#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

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#103 Cannabis and Mental Health, Mental Training For Healing Your Body, Three Great Overlooked Grains and Mindful Communications

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 26 and 27, 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 medical cannabis as a treatment for mental illnesses with Dr. Mandeep Singh, mental training for healing your body with Rucsandra Mitrea, three great overlooked grains with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen and Mindful Communications with Tracey Soghrati

We specifically discuss:

Medical Cannabis and Mental Health

  • A holistic approach to treating mental health issues
  • How does medical cannabis fit in with a holistic approach?
  • Doctors’ reluctance to prescribe medical cannabis
  • Treating anxiety
  • Treating insomnia
  • Treating depression
  • ADHD
  • PTSD
  • Addiction risk to medical cannabis
  • Side affects of medical cannabis
  • Contraindications to using medical cannabis

Mental Training for Healing Your Body

  • Why dealing with pain is like training for the Olympics
  • The desire to heal is the driving force
  • The belief that you will heal
  • Facilitating mental and emotional health to help the body heal
  • A gradual process to changing beliefs
  • How to start the snowball rolling

Three Great Overlooked Grains

  • Cooking with whole grains
  • Farro
  • How to cook Farro
  • Amaranth
  • How to cook Amaranth
  • Millet

Mindful Communications

  • How do you mindfully listen?
  • What do people do in communication that is off-putting?
  • How do we improve our communication?
  • Being present to your own experience

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