#166 Paying For Our Holiday Sins of Excess, Marriage Contracts, Keeping Your Mood Up During Trying Times and Positive Pandemic Nutrition Trends

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on January 9 and 10, 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 paying for our sins of excess over the holidays with Dr. Gordon Chang; the importance of marriage contracts with Sabina Haqqani; the natural approach to keeping your mood up during these challenging times with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and the positive nutrition trends that came out of Covid-19 with Shauna Lindzon

We specifically discuss:

Paying For Our Sins of Holiday Excess

  • Holiday Sins
  • What approach should you take to correcting excess?
  • Boosting your metabolism
  • The proper approach to cleansing
  • “A good sweat”
  • What are reasonable expectations from a cleanse?
  • Liver, kidney and lung cleanses
  • Supplements to support exercise

The Importance of Marriage Contracts

  • What is a marriage contract?
  • What can you, or can’t you, contract for?
  • When will a court set aside part or all of a marriage contract?
  • Transparency and full disclosure
  • Independent legal advice
  • Do you need a lawyer to draft a marriage contract?
  • Are marriage contracts just for wealthy people?
  • Can you create a marriage contract after the marriage?
  • Can you amend a marriage contract?
  • Timing of the agreement and duress

How To Keep Your Mood Up, Naturally

  • Covid-19 and mental health issues
  • SAD
  • The connection between chronic stress and mood
  • The pillars of stress management
  • Food and your mood
  • Breakfast!
  • Avoiding refined foods
  • Mood boosting activities
  • SAD lamps

Positive Nutrition Trends Coming out of Covid-19

  • New culinary skills development
  • Food shopping
  • Caring for others’ nutrition
  • Eating for one

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

To learn more about Sabina Haqqani go here

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

#158 Natural Eye Health, Self Care and a Preventative Wellness, Preparing for Winter Sports and Mood Boosting Foods

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 14 and 15, 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 natural approach to eye health with Joel Thuna, self care and a preventative approach to wellness with Tanya Salituro, preparing for Winter sports with Stacy Irvine, and mood boosting foods with Heather Lillico

We specifically discuss:

Natural Eye Care

  • The boundaries of human eyesight
  • Common eyesight problems
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Eye Disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diet/nutrients for better eyesight
  • Vitamin K2
  • Vitamins A, C and E
  • Lutein and Zeaxanthin
  • DHA Omega3
  • Zinc

Self Care and Preventative Wellness

  • A diagnosis of Cancer
  • Listening to your body
  • Be your own health advocate
  • Access to information
  • Barriers to self-advocacy
  • The importance of community and connection to your health

Preparing for Winter Sports

  • Proper attire
  • Weekend warriors
  • Warming up
  • Cooling down
  • Is hydration a concern in Winter?
  • Skating/Hockey
  • Downhill Skiing
  • Cross-Country Skiing

Mood Boosting Foods

  • Jerusalem Artichokes for pre-biotics
  • Rutabagas for GABA
  • Brussels Sprouts for folate
  • Microbiomes
  • Probiotics and fermented foods
  • SAD
  • Mindfulness

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 Tanya Salituro and CanPrev go here.

To learn more about Stacy Irvine go here.

To learn more about Heather Lillico go here.