#56 Digestion, Top Cookbooks of 2018, Yoga For Menstrual Cramps and Pain and Booking a Restaurant for a Holiday Party

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 1 (and December 2!),  2018 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 digestion with Joel Thuna, the top cookbooks of 2018 with Naomi Bussin, yoga for menstrual cramps and pain with Rachelle Wintzen and tips for booking a restaurant for a holiday party with Vito Marinuzzi.

We specifically discuss:

Digestion

  • What can go wrong with our digestion?
  • Watch what you drink
  • Probiotics: food and supplements
  • Fat consumption
  • Fibre: soluble and insoluble
  • Fibre supplements
  • Spice
  • Acidity

Top Cookbooks of 2018

  • Food Network Stars
  • Ina Garten “The Barefoot Contessa” – “Cook Like a Pro”
  • Nigella Lawson – “At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking”
  • Jamie Oliver – “Jamie Cooks Italy”
  • Middle Eastern Cooking
  • Yotam Ottolenghi- “Simple”
  •  Michael Solomonov- “Israeli Soul”
  • Desserts
  • David Lebovitz -“The Perfect Scoop”
  • Rose Levy Beranbaum “Rose’s Baking Basics”
  • “Genius Desserts”
  • French Food
  • Clotilde  Dusoulier- “Tasting Paris”
  • Mardi Michaels -“In the French Kitchen with Kids”
  • Others
  • Joshua McFadden – “Six Seasons”
  • Chrissy Teigen – “Hungry for More”

Yoga for Menstrual Cramps and Pain

  • What causes menstrual cramps and pain?
  • PMS
  • yoga movement increases circulation to the uterus
  • restorative/yin yoga
  • heart opening poses
  • hip opening poses
  • yoga poses to avoid

Booking a Holiday Party at a Restaurant

  • Dates and budgets
  • Considerations
  • Maximizing the experience
  • Alcohol and cannabis

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

To read Joel’s article on detoxing in Tonic Magazine go here.

To read Naomi’s article on the top cookbooks for 2018 in Tonic Magazine go here.

To read Rachelle’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Vito Marinuzzi go here.

#34 How Gut Health Affects Mood, Mental Performance and Immunity, What Your Feet Can Tell You About Your Health, Insider Restaurant Talk and Overcoming Shyness

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 30, 2018 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 your gut health with Tawnya Ritco; what your feet can tell you about your health with Chiropodist Katie Blundell, insider restaurant info with restaurateur Vito Marinuzzi and overcoming shyness with author Cynthia Gould

We specifically discuss:

Gut Health:

  • Why is gut health so important?
  • Gut health and immunity
  • “leaky gut” and IBS
  • Gut and cognitive response
  • Gut and your mood
  • Signs of poor gut health
  • Factors interfering with gut health
  • Antibiotics, toxic loads, stress, hydration
  • prebiotics and probiotics
  • supplements

What Your Feet Can Tell You About Your Health:

  • What do Chiropodists do?
  • Chiropodists and Podiatrists
  • Why see a Chiropodist?
  • Bio-mechanics
  • What your feet can tell you about your health
  • Diabetes – sensation loss
  • Circulation issues
  • ingrown toenails
  • hereditary issues
  • sports injuries
  • flip-flops and summer footwear
  • pedicures

Insider Restaurant Talk:

  • Europeans vs North American restaurants
  • tipping
  • alcohol
  • bread and water
  • food delivery
  • branding, cookbooks,

Overcoming Shyness:

  • What is shyness?
  • Deciding not to be shy
  • Steps to overcome shyness
  • Putting yourself out there
  • The fear response
  • The worst part about fear
  • Anxiety

Links:

For more information about show sponsor Purica go here.

To learn more about Chiropodists go here.

To book a table at Vito Marinuzzi’s restaurant go here.

To read more about Cynthia Gould and overcoming shyness go here.