#70 Stress and Heart Health, Why You Might Want To Set Up A Health Entourage, Mindful Cooking and Restaurant Pet Peeves

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on March 9, 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 stress and heart health with Dr. Gordon Chang, why you might want to set up a health entourage with Kathleen Trotter, mindful cooking with Naomi Bussin and restaurant pet peeves with Vito Marinuzzi.

We specifically discuss:

Stress and Heart Health:

  • A little bit of stress is good for you
  • long term stress is bad
  • Exercise for stress
  • Supplements as an adjunct to reducing stress
  • Sleep
  • Herbal remedies for exercise recovery
  • Formulated supplements
  • Mindfulness

Setting Up a Health Entourage:

  • Building support for your health goals
  • The health entourage
  • The Fitness Buddy
  • Professional help
  • Accountability Buddy

Mindful Cooking:

  • The Happiness Project – Gretchen Rubin
  • How can cooking make you happy?
  • Zoning Out
  • Being In The Moment – Mindfulness
  • Cooking for yourself
  • Solo – Anita Lo
  • The Pleasures of Cooking For One – Judith Jones

Restaurant Pet Peeves:

  • Staying Quiet
  • Being Rushed Out
  • Sense of Entitlement
  • Disconnect Between Menu and Food
  • Customer Rudeness

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha go here.

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here

To read Naomi Bussin’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here

To learn more about Vito Marinuzzi go here

#61 The Natural Treatment of Food Allergies, Classic Cookbooks, Fad Diets and Creating Your Fit Future Self

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on January 5 and 6, 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 treatment of food allergies with Joel Thuna, classic cookbooks with Naomi Bussin, fad diets with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and creating your fit future self with Kathleen Trotter.

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Treatment of Food Allergies

  • What is an allergic reaction?
  • Why is there an increase in food allergies?
  • Avoiding introduction of allergens
  • Microbial imbalance
  • Sun exposure – Vitamin D
  • Supplements to help with food allergies
  • Increase your biome – probiotics
  • Milk Thistle
  • Omega 3 Oils

Classic Cookbooks

  • “Mastering The Art of French Cooking”
  • “The Silver Palate Cookbook”
  • “The Joy of Cooking”
  • “Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking”
  • “The Moosewood Cookbooks”
  • “Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone”
  • “The Breakfast Cookbook”
  • “Wholegrain Mornings”
  • Deborah Madison, Mark Bittman, Dori Greenspan, Deb Perelman, Melissa Clark
  • What to look for in a cookbook

Fad Diets

  • Keto diet – based on fat
  • Paleo diet
  • dieting as a short term solution
  • Low fat diets …are out
  • Intermittent Fasting
  • Weight loss as a lifestyle decision – reducing carbohydrates/sugar

SOUL SEGMENT: Fulfillment

Creating Your Fit Future Self

  • Create a unique strategy that works for you
  • Exercise, diet and mindset mix
  • Every opportunity is an opportunity of growth and learning
  • The only failure is not trying
  • Consistency and convenience

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

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

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

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

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here.