#173 The Importance of Taking Care of Your Heart, Laxatives or Fiber for Your Digestion, Calming Yourself for a Good Night Sleep and Snacking Cakes

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on February 27 and 28, 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 discuss the importance of taking care of your heart with Carolyn Pullen, laxatives vs. fiber for your digestion with Alexandra Leon, how to calm yourself for a good night’s sleep with Heather Lillico and snacking cakes with Naomi Bussin

We specifically discuss:

The Importance of Taking Care of Your Heart

  • The Canadian Cardiovascular Society
  • Heart Health Month
  • Why is being aware of heart health so important?
  • How many Canadians are affected by heart disease?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of a heart attack?
  • What is the best course of action during a heart attack?
  • What do we do if we see someone having a heart attack?
  • Is it safe to get medical attention for your heart health during the pandemic?
  • How do we prevent heart disease?

Laxatives vs. Fiber for your Digestion

  • Why are digestive issues such a hot topic?
  • The gut-brain axis
  • Your core muscles and digestion
  • Why is constipation problematic?
  • Laxatives: working on the conduit
  • Fiber: working on the content
  • Aloe and psyllium
  • How do we know whether we should take a laxative or fiber?
  • How do we choose the right digestion product?

How to Calm Yourself for a Good Night’s Sleep

  • Why do people have a hard time getting to sleep?
  • What happens when we don’t get a good night’s sleep?
  • How can we “turn our brains off”?
  • Directing the mind: The Alphabet Task
  • Gratitude
  • Progressive muscle activation
  • Guided meditation
  • Apps
  • Foods to help sleep: kiwis, tart cherries, oats, nuts
  • Herbal remedies/teas: Chamomile, Holy Basil, Passion Flower, Lemon Balm
  • Essential oils

Snacking Cakes

  • What is a snacking cake?
  • Snacking Cakes by Yossy Arefi
  • Salted caramel peanut butter cake
  • Minty chocolate malt cake
  • Black and blueberry ricotta cake
  • Berry cream cheese cake
  • Chocolate almond raspberry olive oil cake
  • One Tin Bakes by Edd Kimber
  • Coffee coffee cake
  • Peanut butter brookies
  • Almond and mixed berry “dump” cake

For more information about Carolyn Pullen and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society go here.

To learn more about Nutripur and Alexandra Leon go here.

To learn more about Heather Lillico go here

To read articles by Naomi Bussin in Tonic Magazine go here.

 

#164 Preparing Your Bedroom For Winter, Top Nutrition Trends of 2020, ADR and Divorce, and Pros and Cons of Cooking Oils

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 26 and 27, 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 preparing your bedroom for winter with Adarsh Shah, the top nutrition trends with Shauna Lindzon, alternative dispute resolution and divorce with Rachel Nusinoff and the pros and cons of cooking oils with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND

We specifically discuss:

Preparing Your Bedroom For Winter

  • How can we keep our bodies warmer at night?
  • How do you make your mattress cozy?
  • How do we help to get ourselves up in the morning?
  • Pillows
  • Alarm Clocks
  • Goal Setting
  • Improving breathing during sleep
  • Alleviating stress

Top Nutrition Trends of 2020

  • People new to cooking
  • Plant based nutrition and eating
  • Veganism
  • Intermittent fasting
  • Mindful eating

ADR and Divorce

  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • The impact of Covid-19
  • Med/Arb hybrid
  • Self-representation
  • Collaborative divorce

Pros and Cons of Cooking Oils

  • Health benefits of cooking oils
  • Processed and hydrogenated oils
  • The role of fat in our bodies
  • Avocado oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Extra-virgin olive oil

For more information about show sponsor Ultramatic and Adarsh Shah go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon, go here

To learn more about Rachel Nusinoff go here

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski ND go here