#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.

#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.