#179 Maintaining Blood Glucose Levels, Avoiding Gardening Injuries, Micro-changes For Your Health and The Ins and Outs of Organics

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on April 10 and 11, 2021 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’ll discuss how to maintain blood glucose levels naturally with Dr. Gordon Chang, avoiding gardening injuries with Dr. Stacy Irvine, micro-changes for your health with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and the efficacies of organic foods with Heather Lillico

We specifically discuss:

Maintaining Blood Glucose Levels

  • Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
  • What is Type 2 Diabetes?
  • Liver support – preventing oxidative damage
  • Milk Thistle
  • The ATP process
  • How do minerals help the process?
  • The role of protein
  • How should you source protein?
  • How do natural products interact with new weight loss drugs?
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid
  • HIIT and regular exercise

Avoiding Gardening Injuries

  • Gardening is on trend!
  • The health benefits of gardening
  • Gardening is real activity
  • Warm up, change positions and avoiding repetitive actions
  • Lower back spasms
  • Kneeling – knees
  • Wrist and elbow injuries
  • The proper equipment and clothing
  • The communal nature of gardening
  • Engaging and stretching for gardening

Micro-changes For Your Health

  • What is a micro-change?
  • Kaizen
  • What does a micro-change look like?
  • What is a “5 Minute Action”?
  • Big changes can be overwhelming
  • Does going “cold turkey” work
  • How do you implement a micro-change?
  • When is the time to implement a micro-change?
  • The Ripple Effect, Greg Wells
  • Change Your Life in 5 Minutes a Day, Joanne Mallon

Organic Foods 

  • What makes food organic?
  • What sort of foods are organic?
  • Does organic mean that the food is healthier?
  • Are there nutritional differences between organic and convention foods?
  • Pesticides
  • What are the drawbacks of organic foods?
  • The “Dirty Dozen” foods
  • The “Clean Fifteen” foods
  • How do you save money while eating organics?

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha and Dr. Gordon Chang go here.

To learn more about Dr. Stacy Irvine go here.

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski go here.

To learn more about Heather Lillico go here.

#113 Detoxing for Overindulgence, The Health Benefits of Oil of Oregano, Cooking With Fruit in Winter and Using Mindfulness to Evolve

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on January 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 detoxing after holiday overindulgence with Dr. Gordon Chang, the health benefits of Oil of Oregano with Roger Baird, cooking with fruit in Winter with Naomi Bussin and how mindfulness can help you make changes or evolve with Tracey Soghrati

We specifically discuss:

Post-Holiday Detox

  • What does it mean to detox?
  • Why should you detox?
  • The body’s pathways for detoxification
  • The liver’s role in detoxification
  • The process of detoxification – toxins created by the body
  • Is there value in cleansing?
  • Exercise as detox
  • Milk Thistle and other herbs for liver health
  • The results of detoxing
  • Fiber

The Health Benefits of Oil of Oregano

  • Wild Oil of Oregano
  • What are the chemical compounds found in Oil of Oregano that are beneficial?
  • Antioxidant – Immune system
  • Antibacterial, Antiviral
  • Anti-Parasite
  • Contra-indications, allergic sensitivities

Cooking With Fruit in Winter

  • Dappled, Nicole Rucker
  • Sweeter Off The Vine, Yossy Arefi
  • Dried fruit
  • Dates – Caramelized Date Cake, Sticky Toffee Pudding
  • Dried Cherries – Soft Chocolate, Cherry, Almond cookies
  • Frozen  fruit
  • Seasonal fruit available in Winter
  • Lemons and other citrus
  • Bananas
  • Apples and Pears
  • Pomegranate
  • Persimmon

Mindfulness as a Tool to Help You Evolve

  • How does mindfulness help with change?
  • Being aware in the present moment
  • The psychological allergy to change
  • Change and the unknown
  • Embracing change and vulnerability
  • The window of tolerance
  • The domains of your life
  • Atomic Habits, James Clear
  • The 1% Change Rule

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha and Dr. Gordon Chang go here.

To learn more about Hedd Wynn and Oil of Oregano go here.

To read articles written by Naomi Bussin in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.