#113 Detoxing for Overindulgence, The Health Benefits of Oil of Oregano, Cooking With Fruit in Winter and Using Mindfulness to Evolve

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on January 4 and 5, 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 discuss detoxing after holiday overindulgence with Dr. Gordon Chang, the health benefits of Oil of Oregano with Roger Baird, cooking with fruit in Winter with Naomi Bussin and how mindfulness can help you make changes or evolve with Tracey Soghrati

We specifically discuss:

Post-Holiday Detox

  • What does it mean to detox?
  • Why should you detox?
  • The body’s pathways for detoxification
  • The liver’s role in detoxification
  • The process of detoxification – toxins created by the body
  • Is there value in cleansing?
  • Exercise as detox
  • Milk Thistle and other herbs for liver health
  • The results of detoxing
  • Fiber

The Health Benefits of Oil of Oregano

  • Wild Oil of Oregano
  • What are the chemical compounds found in Oil of Oregano that are beneficial?
  • Antioxidant – Immune system
  • Antibacterial, Antiviral
  • Anti-Parasite
  • Contra-indications, allergic sensitivities

Cooking With Fruit in Winter

  • Dappled, Nicole Rucker
  • Sweeter Off The Vine, Yossy Arefi
  • Dried fruit
  • Dates – Caramelized Date Cake, Sticky Toffee Pudding
  • Dried Cherries – Soft Chocolate, Cherry, Almond cookies
  • Frozen  fruit
  • Seasonal fruit available in Winter
  • Lemons and other citrus
  • Bananas
  • Apples and Pears
  • Pomegranate
  • Persimmon

Mindfulness as a Tool to Help You Evolve

  • How does mindfulness help with change?
  • Being aware in the present moment
  • The psychological allergy to change
  • Change and the unknown
  • Embracing change and vulnerability
  • The window of tolerance
  • The domains of your life
  • Atomic Habits, James Clear
  • The 1% Change Rule

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

To learn more about Hedd Wynn and Oil of Oregano go here.

To read articles written by Naomi Bussin in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.

#100!!!! There’s An Herbal Remedy For That, Homelessness in Toronto, The Ins and Outs of Blood Sugar Control and Flexibility and Mobility

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 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 specific herbal remedies that help with various common conditions with Joel Thuna, what homelessness looks like in Toronto and what we can do about it with Teresa Vasilopoulos, the ins and outs of blood sugar control with Shauna Lindzon and why we should care about flexibility and mobility with Stacey Irvine.

We specifically discuss:

Herbal Remedies for Common Conditions

  • The foundation of good health
  • Cold and Flu
  • Boosting Immunity
  • Indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Getting a Good Night Sleep
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Mood
  • Virility

Homelessness in Toronto

  • WoodGreen
  • The face of poverty in Toronto
  • “Less Homeless” Awareness Campaign
  • What are the poverty statistics?
  • What can listeners do?
  • #lesshomeless
  • Where do donations go?
  • Beyond awareness
  • World Homeless Day – October 10

The Ins and Outs of Blood Sugar Control

  • What should you eat to control blood sugar levels?
  • Fiber
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Avoiding fatigue
  • Fat, Protein and Fiber
  • Complex Carbohydrates
  • Chew your food
  • “Go to” snack

Flexibility and Mobility (And Why We Should Care)

  • Flexibility and mobility are crucial
  • When you’re injured it’s too late
  • The difference between flexibility and mobility
  • As we age extra flexibility can work against us
  • injuries come when there’s a lack of mobility
  • mobility and strength training
  • Is mobility more important than flexibility?
  • What happens if you don’t improve mobility?

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 Teresa Vasilopoulos and her work at Woodgreen go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Stacey Irvine go here.