#117 The Three Greatest Risk Factors to Heart Disease, Milk vs. Dairy Free Alternatives, Mindfulness and Technology and How Yoga Can Help You Attain Your Goals

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on February 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 3 greatest risk factors to heart disease with Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND, milk vs. dairy free alternatives with Shauna Lindzon, mindfulness and technology with Tracey Soghrati and how yoga can help you attain your goals with Sari Nisker-Fox

We specifically discuss:

The 3 Greatest Risk Factors to Heart Disease

  • What is Metabolic Syndrome?
  • Hereditary and lifestyle factors
  • Waist circumference
  • The nature of the health risks
  • Reasonable expectations for affecting change
  • Lifestyle strategies to avoid diabetes
  • The Mediterranean Diet
  • Supplements
  • Focus on cholesterol
  • Blood pressure

Milk vs. Dairy Free Alternatives

  • Why dairy? Why dairy free alternative?
  • What nutrients do you get from dairy?
  • Dairy free alternatives
  • The benefits and drawbacks of making your own dairy free alternative
  • Oatmilk
  • Replacing the nutrients you get from dairy
  • Potential digestion problems with dairy free alternative?

Mindfulness and Technology

  • Remove all devices from your bedroom
  • Turn notifications off (unless necessary for your work)
  • Creating a tech free time/zone – dinnertime
  • Stepping away from the technology
  • Multi-tasking (is b.s.)
  • Secure your phone when you drive
  • Create a conscious community through technology
  • Be purposeful in your use of technology

How Yoga Can Help You Attain Your Goals

  • The opportunity to pause
  • Turning back to your heart
  • Connecting to your intention
  • Clear vision
  • Feeling your future feelings
  • Expecting and facing challenges
  • The practice as a metaphor of life
  • Reflection
  • Surrender, honour and gratitude

NOTE: On the February 15/16 show David Bernstein and I will be discussing the fear of death and meaning of life, focusing on a documentary about 97 year old philosopher Herbert Fingarette. To access the video go to the Caregiver Services website or here.

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

To read the article with Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here

To read the article by Sari Nisker-Fox in Tonic Magazine go here.

#40 Busting Joint Health Myths, Mindfulness and Sex, Losing Weight Around Your Middle and Blood Maintenance In Our Medical System

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 11 2018 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 bust joint health myths with Dr. Gordon Chang, discuss mindfulness and sex with Tonic Sex Expert Carlyle Jansen, how to lose weight around your middle with Kathleen Trotter and blood maintenance with Dr. Stuart McLuskey

Also….the Soul Segment with Lisa Marvin and Pure Beauty with Dr. Kristen Ma ND

We specifically discuss:

Busting Joint Health Myths

  • supplements: glucosamine, B Vitamins, enzymes, collagen, Vitamin C,  minerals
  • chondroitin and/or glucosamine
  • joint pain – inflammation
  • herbal anti-inflammatory
  • joint pain and age
  • foods affecting joint pain – night shade, tomatoes
  • excess weight and joint pain
  • exercise exacerbates joint pain
  • ease off if arthritis flares up
  • rain, damp weather – arthritis

Sex and Mindfulness

  • multi-tasking vs. living in the moment
  • minds are like wandering puppies
  • mindfulness and pain – as it pertains to sex
  • mindfulness helping with sex
  • mindfulness and the beginner’s mind
  • facilitating mindfulness

THE SOUL SEGMENT: Financial

Losing Weight From Around Your Middle

  • losing weight vs. being healthy
  • fat loss
  • interval training and strength training
  • nutrition
  • what is interval training?
  • interval training and injuries
  • strength training

PURE BEAUTY: Neem

Blood Maintenance in the Medical System:

  • Blood maintenance and conservation
  • addressing preoperative anemia
  • iron deficiencies
  • cost of blood products
  • anesthesiologist’s role in blood management
  • patient advocating for blood maintenance

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha go here.

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

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here.

To learn more about Dr. Stuart McCluskey go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.

To connect with Dr. Kristen Ma of Pure+ Simple go here.