Awareness of Your Body

For more information about show sponsor Purica and Jason Watkin go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski ND go here.

To read the article on yoga for athletes (featuring Liz Doyle Harmer) in Tonic Magazine go here.