#146 Best Clinical Health Care Practices in the New Normal, Host Gifts for Backyard and Cottage Get-Togethers, Mindfulness and Loneliness and Sports Injury Triage

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 22 and 23, 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 best clinical health care practices with George Barakat, host gifts for backyard and cottage get-togethers with Carolyn Tanner Cohen, Mindfulness and Loneliness with Tracey Soghrati and sports injury triage with Dr. Stacy Irvine

We specifically discuss:

Best Clinical Health Care Practices

  • What is the ‘new normal’?
  • Protocols for medical clinics
  • Planning for the future: digital presence
  • Implementing what has been learned
  • Protecting the staff
  • The collective greater good
  • What will the best practices look like going forward?
  • Coordinating the technology

Host Gifts for Cottage or Backyard Get-Togethers

  • The job of home or cottage entertaining
  • “What can I bring?”
  • Taking care of the cocktail hour
  • Bringing a board
  • Spatchcock chicken
  • Spice rubs
  • Salad

Mindfulness and Loneliness

  • Loneliness is an epidemic
  • Can people be lonely when they’re around other people?
  • Loneliness vs. social isolation
  • The neuroscience of loneliness
  • The perception of threat
  • Losing the ability to engage
  • How do we know if we’re lonely?
  • Reengaging via mindfulness
  • Monitoring your environment
  • Accepting your experience in the moment
  • Being present in social situations

Sports Injury Triage

  • Injuries connected to doing new activities
  • Twisted ankles
  • Back pain
  • Tennis elbow/Golfer’s elbow
  • Yoga wrist

For more information about show sponsor Jack Nathan Health and George Barakat go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner-Cohen go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here

To learn more about Dr. Stacy Irvine go here.

#143 The Naturopathic Approach to Adapting and Coping During Challenging Times, Micro-nutrients vs. Macro-nutrients, Exercises that Support Running, Hiking and Walking and Overcoming Loneliness

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 1 and 2, 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 naturopathic approach to stress in challenging times with Dr. Melanie Kusznireckyj ND, why micro-nutrients are as important to your health as macro-nutrients with Megan Horsley RHN, the exercises that support running, hiking and jogging with Ali Lubin and how you can overcome loneliness with Carlyle Jansen.

We specifically discuss:

The Naturopathic Approach to Adapting and Coping During Challenging Times

  • Stress caused by challenging times
  • Self-help confusion
  • The education and training of naturopathic doctors
  • The underlying philosophy of naturopathy and naturopathic medicines
  • The holistic approach
  • Mitigating side effects
  • The relationship between a naturopathic doctor and patient
  • High EPA Omega Fatty Acids (Fish Oil)
  • L-Theanine: (Green Tea)
  • Gaba: The stomach-brain connection
  • Lavender
  • Saffron

Micro-nutrients vs. Macro-nutrients

  • Tracking macro-nutrients and weight loss
  • What is a macro-nutrient?
  • What is a micro-nutrient?
  • What happens if you don’t get enough micro-nutrients?
  • Nutrient deficiency
  • What’s wrong with “fortified” flours?
  • Supplementing while dieting
  • Eating whole foods that are nutrient dense

The Exercises that Support Running, Hiking and Walking

  • The health benefits of running, hiking and walking
  • What are the risks of running, hiking, walking?
  • How do we prevent those risks?
  • How to get started?
  • Work out buddies
  • Over-training and rest days
  • Strength training

Overcoming Loneliness

  • Normalizing loneliness
  • Loneliness is a feeling not a fact
  • Mindfulness, self-compassion
  • Cognitive behavioral techniques
  • Loneliness and depression
  • EASE
  • Extending yourself
  • Action plans
  • Seek collectives
  • Expect the best

For more information about show sponsor New Roots Herbal go here.

For more information about Dr. Melanie Kusznireckyj ND go here.

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

To learn more about Ali Lubin go here.

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