#137 The Importance of Colon Health to Your Immunity, Mindful Social Activism, In-Home Fitness and Nutrition and The Natural Treatment of Allergies

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 20 and 21 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 your colon health impacts your immunity with Dr. Gordon Chang, how mindfulness coincides with social activism with Tracey Soghrati, in home fitness and nutrition with Megan Horsley and the natural treatment of allergies with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND

We specifically discuss:

How Does Your Colon Health Impact Your Immunity?

  • The road to good health is paved with good intestines
  • The importance of fiber
  • Fiber as a prebiotic
  • Probiotics – specific types
  • Getting probiotics from your diet
  • Digestion worsens with age
  • Digestive enzymes
  • What type of digestive enzymes are right for you?
  • What form of digestive enzyme should you look for – pill or liquid?
  • Digestion in the small intestine

Mindful Social Activism

  • Is there a link between mindfulness and social activism?
  • Rhonda Magee
  • Starting with curiosity
  • Gathering information
  • Being open and accepting
  • The role of social media vs. depth of connection

In Home Fitness and Nutrition

  • Personal training as it connects with holistic nutrition
  • Fit at home guide
  • Correcting form
  • Who is the program for?
  • The nutrition component – increasing protein
  • Wellness is a lifestyle decision – sustainability

The Natural Treatment of Allergies

  • Why do allergies occur?
  • Asthma and eczema
  • Typical treatments – antihistamines, allergy shots, cortical steroids
  • Supporting the immune system: probiotics
  • Vitamin D
  • Stinging Nettle and quercetin
  • Reducing exposure to allergens: dust reduction, hepa filters, natural cleaners

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

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here

To read Megan Horsley’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here

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

#109 Natural Treatment of Holiday Overindulgence, Appreciation of the Present Moment, Natural Skin Solutions and Eating Out Well in Toronto for Under $100

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 7 and 8, 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 the natural approach to dealing with holiday overindulgence with Dr. Gordon Chang, battling loneliness by learning to live in the present moment with Bob Douglas, natural skin care with Emily Lipinski ND, and how to eat out in Toronto for under $100 a couple.

We specifically discuss:

Holiday Overindulgence

  • How do people typically overindulge during the Holiday season?
  • Preventative lifestyle choices: mindfulness, sleep, relaxation, exercise
  • Herbal remedies for stress
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Natural remedies to prevent overeating
  • Natural treatment of hangover

Loneliness vs. Living In the Present Moment

  • Modern society and loneliness
  • Communication vs. connection
  • We don’t know ourselves
  • Anxiety prevents our grounding
  • Fixating on the past or worrying about the future
  • The School of Practical Philosophy
  • Being in the present moment

Natural Skin Care

  • Natural barriers and moisturizers for dry skin
  • Beneficial bacteria on skin
  • Eczema
  • Dietary approach to treating Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Reducing inflammation through diet and reducing stress

Eating Well in Toronto for Under $100

  • What are the factors causing restaurant food costs to rise?
  • Skip the appetizers, sides and add-ons
  • Alcohol
  • BYOBottle
  • Skipping Saturday Night
  • Brunch and Lunch vs. Dinner
  • Stay away from the high rent districts
  • Ethnic foods – Peruvian, Pakistani, South Indian, Ethiopian

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

To learn more about the School of Practical Philosophy go here.

To learn more about Emily Lipinski ND go here.

To learn more about Vito Marinuzzi go here.