#200 Stress As We Age, How To Find Confidence, Cooking With Zucchini and Avoiding Yoga Injuries

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 4 and 5, 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’ll discuss stress as we age with Dr. Juliana Rosario Yeung ND, how to stop second guess yourself and find confidence with Heather Lillico, cooking with zucchini with Shauna Lindzon and how to avoid yoga injuries with Jelayna Da Silva

We specifically discuss:

Stress As We Age

  • Stress in older Canadians
  • Covid-19’s impact on older Canadians
  • Reduced recreational opportunities
  • Chronic stress vs. acute stress
  • Responding to chronic stress: safety and health
  • Vitamin D
  • Probiotics
  • Forest bathing
  • Gardening
  • Family face time
  • Magnesium

Stop Second Guessing Yourself, and Find Confidence

  • Second guessing yourself: a decision every 2 seconds
  • Two thought loops: Rumination and “all or nothing” thinking
  • The first step: noticing
  • The lens that we we our actions
  • After noticing comes acceptance
  • Redirecting our thinking: “I got this!”
  • What does confidence look like?
  • Misconceptions about confidence

Cooking With Zucchini

  • The nutritional benefits of zucchini
  • Chocolate chunk zucchini loaf
  • Zucchini fritters
  • Summer minestrone soup
  • Jamie’s zucchini pasta
  • Grilled zucchini
  • Fried zucchini

Avoiding Yoga Injuries

  • Is yoga really a gentle practice?
  • The types of yoga injuries: shoulders, wrists, lower back and pre-existing injuries
  • Weight lifting: to build strength
  • Pilates: the “homework of yoga”
  • Cross training: Mindful strength
  • Proper warm up for your wrists
  • Biofeedback: listen to your body
  • Have an instructor watch your form

For more information about show sponsor New Roots Herbal go here.

To learn more about Dr. Juliana Rosario Yeung ND go here

To learn more about Heather Lillico go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Jelayna Da Silva go here

 

#181 The Natural Treatment of Diabetes, Dealing With Anxiety and Stress, Cooking With Chocolate and Eco-Friendly Sleep Options

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on March 13 and 14, 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 natural treatment of diabetes with Joel Thuna, dealing with anxiety and stress with Alexandra Leon, cooking with chocolate with Carolyn Tanner Cohen and eco-friendly sleep options with Adarsh Shah

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Treatment of Diabetes

  • Diabetes in Canada
  • Type 1, 2 and 3 Diabetes
  • How does Diabetes impact your health?
  • Managing Type 2 Diabetes through lifestyle
  • Diet recommendations: Carbohydrates, Salt and Fat
  • Exercise
  • Soluble and insoluble Fiber
  • Vitamin K2-MK7
  • Chromium
  • Milk Thistle
  • Ginseng

Dealing With Anxiety and Stress

  • Why do we experience stress?
  • Why is stress problematic?
  • How do people deal with stress?
  • What are the negative effects of stress?
  • Why is it difficult for us to stop stressing out?
  • How do we break the stress cycle?
  • Magnesium, L-theanin, Skull Cap, Linden and Chamomile.

Cooking With Chocolate

  • What does chocolate bring to your cooking?
  • Dutch process vs. natural cocoa powder
  • How dark should the chocolate be that you cook with?
  • Should you use “baking chocolate”?
  • Preferred brands of chocolate
  • Blocks, wafers, chips and bars

Eco-Friendly Sleep Options

  • What are most mattresses made from?
  • Can we use eco-friendly fabrics to make sleep products?
  • The manufacturing process
  • The wear and tear of natural fabrics
  • Comfort as a factor
  • Durability as a factor
  • Organic and synthetic latex
  • Organic certifications
  • Recycling mattresses
  • The “green premium”

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

To read articles by Joel Thuna in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Alexandra Leon and Nutripur go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here.

To learn more about Adarsh Shah and Ultramatic go here.