#47 Arthritis and Self-Advocacy, Meal Prep Mastery, Having that Long Term Care Conversation and Sleep Hygiene

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 29 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 talk about diagnosing and advocating Arthritis, with Janet Yale; meal prep master with Tonic Sex Expert Megan Horsley; how to have that long term care conversation with David Bernstein and sleep hygiene with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND.

Also….the Soul Segment with Lisa Marvin

We specifically discuss:

Arthritis and Advocacy

  • What is Arthritis?
  • osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • symptoms of arthritis
  • Who can diagnose arthritis
  • The Symptom Checker
  • Who is affected by arthritis?
  • chronic pain
  • self advocacy
  • medical cannabis
  • quality of life

Having that Long Term Care Conversation

  • How do you enter into the conversation?
  • The starting point: Where do they want to live?
  • retro-fitting the home
  • Issues around the living will
  • avoiding falling
  • the financial concerns
  • managing expectations
  • health binder
  • speak with the doctors
  • speak with the lawyers, accountants and investment specialists

Meal Prep Mastery

  • Are meal boxes necessary?
  • Carving out the time
  • What are the benefits of meal prep?
  • Find your inspiration
  • Buying in bulk
  • Expanding recipes – simple recipes
  • quality containers
  • what types of foods are appropriate?

THE SOUL SEGMENT: Fulfillment

Sleep Hygiene:

  • Why is sleep important?
  • sleep and weight loss
  • sleep and disease
  • sleep and aging
  • What is stopping us from sleeping properly?
  • Eating before sleep
  • Sleep rituals
  • Sleep temperature
  • Light regulation
  • snoring
  • Sleep apnea and weight loss
  • herbal remedies
  • jet lag and melatonin

For more information about show sponsor The Arthritis Society go here.

For more information about David Bernstein and Caregiver Services go here

To read Megan’s article on yoga breathing in Tonic Magazine go here.

For more information about the Big Carrot go here.

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski ND go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.

 

#22: Top Tips for Detoxification, Self-Advocacy in Your Personal Relationship and Moving on From a Toxic Relationship

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on April 7 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 detoxification with Dr. Gordon Chang, how to advocate in your personal relationship with Carlyle Jansen and moving on from a toxic relationship with Rod MacDonald.

We specifically discuss:

Top Tips To Detoxification

  • our bodies detoxify naturally
  • assisting our bodies to detoxify
  • toxins build up gradually
  • constant stress builds up toxin over time
  • liver, kidney, intestines, skin
  • detoxifying on an ongoing basis

Self-Advocacy in a Personal Relationship

  • expressing yourself in a long-term relationship
  • practice (of saying things) makes perfect
  • timing is important
  • “I like this – I don’t like that”
  • dynamics of long term relationship
  • can these conversations be planned

Moving on From a Toxic Relationship

  • First Steps in getting over a relationship
  • recognize that relationships end
  • don’t focus on the relationship but rather on ourselves
  • becoming the best version of ourselves
  • objectivity and time
  • disconnecting
  • avoiding patterns

Links:

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha go here.

To read Carlyle’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To read Rod’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.