#137 The Importance of Colon Health to Your Immunity, Mindful Social Activism, In-Home Fitness and Nutrition and The Natural Treatment of Allergies

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 20 and 21 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 your colon health impacts your immunity with Dr. Gordon Chang, how mindfulness coincides with social activism with Tracey Soghrati, in home fitness and nutrition with Megan Horsley and the natural treatment of allergies with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND

We specifically discuss:

How Does Your Colon Health Impact Your Immunity?

  • The road to good health is paved with good intestines
  • The importance of fiber
  • Fiber as a prebiotic
  • Probiotics – specific types
  • Getting probiotics from your diet
  • Digestion worsens with age
  • Digestive enzymes
  • What type of digestive enzymes are right for you?
  • What form of digestive enzyme should you look for – pill or liquid?
  • Digestion in the small intestine

Mindful Social Activism

  • Is there a link between mindfulness and social activism?
  • Rhonda Magee
  • Starting with curiosity
  • Gathering information
  • Being open and accepting
  • The role of social media vs. depth of connection

In Home Fitness and Nutrition

  • Personal training as it connects with holistic nutrition
  • Fit at home guide
  • Correcting form
  • Who is the program for?
  • The nutrition component – increasing protein
  • Wellness is a lifestyle decision – sustainability

The Natural Treatment of Allergies

  • Why do allergies occur?
  • Asthma and eczema
  • Typical treatments – antihistamines, allergy shots, cortical steroids
  • Supporting the immune system: probiotics
  • Vitamin D
  • Stinging Nettle and quercetin
  • Reducing exposure to allergens: dust reduction, hepa filters, natural cleaners

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

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here

To read Megan Horsley’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here

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

#78 The Natural Treatment of Asthma, How to “Marie Kondo” Your Kitchen, Aging Mindfully and Cooking Must Haves, Should Wants and Don’t Needs

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 4, 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 treatment of asthma with Joel Thuna, how to “Marie Kondo” your kitchen with Carolyn Tanner Cohen, how to age mindfully with Tracey Soghrati and cooking must-haves, should-wants and don’t-needs with Naomi Bussin.

 

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Treatment of Asthma

  • What is asthma?
  • Is there a cure for asthma?
  • Who is affected by asthma?
  • What causes asthma?
  • The”Hygiene Hypothesis”
  • How do we control asthma?
  • Dealing with the symptoms of asthma
  • Common triggers of asthma attacks
  • Daily prevention of asthma
  • Reducing stress
  • Flare ups – anti-inflammatory supplements

How to ‘Marie Kondo’ your Kitchen

  • Who is Marie Kondo?
  • Sparking joy
  • Organizing and de-cluttering
  • Clearing the countertops
  • The refrigerator
  • The freezer
  • The pantry
  • The spice rack

Aging Mindfully

  • How do you perceive aging?
  • Stereotypes about aging
  • Mindfulness and focus on the breath
  • Mindfulness and acceptance
  • Keeping an open mind about new ideas
  • Mindfulness and attention, leading to learning new things
  • Practice tips

Cooking Must-Haves, Should-Wants and Don’t-Needs

  • Cooking Implement -must haves
  • Cooking Implement -should wants
  • Cooking Implement -don’t needs
  • Pantry -must haves
  • Pantry -should wants
  • Pantry -don’t needs
  • Cookbook -must haves
  • Cookbook -should wants
  • Cookbook -don’t needs

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

To read Joel’s article on the natural treatment of asthma in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen clinic go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.

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