#139 The Natural Treatment of Stress and Sleep, Healthy Grilling, Finding Solace in Solitude and Proper Hydration for Exercise

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 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 the natural treatment of stress and sleep with Andrea Donsky, healthy grilling with Shauna Lindzon, how to find solace in solitude with Tracey Soghrati and proper hydration for exercise with Dr. Stacy Irvine.

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Treatment of Stress and Sleep

  • What can we do to deal with stress?
  • Deep breathing
  • Exercise – sleep
  • Laughter
  • Foods that battle stress
  • L-Theanine
  • Adaptogenic herbs
  • Omega-3 with high EPA’s
  • Gaba – Passion Flower
  • Magnesium
  • Stress and sleep
  • Sleep Hygiene
  • Limiting blue light

Healthy Grilling

  • Direct heat, indirect heat, combination and smoking
  • Marinating
  • Brining
  • Lid up or down
  • Grilling vegetables

Finding Solace in Solitude

  • The unhealthy way to be in solitude
  • The unhealthy internal monologue
  • Why is it so hard to be alone with our thoughts?
  • Getting stuck in a cognative vision
  • Why can solitude be a good thing?
  • Reflecting on relationships
  • Getting to know yourself
  • Building the capacity to be with yourself
  • How can you use your alone time productively?
  • Emotional regulation
  • Engaging others outside of solitude

Proper Hydration for Exercise

  • The importance of proper hydration
  • When is the best time to hydrate?
  • Hydration during exercise
  • Your thirst isn’t an accurate indicator of hydration
  • Post workout hydration
  • Cold vs. room temperature water
  • Overheating during exercise
  • Sports drinks – electrolyte replacement, sugar and caffeine
  • Alternatives to sports drinks
  • Is there such a thing as drinking too much water?
  • How do you deal with cramps?

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To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Tracy Soghrati go here.

To learn more about Dr. Stacy Irvine go here.

 

#119 Life Shortening Deficiencies and Life Lengthening Sufficiency, Avoiding Self-Sabotage, Cooking Food For People We Love and Fear of Death and the Meaning Of Life

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on February 15 and 16, 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 what toxicities and deficiencies shorten our life and how we attain sufficiency, with Ian Clark, how we self-sabotage our health with Kathleen Trotter, cooking foods for the people we love with Naomi Bussin and the fear of death and the meaning of life with David Bernstein.

We specifically discuss:

Deficiencies, Toxicities and Attaining Sufficiency

  • What are the most common dietary deficiencies?
  • Iodine
  • Magnesium
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
  • Blood tests
  • Toxicities- heavy metals and mold
  • Aging and the drying out process
  • Quality of Life

Self-Sabotage of Your Health

  • What is self-sabotage
  • The snowball or mustard effect
  • 80/20
  • Don’t overcompensate for your mistakes
  • “I deserve”
  • “I’m too busy”
  • dopamine
  • square peg, round hole
  • circle of influence

Cooking Food For People We Love

The Fear of Death and the Meaning of Life

This discussion focuses on a documentary about 97 year old philosopher Herbert Fingarette. To access the video go to the Caregiver Services website or here.

  • Herbert Fingarette
  • “Being 97”
  • “Death is nothing to be afraid of”
  • Valuing life
  • “What is the meaning of life” is a foolish question
  • The presence of the absence
  • The spectacular beauty of the natural world

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

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here.

To read articles by Naomi Bussin in Tonic Magazine go here

To learn more about David Bernstein go here.