#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.

#50 Life Hacks for Kidney Health, Non-GMO Month, The Health Implications of Recreational Cannabis and Yoga Stretches for Tight Muscless

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 20 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 kidney health with Joel Thuna, non GMO month with Megan Horsley, the health implications of recreational cannabis with Rick Gillman and yoga stretches for tight muscles with Lisa Greenbaum.

Also….the Soul Segment with Lisa Marvin

We specifically discuss:

Life Hacks for Kidney Health

  • What do kidneys do?
  • Kidneys and electrolytes
  • Key electrolytes
  • Kidneys and blood pressure
  • EPO
  • Kidney Stones
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • 10 Lifestyle Hacks For Kidney Health

October is non-GMO Month

  • What is a Genetically Modified Organism?
  • Are GMO’s really different from grafts or hybrids?
  • Why are GMO’s created?
  • Why are GMO’s bad?
  • organic farming practices
  • avoiding GMOs
  • resources

The Health Implications of Recreational Cannabis

  • What is cannabis?
  • CBD
  • THC
  • Sativa
  • Indica
  • Smoking, vaporizing, edibles and oils
  • cannabis allergies
  • cannabis addiction
  • side effects cannabis

THE SOUL SEGMENT: Relationships

Yoga Stretches for Tight Muscles

  • Who tends to have tight hips?
  • exercise and sitting
  • getting up/walking
  • stretching
  • slow micro-movements
  • tight shoulders

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

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

To read Megan’s article on non-GMO month in Tonic Magazine go here.

To read Rick’s article on recreational Cannabis in Tonic Magazine go here.

To read Lisa’s article on yoga for tight muscles in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.