#158 Natural Eye Health, Self Care and a Preventative Wellness, Preparing for Winter Sports and Mood Boosting Foods

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 14 and 15, 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 the natural approach to eye health with Joel Thuna, self care and a preventative approach to wellness with Tanya Salituro, preparing for Winter sports with Stacy Irvine, and mood boosting foods with Heather Lillico

We specifically discuss:

Natural Eye Care

  • The boundaries of human eyesight
  • Common eyesight problems
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Eye Disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diet/nutrients for better eyesight
  • Vitamin K2
  • Vitamins A, C and E
  • Lutein and Zeaxanthin
  • DHA Omega3
  • Zinc

Self Care and Preventative Wellness

  • A diagnosis of Cancer
  • Listening to your body
  • Be your own health advocate
  • Access to information
  • Barriers to self-advocacy
  • The importance of community and connection to your health

Preparing for Winter Sports

  • Proper attire
  • Weekend warriors
  • Warming up
  • Cooling down
  • Is hydration a concern in Winter?
  • Skating/Hockey
  • Downhill Skiing
  • Cross-Country Skiing

Mood Boosting Foods

  • Jerusalem Artichokes for pre-biotics
  • Rutabagas for GABA
  • Brussels Sprouts for folate
  • Microbiomes
  • Probiotics and fermented foods
  • SAD
  • Mindfulness

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 Tanya Salituro and CanPrev go here.

To learn more about Stacy Irvine go here.

To learn more about Heather Lillico go here.

#142 Organic Herbs and Immunity, Sleep Positions for Best Rest, Summer Drink Alternatives and Yoga Outside the Studio

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 25 and 26, 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 Natural Herbs and Immunity with Caitlin Rivett-Carnac, Sleep Positions for Best Rest with Adarsh Shah, Summer Drink Alternatives with Megan Horsley and Taking the Yoga Practice Out of the Studio with Julie Watson

We specifically discuss:

Organic Herbs and Immunity

  • Growing herbs for herbal remedies
  • Why is understanding the source of the herb important?
  • What is involved in growing an organic herb?
  • The extraction process
  • The formulation of immune products
  • Adaptogens
  • A proactive approach to immunity
  • What is the process in developing herbal products?

Sleep Position

  • What do we know about sleep?
  • Why do we sleep on a flat surface?
  • Is there a proper sleep position?
  • What is the purpose of the pillow?
  • Should we concerned if we’re sleeping on our front, side or back?
  • Does the hardness affect the quality of sleep?
  • How do we avoid neck pain while sleeping?
  • Memory foam
  • How do we avoid back pain?

Summer Drink Alternatives

  • Should we rely on alcoholic drinks to hydrate?
  • Added refined sugar
  • Alcohol is digested faster than food
  • Diet soda and alternatives
  • Kombucha
  • Mocktails
  • Iced Coffee and Tea
  • Sugar alcohols

Taking Yoga Outside The Studio

  • Yoga is more than movement
  • Connection and conversation through technology and social media
  • Communication online
  • Dismantling the membership model
  • Outdoor yoga classes
  • What will studios look like when they reopen?
  • Online platforms – Zoom classes

For more information about show sponsor St. Francis Herb Farm go here.

To  learn more about Adarsh Shah and Ultramatic go here.

To learn more about Megan Horsley go here

To learn more about Julie Watson, go here