#41 Liver Health, Cooking Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables, The Mindful Way of Loving Your Body and Shifting Your Health Mindset into Fall

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 18 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 talk liver health with Joel Thuna, cooking seasonal fruit and vegetables with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen,  mindfulness and loving your body with Tracey Soghrati, and shifting your health mindset as we transition into Fall with Dr. Jodi Larry ND.

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

We specifically discuss:

Liver Health

  • what does the liver do?
  • what happens to the liver as we get older?
  • liver regeneration
  • what ailments can the liver suffer?
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)
  • causes of NAFLD
  • conditions associated with NAFLD
  • who is at risk to develop NAFLD?
  • steps to lower risk to develop NAFLD
  • cutting out alcohol
  • avoiding soft drinks and energy drinks
  • eat right
  • fibre
  • avoiding drugs
  • supplements for liver health: multivitamin, milk thistle, dandelion root

Cooking Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

  • tomatoes: varieties
  • health benefits of tomatoes
  • lycopene
  • storing tomatoes
  • raw tomato recipe: bruschetta
  • cooked tomato recipe: cherry tomato sauce (go here)
  • peaches
  • ripening and peeling peaches
  • peach recipe: peaches burrata and mint

THE SOUL SEGMENT: Career

Mindfulness and Loving Your Body

  • Mindfulness and the four foundations
  • Noticing your body
  • preferences, expectations and the stories we tell ourselves
  • disconnecting from your body
  • feeling sensations in your body
  • language of the body
  • Carolyn Myss: the body is the biography of your life
  • the body stores experiences
  • building tolerance
  • emotional regulation
  • act rather than react to the present moment

PURE BEAUTY: Mint

Shifting Your Health Mindset Into Fall:

  • How to shift your health mindset into Fall
  • overcoming Summer indulgence
  • be mindful of sugar intake
  • baked parsnips
  • clean eating day
  • eating and the brain
  • finding alternatives
  • tips for post-Summer cleanse

For more information about show sponsor Pure-Le Natural go here.

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

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner-Cohen go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.

To learn more about Dr. Jodi Larry ND go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.

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

#38 Enhancing Your Brain Power, The Myth of Sexual Normalcy, Medical Cannabis vs. Opioids, Summer Wellness and The Top Healthy Pantry Staples

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 28, 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 enhancing your brain power with Tawnya Ritco; the myth of sexual normalcy with Tonic Sex Expert Carlyle Jansen, Medical Cannabis vs. Opioids with Dr. Hance Clarke, Summer wellness with Dr. Jodi Larry ND and the top healthy pantry staples with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen.

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

We specifically discuss:

Enhancing Your Brain Power:

  • Exercise and Brain Health
  • Emotional Fitness
  • Mental Fitness
  • learning something new
  • Healthy Fats for the Brain
  • Sugar and the Brain
  • Foods for the Brain
  • Supplements for the Brain
  • Lion’s Mane, Curcamine, Magnesium

The Myth of Sexual Normalcy:

  • We want to be normal
  • What’s the frequency?
  • Body Image
  • The pressure of the sexual act

THE SOUL SEGMENT: Celebrity Reading – Tom Cruise

Medical Cannabis vs. Opioids:

  • Prescribing Opioids – knee jerk reaction
  • dampening the nervous system
  • prescribing pain medication
  • cannabis does have an affect on pain
  • recreational vs. medical cannabis
  • standards and testing of medical cannabis
  • institutional policy

PURE BEAUTY: Rosacea

Summer Wellness:

  • Balance fun with health
  • Alcohol: stay away from sugar
  • Tequila!
  • Hangover cure
  • Bring your own dessert
  • Leave out the burger and hotdog bun

The Top Healthy Pantry Staples

  • Frozen Kale
  • Cauliflower
  • Sweet Potato
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Lemons

Links:

For more information about show sponsor Purica go here.

To read Carlyle’s article on the myth of sexual normalcy in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Dr. Hance Clarke go here.

To learn more about Dr. Jodi Larry go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.

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