#109 Natural Treatment of Holiday Overindulgence, Appreciation of the Present Moment, Natural Skin Solutions and Eating Out Well in Toronto for Under $100

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 7 and 8, 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 dealing with holiday overindulgence with Dr. Gordon Chang, battling loneliness by learning to live in the present moment with Bob Douglas, natural skin care with Emily Lipinski ND, and how to eat out in Toronto for under $100 a couple.

We specifically discuss:

Holiday Overindulgence

  • How do people typically overindulge during the Holiday season?
  • Preventative lifestyle choices: mindfulness, sleep, relaxation, exercise
  • Herbal remedies for stress
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Natural remedies to prevent overeating
  • Natural treatment of hangover

Loneliness vs. Living In the Present Moment

  • Modern society and loneliness
  • Communication vs. connection
  • We don’t know ourselves
  • Anxiety prevents our grounding
  • Fixating on the past or worrying about the future
  • The School of Practical Philosophy
  • Being in the present moment

Natural Skin Care

  • Natural barriers and moisturizers for dry skin
  • Beneficial bacteria on skin
  • Eczema
  • Dietary approach to treating Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Reducing inflammation through diet and reducing stress

Eating Well in Toronto for Under $100

  • What are the factors causing restaurant food costs to rise?
  • Skip the appetizers, sides and add-ons
  • Alcohol
  • BYOBottle
  • Skipping Saturday Night
  • Brunch and Lunch vs. Dinner
  • Stay away from the high rent districts
  • Ethnic foods – Peruvian, Pakistani, South Indian, Ethiopian

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha and Dr. Gordon Chang go here.

To learn more about the School of Practical Philosophy go here.

To learn more about Emily Lipinski ND go here.

To learn more about Vito Marinuzzi go here.

#105 How to Manage Stress and Sleep Over the Holidays, Detoxing Your Home, Holiday Books for the Home Cook and Mindful Conflict Resolution

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 9 and 10, 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 management of stress and sleep over the holidays with Dr. Gordon Chang, detoxing your home with Emily Lipinski ND, holiday books for your home cook with Naomi Bussin and Mindful Conflict Resolution with Tracey Soghrati

We specifically discuss:

Stress and Sleep

  • Getting to sleep and staying asleep
  • Sleep and central nervous system
  • Shallow sleep and quality of sleep
  • Herbal remedies to get to sleep
  • Quieting the mind and brain functions during the night
  • Exercise
  • Stress and falling asleep
  • Herbal remedies to help with stress
  • B Vitamins
  • Vitamin D

Detoxing Your Home

  • Cleaning products
  • Anti-Bacterial Cleaners
  • Air Fresheners
  • Drain Cleaners
  • Non-Toxic solutions
  • Essential oils
  • 7% Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide

Holiday Books for The Home Cook

Mindful Conflict Resolution

  • Mindfulness, conflict and resolution defined
  • Amygdala and the prefrontal cortex
  • Fight or flight response
  • R.A.I.N.
  • Recognize – emotional intelligence
  • Allow – take yourself out of the moment
  • Investigation – processing the moment
  • Non-Identification – you are not the feelings you’re having
  • A plan for resolution

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha and Dr. Gordon Chang go here.

To learn more about Emily Lipinski ND go here.

To read Naomi Bussin’s latest article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.