#166 Paying For Our Holiday Sins of Excess, Marriage Contracts, Keeping Your Mood Up During Trying Times and Positive Pandemic Nutrition Trends

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on January 9 and 10, 2021 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 paying for our sins of excess over the holidays with Dr. Gordon Chang; the importance of marriage contracts with Sabina Haqqani; the natural approach to keeping your mood up during these challenging times with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and the positive nutrition trends that came out of Covid-19 with Shauna Lindzon

We specifically discuss:

Paying For Our Sins of Holiday Excess

  • Holiday Sins
  • What approach should you take to correcting excess?
  • Boosting your metabolism
  • The proper approach to cleansing
  • “A good sweat”
  • What are reasonable expectations from a cleanse?
  • Liver, kidney and lung cleanses
  • Supplements to support exercise

The Importance of Marriage Contracts

  • What is a marriage contract?
  • What can you, or can’t you, contract for?
  • When will a court set aside part or all of a marriage contract?
  • Transparency and full disclosure
  • Independent legal advice
  • Do you need a lawyer to draft a marriage contract?
  • Are marriage contracts just for wealthy people?
  • Can you create a marriage contract after the marriage?
  • Can you amend a marriage contract?
  • Timing of the agreement and duress

How To Keep Your Mood Up, Naturally

  • Covid-19 and mental health issues
  • SAD
  • The connection between chronic stress and mood
  • The pillars of stress management
  • Food and your mood
  • Breakfast!
  • Avoiding refined foods
  • Mood boosting activities
  • SAD lamps

Positive Nutrition Trends Coming out of Covid-19

  • New culinary skills development
  • Food shopping
  • Caring for others’ nutrition
  • Eating for one

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

To learn more about Sabina Haqqani go here

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

#163 A Philosophy of Health and Wellness, Understanding Non-Monogamy and Polyamory, Exercise for Arthritis and Choosing the Right Cutting Board

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 19 and 20, 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’ll discuss Dr. Gordon Chang’s philosophy of health and wellness; non-monogamous and polyamorous relationships with Carlyle Jansen; exercise for those suffering with arthritis with Dr. Erin Boynton and the importance of choosing the right cutting board with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen

We specifically discuss:

A Philosophy of Health and Wellness

  • Nutraceuticals and supplements aren’t “magic bullets”
  • A holistic approach to health
  • “Building a Wall”
  • The safety efficacies of nutraceuticals
  • Reactions to nutraceuticals and supplements
  • How do consumers assess the quality of supplements?
  • Quality control of nutraceuticals
  • Does it matter if the supplement is organic?

Non-Monogamous and Polyamorous Relationships

  • Are we really just talking about “cheating”?
  • How common are non-monogamous relationships?
  • The terminology of non-monogamous relationships
  • The keys to success for non-monogamous relationships
  • How do you broach the subject?
  • What happens if there is disagreement?

Exercise and Arthritis

  • What is arthritis?
  • Do you have to stop exercising if you have arthritis?
  • Does exercise help cure arthritis?
  • What is the purpose of exercise if you have arthritis?
  • Changing how you exercise
  • Preparing your body for future exercise
  • Swimming
  • What if the pain is significant?
  • Is building muscle strength relevant?
  • Cross-training
  • Is there a risk that exercise will make arthritis worse?
  • What factors should be considered when deciding to stop an exercise?

Choosing the Right Cutting Board

  • Why do you want a good cutting board?
  • What types of cutting board should you avoid?
  • What should you look for in a cutting board?
  • The composition of your cutting board
  • Maintenance of cutting boards

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

To read articles by Carlyle Jansen go here

To learn more about Dr. Erin Boynton go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here.