#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.

#22: Top Tips for Detoxification, Self-Advocacy in Your Personal Relationship and Moving on From a Toxic Relationship

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on April 7 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 detoxification with Dr. Gordon Chang, how to advocate in your personal relationship with Carlyle Jansen and moving on from a toxic relationship with Rod MacDonald.

We specifically discuss:

Top Tips To Detoxification

  • our bodies detoxify naturally
  • assisting our bodies to detoxify
  • toxins build up gradually
  • constant stress builds up toxin over time
  • liver, kidney, intestines, skin
  • detoxifying on an ongoing basis

Self-Advocacy in a Personal Relationship

  • expressing yourself in a long-term relationship
  • practice (of saying things) makes perfect
  • timing is important
  • “I like this – I don’t like that”
  • dynamics of long term relationship
  • can these conversations be planned

Moving on From a Toxic Relationship

  • First Steps in getting over a relationship
  • recognize that relationships end
  • don’t focus on the relationship but rather on ourselves
  • becoming the best version of ourselves
  • objectivity and time
  • disconnecting
  • avoiding patterns

Links:

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha go here.

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

To read Rod’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.