#105 How to Manage Stress and Sleep Over the Holidays, Detoxing Your Home, Holiday Books for the Home Cook and Mindful Conflict Resolution

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 9 and 10, 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 management of stress and sleep over the holidays with Dr. Gordon Chang, detoxing your home with Emily Lipinski ND, holiday books for your home cook with Naomi Bussin and Mindful Conflict Resolution with Tracey Soghrati

We specifically discuss:

Stress and Sleep

  • Getting to sleep and staying asleep
  • Sleep and central nervous system
  • Shallow sleep and quality of sleep
  • Herbal remedies to get to sleep
  • Quieting the mind and brain functions during the night
  • Exercise
  • Stress and falling asleep
  • Herbal remedies to help with stress
  • B Vitamins
  • Vitamin D

Detoxing Your Home

  • Cleaning products
  • Anti-Bacterial Cleaners
  • Air Fresheners
  • Drain Cleaners
  • Non-Toxic solutions
  • Essential oils
  • 7% Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide

Holiday Books for The Home Cook

Mindful Conflict Resolution

  • Mindfulness, conflict and resolution defined
  • Amygdala and the prefrontal cortex
  • Fight or flight response
  • R.A.I.N.
  • Recognize – emotional intelligence
  • Allow – take yourself out of the moment
  • Investigation – processing the moment
  • Non-Identification – you are not the feelings you’re having
  • A plan for resolution

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

To learn more about Emily Lipinski ND go here.

To read Naomi Bussin’s latest article 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.