#119 Life Shortening Deficiencies and Life Lengthening Sufficiency, Avoiding Self-Sabotage, Cooking Food For People We Love and Fear of Death and the Meaning Of Life

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on February 15 and 16, 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 what toxicities and deficiencies shorten our life and how we attain sufficiency, with Ian Clark, how we self-sabotage our health with Kathleen Trotter, cooking foods for the people we love with Naomi Bussin and the fear of death and the meaning of life with David Bernstein.

We specifically discuss:

Deficiencies, Toxicities and Attaining Sufficiency

  • What are the most common dietary deficiencies?
  • Iodine
  • Magnesium
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
  • Blood tests
  • Toxicities- heavy metals and mold
  • Aging and the drying out process
  • Quality of Life

Self-Sabotage of Your Health

  • What is self-sabotage
  • The snowball or mustard effect
  • 80/20
  • Don’t overcompensate for your mistakes
  • “I deserve”
  • “I’m too busy”
  • dopamine
  • square peg, round hole
  • circle of influence

Cooking Food For People We Love

The Fear of Death and the Meaning of Life

This discussion focuses on a documentary about 97 year old philosopher Herbert Fingarette. To access the video go to the Caregiver Services website or here.

  • Herbert Fingarette
  • “Being 97”
  • “Death is nothing to be afraid of”
  • Valuing life
  • “What is the meaning of life” is a foolish question
  • The presence of the absence
  • The spectacular beauty of the natural world

For more information about Ian Clark show sponsor Activation Products go here.

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here.

To read articles by Naomi Bussin in Tonic Magazine go here

To learn more about David Bernstein go here.

#90 Social Entrepreneurship, Training Your Thought Patterns, Yoga For All Ages and Daily Practices to Promote Happiness and Fulfillment

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 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 chat about social entrepreneurship with Justin Siklis, training your thought patterns with Kathleen Trotter, Yoga for all Ages with Rishma Malik and daily practices that promote happiness and fulfillment with TingTing Jiang

We specifically discuss:

Social Entrepreneurship:

Training Your Thought Patterns:

  • Mind vs. Brain
  • The “jock’s version of mindfulness”
  • Cue, behaviour and response
  • The opportunity for change in the cue
  • Embrace the pause
  • Hebb’s law
  • Dopamine
  • cognitive distortion – recency bias
  • outsmarting our minds
  • being aware of our habits

Yoga for All Ages:

  • Is yoga for all ages?
  • What can kids get from yoga?
  • What happens in a kid’s yoga class?
  • Limitations regarding yoga for kids?
  • Yoga for seniors and those with mobility issues

Daily Practices to Promote Happiness and Fulfillment:

  • Why are daily practices for your mind so important?
  • Gratitude practice
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Daily affirmations
  • Journals
  • Mindfulness practice – meditation

For more information about show sponsor Chef’s Catering go here.

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here

To learn more about Rishma Malik go here

To learn more about TingTing Jiang go here