#104 The Healing Power of Chaga, Mindful Eating, Why You Might Need A Coach and Strategies for Couples Conflict Resolution

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 2 and 3, 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 healing power of Chaga with Joel Thuna, mindful eating with Shauna Lindzon, why you might need a coach with Rod MacDonald and Strategies for Couples Conflict Resolution with Carlyle Jansen

We specifically discuss:

The Healing Power of Chaga

  • What is Chaga?
  • How do you harvest Chaga?
  • How was Chaga used historically?
  • What form is Chaga sold?
  • Why do people use Chaga?
  • Chaga and the immune system
  • Chaga as an antioxidant
  • Chaga: cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Chaga and inflammation
  • Chaga and blood sugar levels
  • How do you find and buy a good Chaga product?

Mindful Eating

  • Eating together as a family
  • Eating mindfully
  • The relationship with food
  • How can you be mindful about food?
  • The satiety scale
  • The brain-stomach connection: 20 minutes
  • Rating your food
  • Drifting
  • The 80/20 concept

Why Do You Need A Coach?

  • Why would people come to a coach?
  • Coaches vs. friends/family
  • How do you know if you’d benefit from hiring a coach?
  • Knowing the steps that need to be taken for success
  • Accountability
  • Celebration and appreciation of achievement
  • Considerations when hiring a coach
  • How long does it take to know if there’s chemistry with your coach?
  • What do you look for in a client?

Strategies for Couples Conflict Resolution

  • Notice what you want in your relationship
  • Communication when you’re upset
  • Calming before engaging in communication
  • Think about what you want to communicate
  • Removing judgment from the conversation
  • Don’t make assumptions
  • Confrontation and engagement
  • Practice communication

For more information about show sponsor Pure-Le Natural go here.

To read Joel’s articles  in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To read Rod’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

To Read Carlyle’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

#4: Choosing a Vegan Protein, Crossfit True and False, Mindful Eating not Dieting

Welcome to this episode of THE TONIC, terrestrially broadcast on December 2, 2017 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 choosing the best protein with Strength and Nutrition Expert Melissa Blair; the truths and myths of Crossfit training with Crossfit Trainer Dr. Sheldon Levy and why you should move away from dieting towards mindful eating with Holistic Nutritionist Claire LeGresley.

We specifically discuss:

Choosing a Vegan Protein Powder:

  • How do you select a protein powder that’s right for you?
  • Whey based vs. vegetable based protein powder
  • Bio-availability of the protein
  • What are the factors that go into absorption of protein?
  • Digestive enzymes: what should you look for?
  • What are the benefits of Chaga mushrooms?
  • What is an “adaptogen”?
  • Why would you choose vegan protein over whey based protein?

Crossfit Training Truths and myths:

  • Do you need to be super fit to do Crossfit?
  • What is involved in a typical Crossfit class?
  • Does Crossfit require a huge time commitment?
  • Does Crossfit lead to injury?
  • Do all people who do Crossfit become fanatics?
  • Are Crossfit gyms sweaty garages?

Moving Away From Dieting Towards Mindful Eating:

  • How do you define dieting?
  • What is the most common reason for people to fail or give up on their diet?
  • Instead of dieting, what should people be doing?
  • Focus on well-being not weight.
  • How do you sustain wellness?
  • Why is dieting destructive?
  • Tips for mindful eating

Links:

For Claire’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Melissa Blair go here.

To learn more about Crossfit and in particular CrossfitYKV go here.

To learn more about the sponsor for this episode, Purica, go here.