#143 The Naturopathic Approach to Adapting and Coping During Challenging Times, Micro-nutrients vs. Macro-nutrients, Exercises that Support Running, Hiking and Walking and Overcoming Loneliness

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 1 and 2, 2020 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 naturopathic approach to stress in challenging times with Dr. Melanie Kusznireckyj ND, why micro-nutrients are as important to your health as macro-nutrients with Megan Horsley RHN, the exercises that support running, hiking and jogging with Ali Lubin and how you can overcome loneliness with Carlyle Jansen.

We specifically discuss:

The Naturopathic Approach to Adapting and Coping During Challenging Times

  • Stress caused by challenging times
  • Self-help confusion
  • The education and training of naturopathic doctors
  • The underlying philosophy of naturopathy and naturopathic medicines
  • The holistic approach
  • Mitigating side effects
  • The relationship between a naturopathic doctor and patient
  • High EPA Omega Fatty Acids (Fish Oil)
  • L-Theanine: (Green Tea)
  • Gaba: The stomach-brain connection
  • Lavender
  • Saffron

Micro-nutrients vs. Macro-nutrients

  • Tracking macro-nutrients and weight loss
  • What is a macro-nutrient?
  • What is a micro-nutrient?
  • What happens if you don’t get enough micro-nutrients?
  • Nutrient deficiency
  • What’s wrong with “fortified” flours?
  • Supplementing while dieting
  • Eating whole foods that are nutrient dense

The Exercises that Support Running, Hiking and Walking

  • The health benefits of running, hiking and walking
  • What are the risks of running, hiking, walking?
  • How do we prevent those risks?
  • How to get started?
  • Work out buddies
  • Over-training and rest days
  • Strength training

Overcoming Loneliness

  • Normalizing loneliness
  • Loneliness is a feeling not a fact
  • Mindfulness, self-compassion
  • Cognitive behavioral techniques
  • Loneliness and depression
  • EASE
  • Extending yourself
  • Action plans
  • Seek collectives
  • Expect the best

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

For more information about Dr. Melanie Kusznireckyj ND go here.

To read Megan Horsley’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Ali Lubin go here.

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

#139 The Natural Treatment of Stress and Sleep, Healthy Grilling, Finding Solace in Solitude and Proper Hydration for Exercise

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 4 and 5, 2020 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 stress and sleep with Andrea Donsky, healthy grilling with Shauna Lindzon, how to find solace in solitude with Tracey Soghrati and proper hydration for exercise with Dr. Stacy Irvine.

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Treatment of Stress and Sleep

  • What can we do to deal with stress?
  • Deep breathing
  • Exercise – sleep
  • Laughter
  • Foods that battle stress
  • L-Theanine
  • Adaptogenic herbs
  • Omega-3 with high EPA’s
  • Gaba – Passion Flower
  • Magnesium
  • Stress and sleep
  • Sleep Hygiene
  • Limiting blue light

Healthy Grilling

  • Direct heat, indirect heat, combination and smoking
  • Marinating
  • Brining
  • Lid up or down
  • Grilling vegetables

Finding Solace in Solitude

  • The unhealthy way to be in solitude
  • The unhealthy internal monologue
  • Why is it so hard to be alone with our thoughts?
  • Getting stuck in a cognative vision
  • Why can solitude be a good thing?
  • Reflecting on relationships
  • Getting to know yourself
  • Building the capacity to be with yourself
  • How can you use your alone time productively?
  • Emotional regulation
  • Engaging others outside of solitude

Proper Hydration for Exercise

  • The importance of proper hydration
  • When is the best time to hydrate?
  • Hydration during exercise
  • Your thirst isn’t an accurate indicator of hydration
  • Post workout hydration
  • Cold vs. room temperature water
  • Overheating during exercise
  • Sports drinks – electrolyte replacement, sugar and caffeine
  • Alternatives to sports drinks
  • Is there such a thing as drinking too much water?
  • How do you deal with cramps?

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

For more information about Andrea Donsky go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Tracy Soghrati go here.

To learn more about Dr. Stacy Irvine go here.