#117 The Three Greatest Risk Factors to Heart Disease, Milk vs. Dairy Free Alternatives, Mindfulness and Technology and How Yoga Can Help You Attain Your Goals

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on February 1 and 2, 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 3 greatest risk factors to heart disease with Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND, milk vs. dairy free alternatives with Shauna Lindzon, mindfulness and technology with Tracey Soghrati and how yoga can help you attain your goals with Sari Nisker-Fox

We specifically discuss:

The 3 Greatest Risk Factors to Heart Disease

  • What is Metabolic Syndrome?
  • Hereditary and lifestyle factors
  • Waist circumference
  • The nature of the health risks
  • Reasonable expectations for affecting change
  • Lifestyle strategies to avoid diabetes
  • The Mediterranean Diet
  • Supplements
  • Focus on cholesterol
  • Blood pressure

Milk vs. Dairy Free Alternatives

  • Why dairy? Why dairy free alternative?
  • What nutrients do you get from dairy?
  • Dairy free alternatives
  • The benefits and drawbacks of making your own dairy free alternative
  • Oatmilk
  • Replacing the nutrients you get from dairy
  • Potential digestion problems with dairy free alternative?

Mindfulness and Technology

  • Remove all devices from your bedroom
  • Turn notifications off (unless necessary for your work)
  • Creating a tech free time/zone – dinnertime
  • Stepping away from the technology
  • Multi-tasking (is b.s.)
  • Secure your phone when you drive
  • Create a conscious community through technology
  • Be purposeful in your use of technology

How Yoga Can Help You Attain Your Goals

  • The opportunity to pause
  • Turning back to your heart
  • Connecting to your intention
  • Clear vision
  • Feeling your future feelings
  • Expecting and facing challenges
  • The practice as a metaphor of life
  • Reflection
  • Surrender, honour and gratitude

NOTE: On the February 15/16 show David Bernstein and I will be discussing the fear of death and meaning of life, focusing on a documentary about 97 year old philosopher Herbert Fingarette. To access the video go to the Caregiver Services website or here.

For more information about Ian Clark show sponsor New Roots Herbal go here.

To read the article with Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here

To read the article by Sari Nisker-Fox in Tonic Magazine go here.

#58 Rent Control, Surviving the Holidays With Systems Not Willpower, Lifestyle Hints for Improving Mood and Diabetes and the Risk to Eye Health

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 15 and 16 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 rent control with Mitchell Abrahams, maintaining your health over the holidays with systems not willpower with Kathleen Trotter, lifestyle hints for improving your mood with Dr. Emily Lipinski and Diabetes and the Risk to your Eye Health with Dr. Varun Chaudhary and Anida Westlake.

We specifically discuss:

Rent Control

  • What is Rent Control?
  • Recent Liberal changes to rent controls in Ontario
  • Institutional investing in the rent control environment
  • The cost of building and maintaining an apartment
  • subsidies to build or rent affordable housing
  • changing land use to allow for affordable housing – loosening zoning regulation
  • condominiums vs. purpose built rental buildings
  • vacancy decontrol
  • How will continued growth impact the rental market?
  • The benefits of a new/modern rental unit
  • Freeing up rental supply
  • Income growth

Maintaining Your Health Over The Holidays

  • Positive habits over the holidays
  • Mindfully indulge in what you love
  • Set up systems for your future self
  • Look at menus ahead of time
  • Bring your food to a party
  • Avoid mindless eating
  • “The Mustard Rule”
  • Planning your indulgence

Lifestyle Hints for Improving Your Mood

  • What makes us sad?
  • Commit to making a change to your mood
  • Antidepressants
  • Exercise
  • Diet
  • Supplements
  • Cannabis
  • Mindfulness and meditation

Diabetes and the Risk to Eye Health

  • What is the risk to vision for diabetics?
  • diabetic retinopathy (“DR”)
  • the retina and vision loss
  • collateral symptoms
  • treatments for DR
  • Can an eye exam act as a diagnosis of diabetes?
  • Are diabetic eye checks routine?
  • What’s it like to be diagnosed with DR?

Links:

For more information about show sponsor The Benvenuto Group go here.

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here.

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski ND go here.

To learn more about The Canadian Ophthalmological Society go here.