#117 The Three Greatest Risk Factors to Heart Disease, Milk vs. Dairy Free Alternatives, Mindfulness and Technology and How Yoga Can Help You Attain Your Goals

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on February 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 3 greatest risk factors to heart disease with Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND, milk vs. dairy free alternatives with Shauna Lindzon, mindfulness and technology with Tracey Soghrati and how yoga can help you attain your goals with Sari Nisker-Fox

We specifically discuss:

The 3 Greatest Risk Factors to Heart Disease

  • What is Metabolic Syndrome?
  • Hereditary and lifestyle factors
  • Waist circumference
  • The nature of the health risks
  • Reasonable expectations for affecting change
  • Lifestyle strategies to avoid diabetes
  • The Mediterranean Diet
  • Supplements
  • Focus on cholesterol
  • Blood pressure

Milk vs. Dairy Free Alternatives

  • Why dairy? Why dairy free alternative?
  • What nutrients do you get from dairy?
  • Dairy free alternatives
  • The benefits and drawbacks of making your own dairy free alternative
  • Oatmilk
  • Replacing the nutrients you get from dairy
  • Potential digestion problems with dairy free alternative?

Mindfulness and Technology

  • Remove all devices from your bedroom
  • Turn notifications off (unless necessary for your work)
  • Creating a tech free time/zone – dinnertime
  • Stepping away from the technology
  • Multi-tasking (is b.s.)
  • Secure your phone when you drive
  • Create a conscious community through technology
  • Be purposeful in your use of technology

How Yoga Can Help You Attain Your Goals

  • The opportunity to pause
  • Turning back to your heart
  • Connecting to your intention
  • Clear vision
  • Feeling your future feelings
  • Expecting and facing challenges
  • The practice as a metaphor of life
  • Reflection
  • Surrender, honour and gratitude

NOTE: On the February 15/16 show David Bernstein and I will be discussing the fear of death and meaning of life, focusing on a documentary about 97 year old philosopher Herbert Fingarette. To access the video go to the Caregiver Services website or here.

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

To read the article with Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here

To read the article by Sari Nisker-Fox in Tonic Magazine go here.

#59 Cannabis Post October 17, Mindfulness and Coping With Family Gatherings, Lifelong Learning and Yoga and Social Media

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 22 and 23 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 discuss cannabis post October 17 with Shekhar Parmar, mindfulness and coping with family with Tracey Soghrati, lifelong learning with Donna Dupuy and yoga and social media with Julie Watson.

We specifically discuss:

Cannabis Post October 17th

  • Shortages of cannabis supply
  • The licensing of new facilities
  • How has legalization impacted the medical cannabis market?
  • The “black market” space
  • Canada as a world leader in the cannabis sector
  • The USA as a competitor in the marketplace
  • Barriers to capitalization
  • American federal legislation
  • Europe, Australia and Asia as new markets
  • Production of Cannabis
  • Employment in the Cannabis sector
  • The branding of Cannabis
  • Educating physicians about Cannabis

Mindfulness and Coping With Family Over The Holidays

  • Family and feeling compelled to be together
  • Relationship dynamics
  • Reflection before getting into the social situation
  • Shutting down the dynamic
  • Avoiding the pattern of behaviour
  • Matching the energy
  • How do you change your reaction?
  • What if things go awry?

Lifelong Learning – The New Horizons Band

  • What is the New Horizons Band?
  • Who is the band for?
  • What musical experience is required?
  • How do you choose an instrument?
  • Do you need your own musical instrument?
  • What is the commitment?
  • Why do people join and stay with the band?
  • Learning music and maintaining cognitive function

SOUL SEGMENT: Career

Yoga and Social Media

  • The social media addiction
  • How has yoga been changed by social media?
  • Absorbing the information in bits
  • “The Highlight Reel”
  • Yoga has been normalized by social media
  • social media scaring people away from yoga
  • the commodification of yoga
  • narcissism
  • Has the spirit of yoga been subverted by social media?
  • getting through the veneer of social media

Links:

For more information about show sponsor Harvest Medicine go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.

To learn more about the New Horizons Band go here.

To learn more about Julie Watson go here.