#95 Is Benefits of The Keto Diet, The Hidden Opioid Crisis, Transitioning Into A Fall Fitness Routine and the Natural Treatment of Stress

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 31 and September 1, 2019 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 ins and outs of the keto diet with Ryan Foley, the hidden opioid crisis with Dr. Hance Clarke, your Fall fitness routine with Dr. Stacey Irvine and the natural approach to treating stress with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND

We specifically discuss:

Is The Keto Diet Right For You?

  • What is the Keto diet/lifestyle?
  • How does the Keto diet/lifestyle work?
  • What is nutritional ketosis/the ketogenic state?
  • What are the health benefits of the Keto diet/lifestyle?
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-Inflammation, Anti-Free Radicals
  • Neurological benefits
  • Accelerated weight loss
  • Maintain muscle mass
  • The Adaptation Stage
  • The Keto Flu
  • The Maintenance Stage

The Hidden Opioid Crisis

  • The purpose and intent of the 2017 Canadian Opioid Guidelines
  • Current risks to high dose opioid users
  • Reduced access to opioids via prescription
  • Denial of health care
  • How is the government dealing with the cohort of high dose opioid users?
  • Multi-disciplinary pain care
  • What is the solution?
  • Pain and addiction services into the family practice setting

Transitioning Into Your Fall Fitness Routine

  • When is the best time to think about your fitness routine?
  • The routine is key
  • Thinking about your fitness routine
  • Enjoyment is crucial to success
  • Weight training allows you to do other activities
  • Be realistic about your schedule
  • Movement breaks
  • Check your gear
  • Deal with existing injuries

The Natural Treatment of Stress

  • Who is suffering from stress?
  • What is causing people stress?
  • What are the symptoms of stress?
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Caffeine
  • Whole food diets
  • Personal contact
  • Exercise
  • Mindfulness
  • Cannabis

For more information about show sponsor Ketoplex by Nuvocare Health Sciences and Ryan Foley go here.

To learn more about Dr. Hance Clarke and is work go here.

To learn more about Dr. Stacey Irvine and her work go here.

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

#57 Getting a Good Night’s Sleep, Why You Should Indulge Over the Holidays, Vertical Farming and Cannabis and Christmas

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 8th and 9th, 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 chat about boosting energy with Dr. Gordon Chang; discuss why you should indulge over the holidays with Megan Horsley; learn all about vertical farming with Bob Legault and cannabis during Christmas with Rick Gillman. And there’s a Soul Segment too!

We specifically discuss:

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep:

  • Why do we get less sleep this time of year?
  • Sunlight and Vitamin D
  • Stress of the season
  • Valerian
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Kava Kava
  • Magnesium
  • Melatonin
  • Lifestyle changes for sleep
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Why do we need to sleep?

Why You Should Indulge Over The Holidays:

  • Why do some people dread this time of year?
  • Setting up parameters
  • Its the holidays (stupid) – enjoy
  • Bring your own healthy food to the celebration
  • Mixing it up for your metabolism – avoiding starvation mode
  • Reducing fat or eating good fats
  • Indulging before New Years

Vertical Farming:

  • What is vertical farming?
  • LED lighting mimicking sunlight
  • What are the benefits of vertical farming?
  • Hydroponics and Aquaponics
  • Recycling process
  • Is vertical farming cost effective?
  • Is this considered an organic product?

SOUL SEGMENT: Your Love Life

Cannabis and Christmas:

  • What issues and problems are people dealing with this time of year?
  • PTSD, Anxiety and Depression
  • How does cannabis help with mental health issues?
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Cannabis strains for mental health issues
  • Cannabis and interactions with alcohol
  • Cannabis and gift giving
  • Cannabis and the holiday celebrations
  • Cannabis dosing in holiday foods

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha go here.

To read Megan Horsley’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about vertical farming and Back 40 Growers go here.

To read Rick Gillman’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.