#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.

#111 The Benefits of Group Guided Tours, Creating a Legacy, Eating Healthy When You Don’t Like To Cook and The Best Ways To Practice Mindfulness Over The Holidays

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 21 and 22, 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 benefits of group guided travel tours with George Levesque,  creating a legacy with David Bernstein, eating healthy when you don’t like to cook with Shauna Lindzon and the best ways to practice mindfulness over the holidays with Tracey Soghrati.

We specifically discuss:

The Benefits of Guided Tours

  • What are guided tours?
  • What are the benefits of guided tours?
  • The educational elements of tours
  • Traveling via group tour vs. traveling on your own
  • How does group travel save time?
  • Are group tours too programmed?
  • Do group tours allow for inter-generational travel?
  • What does a typical day on a group tour look like?
  • How much customization is available on a group tour?
  • What kinds of health and wellness options are available on tour?
  • What should you look for in a tour operator?

Creating a Legacy

  • What does legacy mean?
  • Material legacy and intrinsic legacy
  • Attaining a sense of peace through creating legacy
  • Is it too late to think about your legacy?
  • How can we help someone preserve their legacy?

Eating Healthy When You Don’t Like To Cook

  • Deconstructed meals
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Healthy pantry and fridge
  • Dinner

The Best Ways To Practice Mindfulness Over The Holidays

  • Mindful eating
  • Time management
  • Mindful shopping
  • Connecting to joy
  • Prioritizing your practice

For more information about show sponsor EF Go Ahead Tours go here.

To learn more about David Bernstein go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.