#200 Stress As We Age, How To Find Confidence, Cooking With Zucchini and Avoiding Yoga Injuries

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 4 and 5, 2021 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 stress as we age with Dr. Juliana Rosario Yeung ND, how to stop second guess yourself and find confidence with Heather Lillico, cooking with zucchini with Shauna Lindzon and how to avoid yoga injuries with Jelayna Da Silva

We specifically discuss:

Stress As We Age

  • Stress in older Canadians
  • Covid-19’s impact on older Canadians
  • Reduced recreational opportunities
  • Chronic stress vs. acute stress
  • Responding to chronic stress: safety and health
  • Vitamin D
  • Probiotics
  • Forest bathing
  • Gardening
  • Family face time
  • Magnesium

Stop Second Guessing Yourself, and Find Confidence

  • Second guessing yourself: a decision every 2 seconds
  • Two thought loops: Rumination and “all or nothing” thinking
  • The first step: noticing
  • The lens that we we our actions
  • After noticing comes acceptance
  • Redirecting our thinking: “I got this!”
  • What does confidence look like?
  • Misconceptions about confidence

Cooking With Zucchini

  • The nutritional benefits of zucchini
  • Chocolate chunk zucchini loaf
  • Zucchini fritters
  • Summer minestrone soup
  • Jamie’s zucchini pasta
  • Grilled zucchini
  • Fried zucchini

Avoiding Yoga Injuries

  • Is yoga really a gentle practice?
  • The types of yoga injuries: shoulders, wrists, lower back and pre-existing injuries
  • Weight lifting: to build strength
  • Pilates: the “homework of yoga”
  • Cross training: Mindful strength
  • Proper warm up for your wrists
  • Biofeedback: listen to your body
  • Have an instructor watch your form

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

To learn more about Dr. Juliana Rosario Yeung ND go here

To learn more about Heather Lillico go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Jelayna Da Silva go here

 

#198 Why We’re Talking About Stress (Again), Is Sex Important to a Relationship, Treating Dowager’s Hump and Quick Summer Pasta Sauces

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 21 and 22, 2021 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 the natural treatment of stress (and why we’re doing so again) with Dr. Krista Mackay ND, whether sex is important to your relationship with Carlyle Jansen, treating Dowager’s Hump with Dr. Erin Boynton and quick Summer pasta sauces with Carolyn Tanner Cohen

We specifically discuss:

Why We’re Talking About Stress (Again)

  • Why are we talking about stress…again?
  • Acute stress vs. chronic stress
  • Does the adrenal system work the same way for men and women?
  • What is ‘adrenal fatigue’?
  • Lifestyle choices to aid adrenal fatigue: Exercise, Diet, Mindfulness etc.
  • Vitamin B Complex,
  • Magnesium
  • Adaptogens
  • Probiotics
  • What should consumers look for in purchasing supplements to deal with stress?

Is Sex Important to a Relationship?

  • The priorities of relationships
  • Are sexless relationships common?
  • Is it okay to go without sex in your relationship?
  • When sexual needs don’t coincide
  • Conceptualizing why sex is important
  • Alternatives of sexual expression
  • Is it as simple as making sex a priority?

Treating Dowager’s Hump

  • What is a Dowager’s Hump?
  • Why is Dowager’s Hump bad for you?
  • Is Dowager’s Hump fixable?
  • The causes of Dowager’s Hump
  • Sleeping on your back
  • Bracing
  • Which practitioners can help?
  • Activating muscles: fascial stretches
  • Guy Voyer’s exercises
  • Tennis balls in a sock
  • The ramifications of not treating Dowager’s Hump

Quick Summer Pasta Sauces

  • The single ingredient approach
  • Pasta shapes and textures
  • Cooking pasta properly
  • Barbecued tomato sauce
  • Pea + bocconcini
  • Corn + parmesan
  • Raw Summer squash + goat cheese

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

To learn more about Dr. Krista Mackay ND go here

To read articles by Carlyle Jansen in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Dr. Erin Boynton go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here