#116 Stage 0.37 Health, 5 Essential Things To Help Change Your Body, The Emotional and Physical Challenges of Downsizing and The Importance of Face to Face Connection

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on January 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 how to attain and maintain “Stage 0.37 Health” with Ian Clark, 5 things that are essential to help changing your body with Rucsandra Mitrea, the emotional and physical challenges to downsizing your home with Leanne Masellis and the importance of face to face connection with Pete Bombaci

We specifically discuss:

Attaining “Stage 0.37 Health”

  • What is “Stage 0.37 Health”?
  • Essential needs: Iodine, Magnesium, Selenium, Zinc
  • How do you know what stage your health is in?
  • Is it ever too late to fix things?
  • What can we do to get to 0.37 health?

5 Essential Things That Can Help You Change Your Body

  • What do we mean by “changing your body”?
  • Understanding your starting point
  • Self-awareness
  • Defining your precise goal
  • Developing a step by step plan
  • Support
  • Accountability

The Emotional and Physical Challenges to Downsizing

  • Why is downsizing so overwhelming?
  • The emotional component of downsizing
  • How does the stress of downsizing manifest?
  • What is the process of downsizing?
  • Staging and selling of belongings
  • Options available for downsizing

The Importance of Face to Face Connections

  • Why are people so lonely?
  • Why are people unhappy?
  • What is the Genwell Project?
  • Existing relationships: friends, family, neighbours, co-workers
  • The importance of social connection

For more information about Ian Clark show sponsor Activation Products go here.

To learn more about Rucsandra Mitrea and the work she does at Vital Directives go here.

To learn more about Leanne Masellis and the work she does at Dynamic Downsizers go here

To learn more about the Genwell Project go here.

#58 Rent Control, Surviving the Holidays With Systems Not Willpower, Lifestyle Hints for Improving Mood and Diabetes and the Risk to Eye Health

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 15 and 16 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 rent control with Mitchell Abrahams, maintaining your health over the holidays with systems not willpower with Kathleen Trotter, lifestyle hints for improving your mood with Dr. Emily Lipinski and Diabetes and the Risk to your Eye Health with Dr. Varun Chaudhary and Anida Westlake.

We specifically discuss:

Rent Control

  • What is Rent Control?
  • Recent Liberal changes to rent controls in Ontario
  • Institutional investing in the rent control environment
  • The cost of building and maintaining an apartment
  • subsidies to build or rent affordable housing
  • changing land use to allow for affordable housing – loosening zoning regulation
  • condominiums vs. purpose built rental buildings
  • vacancy decontrol
  • How will continued growth impact the rental market?
  • The benefits of a new/modern rental unit
  • Freeing up rental supply
  • Income growth

Maintaining Your Health Over The Holidays

  • Positive habits over the holidays
  • Mindfully indulge in what you love
  • Set up systems for your future self
  • Look at menus ahead of time
  • Bring your food to a party
  • Avoid mindless eating
  • “The Mustard Rule”
  • Planning your indulgence

Lifestyle Hints for Improving Your Mood

  • What makes us sad?
  • Commit to making a change to your mood
  • Antidepressants
  • Exercise
  • Diet
  • Supplements
  • Cannabis
  • Mindfulness and meditation

Diabetes and the Risk to Eye Health

  • What is the risk to vision for diabetics?
  • diabetic retinopathy (“DR”)
  • the retina and vision loss
  • collateral symptoms
  • treatments for DR
  • Can an eye exam act as a diagnosis of diabetes?
  • Are diabetic eye checks routine?
  • What’s it like to be diagnosed with DR?

Links:

For more information about show sponsor The Benvenuto Group go here.

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here.

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski ND go here.

To learn more about The Canadian Ophthalmological Society go here.