#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.

#141 Improving Your Digestion, The Efficacy of Online Pharmacies, Coping with Loneliness and Indoor Rowing

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 18 and 19, 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 how to improve your digestion with Joel Thuna, the efficacy of online pharmacies with Andy Donald, coping with loneliness with Carlyle Jansen and indoor rowing for your fitness with Jennifer Grosdanis

We specifically discuss:

Improving Your Digestion

  • What is your digestive system?
  • What are the sources of digestive complications?
  • The impact of lifestyle choices
  • Are digestive complications signs of bigger problems?
  • Improving diet and physical activity and supplementation
  • Organic, vegan, probiotics
  • Ginger and peppermint for upset stomach
  • What causes bloating?
  • Dealing with bloating
  • What causes constipation?
  • Dealing with constipation
  • Fiber and Psyllium
  • Dealing with diarrhea

The Efficacy of Online Pharmacies

  • What are the problems with customers accessing prescriptions?
  • Online pharmacy as a solution
  • How does an online pharmacy work?
  • Province wide delivery within 24 hours
  • The doctors’ role in the process
  • Technical proficiency of users
  • Family, caregivers and health custodians
  • “the personal health companion” – dosing reminders
  • Pharmacies monitoring vital signs
  • Data protection

Coping With Loneliness

  • Covid 19 restrictions and loneliness
  • What does it mean to be lonely?
  • Loneliness and depression
  • Health risks of loneliness
  • How many of us are lonely?
  • Quantity vs. quality of connection
  • What causes loneliness?
  • Stigmatization of loneliness
  • Normalizing of loneliness
  • Is society facilitating loneliness?

Indoor Rowing for Fitness

  • What is indoor rowing?
  • The rowing machine – ERG
  • How does rowing integrate into fitness
  • Is rowing for everyone?
  • Losing weight and building muscle
  • Interval vs. distance training
  • Pros and Cons of rowing
  • Contraindications for rowing
  • Collateral exercises – warm up, static stretching, core training, yoga

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 Andy Donald and The Health Depot go here

To read articles by Carlyle Jansen in Tonic Magazine go here

To learn more about Jennifer Grosdanis, go here