#154 Seasonal Changes and Your Health, Improving Your Happiness, Soups and Stews Using Fall Produce and Mindful Self Care

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 17 and 18, 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’ll discuss preventative health heading into colder weather with Dr. Gordon Chang, Improving your happiness with Dr. Jon Cowan cooking soups and stews with Fall produce with Shauna Lindzon,  and mindful self care with Tracey Soghrati.

We specifically discuss:

Changing Seasons and Your Health

  • Prepping our body systems to optimize health
  • Vitamin D: efficacies and dosage
  • Detoxing
  • Liver Cleanse
  • Herbal Cleanse
  • Reasonable expectations from cleansing

Improving Happiness

  • Are North Americans less happy?
  • Measuring happiness
  • Happiness vs. lack of stress
  • The link between happiness and addiction
  • How do we regain our happiness?
  • What happens if we don’t train ourselves to be happy?
  • What are the health benefits of being happy?

Cooking Soups and Stews with Fall Produce

  • Comfort foods and hearty foods
  • Roasting squash
  • Fennel
  • Leeks
  • Cumin
  • Cardamom
  • Cinnamon
  • Storing herbs and spices
  • Toasting spices
  • Garnishes

Mindful Self Care

  • What is self care?
  • Helping professions
  • Mental, physical and emotional stress
  • How does self care connect to mindfulness?
  • Frequency and consistency
  • Discipline in your practice
  • What are examples of self care practices?

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

To learn more about Dr. Jon Cowan and the Happi Trainer go here

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.

#146 Best Clinical Health Care Practices in the New Normal, Host Gifts for Backyard and Cottage Get-Togethers, Mindfulness and Loneliness and Sports Injury Triage

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 22 and 23, 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 best clinical health care practices with George Barakat, host gifts for backyard and cottage get-togethers with Carolyn Tanner Cohen, Mindfulness and Loneliness with Tracey Soghrati and sports injury triage with Dr. Stacy Irvine

We specifically discuss:

Best Clinical Health Care Practices

  • What is the ‘new normal’?
  • Protocols for medical clinics
  • Planning for the future: digital presence
  • Implementing what has been learned
  • Protecting the staff
  • The collective greater good
  • What will the best practices look like going forward?
  • Coordinating the technology

Host Gifts for Cottage or Backyard Get-Togethers

  • The job of home or cottage entertaining
  • “What can I bring?”
  • Taking care of the cocktail hour
  • Bringing a board
  • Spatchcock chicken
  • Spice rubs
  • Salad

Mindfulness and Loneliness

  • Loneliness is an epidemic
  • Can people be lonely when they’re around other people?
  • Loneliness vs. social isolation
  • The neuroscience of loneliness
  • The perception of threat
  • Losing the ability to engage
  • How do we know if we’re lonely?
  • Reengaging via mindfulness
  • Monitoring your environment
  • Accepting your experience in the moment
  • Being present in social situations

Sports Injury Triage

  • Injuries connected to doing new activities
  • Twisted ankles
  • Back pain
  • Tennis elbow/Golfer’s elbow
  • Yoga wrist

For more information about show sponsor Jack Nathan Health and George Barakat go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner-Cohen go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here

To learn more about Dr. Stacy Irvine go here.