#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.

#100!!!! There’s An Herbal Remedy For That, Homelessness in Toronto, The Ins and Outs of Blood Sugar Control and Flexibility and Mobility

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 5 and 6, 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 specific herbal remedies that help with various common conditions with Joel Thuna, what homelessness looks like in Toronto and what we can do about it with Teresa Vasilopoulos, the ins and outs of blood sugar control with Shauna Lindzon and why we should care about flexibility and mobility with Stacey Irvine.

We specifically discuss:

Herbal Remedies for Common Conditions

  • The foundation of good health
  • Cold and Flu
  • Boosting Immunity
  • Indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Getting a Good Night Sleep
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Mood
  • Virility

Homelessness in Toronto

  • WoodGreen
  • The face of poverty in Toronto
  • “Less Homeless” Awareness Campaign
  • What are the poverty statistics?
  • What can listeners do?
  • #lesshomeless
  • Where do donations go?
  • Beyond awareness
  • World Homeless Day – October 10

The Ins and Outs of Blood Sugar Control

  • What should you eat to control blood sugar levels?
  • Fiber
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Avoiding fatigue
  • Fat, Protein and Fiber
  • Complex Carbohydrates
  • Chew your food
  • “Go to” snack

Flexibility and Mobility (And Why We Should Care)

  • Flexibility and mobility are crucial
  • When you’re injured it’s too late
  • The difference between flexibility and mobility
  • As we age extra flexibility can work against us
  • injuries come when there’s a lack of mobility
  • mobility and strength training
  • Is mobility more important than flexibility?
  • What happens if you don’t improve mobility?

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 Teresa Vasilopoulos and her work at Woodgreen go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Stacey Irvine go here.