#181 The Natural Treatment of Diabetes, Dealing With Anxiety and Stress, Cooking With Chocolate and Eco-Friendly Sleep Options

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on March 13 and 14, 2021 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 diabetes with Joel Thuna, dealing with anxiety and stress with Alexandra Leon, cooking with chocolate with Carolyn Tanner Cohen and eco-friendly sleep options with Adarsh Shah

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Treatment of Diabetes

  • Diabetes in Canada
  • Type 1, 2 and 3 Diabetes
  • How does Diabetes impact your health?
  • Managing Type 2 Diabetes through lifestyle
  • Diet recommendations: Carbohydrates, Salt and Fat
  • Exercise
  • Soluble and insoluble Fiber
  • Vitamin K2-MK7
  • Chromium
  • Milk Thistle
  • Ginseng

Dealing With Anxiety and Stress

  • Why do we experience stress?
  • Why is stress problematic?
  • How do people deal with stress?
  • What are the negative effects of stress?
  • Why is it difficult for us to stop stressing out?
  • How do we break the stress cycle?
  • Magnesium, L-theanin, Skull Cap, Linden and Chamomile.

Cooking With Chocolate

  • What does chocolate bring to your cooking?
  • Dutch process vs. natural cocoa powder
  • How dark should the chocolate be that you cook with?
  • Should you use “baking chocolate”?
  • Preferred brands of chocolate
  • Blocks, wafers, chips and bars

Eco-Friendly Sleep Options

  • What are most mattresses made from?
  • Can we use eco-friendly fabrics to make sleep products?
  • The manufacturing process
  • The wear and tear of natural fabrics
  • Comfort as a factor
  • Durability as a factor
  • Organic and synthetic latex
  • Organic certifications
  • Recycling mattresses
  • The “green premium”

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 Alexandra Leon and Nutripur go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here.

To learn more about Adarsh Shah and Ultramatic go here.

#179 Maintaining Blood Glucose Levels, Avoiding Gardening Injuries, Micro-changes For Your Health and The Ins and Outs of Organics

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on April 10 and 11, 2021 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 how to maintain blood glucose levels naturally with Dr. Gordon Chang, avoiding gardening injuries with Dr. Stacy Irvine, micro-changes for your health with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and the efficacies of organic foods with Heather Lillico

We specifically discuss:

Maintaining Blood Glucose Levels

  • Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
  • What is Type 2 Diabetes?
  • Liver support – preventing oxidative damage
  • Milk Thistle
  • The ATP process
  • How do minerals help the process?
  • The role of protein
  • How should you source protein?
  • How do natural products interact with new weight loss drugs?
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid
  • HIIT and regular exercise

Avoiding Gardening Injuries

  • Gardening is on trend!
  • The health benefits of gardening
  • Gardening is real activity
  • Warm up, change positions and avoiding repetitive actions
  • Lower back spasms
  • Kneeling – knees
  • Wrist and elbow injuries
  • The proper equipment and clothing
  • The communal nature of gardening
  • Engaging and stretching for gardening

Micro-changes For Your Health

  • What is a micro-change?
  • Kaizen
  • What does a micro-change look like?
  • What is a “5 Minute Action”?
  • Big changes can be overwhelming
  • Does going “cold turkey” work
  • How do you implement a micro-change?
  • When is the time to implement a micro-change?
  • The Ripple Effect, Greg Wells
  • Change Your Life in 5 Minutes a Day, Joanne Mallon

Organic Foods 

  • What makes food organic?
  • What sort of foods are organic?
  • Does organic mean that the food is healthier?
  • Are there nutritional differences between organic and convention foods?
  • Pesticides
  • What are the drawbacks of organic foods?
  • The “Dirty Dozen” foods
  • The “Clean Fifteen” foods
  • How do you save money while eating organics?

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

To learn more about Dr. Stacy Irvine go here.

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski go here.

To learn more about Heather Lillico go here.