#62 Efficacy and Safety of Herbal Remedies, Sneaking More Vegetables Into Your Meals, Mindfulness and Being Effective and Extreme Restaurant Food Trends

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on January 12th and 13th, 2018 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 the efficacy and safety of herbal remedies with Dr. Gordon Chang, how to get more vegetables into your meals with Megan Horsley; mindfulness and being effective with Tracey Soghrati and extreme restaurant food trends with Vito Marinuzzi

We specifically discuss:

Efficacy and Safety of Herbal Remedies:

  • Do herbal remedies work?
  • The question of dosage
  • Pathways – opioid, cannibanoid, etc.
  • Toxicity of herbal remedies
  • Health Canada regulations
  • Safety of herbal remedies
  • How you make herbal remedies; active ingredients
  • How do you get an effect from herbal remedies?
  • Herbal remedies are more effective for chronic as opposed to acute conditions

Getting More Vegetables in your Meals:

  • Why is it important to eat vegetables?
  • How do we get vegetables into the diet?
  • Swapping out grains
  • Cauliflower rice and spiralized vegetables
  • Swap out wraps
  • Sauces
  • Kale chips
  • Smoothies

Mindfulness and Effectiveness:

  • Effective Action
  • All actions have a cost or consequence
  • Five Gates of Speech
  • Is it the right time to say what I want to say?
  • Window of tolerance
  • Is what you want to say factual?
  • fact vs. opinion
  • Can I say what I want to say gently?
  • Is what I’m going to say to benefit all parties involved?
  • Is it actually necessary to say what I’m going to say?
  • holding the moment of uncomfortableness

Extreme Restaurant Food Trends:

  • People are eating more vegetables in restaurants
  • Pescatarian, Vegan, Raw Foodists
  • Vegetable forward restaurants: Quetzal, Rosalinda, Planta
  • Amending restaurant menus to meet diets

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha go here.

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

To learn more Tracey Soghrati go here.

To learn more about Vito Marinuzzi go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.

28: Herbal Supplements for Stress Relief, Ethical Pornography and Long Term Care Benefits

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 19 2018 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 herbal supplements for stress relief with Dr. Gordon Chang, ethical pornography with Carlyle Jansen and Long Term Care Benefits with Larry Berdugo

We specifically discuss:

Herbal Supplements for Stress Relief

  • how does stress impact the body
  • symptoms and physical aspects of stress
  • controlling cortisol levels
  • central nervous system and hormonal health
  • herbal remedies
  • adaptogens
  • energy vs. stimulants
  • the immune system

Ethical Pornography

  • sociological perspective
  • why pay for pornography?
  • “Fair Trade” pornography
  • is pornography empowering?
  • self-definition in pornography
  • non-mainstream pornography

Long Term Care Benefits

  • long term care need not illness or condition
  • cognitive loss
  • what does the coverage look like
  • why are the benefits needed
  • underwriting and threshold for a claim
  • preexisting conditions
  • cost of coverage
  • June 15!

Links:

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha go here.

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

To learn more about Larry Berdugo go here.