#114 The Natural Treatment of Anxiety, Depression and Insomnia, Understanding Your Conflict Style, Working with a Holistic Nutritionist and Living With Dravet Syndrome

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on January 11 and 12, 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 natural treatment of  Anxiety, Depression and Insomnia with Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND, what is your conflict style with Carlyle Jansen, how to work with a holistic nutritionist with Megan Horsley and living with Dravet Syndrome with Celestine Caravaggio

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Treatment of Anxiety, Depression and Insomnia

  • Concern that so many people have prescriptions for mental health issues
  • Over-prescription and Informed consent
  • Problems with prescription medicines
  • Comorbidity of mental health issues
  • Lifestyle strategies – Mediterranean diet and exercise
  • Supplements and drug interactions
  • High EPA Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Vitamin B complex and Melatonin

Understanding Your Own Conflict Style

  • Why is it relevant to understand your conflict style?
  • What is a conflict style?
  • The Accommodator
  • The Avoider
  • The Collaborator
  • The Competitor
  • The Compromiser

Working with a Holistic Nutritionist

  • Why do people see a Holistic Nutritionist?
  • What are reasonable expectations in working with a Holistic Nutritionist?
  • What sort of training does a Holistic Nutritionist have?
  • Tools: Food diary
  • What is working for clients?
  • What should you look for in a Holistic Nutritionist?

Living With Dravet Syndrome

  • What is Dravet Syndrome?
  • What triggers the seizures?
  • Medications for Dravet Syndrome
  • Developmental impact
  • Day to day life
  • Preparing for the future
  • Finding balance

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

For more information about Dr. Philip Rouchotas go here.

To read articles written by Carlyle Jansen in Tonic Magazine go here.

To read articles written by Megan Horsley in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Dravet Syndrome go here.

#105 How to Manage Stress and Sleep Over the Holidays, Detoxing Your Home, Holiday Books for the Home Cook and Mindful Conflict Resolution

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 9 and 10, 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 management of stress and sleep over the holidays with Dr. Gordon Chang, detoxing your home with Emily Lipinski ND, holiday books for your home cook with Naomi Bussin and Mindful Conflict Resolution with Tracey Soghrati

We specifically discuss:

Stress and Sleep

  • Getting to sleep and staying asleep
  • Sleep and central nervous system
  • Shallow sleep and quality of sleep
  • Herbal remedies to get to sleep
  • Quieting the mind and brain functions during the night
  • Exercise
  • Stress and falling asleep
  • Herbal remedies to help with stress
  • B Vitamins
  • Vitamin D

Detoxing Your Home

  • Cleaning products
  • Anti-Bacterial Cleaners
  • Air Fresheners
  • Drain Cleaners
  • Non-Toxic solutions
  • Essential oils
  • 7% Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide

Holiday Books for The Home Cook

Mindful Conflict Resolution

  • Mindfulness, conflict and resolution defined
  • Amygdala and the prefrontal cortex
  • Fight or flight response
  • R.A.I.N.
  • Recognize – emotional intelligence
  • Allow – take yourself out of the moment
  • Investigation – processing the moment
  • Non-Identification – you are not the feelings you’re having
  • A plan for resolution

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha and Dr. Gordon Chang go here.

To learn more about Emily Lipinski ND go here.

To read Naomi Bussin’s latest article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.