#187 Why Supplement, Better Mental Health in Two Sentences, Why Are Your Muscles Tight and the Essence of Mindfulness

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 5 and 6, 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 why we should supplement with Dr. Gordon Chang, moving towards better mental health in two sentences with Kevin Frankish, why your muscles are so tight with Dr. Erin Boynton and the essence of mindfulness with Tracey Soghrati

We specifically discuss:

Why Supplement?

  • Why should we take supplements?
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Macro-nutrition and Micro-nutrition
  • Vitamins that flow through the system
  • Mega dosing

Better Mental Health in Two Sentences

  • “You are not alone”
  • “It can be okay”
  • Why is it important to feel that we’re not alone?
  • Getting support is not a sign of weakness
  • Hope vs. Depression
  • How do you create a sense of hope?
  • Post Pandemic expectations

Why Are Your Muscles So Tight?

  • What is the “hamstring”?
  • How do we know if our muscles are tight?
  • Why do people have tight hamstrings?
  • We sit too much
  • Will stretching solve the problem?
  • Exercise: bridges, squats, wall sits
  • Tightness after massage
  • Will hamstring tightness impact other parts of the body?
  • Activating your quadriceps muscles

The Essence of Mindfulness 

  • Is mindfulness for everyone?
  • Self criticism is problematic
  • Stillness is difficult for those with PTSD
  • COAL
  • Compassion and curiosity
  • Openness
  • Acceptance and awareness
  • Loving kindness
  • Open monitoring and focused attention

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

To learn more about Kevin Frankish and his blog go here.

To learn more about Dr. Erin Boynton go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.

#98 The Health Benefits of Eggs, Why Your Workout Might Be Wrong, Kitchen Essentials and How We Talk About Death

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 21 and September 22, 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 health benefits of eggs with Tonya Haverkamp, why your workout might be all wrong with Rucsandra Mitrea, which devices and tools are essential to your kitchen with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen and how we talk about death with David Bernstein

We specifically discuss:

The Health Benefits of Eggs

  • What are the health benefits of eggs?
  • The process of egg growing
  • Shakshuka and other Recipes for eggs
  • The Egg and Tabasco contest
  • What is the difference between white and brown eggs?
  • Nest, free run and free range eggs
  • Organic eggs
  • Tips for buying eggs

Why Your Workout Might Be All Wrong

  • The interconnections of our joints
  • injuries and misalignment
  • stretching and functionality
  • space for joint movement
  • focus on how our body performs the exercise
  • correct breathing
  • building awareness of the exercise
  • proper hydration
  • exercising for the best functionality
  • wear and tear

Kitchen Essentials

  • Professional cooks vs. home cooks
  • One use tools vs. multi-use tools
  • Micro-planes
  • Pans- Cast Iron, Saute Pan, Sauce Pan, Roasting Pan
  • Food Processor
  • Cutting Boards
  • Sheet Pans
  • Prep Bowls
  • Kitchen Scale
  • Heavy Duty Blender

How We Talk About Death

  • Why don’t people talk about death?
  • Death cafes
  • Rituals surrounding death
  • What are people talking about when they talk about death?
  • De-stigmatizing death

For more information about show sponsor The Ontario Egg Board go here.

For more information about show sponsor Tabasco Pepper Sauce go here.

To learn more about Rucsandra Mitrea and her work at Vital Directives go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner-Cohen go here.

To learn more about David Bernstein go here.