#51 The Challenges of Getting Life Insurance if You’re Type 2 Diabetic, The Connection between Mindfulness and Grace, The Signs you Shouldn’t Eat at That Restaurant and Health Literacy Month

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 27 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 talk about Type 2 diabetes and life insurance with Boris Brizeli, mindfulness as a path to grace with Tracey Soghrati, the signs that you shouldn’t eat at that restaurant with Vito Marinuzzi and Health Literacy Month with Mack Rogers

Also….the Soul Segment with Lisa Marvin

We specifically discuss:

Type 2 Diabetes and Life Insurance

  • healthy persons vs. Type 2 Diabetics
  • What is Type 2 Diabetes?
  • Type 1 Diabetes vs. Type 2 Diabetes
  • Challenges for those with Type 2 Diabetics who want life insurance
  • Finding information on insurance pricing
  • Inherent unfairness of the process
  • The process in built for healthy people
  • Time lag: application and approval

Mindfulness as a Path to Grace

  • What is grace?
  • Graceful movement and behaviour
  • What underlies grace?
  • Discipline
  • Emotional regulation
  • The practice of mindfulness
  • learning to tolerate what’s going on in your mind and body
  • Are your emotional reactions real?

Why You Might Want to Pass By a Restaurant

  • Are you being greeted properly?
  • Restaurant health infractions?
  • Empty tables?
  • Lack of atmosphere?
  • Index menus?
  • Just opened?

THE SOUL SEGMENT: Life Fulfillment

October is Health Literacy Month

  • 60% Canadians and 88% of seniors aren’t health literate
  • What is health literacy?
  • Why is health literacy so important?
  • Health Literacy Month
  • Do people talk about health literacy?
  • Tools for health literacy
  • Health passport
  • Medical history card
  • Tips for doctor visits
  • Caregiver worksheet

For more information about show sponsor typetrue.ca go here.

To learn more information about Tracey Soghrati go here.

To learn more about Vito Marinuzzi and his restaurants go here.

To learn more about Health Literacy Month go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.

#41 Liver Health, Cooking Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables, The Mindful Way of Loving Your Body and Shifting Your Health Mindset into Fall

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 18 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 talk liver health with Joel Thuna, cooking seasonal fruit and vegetables with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen,  mindfulness and loving your body with Tracey Soghrati, and shifting your health mindset as we transition into Fall with Dr. Jodi Larry ND.

Also….the Soul Segment with Lisa Marvin and Pure Beauty with Dr. Kristen Ma ND

We specifically discuss:

Liver Health

  • what does the liver do?
  • what happens to the liver as we get older?
  • liver regeneration
  • what ailments can the liver suffer?
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)
  • causes of NAFLD
  • conditions associated with NAFLD
  • who is at risk to develop NAFLD?
  • steps to lower risk to develop NAFLD
  • cutting out alcohol
  • avoiding soft drinks and energy drinks
  • eat right
  • fibre
  • avoiding drugs
  • supplements for liver health: multivitamin, milk thistle, dandelion root

Cooking Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

  • tomatoes: varieties
  • health benefits of tomatoes
  • lycopene
  • storing tomatoes
  • raw tomato recipe: bruschetta
  • cooked tomato recipe: cherry tomato sauce (go here)
  • peaches
  • ripening and peeling peaches
  • peach recipe: peaches burrata and mint

THE SOUL SEGMENT: Career

Mindfulness and Loving Your Body

  • Mindfulness and the four foundations
  • Noticing your body
  • preferences, expectations and the stories we tell ourselves
  • disconnecting from your body
  • feeling sensations in your body
  • language of the body
  • Carolyn Myss: the body is the biography of your life
  • the body stores experiences
  • building tolerance
  • emotional regulation
  • act rather than react to the present moment

PURE BEAUTY: Mint

Shifting Your Health Mindset Into Fall:

  • How to shift your health mindset into Fall
  • overcoming Summer indulgence
  • be mindful of sugar intake
  • baked parsnips
  • clean eating day
  • eating and the brain
  • finding alternatives
  • tips for post-Summer cleanse

For more information about show sponsor Pure-Le Natural go here.

To read Joel’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner-Cohen go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.

To learn more about Dr. Jodi Larry ND go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.

To connect with Dr. Kristen Ma of Pure+ Simple go here.