#112 An Integrative Approach to Mental Health, Kicking the Emotional Eating Habit, How Healing Your Life Can Heal Your Body and Why We Feel Shame and What We Can Do About It

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 28 and 29, 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 an integrative approach to treating mental health issues with Dr. Mandeep Singh and Dr. Natalie Mulligan ND,  how to kick your emotional eating habit with Megan Horsley, how healing your life can help heal your body with Rucsandra Mitrea and why we feel shame and what we can do about it with Carlyle Jansen

We specifically discuss:

The Integrative Approach To Treating Mental Health Issues

  • What sorts of mental health issues are treated with an integrative approach?
  • What is an integrative approach to mental health?
  • Why is the mind/body connection so important?
  • What are the benefits of an integrative approach to mental health?
  • What mental illnesses respond best to an integrative approach?
  • How does the treatment process start?
  • Which modalities are getting better results for patients with mental health issues?
  • Are referrals necessary to see a medical practitioner?
  • Are integrative treatments are covered by OHIP or medical insurance?

Kicking the Emotional Eating Habit

  • What is emotional eating?
  • The connection between negative emotions and food
  • What causes emotional eating?
  • Recognizing the “habit”
  • Identifying the triggers of emotional eating
  • Removing temptation
  • Accountability
  • Meal prepping
  • Getting professional help

Healing Your Life to Heal Your Body

  • Dealing with pain
  • The emotional factors of the healing process
  • The mental factors of the healing process
  • The physical factors of the healing process
  • The cycle of stress
  • How do we begin to get out of the cycle of stress?

Why Do We Feel Shame and What Can We Do About It

  • What is shame?
  • The connection between shame and sex
  • Why do we have shame?
  • What is the habit of shame?
  • How do we overcome the habit of shame?
  • Judging ourselves
  • How do we vocalize shame?
  • Accepting our own humanity
  • Forgiving ourselves
  • Attaining freedom from shame

For more information about show sponsor Be Well Health Clinic and Dr. Mandeep Singh and Dr. Natalie Mulligan ND go here.

To learn more about Megan Horsley  go here.

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

To learn more about Vital Directives and Rucsandra Mitrea go here.

To read Carlyle Jansen’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here

#77 The Factors Driving the Purpose Built Rental Market, The Mindset for Treatment of Chronic Pain, How to Travel Like a Holistic Nutritionist and Reasonable Expectations of Your Yogi

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on April 27th and 28th, 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 factors driving the purpose built rental market with Mitchell Abrahams, the mindset for treatment of chronic pain with Rucsandra Mitrea, how to travel like a holistic nutritionist with Megan Horsley and reasonable expectations of your yogi with Jodi Fischtein

We specifically discuss:

What are the factors driving the purpose built rental market?

  • Competition between building condos and rental projects as an investment
  • Long term vs. short term investment
  • Low interest rates
  • Demographics – Baby Boomers and Millennials
  • Differences in the way rental buildings are being built over time
  • Stakeholders – government, ratepayer groups
  • Incentives to encourage the supply of rental projects
  • Immigration and employment opportunities
  • The taxation regime
  • The Toronto municipal position
  • The development community advocacy
  • Stability of income and appreciation of capital assets

The mindset for treatment of chronic pain

  • The connection between mindset and treatment of pain
  • Paying attention to emotions
  • The “innate intelligence of the body”
  • Body, mindset and emotion
  • How does fear impede the healing process?
  • Stress hormones
  • How do we overcome fear and heal?
  • How does the mindset get changed?
  • Dealing with pain with an emergency strategy
  • Long term strategy for maintenance

Travel like a holistic nutritionist

  • Water – dehydration while flying
  • Vegetables
  • Digestive enzymes – probiotics
  • Jet lag – sleep and supplements
  • Eat locally
  • Exercise

Reasonable expectations of your yogi

  • What is expected of a modern yogi?
  • Holding space
  • Mentorship
  • Beyond the physical
  • Which expectations are reasonable…and which are not?
  • Being the perfect citizen
  • Social media persona

Links:

For more information about show sponsor The Benvenuto Group go here.

To learn more about Rucsandra Mitrea go here.

To read Megan Horsley’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To read Jodi Fischtein’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.