#114 The Natural Treatment of Anxiety, Depression and Insomnia, Understanding Your Conflict Style, Working with a Holistic Nutritionist and Living With Dravet Syndrome

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on January 11 and 12, 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  Anxiety, Depression and Insomnia with Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND, what is your conflict style with Carlyle Jansen, how to work with a holistic nutritionist with Megan Horsley and living with Dravet Syndrome with Celestine Caravaggio

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Treatment of Anxiety, Depression and Insomnia

  • Concern that so many people have prescriptions for mental health issues
  • Over-prescription and Informed consent
  • Problems with prescription medicines
  • Comorbidity of mental health issues
  • Lifestyle strategies – Mediterranean diet and exercise
  • Supplements and drug interactions
  • High EPA Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Vitamin B complex and Melatonin

Understanding Your Own Conflict Style

  • Why is it relevant to understand your conflict style?
  • What is a conflict style?
  • The Accommodator
  • The Avoider
  • The Collaborator
  • The Competitor
  • The Compromiser

Working with a Holistic Nutritionist

  • Why do people see a Holistic Nutritionist?
  • What are reasonable expectations in working with a Holistic Nutritionist?
  • What sort of training does a Holistic Nutritionist have?
  • Tools: Food diary
  • What is working for clients?
  • What should you look for in a Holistic Nutritionist?

Living With Dravet Syndrome

  • What is Dravet Syndrome?
  • What triggers the seizures?
  • Medications for Dravet Syndrome
  • Developmental impact
  • Day to day life
  • Preparing for the future
  • Finding balance

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

For more information about Dr. Philip Rouchotas go here.

To read articles written by Carlyle Jansen in Tonic Magazine go here.

To read articles written by Megan Horsley in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Dravet Syndrome go here.

#97 A Holistic Approach to Inflammation, Foods To Eat For Better Sleep, Fluoridation and Yoga For Athletes

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 14 and September 15, 2019 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 holistic approach to treating inflammation with Jason Watkin, the foods you should eat for a better night sleep with Shauna Lindzon, whether our water should be fluoridated with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and the benefits of yoga for athletes with Liz Doyle Harmer

We specifically discuss:

The Holistic Treatment of Inflammation

  • Inflammation underpinning many conditions
  • Psychological stress
  • Rest + sleep
  • Breath work
  • Parasympathetic state
  • Supplements for inflammation
  • Curcumin
  • What precedes inflammation?
  • The connection between stress and inflammation

The Foods That Will Help You Sleep

  • Foods that calm you and help you sleep
  • Folic Acid, B Vitamins, Calcium
  • Tryptophan and melatonin
  • Avoid heavy meals
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Magnesium

Should Our Water Be Fluoridated?

  • What is fluoride?
  • Do we get fluoride in our diet?
  • Foods that contain fluoride
  • How is fluoride beneficial?
  • Why would you take fluoride out of water?
  • Over-fluoridation and iodine absorption
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Fluoride and children
  • Guidelines for fluoride intake

Yoga For Athletes

  • Why would an athlete benefit from a yoga class?
  • Counteracting the act of sitting
  • Yin and Yang style classes
  • Yoga and core strength
  • Balance work
  • Sensing inside yourself
  • Mindfulness
  • Optimal breath
  • Recovery
  • Developing Awareness of Your Body

For more information about show sponsor Purica and Jason Watkin go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

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

To read the article on yoga for athletes (featuring Liz Doyle Harmer) in Tonic Magazine go here.