#70 Stress and Heart Health, Why You Might Want To Set Up A Health Entourage, Mindful Cooking and Restaurant Pet Peeves

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on March 9, 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 chat about stress and heart health with Dr. Gordon Chang, why you might want to set up a health entourage with Kathleen Trotter, mindful cooking with Naomi Bussin and restaurant pet peeves with Vito Marinuzzi.

We specifically discuss:

Stress and Heart Health:

  • A little bit of stress is good for you
  • long term stress is bad
  • Exercise for stress
  • Supplements as an adjunct to reducing stress
  • Sleep
  • Herbal remedies for exercise recovery
  • Formulated supplements
  • Mindfulness

Setting Up a Health Entourage:

  • Building support for your health goals
  • The health entourage
  • The Fitness Buddy
  • Professional help
  • Accountability Buddy

Mindful Cooking:

  • The Happiness Project – Gretchen Rubin
  • How can cooking make you happy?
  • Zoning Out
  • Being In The Moment – Mindfulness
  • Cooking for yourself
  • Solo – Anita Lo
  • The Pleasures of Cooking For One – Judith Jones

Restaurant Pet Peeves:

  • Staying Quiet
  • Being Rushed Out
  • Sense of Entitlement
  • Disconnect Between Menu and Food
  • Customer Rudeness

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha go here.

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here

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

To learn more about Vito Marinuzzi go here

#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.