Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on March 13 and 14, 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 discuss the natural treatment of diabetes with Joel Thuna, dealing with anxiety and stress with Alexandra Leon, cooking with chocolate with Carolyn Tanner Cohen and eco-friendly sleep options with Adarsh Shah
We specifically discuss:
The Natural Treatment of Diabetes
Diabetes in Canada
Type 1, 2 and 3 Diabetes
How does Diabetes impact your health?
Managing Type 2 Diabetes through lifestyle
Diet recommendations: Carbohydrates, Salt and Fat
Soluble and insoluble Fiber
Dealing With Anxiety and Stress
Why do we experience stress?
Why is stress problematic?
How do people deal with stress?
What are the negative effects of stress?
Why is it difficult for us to stop stressing out?
How do we break the stress cycle?
Magnesium, L-theanin, Skull Cap, Linden and Chamomile.
Cooking With Chocolate
What does chocolate bring to your cooking?
Dutch process vs. natural cocoa powder
How dark should the chocolate be that you cook with?
Should you use “baking chocolate”?
Preferred brands of chocolate
Blocks, wafers, chips and bars
Eco-Friendly Sleep Options
What are most mattresses made from?
Can we use eco-friendly fabrics to make sleep products?
The manufacturing process
The wear and tear of natural fabrics
Comfort as a factor
Durability as a factor
Organic and synthetic latex
The “green premium”
For more information about show sponsor Pure-Le Natural go here.
To read articles by Joel Thuna in Tonic Magazine go here.
To learn more about Alexandra Leon and Nutripur go here.
Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on February 27 and 28, 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 discuss the importance of taking care of your heart with Carolyn Pullen, laxatives vs. fiber for your digestion with Alexandra Leon, how to calm yourself for a good night’s sleep with Heather Lillico and snacking cakes with Naomi Bussin
We specifically discuss:
The Importance of Taking Care of Your Heart
The Canadian Cardiovascular Society
Heart Health Month
Why is being aware of heart health so important?
How many Canadians are affected by heart disease?
What are the signs and symptoms of a heart attack?
What is the best course of action during a heart attack?
What do we do if we see someone having a heart attack?
Is it safe to get medical attention for your heart health during the pandemic?
How do we prevent heart disease?
Laxatives vs. Fiber for your Digestion
Why are digestive issues such a hot topic?
The gut-brain axis
Your core muscles and digestion
Why is constipation problematic?
Laxatives: working on the conduit
Fiber: working on the content
Aloe and psyllium
How do we know whether we should take a laxative or fiber?
How do we choose the right digestion product?
How to Calm Yourself for a Good Night’s Sleep
Why do people have a hard time getting to sleep?
What happens when we don’t get a good night’s sleep?
How can we “turn our brains off”?
Directing the mind: The Alphabet Task
Progressive muscle activation
Foods to help sleep: kiwis, tart cherries, oats, nuts