#34 How Gut Health Affects Mood, Mental Performance and Immunity, What Your Feet Can Tell You About Your Health, Insider Restaurant Talk and Overcoming Shyness

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 30, 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 your gut health with Tawnya Ritco; what your feet can tell you about your health with Chiropodist Katie Blundell, insider restaurant info with restaurateur Vito Marinuzzi and overcoming shyness with author Cynthia Gould

We specifically discuss:

Gut Health:

  • Why is gut health so important?
  • Gut health and immunity
  • “leaky gut” and IBS
  • Gut and cognitive response
  • Gut and your mood
  • Signs of poor gut health
  • Factors interfering with gut health
  • Antibiotics, toxic loads, stress, hydration
  • prebiotics and probiotics
  • supplements

What Your Feet Can Tell You About Your Health:

  • What do Chiropodists do?
  • Chiropodists and Podiatrists
  • Why see a Chiropodist?
  • Bio-mechanics
  • What your feet can tell you about your health
  • Diabetes – sensation loss
  • Circulation issues
  • ingrown toenails
  • hereditary issues
  • sports injuries
  • flip-flops and summer footwear
  • pedicures

Insider Restaurant Talk:

  • Europeans vs North American restaurants
  • tipping
  • alcohol
  • bread and water
  • food delivery
  • branding, cookbooks,

Overcoming Shyness:

  • What is shyness?
  • Deciding not to be shy
  • Steps to overcome shyness
  • Putting yourself out there
  • The fear response
  • The worst part about fear
  • Anxiety

Links:

For more information about show sponsor Purica go here.

To learn more about Chiropodists go here.

To book a table at Vito Marinuzzi’s restaurant go here.

To read more about Cynthia Gould and overcoming shyness go here.

#8 Reducing Stress, Concussions and Identifying and Achieving Your Goals

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 30, 2017 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 reducing your stress over the holidays with Melissa Blair, a device that prevents sports concussions with its inventor Dr. Joseph Fisher, and identifying and achieving your goals in the new year with Rod MacDonald.

We specifically discuss:

Reducing Your Stress Over The Holidays:

  • Why are people so stressed and anxious over the holidays?
  • The connection between better sleep and stress relief
  • How to achieve better sleep
  • Supplements that might help better sleep
  • Other ways to de-stress

Preventing Sports Concussions:

  • What is a concussion?
  • What is the device Dr. Fischer invented?
  • What is the science behind the invention?
  • What other applications for the invention are there?

Identifying and Achieving Goals:

  • Goals vs. Resolutions
  • How do you set your goals?
  • Identifying goals
  • Why do people fail at achieving their goals and what can they do about it?
  • Smaller goals
  • Momentum
  • Setting yourself up for success

Links:

For Rod MacDonald’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here. 

To learn more about Dr. Joseph Fisher and his inventions go here.

To learn more about Melissa Blair go here.

To learn more about the sponsor for this episode, Purica, go here.

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