#149 Probiotics, Hosting Vegetarians, Staying Motivated for Your Fall Yoga Practice and Highlighting Black Cookbook Authors

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 12 and 13, 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 health benefits of probiotics with Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND,  strategies for hosting vegetarian guests with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen, how to stay motivated in your yoga (and fitness) practice this Fall with Jelayna Da Silva and highlighting Black cookbook authors with Naomi Bussin

We specifically discuss:

Probiotics

  • What are probiotics?
  • What are the health benefits of probiotics?
  • Boosting immunity: cold and flu etc
  • Your gut is your “second brain”
  • Can we get enough probiotics from our diet?
  • What are CFU’s?
  • How many CFU’s should you look for?
  • What should you look for in a probiotic?
  • The benefits of enteric coating
  • Degradation of probiotic colonies: manufacturing vs. expiry
  • Who should take probiotics?

Hosting Vegetarian Guests

  • Putting four things on the plate instead of three
  • Plant based proteins
  • Eggplant as a main dish
  • Cauliflower steaks
  • Pan fried Haloumi cheese
  • Zucchini fritters

Staying Motivated for Your Fall Yoga Practice

  • How can we better understand how to motivate ourselves?
  • What is a good way to motivate yourself?
  • Just show up!
  • Work from a place of acceptance
  • Body neutrality
  • How do you motivate yourself when you’re having a bad day?
  • Is not having time or space a good excuse?

Highlighting Black Cookbook Authors

  • Promoting Black cookbook authors
  • Barriers to getting published
  • Vegetable Kingdom, by Bryant Terry
  • New World Sourdough, by Bryan Ford
  • CONTEST!!! send an email to jamie@tonictoronto.com saying why you love the show to get your copy of New World Sourdough
  • The New Way to Cake, by Benjamina Ebuehi
  • Jubilee, by ToniTipton-Martin

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

For more information about Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here.

To learn more about Jelayna Da Silva go here.

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

#144 The Fabulous End of Summer Detox, Getting Better Access to Public Eye Care, When Only One Person in the Home is Dieting and Yoga For Home Workouts

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 8 and 9, 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 why end of (this) Summer might be a great time to detox with Joel Thuna, the importance of greater public access to eye care with Dr. Yvonne Buys, what to do when you’re the only one in the house dieting with Shauna Lindzon and yoga for home workouts with Jodi Fischtein

We specifically discuss:

Why the End of (this) Summer is the Time To Detox

  • Why would someone contemplate a detox?
  • Why is Spring the traditional time for detoxing?
  • Covid-19 stress and toxin build up
  • Hydration
  • Chlorophyll
  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Eating clean
  • Aiding digestion: soluble Fiber, enzymes and probiotics

Greater Access to Public Eye Care

  • Ophthalmologists, Optometrists and Opticians
  • What eye ailments do adult Canadians suffer from?
  • Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy
  • The benefits of early treatment
  • Higher risk for different income level Canadians
  • Routine eye exams
  • For more information Seethepossibilities.ca
  • What can you do to prevent eye ailments?

When You’re The Only One in the House Dieting

  • Have a variety of foods around
  • Family style meals
  • Mindful eating
  • Preventing junk food from being in the house?
  • Single servings
  • The 80/20 concept vs. dieting
  • Healthy food as convenience food
  • Do separate meals make sense?

Yoga and Home Workouts

  • What sort of home workouts are people doing?
  • Restorative yoga, the yoga wheel and the stability ball
  • Targeting areas: back and hip flexors
  • Developing core strength and posture
  • Dragon lunge
  • Breathing into the shape
  • When do you do yoga relative to the work out?

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

To read articles by Joel Thuna in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Dr. Yvonne Buys and The Canadian Ophthalmologist Society go here

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here

To learn more about Jodi Fischtein, go here