#101 Mental Illness Awareness Week, New Trends in Healthy Foods, Eye Care 101 and How To Achieve Goals Like a Successful Person

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 12 and 13, 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 Mental Illness Awareness Week with Onika Dainty, the newest trends in healthy food from the recent CHFA with Megan Horsley, the basics of eye care with Dr. Raj Rathee and how to achieve goals like a successful person with Rod MacDonald.

We specifically discuss:

Mental Illness Awareness Week

  • Onika Dainty
  • Bi-Polar Affective Disorder 1
  • Cannabis
  • Acknowledging that you may need help
  • Understanding what mental illness is
  • Dealing with mental illness alone
  • How did Onika turn things around?
  • Faces of Mental IllnessĀ 
  • Best advice for people who are struggling with mental illness
  • Best advice for family and friends of someone struggling with mental illness
  • The Dainty Dysh Podcast
  • What can we do as a society?

New Healthy Food Trends

Eye Care 101

  • Regular eye exams
  • Changes in eye health
  • Glaucoma
  • Diagnosis of other illnesses during an eye exam
  • Presbyopia
  • Cataracts
  • Surgery for cataracts
  • Risks of cataracts surgery
  • Choice of lens replacement

How To Achieve Goals Like a Successful Person

  • What goals do people struggle with?
  • Why do people struggle with their goals?
  • Support of family and friends
  • Procrastination
  • Three parts of the brain – emotions vs. logic
  • Using the strategic center of the brain
  • Motivation tips
  • What can we learn from successful people?

For more information aboutĀ  Mental Illness Awareness Week go here.

For more information about Onika Dainty and her podcast DaintyDysh go here.

To read Megan Horsley articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

To read Rod MacDonald’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

#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