#96 The Liver’s Role In Your Health, Cognitive Bias, Building Block Cookbooks and Why Planning Date Night is Okay

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 7 and September 8, 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 important role that your liver plays in your overall health with Dr. Gordon Chang, cognitive bias and mindfulness with Tracey Soghrati, building block cookbooks with Naomi Bussin and why its okay to plan your date nights with Carlyle Jansen

We specifically discuss:

The Role of Liver In Your Health

  • What is the role of your liver?
  • Detoxification
  • Creation of cholesterol
  • Regulation of blood sugar
  • What impacts the health of your liver day to day?
  • Herbal remedies that help the liver regenerate
  • What happens to our liver if we’re not careful?

Cognitive Bias

  • Cognitive distortions vs. cognitive bias
  • How our brains have adapted – fight or flight
  • The Halo Effect
  • Egocentrism
  • Sociocentrism
  • Confirmation Bias

Building Block Cookbooks

Planning Date Night

  • Is it okay for couples to plan sexual encounters?
  • Planning leads to regularity
  • Beginning vs. Middle of the relationship
  • Building anticipation
  • Planning makes sex better
  • Boosting energy and relationships
  • Spontaneity does arise during planning
  • Planning leads to new things
  • 52 Invitations to Grrreat Sex

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

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.

To read Naomi Bussin’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

To read Carlyle Jansen’s article on date night go here.

#41 Liver Health, Cooking Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables, The Mindful Way of Loving Your Body and Shifting Your Health Mindset into Fall

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 18 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 talk liver health with Joel Thuna, cooking seasonal fruit and vegetables with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen,  mindfulness and loving your body with Tracey Soghrati, and shifting your health mindset as we transition into Fall with Dr. Jodi Larry ND.

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

We specifically discuss:

Liver Health

  • what does the liver do?
  • what happens to the liver as we get older?
  • liver regeneration
  • what ailments can the liver suffer?
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)
  • causes of NAFLD
  • conditions associated with NAFLD
  • who is at risk to develop NAFLD?
  • steps to lower risk to develop NAFLD
  • cutting out alcohol
  • avoiding soft drinks and energy drinks
  • eat right
  • fibre
  • avoiding drugs
  • supplements for liver health: multivitamin, milk thistle, dandelion root

Cooking Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

  • tomatoes: varieties
  • health benefits of tomatoes
  • lycopene
  • storing tomatoes
  • raw tomato recipe: bruschetta
  • cooked tomato recipe: cherry tomato sauce (go here)
  • peaches
  • ripening and peeling peaches
  • peach recipe: peaches burrata and mint

THE SOUL SEGMENT: Career

Mindfulness and Loving Your Body

  • Mindfulness and the four foundations
  • Noticing your body
  • preferences, expectations and the stories we tell ourselves
  • disconnecting from your body
  • feeling sensations in your body
  • language of the body
  • Carolyn Myss: the body is the biography of your life
  • the body stores experiences
  • building tolerance
  • emotional regulation
  • act rather than react to the present moment

PURE BEAUTY: Mint

Shifting Your Health Mindset Into Fall:

  • How to shift your health mindset into Fall
  • overcoming Summer indulgence
  • be mindful of sugar intake
  • baked parsnips
  • clean eating day
  • eating and the brain
  • finding alternatives
  • tips for post-Summer cleanse

For more information about show sponsor Pure-Le Natural go here.

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

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner-Cohen go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.

To learn more about Dr. Jodi Larry ND go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.

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