#70 Stress and Heart Health, Why You Might Want To Set Up A Health Entourage, Mindful Cooking and Restaurant Pet Peeves

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on March 9, 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 chat about stress and heart health with Dr. Gordon Chang, why you might want to set up a health entourage with Kathleen Trotter, mindful cooking with Naomi Bussin and restaurant pet peeves with Vito Marinuzzi.

We specifically discuss:

Stress and Heart Health:

  • A little bit of stress is good for you
  • long term stress is bad
  • Exercise for stress
  • Supplements as an adjunct to reducing stress
  • Sleep
  • Herbal remedies for exercise recovery
  • Formulated supplements
  • Mindfulness

Setting Up a Health Entourage:

  • Building support for your health goals
  • The health entourage
  • The Fitness Buddy
  • Professional help
  • Accountability Buddy

Mindful Cooking:

  • The Happiness Project – Gretchen Rubin
  • How can cooking make you happy?
  • Zoning Out
  • Being In The Moment – Mindfulness
  • Cooking for yourself
  • Solo – Anita Lo
  • The Pleasures of Cooking For One – Judith Jones

Restaurant Pet Peeves:

  • Staying Quiet
  • Being Rushed Out
  • Sense of Entitlement
  • Disconnect Between Menu and Food
  • Customer Rudeness

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha go here.

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here

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

To learn more about Vito Marinuzzi 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.