#114 The Natural Treatment of Anxiety, Depression and Insomnia, Understanding Your Conflict Style, Working with a Holistic Nutritionist and Living With Dravet Syndrome

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on January 11 and 12, 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 natural treatment of  Anxiety, Depression and Insomnia with Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND, what is your conflict style with Carlyle Jansen, how to work with a holistic nutritionist with Megan Horsley and living with Dravet Syndrome with Celestine Caravaggio

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Treatment of Anxiety, Depression and Insomnia

  • Concern that so many people have prescriptions for mental health issues
  • Over-prescription and Informed consent
  • Problems with prescription medicines
  • Comorbidity of mental health issues
  • Lifestyle strategies – Mediterranean diet and exercise
  • Supplements and drug interactions
  • High EPA Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Vitamin B complex and Melatonin

Understanding Your Own Conflict Style

  • Why is it relevant to understand your conflict style?
  • What is a conflict style?
  • The Accommodator
  • The Avoider
  • The Collaborator
  • The Competitor
  • The Compromiser

Working with a Holistic Nutritionist

  • Why do people see a Holistic Nutritionist?
  • What are reasonable expectations in working with a Holistic Nutritionist?
  • What sort of training does a Holistic Nutritionist have?
  • Tools: Food diary
  • What is working for clients?
  • What should you look for in a Holistic Nutritionist?

Living With Dravet Syndrome

  • What is Dravet Syndrome?
  • What triggers the seizures?
  • Medications for Dravet Syndrome
  • Developmental impact
  • Day to day life
  • Preparing for the future
  • Finding balance

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

For more information about Dr. Philip Rouchotas go here.

To read articles written by Carlyle Jansen in Tonic Magazine go here.

To read articles written by Megan Horsley in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Dravet Syndrome go here.

#109 Natural Treatment of Holiday Overindulgence, Appreciation of the Present Moment, Natural Skin Solutions and Eating Out Well in Toronto for Under $100

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 7 and 8, 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 natural approach to dealing with holiday overindulgence with Dr. Gordon Chang, battling loneliness by learning to live in the present moment with Bob Douglas, natural skin care with Emily Lipinski ND, and how to eat out in Toronto for under $100 a couple.

We specifically discuss:

Holiday Overindulgence

  • How do people typically overindulge during the Holiday season?
  • Preventative lifestyle choices: mindfulness, sleep, relaxation, exercise
  • Herbal remedies for stress
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Natural remedies to prevent overeating
  • Natural treatment of hangover

Loneliness vs. Living In the Present Moment

  • Modern society and loneliness
  • Communication vs. connection
  • We don’t know ourselves
  • Anxiety prevents our grounding
  • Fixating on the past or worrying about the future
  • The School of Practical Philosophy
  • Being in the present moment

Natural Skin Care

  • Natural barriers and moisturizers for dry skin
  • Beneficial bacteria on skin
  • Eczema
  • Dietary approach to treating Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Reducing inflammation through diet and reducing stress

Eating Well in Toronto for Under $100

  • What are the factors causing restaurant food costs to rise?
  • Skip the appetizers, sides and add-ons
  • Alcohol
  • BYOBottle
  • Skipping Saturday Night
  • Brunch and Lunch vs. Dinner
  • Stay away from the high rent districts
  • Ethnic foods – Peruvian, Pakistani, South Indian, Ethiopian

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

To learn more about the School of Practical Philosophy go here.

To learn more about Emily Lipinski ND go here.

To learn more about Vito Marinuzzi go here.