#158 Natural Eye Health, Self Care and a Preventative Wellness, Preparing for Winter Sports and Mood Boosting Foods

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 14 and 15, 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 approach to eye health with Joel Thuna, self care and a preventative approach to wellness with Tanya Salituro, preparing for Winter sports with Stacy Irvine, and mood boosting foods with Heather Lillico

We specifically discuss:

Natural Eye Care

  • The boundaries of human eyesight
  • Common eyesight problems
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Eye Disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diet/nutrients for better eyesight
  • Vitamin K2
  • Vitamins A, C and E
  • Lutein and Zeaxanthin
  • DHA Omega3
  • Zinc

Self Care and Preventative Wellness

  • A diagnosis of Cancer
  • Listening to your body
  • Be your own health advocate
  • Access to information
  • Barriers to self-advocacy
  • The importance of community and connection to your health

Preparing for Winter Sports

  • Proper attire
  • Weekend warriors
  • Warming up
  • Cooling down
  • Is hydration a concern in Winter?
  • Skating/Hockey
  • Downhill Skiing
  • Cross-Country Skiing

Mood Boosting Foods

  • Jerusalem Artichokes for pre-biotics
  • Rutabagas for GABA
  • Brussels Sprouts for folate
  • Microbiomes
  • Probiotics and fermented foods
  • SAD
  • Mindfulness

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

To read articles by Joel Thuna in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Tanya Salituro and CanPrev go here.

To learn more about Stacy Irvine go here.

To learn more about Heather Lillico go here.

#101 Mental Illness Awareness Week, New Trends in Healthy Foods, Eye Care 101 and How To Achieve Goals Like a Successful Person

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 12 and 13, 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 Mental Illness Awareness Week with Onika Dainty, the newest trends in healthy food from the recent CHFA with Megan Horsley, the basics of eye care with Dr. Raj Rathee and how to achieve goals like a successful person with Rod MacDonald.

We specifically discuss:

Mental Illness Awareness Week

  • Onika Dainty
  • Bi-Polar Affective Disorder 1
  • Cannabis
  • Acknowledging that you may need help
  • Understanding what mental illness is
  • Dealing with mental illness alone
  • How did Onika turn things around?
  • Faces of Mental IllnessĀ 
  • Best advice for people who are struggling with mental illness
  • Best advice for family and friends of someone struggling with mental illness
  • The Dainty Dysh Podcast
  • What can we do as a society?

New Healthy Food Trends

Eye Care 101

  • Regular eye exams
  • Changes in eye health
  • Glaucoma
  • Diagnosis of other illnesses during an eye exam
  • Presbyopia
  • Cataracts
  • Surgery for cataracts
  • Risks of cataracts surgery
  • Choice of lens replacement

How To Achieve Goals Like a Successful Person

  • What goals do people struggle with?
  • Why do people struggle with their goals?
  • Support of family and friends
  • Procrastination
  • Three parts of the brain – emotions vs. logic
  • Using the strategic center of the brain
  • Motivation tips
  • What can we learn from successful people?

For more information aboutĀ  Mental Illness Awareness Week go here.

For more information about Onika Dainty and her podcast DaintyDysh go here.

To read Megan Horsley articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

To read Rod MacDonald’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.