#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.

#40 Busting Joint Health Myths, Mindfulness and Sex, Losing Weight Around Your Middle and Blood Maintenance In Our Medical System

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 11 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 bust joint health myths with Dr. Gordon Chang, discuss mindfulness and sex with Tonic Sex Expert Carlyle Jansen, how to lose weight around your middle with Kathleen Trotter and blood maintenance with Dr. Stuart McLuskey

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

We specifically discuss:

Busting Joint Health Myths

  • supplements: glucosamine, B Vitamins, enzymes, collagen, Vitamin C,  minerals
  • chondroitin and/or glucosamine
  • joint pain – inflammation
  • herbal anti-inflammatory
  • joint pain and age
  • foods affecting joint pain – night shade, tomatoes
  • excess weight and joint pain
  • exercise exacerbates joint pain
  • ease off if arthritis flares up
  • rain, damp weather – arthritis

Sex and Mindfulness

  • multi-tasking vs. living in the moment
  • minds are like wandering puppies
  • mindfulness and pain – as it pertains to sex
  • mindfulness helping with sex
  • mindfulness and the beginner’s mind
  • facilitating mindfulness

THE SOUL SEGMENT: Financial

Losing Weight From Around Your Middle

  • losing weight vs. being healthy
  • fat loss
  • interval training and strength training
  • nutrition
  • what is interval training?
  • interval training and injuries
  • strength training

PURE BEAUTY: Neem

Blood Maintenance in the Medical System:

  • Blood maintenance and conservation
  • addressing preoperative anemia
  • iron deficiencies
  • cost of blood products
  • anesthesiologist’s role in blood management
  • patient advocating for blood maintenance

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha go here.

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

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here.

To learn more about Dr. Stuart McCluskey go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.

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