#158 Natural Eye Health, Self Care and a Preventative Wellness, Preparing for Winter Sports and Mood Boosting Foods

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 14 and 15, 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 approach to eye health with Joel Thuna, self care and a preventative approach to wellness with Tanya Salituro, preparing for Winter sports with Stacy Irvine, and mood boosting foods with Heather Lillico

We specifically discuss:

Natural Eye Care

  • The boundaries of human eyesight
  • Common eyesight problems
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Eye Disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diet/nutrients for better eyesight
  • Vitamin K2
  • Vitamins A, C and E
  • Lutein and Zeaxanthin
  • DHA Omega3
  • Zinc

Self Care and Preventative Wellness

  • A diagnosis of Cancer
  • Listening to your body
  • Be your own health advocate
  • Access to information
  • Barriers to self-advocacy
  • The importance of community and connection to your health

Preparing for Winter Sports

  • Proper attire
  • Weekend warriors
  • Warming up
  • Cooling down
  • Is hydration a concern in Winter?
  • Skating/Hockey
  • Downhill Skiing
  • Cross-Country Skiing

Mood Boosting Foods

  • Jerusalem Artichokes for pre-biotics
  • Rutabagas for GABA
  • Brussels Sprouts for folate
  • Microbiomes
  • Probiotics and fermented foods
  • SAD
  • Mindfulness

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

To read articles by Joel Thuna in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Tanya Salituro and CanPrev go here.

To learn more about Stacy Irvine go here.

To learn more about Heather Lillico go here.

#73 Vitamin K2, The True Patriot Love Women’s Expedition, Doing Your Own Yoga Thing and Growing Your Own Medicinal Herbs

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on March 30, 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 Vitamin K2 with Jenna Mangan, The True Patriot Love Women’s Expedition with Fate Saghir and Sergeant Nicole Laidlaw, doing your own yoga thing with Jelayna DaSilva, and growing your own medicinal herbs with Ted Snider

We specifically discuss:

Vitamin K2

  • History of discovery of Vitamin K2
  • What is Vitamin K?
  • What does Vitamin K2 do?
  • Contrasting Vitamin K1 and K2
  • The Calcium Paradox
  • Cardio-vascular health
  • How do we get Vitamin K?
  • Supplementation
  • How do you know if you’re Vitamin K2 deficient?
  • find information about Vitamin K2

True Patriot Love Women’s Expedition

  • What is the True Patriot Love Organization?
  • Baffin Island expedition
  • Information about the expedition

Doing Your Own Yoga Thing

  • What are you doing in the class?
  • Why do they do their own thing in class?
  • Why is it problematic?
  • The collective experience
  • How do teachers deal with it?
  • Alternatives

Growing Your Own Medicinal Herbs

  • What is already growing in our gardens that has medicinal value?
  • Dandelion
  • Broad leaf Plaintain
  • Nettle
  • St. John’ Wort
  • Red Clover
  • What can you plant in your garden?
  • cone flower – Echinacea
  • Chamomile
  • Feverfew
  • Mint – Sage, Rosemary, Lemon Balm, Spearmint

Links:

For more information about Vitamin K2 from show sponsor Canprev go here.

To learn more about Jenna Mangan go here.

To learn more about The True Patriot Love Women’s Expedition go here.

To learn more about Jelayna Da Silva go here.

To learn more about Ted Snider and the Natural Path go here.