#48 The Importance of Your Protein Source, Fitness Hacks, Healthy Thanksgiving and When Adult Kids Come Back to the Empty Nest

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 6th, 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 explore the importance of how you source your protein with Dr. Gordon Chang, discuss fitness hacks with Kathleen Trotter with Kathleen Trotter, having a healthy Thanksgiving with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen and what to do when your adult kids return to the empty nest with Lesley Sandler-Griff

Also….the Soul Segment with Lisa Marvin

We specifically discuss:

Sources of Protein:

  • What are proteins?
  • What do proteins do?
  • Proteins become simple amino acids
  • proteins from meat, milk, vegetables
  • proteins from meat
  • protein for people with or recovering from illness
  • muscle atrophy during illness
  • Milk protein – lactose
  • Whey proteins vs. milk protein isolates
  • The body requires different types of protein
  • plant based/vegan protein
  • soy protein and photo-estrogen
  • advantages of plant based proteins

Fitness Hacks:

  • How to make exercise happen
  • Fitness hacks
  • hacks vs. stress
  • disconnect exercise from the gym
  • working out as a family
  • friendly competitions
  • non-food rewards
  • designing your own hacks

SOUL SEGMENT: Love Life

Healthy Thanksgiving:

  • Preparing for a big day of eating
  • exercise and hydration
  • eat breakfast and lunch
  • avoid hors d’oeuvres if you can
  • alcohol consumption
  • healthy hosting
  • healthy guesting
  • healthy swap outs

When Adult Kids Return to the Empty Nest:

  • Impact of adult children returning to the empty nest
  • reasons for returning to the nest
  • plans for the return
  • issues that arise
  • expectations and communication
  • responsibilities and privacy

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha go here.

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here.

To learn more about Lesley Sandler-Griff go here.

#44 Detox 101, Top Tips for Gym Newbies, Yoga Breathing and Preparing for an Empty Nest

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 8 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 detox with Joel Thuna, the top times for gym newbies with Kathleen Trotter,  yoga breathing with Jelayna DaSilva, and preparing for an empty nest with Lesley Sandler-Griff.

Also….the Soul Segment with Lisa Marvin

We specifically discuss:

Detox 101

  • What is a detox?
  • Detox vs. Cleanse
  • Why do you need to detox?
  • How are we exposed to toxins?
  • Chemical synergy
  • The body’s ability to naturally detoxify
  • organs that detoxify: liver, kidneys, colon, skin
  • liver support
  • kidney support
  • colon support
  • kosher products

Top Tips for Gym Newbies

  • We’re all newbies at some point?
  • Finding your fit: “do you”
  • Learning a mindset to work out
  • circuits sets, reps
  • keeping a journal

THE SOUL SEGMENT: Love Life

Yoga Breathing

  • The day to day practice of mindfulness
  • Breath work
  • Breathing techniques
  • Methods to reduce stress
  • Trying too hard: immediate gratification
  • How your approach to mindfulness can be problematic
  • Meditation apps

PURE BEAUTY: Dark Damage

Preparing for an Empty Nest:

  • Maintaining couple-hood
  • The changes that come with an empty nest
  • Free time
  • commonality
  • pets
  • new roles in the home
  • changes in finances
  • changing environment

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

To read Joel’s article on detoxing in Tonic Magazine go here.

To read Jelayna’s article on yoga breathing in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here.

To learn more about Lesley Sandler-Griff go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.