#130 Managing Stress Naturally, The Anti-Viral Properties of Oil Of Oregano, Adopting Pets During Social Isolation and Is Now The Time For Self-Improvement?

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 2 and 3, 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 managing stress with Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND, the anti-viral properties of oil of oregano with Roger Baird, adopting pets during social isolation with Hannah Sotropa and whether now is the time for self-improvement with Rod MacDonald

We specifically discuss:

Managing Stress Naturally

  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Stress overlapping with depression
  • Cortisol
  • Diet and lifestyle strategy to deal with adrenal fatigue
  • Sleep and Melatonin
  • Meditation
  • Exercise
  • B Vitamins, Adaptogens
  • Medicinal Mushrooms

The Anti-Viral Properties of Oil of Oregano

  • Wild oil of oregano
  • Ingesting oil of oregano
  • What are the health benefits of oil of oregano?
  • Dental care
  • Pet use

Adopting Pets During Social Isolation

  • What are the benefits of adopting a pet?
  • What is the process of adopting a pet during Covid-19 social distancing?
  • Motives for adopting a pet
  • Pet adoption vs. pet fostering
  • Considerations when adopting a pet
  • If you’re interested in adopting or fostering a pet go here.

Is Now The Time for Self-Improvement?

  • Is Covid-19 the right time to contemplate self-improvement?
  • Self-awareness and carrying forward
  • “Baby steps”
  • Creating context
  • Does worrying and stress impede personal growth?
  • Steps to starting self-improvement
  • Accountability and structure

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

For more information about Dr. Philip Rouchotas go here.

To learn more about Roger Baird and Oil of Oregano go here.

To learn more about Toronto Humane Society go here.

To read articles written by Rod MacDonald in Tonic Magazine go here.

#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.