#87 The Top Tips for Optimal Sleep, Emotionally Focused Therapy, The Benefits of Lunch and Protein

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 6 and 7, 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 top tips for optimal sleep with Joel Thuna, emotionally focused therapy with Carlyle Jansen, the benefits of lunch with Naomi Bussin and protein with Shauna Lindzon.

 

We specifically discuss:

Top Tips For Optimal Sleep

  • The importance of sleep
  • What happens if you don’t sleep?
  • REM and SWS
  • Dream state and brain health
  • How much sleep do we need?
  • Sleep debt
  • Your sleep space
  • Exercise
  • Scheduling your sleep
  • “Tuning out”
  • Stimulants
  • Supplements – herbal teas and essential oils
  • Melatonin

Emotionally Focused Therapy

  • What is emotionally focused therapy?
  • Emotional connections
  • Self-Awareness
  • Recognizing patterns
  • Emotional responsiveness
  • Engagement
  • Primary responses
  • Mal-adaptive responses
  • Instrumental responses
  • The EFT process
  • Emotions aren’t irrational
  • Hold Me Tight
  • Attached

The Benefits of Lunch

  • Why is lunch underrated?
  • The importance of lunch
  • Sad desk lunch
  • Lunch mistakes
  • Modern Lunch
  • Lunch clubs

Protein

  • Why do we need protein?
  • Protein for building muscle
  • What are good protein sources?
  • Plant based proteins
  • What is the healthiest protein?
  • Are we getting enough protein in our diet?
  • Protein powders

For more information about show sponsor Pure-Le Natural go here.

To read Joel’s article on the top tips for great sleep in Tonic Magazine go here.

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

To read Naomi’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

#82 The Natural Approach to Longevity, Treating a Torn Meniscus, The Benefits of Early Detection Via Proactive Health Management and Gut Health

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 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 natural approach to longevity with Joel Thuna, the treatment of a torn meniscus with Dr. Khalil Masri, the benefits of early detection via proactive health management with George Barakat and gut health with Shauna Lindzon.

 

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Approach to Longevity

  • Is 50 really the new 40?
  • What’s great about aging?
  • Does genetics play a role in aging?
  • How do we determine our health outside of genetics?
  • Lifestyle choices can influence genetics
  • Stop smoking
  • See your doctor regularly
  • Try to maintain a healthy weight
  • Eating a balanced diet that is vegetable and fruit forward
  • Take steps to reduce stress
  • Get enough sleep
  • Stay mentally active
  • Do weight bearing exercise
  • Does having a positive attitude make you feel younger?

Treating A Torn Meniscus

  • What is a meniscus?
  • How does a meniscus tear?
  • Do knee injuries correlate to aging?
  • Is there a way to keep a meniscus from degenerating with age?
  • Weight bearing exercises and warming up are key
  • Stretching before and after activities
  • The signs of a torn meniscus
  • First steps to diagnose a meniscus tear
  • Surgery and post-surgery regimen
  • Post-surgery susceptibility to repeat tears

The Benefits of Early Detection Via Proactive Health Management

  • Early detection protocols
  • Access to integrated medicine
  • What is the best way to facilitate early detection?
  • Wait times for referrals
  • Annual health assessment vs. check up
  • What health issues can be identified in an assessment?
  • What components of the health assessment is covered by OHIP?

Gut Health

  • How do we properly balance good and bad bacteria in our gut?
  • How do you get probiotics into your system?
  • Why do want probiotics in our system?
  • Prebiotics are the food for the probiotics
  • Do we have to have probiotics every day?
  • Can you supplement for probiotics?
  • Are there any contraindications for probiotics?

For more information about show sponsor Pure-Le Natural go here.

To read Joel’s article on the natural treatment of asthma in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Dr. Khalil Masri and clinic go here.

To learn more about George Barakat and Jack Nathan Health go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.