#148 Bolstering Your Libido Under Stress, Changing Our Diet as We Age, Naturopathy as it Interconnects with Allopathy and Mindfulness, Middle Age and Self-Actualization

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 5 and 6, 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 how to treat a libido under stress with Dr. Gordon Chang, whether it is necessary to change our diet as we age with Shauna Lindzon, naturopathy as it interconnects with allopathy with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and mindfulness, middle age and self-actualization with Tracey Soghrati.

We specifically discuss:

Your Libido Under Stress

  • How is Covid-19 (stress) affecting your libido?
  • Lifestyle approaches to reducing stress
  • How does stress manifest in the body?
  • Herbs to help with sleep
  • Exercise to relieve stress
  • “Libido” herbs- natural aphrodisiacs
  • Increasing testosterone production
  • Antioxidants to fight free radicals

Should We Change Our Diets As We Age?

  • Do our nutritional needs change as we age?
  • Muscle to fat ratios change
  • Protein
  • Fiber
  • Calcium
  • Vitamins B12 and  D
  • Eating a variety of whole foods
  • Changing taste and digestion
  • Eat at the same time each day
  • Dehydration

Naturopathy and Allopathy

  • The differences between Naturopathic and Allopathic doctors
  • What do Naturopathic doctors treat?
  • Do Naturopathic and Allopathic doctors work together?
  • Why would you want both an Allopathic and Naturopathic doctor?
  • What should you look for in a Naturopathic doctor?

Mindfulness, Middle Age and Self Actualization

  • What is self-actualization?
  • Abraham Maslow: The Needs Hierarchy
  • Are we all capable of transformation?
  • Creativity
  • Why is middle age the time for self-actualization?
  • What does a self-actualized person look like?
  • The state of “awe”
  • Being comfortable in your own skin
  • Being present and comfortable with yourself
  • Being happy in the process rather than focusing on the goals
  • What is the “mindful self”?

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

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

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

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.

 

#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.