#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.

#133 Stress, Inflammation and Your Health, Divorce over 50, Improving Your Digestion and the Connection Between Sex and Depression

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 23 and 24 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 how stress and inflammation impacts your health with Dr. Gordon Chang, Divorce over 50 with Mara Marcello, improving your digestion with Megan Horsley and the connection between depression and sex with Carlyle Jansen

We specifically discuss:

How Do Inflammation and Stress Impact Your Health?

  • Inflammation and the body’s response
  • Acute inflammation leads to an overreaction by white blood cells
  • Covid-19 and white blood cells attacking lung lining
  • Controlling the inflammation: anti-inflammatory treatment
  • Free radicals
  • Anti-oxidants
  • Can you get anti-oxidants from your diet?
  • Supplementation

Divorce over 50

  • Is Covid-19 driving more inquires about divorce?
  • Can you get a divorce during Covid-19?
  • The Grey Divorce
  • What issues are unique to those divorcing over 50?
  • The key issue: the financial picture
  • Research is the first step
  • Divorce coach

How To Improve Your Digestion

  • Drinking (lots of) water
  • When should you drink water?
  • Avoid known allergens
  • Eat slowly and calmly
  • Chewing
  • Don’t cook or eat when you’re upset
  • Seek out a health practitioner

Sex and Depression

  • Anxiety and depression impacting sex
  • Sex as a coping mechanism during Covid-19
  • Signs of depression
  • How do you raise the issue with your partner?
  • How does depression manifest physically?
  • Depression medication impacting sex
  • Can you have a sexual relationship if suffering with depression?
  • Can sex help someone suffering with depression?
  • Tips to maintain a sex life during depression

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

To learn more about Mara Marcello and Divorce Angels go here

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

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