#117 The Three Greatest Risk Factors to Heart Disease, Milk vs. Dairy Free Alternatives, Mindfulness and Technology and How Yoga Can Help You Attain Your Goals

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on February 1 and 2, 2020 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 3 greatest risk factors to heart disease with Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND, milk vs. dairy free alternatives with Shauna Lindzon, mindfulness and technology with Tracey Soghrati and how yoga can help you attain your goals with Sari Nisker-Fox

We specifically discuss:

The 3 Greatest Risk Factors to Heart Disease

  • What is Metabolic Syndrome?
  • Hereditary and lifestyle factors
  • Waist circumference
  • The nature of the health risks
  • Reasonable expectations for affecting change
  • Lifestyle strategies to avoid diabetes
  • The Mediterranean Diet
  • Supplements
  • Focus on cholesterol
  • Blood pressure

Milk vs. Dairy Free Alternatives

  • Why dairy? Why dairy free alternative?
  • What nutrients do you get from dairy?
  • Dairy free alternatives
  • The benefits and drawbacks of making your own dairy free alternative
  • Oatmilk
  • Replacing the nutrients you get from dairy
  • Potential digestion problems with dairy free alternative?

Mindfulness and Technology

  • Remove all devices from your bedroom
  • Turn notifications off (unless necessary for your work)
  • Creating a tech free time/zone – dinnertime
  • Stepping away from the technology
  • Multi-tasking (is b.s.)
  • Secure your phone when you drive
  • Create a conscious community through technology
  • Be purposeful in your use of technology

How Yoga Can Help You Attain Your Goals

  • The opportunity to pause
  • Turning back to your heart
  • Connecting to your intention
  • Clear vision
  • Feeling your future feelings
  • Expecting and facing challenges
  • The practice as a metaphor of life
  • Reflection
  • Surrender, honour and gratitude

NOTE: On the February 15/16 show David Bernstein and I will be discussing the fear of death and meaning of life, focusing on a documentary about 97 year old philosopher Herbert Fingarette. To access the video go to the Caregiver Services website or here.

For more information about Ian Clark show sponsor New Roots Herbal go here.

To read the article with Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here

To read the article by Sari Nisker-Fox in Tonic Magazine go here.

#115 The Health Benefits of Chicken Soup, Preparing to Take Group Exercise Classes To Avoid Injury, Why Resolutions to Lose Weight Don’t Work and Fun Ways to Meet Fitness Goals

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on January 18 and 19, 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 chicken soup with Joel Thuna, preparing to take group exercise classes so that you avoid injury with Mario Causevic, why resolutions to lose weight don’t work with Camille Llosa and Kira Barry and fun new ways to meet your fitness goals with Kathleen Trotter.

We specifically discuss:

The Health Benefits of Chicken Soup

  • The history of chicken soup
  • What Can Chicken soup be used for?
  • Cold and Flu symptoms
  • How does chicken soup work?
  • The role of fat in chicken soup
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • The nutritional value of chicken soup
  • The spiritual and emotional value of chicken soup
  • supplementing chicken soup – ginger, Chaga, elderberry and oregano
  • Multivitamin, Zinc and Vitamin C
  • Joel’s chicken soup recipe

Preparing Before Taking Group Exercise Classes

  • What should you consider if you’re starting a group exercise class?
  • What sort of injuries occur during group exercise class?
  • How do you prepare¬† for a group exercise class?
  • Glutes, Core and Mid-Back
  • Balance and core work
  • Functional mobility

Why Resolutions to Lose Weight Don’t Work

  • Why do weight loss resolutions not work?
  • How do you stay motivated through weight loss?
  • Customization of a program
  • The power of community
  • Lifestyle choices: fitness, mindfulness and sleep
  • Setting reasonable goals
  • Keeping the weight off

Fun New Ways To Meet Fitness Goals

  • Why do people fail in their fitness resolutions?
  • What are the mistakes that people make?
  • The compounding interest of habits
  • Creating¬† and curating your environment
  • Finding your bright spots
  • Gamifying your fitness

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

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

To learn more about Mario Causevic go here

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here.