#143 The Naturopathic Approach to Adapting and Coping During Challenging Times, Micro-nutrients vs. Macro-nutrients, Exercises that Support Running, Hiking and Walking and Overcoming Loneliness

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 1 and 2, 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 naturopathic approach to stress in challenging times with Dr. Melanie Kusznireckyj ND, why micro-nutrients are as important to your health as macro-nutrients with Megan Horsley RHN, the exercises that support running, hiking and jogging with Ali Lubin and how you can overcome loneliness with Carlyle Jansen.

We specifically discuss:

The Naturopathic Approach to Adapting and Coping During Challenging Times

  • Stress caused by challenging times
  • Self-help confusion
  • The education and training of naturopathic doctors
  • The underlying philosophy of naturopathy and naturopathic medicines
  • The holistic approach
  • Mitigating side effects
  • The relationship between a naturopathic doctor and patient
  • High EPA Omega Fatty Acids (Fish Oil)
  • L-Theanine: (Green Tea)
  • Gaba: The stomach-brain connection
  • Lavender
  • Saffron

Micro-nutrients vs. Macro-nutrients

  • Tracking macro-nutrients and weight loss
  • What is a macro-nutrient?
  • What is a micro-nutrient?
  • What happens if you don’t get enough micro-nutrients?
  • Nutrient deficiency
  • What’s wrong with “fortified” flours?
  • Supplementing while dieting
  • Eating whole foods that are nutrient dense

The Exercises that Support Running, Hiking and Walking

  • The health benefits of running, hiking and walking
  • What are the risks of running, hiking, walking?
  • How do we prevent those risks?
  • How to get started?
  • Work out buddies
  • Over-training and rest days
  • Strength training

Overcoming Loneliness

  • Normalizing loneliness
  • Loneliness is a feeling not a fact
  • Mindfulness, self-compassion
  • Cognitive behavioral techniques
  • Loneliness and depression
  • EASE
  • Extending yourself
  • Action plans
  • Seek collectives
  • Expect the best

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

For more information about Dr. Melanie Kusznireckyj ND go here.

To read Megan Horsley’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Ali Lubin go here.

To read Carlyle Jansen’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

#137 The Importance of Colon Health to Your Immunity, Mindful Social Activism, In-Home Fitness and Nutrition and The Natural Treatment of Allergies

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 20 and 21 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 your colon health impacts your immunity with Dr. Gordon Chang, how mindfulness coincides with social activism with Tracey Soghrati, in home fitness and nutrition with Megan Horsley and the natural treatment of allergies with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND

We specifically discuss:

How Does Your Colon Health Impact Your Immunity?

  • The road to good health is paved with good intestines
  • The importance of fiber
  • Fiber as a prebiotic
  • Probiotics – specific types
  • Getting probiotics from your diet
  • Digestion worsens with age
  • Digestive enzymes
  • What type of digestive enzymes are right for you?
  • What form of digestive enzyme should you look for – pill or liquid?
  • Digestion in the small intestine

Mindful Social Activism

  • Is there a link between mindfulness and social activism?
  • Rhonda Magee
  • Starting with curiosity
  • Gathering information
  • Being open and accepting
  • The role of social media vs. depth of connection

In Home Fitness and Nutrition

  • Personal training as it connects with holistic nutrition
  • Fit at home guide
  • Correcting form
  • Who is the program for?
  • The nutrition component – increasing protein
  • Wellness is a lifestyle decision – sustainability

The Natural Treatment of Allergies

  • Why do allergies occur?
  • Asthma and eczema
  • Typical treatments – antihistamines, allergy shots, cortical steroids
  • Supporting the immune system: probiotics
  • Vitamin D
  • Stinging Nettle and quercetin
  • Reducing exposure to allergens: dust reduction, hepa filters, natural cleaners

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

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here

To read Megan Horsley’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here

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