#42 The Natural Treatment of Inflammation and Joint Pain, Building a “Kindful” Nation, Hydration and Returning to your Passion

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 25th, 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 the natural treatment of inflammation and joint health with Tawnya Ritco; building a “kindful” nation with Bhante  Saranapala “The Urban Buddhist Monk”, hydration with Tonic Holistic Nutritionist Megan Horsley and returning to your passion with street artist Mr. Hydde.

Also….The Soul Segment with Lisa Marvin and Pure Beauty with Dr. Kristen Ma ND

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Treatment of Inflammation and Joint Health:

  • What is inflammation?
  • Inflammation and pain
  • Response to injury
  • stress and inflammation
  • diet and inflammation
  • turmeric, celery
  • supplementation
  • hydration
  • pain and mental health
  • diaphragmatic breathing

Building a “Kindful” Nation:

  • What does it mean to be “kindful”?
  • mindfulness
  • kindness
  • being kind to yourself
  • do no harm to yourself or others
  • shifting attention
  • creating a kindful nation in Canada
  • canadaamindfulnation.ca

THE SOUL SEGMENT: Celebrity Reading

Summer Hydration:

  • The importance of water in the body
  • electrolytes
  • hydration is seasonal
  • tap water – chlorine and fluoride
  • fluoride and iodine
  • spring water
  • water filtration system
  • other fluids: coconut water, maple water

PURE BEAUTY: Basil and Holy Basil

Returning to your Passion

  • Walking away from your passion
  • Coming close to success
  • Coming back to your passion
  • Refocusing the attention
  • Creating for yourself, but connecting to the world
  • Momentum
  • Enjoying the process over the result
  • The Bushwick Collective

Links:

For more information about show sponsor Purica go here.

To learn more about the Urban Buddhist Monk and Mindful Canada Symposium go here.

To learn more about Mr. Hydde go here.

To learn more about Megan Horsley go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.

To connect with Dr. Kristen Ma of Pure+ Simple go here.

#36 Natural Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction, Mindfulness: Brain Training 101, The Top Recipes for Summer Entertaining and Medical Marijuana and the Aging Population

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 14 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 the Natural Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction with Dr. Gordon Chang, Training your Brain with Mindfulness Expert Tracey Soghrati, the best healthy Summer entertaining recipes with Tonic Cookbook Reviewer Naomi Bussin and Medical Marijuana and the Aging Population with Tonic Medical Marijuana Expert, Rick Gillman

Also….the Soul Segment with Lisa Marvin and Pure Beauty with Dr. Kristen Ma ND

We specifically discuss:

Natural Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction

  • Causes of Sexual Dysfunction
  • Men: micro circulation, fatigue
  • Women: fatigue, brain, stress
  • holistic approach
  • increasing testosterone
  • dealing with stress
  • sleep
  • diabetes – micro-vascular damage – ginko
  • natural products – safety margins
  • vitamins: B vitamins
  • antioxidants
  • adaptogens herbs: valerian, cava cava
  • anti aging: ginseng
  • exercise- sleep
  • mind-body connection
  • balancing hormones
  • gut health and sexual health

Mindfulness: Brain Training 101

  • mindfulness practice
  • Why should I care about mindfulness?
  • rumination: going over the past
  • anxious fantasy
  • the brain as a tool
  • fight or flight
  • insomnia
  • Why is being present in the moment important?
  • the stories in your head: cataloging past events
  • projection
  • transference
  • focusing on the present moment
  • breath work
  • our brains are serial processors

THE SOUL SEGMENT: Money and your month

The Top Summer Entertaining Recipes

  • Grilling meat: “Meat” by Pat LaFrieda
  • “Zahav” by Michael Solomonov
  • “Sunday Suppers” by Karen Mordechai

PURE BEAUTY: Sun Damage

Medical Cannabis and the Aging Population:

  • cannabis and pain treatment
  • concerns regarding opioids
  • quality of life
  • CBD
  • Israeli research
  • pain relief
  • anxiety, PTSD, depression
  • long term memory

Links:

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha go here.

To learn more about Tracey go here.

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

To read Rick Gillman’s article on Medical Marijuana and the aging population in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.

To connect with Dr. Kristen Ma of Pure+ Simple go here.