#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.

#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.