#61 The Natural Treatment of Food Allergies, Classic Cookbooks, Fad Diets and Creating Your Fit Future Self

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on January 5 and 6, 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 natural treatment of food allergies with Joel Thuna, classic cookbooks with Naomi Bussin, fad diets with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and creating your fit future self with Kathleen Trotter.

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Treatment of Food Allergies

  • What is an allergic reaction?
  • Why is there an increase in food allergies?
  • Avoiding introduction of allergens
  • Microbial imbalance
  • Sun exposure – Vitamin D
  • Supplements to help with food allergies
  • Increase your biome – probiotics
  • Milk Thistle
  • Omega 3 Oils

Classic Cookbooks

  • “Mastering The Art of French Cooking”
  • “The Silver Palate Cookbook”
  • “The Joy of Cooking”
  • “Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking”
  • “The Moosewood Cookbooks”
  • “Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone”
  • “The Breakfast Cookbook”
  • “Wholegrain Mornings”
  • Deborah Madison, Mark Bittman, Dori Greenspan, Deb Perelman, Melissa Clark
  • What to look for in a cookbook

Fad Diets

  • Keto diet – based on fat
  • Paleo diet
  • dieting as a short term solution
  • Low fat diets …are out
  • Intermittent Fasting
  • Weight loss as a lifestyle decision – reducing carbohydrates/sugar

SOUL SEGMENT: Fulfillment

Creating Your Fit Future Self

  • Create a unique strategy that works for you
  • Exercise, diet and mindset mix
  • Every opportunity is an opportunity of growth and learning
  • The only failure is not trying
  • Consistency and convenience

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

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

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

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinksi ND go here.

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here.

#57 Getting a Good Night’s Sleep, Why You Should Indulge Over the Holidays, Vertical Farming and Cannabis and Christmas

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 8th and 9th, 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 chat about boosting energy with Dr. Gordon Chang; discuss why you should indulge over the holidays with Megan Horsley; learn all about vertical farming with Bob Legault and cannabis during Christmas with Rick Gillman. And there’s a Soul Segment too!

We specifically discuss:

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep:

  • Why do we get less sleep this time of year?
  • Sunlight and Vitamin D
  • Stress of the season
  • Valerian
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Kava Kava
  • Magnesium
  • Melatonin
  • Lifestyle changes for sleep
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Why do we need to sleep?

Why You Should Indulge Over The Holidays:

  • Why do some people dread this time of year?
  • Setting up parameters
  • Its the holidays (stupid) – enjoy
  • Bring your own healthy food to the celebration
  • Mixing it up for your metabolism – avoiding starvation mode
  • Reducing fat or eating good fats
  • Indulging before New Years

Vertical Farming:

  • What is vertical farming?
  • LED lighting mimicking sunlight
  • What are the benefits of vertical farming?
  • Hydroponics and Aquaponics
  • Recycling process
  • Is vertical farming cost effective?
  • Is this considered an organic product?

SOUL SEGMENT: Your Love Life

Cannabis and Christmas:

  • What issues and problems are people dealing with this time of year?
  • PTSD, Anxiety and Depression
  • How does cannabis help with mental health issues?
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Cannabis strains for mental health issues
  • Cannabis and interactions with alcohol
  • Cannabis and gift giving
  • Cannabis and the holiday celebrations
  • Cannabis dosing in holiday foods

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha go here.

To read Megan Horsley’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about vertical farming and Back 40 Growers go here.

To read Rick Gillman’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.