#154 Seasonal Changes and Your Health, Improving Your Happiness, Soups and Stews Using Fall Produce and Mindful Self Care

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 17 and 18, 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’ll discuss preventative health heading into colder weather with Dr. Gordon Chang, Improving your happiness with Dr. Jon Cowan cooking soups and stews with Fall produce with Shauna Lindzon,  and mindful self care with Tracey Soghrati.

We specifically discuss:

Changing Seasons and Your Health

  • Prepping our body systems to optimize health
  • Vitamin D: efficacies and dosage
  • Detoxing
  • Liver Cleanse
  • Herbal Cleanse
  • Reasonable expectations from cleansing

Improving Happiness

  • Are North Americans less happy?
  • Measuring happiness
  • Happiness vs. lack of stress
  • The link between happiness and addiction
  • How do we regain our happiness?
  • What happens if we don’t train ourselves to be happy?
  • What are the health benefits of being happy?

Cooking Soups and Stews with Fall Produce

  • Comfort foods and hearty foods
  • Roasting squash
  • Fennel
  • Leeks
  • Cumin
  • Cardamom
  • Cinnamon
  • Storing herbs and spices
  • Toasting spices
  • Garnishes

Mindful Self Care

  • What is self care?
  • Helping professions
  • Mental, physical and emotional stress
  • How does self care connect to mindfulness?
  • Frequency and consistency
  • Discipline in your practice
  • What are examples of self care practices?

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

To learn more about Dr. Jon Cowan and the Happi Trainer go here

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.

#144 The Fabulous End of Summer Detox, Getting Better Access to Public Eye Care, When Only One Person in the Home is Dieting and Yoga For Home Workouts

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 8 and 9, 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 why end of (this) Summer might be a great time to detox with Joel Thuna, the importance of greater public access to eye care with Dr. Yvonne Buys, what to do when you’re the only one in the house dieting with Shauna Lindzon and yoga for home workouts with Jodi Fischtein

We specifically discuss:

Why the End of (this) Summer is the Time To Detox

  • Why would someone contemplate a detox?
  • Why is Spring the traditional time for detoxing?
  • Covid-19 stress and toxin build up
  • Hydration
  • Chlorophyll
  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Eating clean
  • Aiding digestion: soluble Fiber, enzymes and probiotics

Greater Access to Public Eye Care

  • Ophthalmologists, Optometrists and Opticians
  • What eye ailments do adult Canadians suffer from?
  • Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy
  • The benefits of early treatment
  • Higher risk for different income level Canadians
  • Routine eye exams
  • For more information Seethepossibilities.ca
  • What can you do to prevent eye ailments?

When You’re The Only One in the House Dieting

  • Have a variety of foods around
  • Family style meals
  • Mindful eating
  • Preventing junk food from being in the house?
  • Single servings
  • The 80/20 concept vs. dieting
  • Healthy food as convenience food
  • Do separate meals make sense?

Yoga and Home Workouts

  • What sort of home workouts are people doing?
  • Restorative yoga, the yoga wheel and the stability ball
  • Targeting areas: back and hip flexors
  • Developing core strength and posture
  • Dragon lunge
  • Breathing into the shape
  • When do you do yoga relative to the work out?

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 Dr. Yvonne Buys and The Canadian Ophthalmologist Society go here

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here

To learn more about Jodi Fischtein, go here