#166 Paying For Our Holiday Sins of Excess, Marriage Contracts, Keeping Your Mood Up During Trying Times and Positive Pandemic Nutrition Trends

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on January 9 and 10, 2021 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 paying for our sins of excess over the holidays with Dr. Gordon Chang; the importance of marriage contracts with Sabina Haqqani; the natural approach to keeping your mood up during these challenging times with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and the positive nutrition trends that came out of Covid-19 with Shauna Lindzon

We specifically discuss:

Paying For Our Sins of Holiday Excess

  • Holiday Sins
  • What approach should you take to correcting excess?
  • Boosting your metabolism
  • The proper approach to cleansing
  • “A good sweat”
  • What are reasonable expectations from a cleanse?
  • Liver, kidney and lung cleanses
  • Supplements to support exercise

The Importance of Marriage Contracts

  • What is a marriage contract?
  • What can you, or can’t you, contract for?
  • When will a court set aside part or all of a marriage contract?
  • Transparency and full disclosure
  • Independent legal advice
  • Do you need a lawyer to draft a marriage contract?
  • Are marriage contracts just for wealthy people?
  • Can you create a marriage contract after the marriage?
  • Can you amend a marriage contract?
  • Timing of the agreement and duress

How To Keep Your Mood Up, Naturally

  • Covid-19 and mental health issues
  • SAD
  • The connection between chronic stress and mood
  • The pillars of stress management
  • Food and your mood
  • Breakfast!
  • Avoiding refined foods
  • Mood boosting activities
  • SAD lamps

Positive Nutrition Trends Coming out of Covid-19

  • New culinary skills development
  • Food shopping
  • Caring for others’ nutrition
  • Eating for one

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

To learn more about Sabina Haqqani go here

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

#113 Detoxing for Overindulgence, The Health Benefits of Oil of Oregano, Cooking With Fruit in Winter and Using Mindfulness to Evolve

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on January 4 and 5, 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 detoxing after holiday overindulgence with Dr. Gordon Chang, the health benefits of Oil of Oregano with Roger Baird, cooking with fruit in Winter with Naomi Bussin and how mindfulness can help you make changes or evolve with Tracey Soghrati

We specifically discuss:

Post-Holiday Detox

  • What does it mean to detox?
  • Why should you detox?
  • The body’s pathways for detoxification
  • The liver’s role in detoxification
  • The process of detoxification – toxins created by the body
  • Is there value in cleansing?
  • Exercise as detox
  • Milk Thistle and other herbs for liver health
  • The results of detoxing
  • Fiber

The Health Benefits of Oil of Oregano

  • Wild Oil of Oregano
  • What are the chemical compounds found in Oil of Oregano that are beneficial?
  • Antioxidant – Immune system
  • Antibacterial, Antiviral
  • Anti-Parasite
  • Contra-indications, allergic sensitivities

Cooking With Fruit in Winter

  • Dappled, Nicole Rucker
  • Sweeter Off The Vine, Yossy Arefi
  • Dried fruit
  • Dates – Caramelized Date Cake, Sticky Toffee Pudding
  • Dried Cherries – Soft Chocolate, Cherry, Almond cookies
  • Frozen¬† fruit
  • Seasonal fruit available in Winter
  • Lemons and other citrus
  • Bananas
  • Apples and Pears
  • Pomegranate
  • Persimmon

Mindfulness as a Tool to Help You Evolve

  • How does mindfulness help with change?
  • Being aware in the present moment
  • The psychological allergy to change
  • Change and the unknown
  • Embracing change and vulnerability
  • The window of tolerance
  • The domains of your life
  • Atomic Habits,¬†James Clear
  • The 1% Change Rule

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

To learn more about Hedd Wynn and Oil of Oregano go here.

To read articles written by Naomi Bussin in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.