#117 The Three Greatest Risk Factors to Heart Disease, Milk vs. Dairy Free Alternatives, Mindfulness and Technology and How Yoga Can Help You Attain Your Goals

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on February 1 and 2, 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 3 greatest risk factors to heart disease with Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND, milk vs. dairy free alternatives with Shauna Lindzon, mindfulness and technology with Tracey Soghrati and how yoga can help you attain your goals with Sari Nisker-Fox

We specifically discuss:

The 3 Greatest Risk Factors to Heart Disease

  • What is Metabolic Syndrome?
  • Hereditary and lifestyle factors
  • Waist circumference
  • The nature of the health risks
  • Reasonable expectations for affecting change
  • Lifestyle strategies to avoid diabetes
  • The Mediterranean Diet
  • Supplements
  • Focus on cholesterol
  • Blood pressure

Milk vs. Dairy Free Alternatives

  • Why dairy? Why dairy free alternative?
  • What nutrients do you get from dairy?
  • Dairy free alternatives
  • The benefits and drawbacks of making your own dairy free alternative
  • Oatmilk
  • Replacing the nutrients you get from dairy
  • Potential digestion problems with dairy free alternative?

Mindfulness and Technology

  • Remove all devices from your bedroom
  • Turn notifications off (unless necessary for your work)
  • Creating a tech free time/zone – dinnertime
  • Stepping away from the technology
  • Multi-tasking (is b.s.)
  • Secure your phone when you drive
  • Create a conscious community through technology
  • Be purposeful in your use of technology

How Yoga Can Help You Attain Your Goals

  • The opportunity to pause
  • Turning back to your heart
  • Connecting to your intention
  • Clear vision
  • Feeling your future feelings
  • Expecting and facing challenges
  • The practice as a metaphor of life
  • Reflection
  • Surrender, honour and gratitude

NOTE: On the February 15/16 show David Bernstein and I will be discussing the fear of death and meaning of life, focusing on a documentary about 97 year old philosopher Herbert Fingarette. To access the video go to the Caregiver Services website or here.

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

To read the article with Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here

To read the article by Sari Nisker-Fox in Tonic Magazine go here.

#110 The Natural Treatment of Hangovers, Home Holiday Entertaining Tips, Managing Osteoporosis Through Exercise and The Best Oils To Cook With

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 14 and 15, 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 hangovers with Joel Thuna, home holiday entertaining tips with Naomi Bussin, managing osteoporosis and osteoarthritis through exercise with Kathleen Trotter and the best oils to cook with with Carolyn Tanner Cohen

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Treatment of Hangovers

  • What is a hangover and what are the symptoms?
  • Hangover prevention
  • Common hangover myths: mixing drinks, ingesting fat
  • Alcohol is a diuretic – drink water
  • Hangovers are associated with low blood sugar
  • Lifestyle approaches to hangovers – exercise
  • Herbal remedies  – inflammation and liver support
  • Activated charcoal – fact and myth
  • Upset Stomach
  • Mental Fog
  • Sleep

Home Holiday Entertaining Tips

  • Why is entertaining so stressful?
  • Having people over vs. entertaining
  • Myers Briggs entertaining style
  • Planning for stress free entertaining
  • Nothing Fancy – Alison Roman
  • Get your guests involved
  • Bring the get together into the kitchen
  • Don’t apologize
  • What’s old is new
  • Menu building – start with the main course

Managing Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis Through Exercise

  • What is the difference between osteoporosis and osteoarthritis?
  • Exercises that help with bone strength
  • Exercises that help with cartilage
  • Muscular strength and bio-mechanics
  • Lifestyle modifications for osteoporosis
  • Core strength and rotation
  • Cold damp weather
  • Avoiding falls
  • Is yoga appropriate for those who have osteoporosis?

The Best Oils To Cook With

  • Oils you shouldn’t use -Canola Oil
  • The smoke point of oil
  • Grapeseed oil -> Sunflower oil -> Olive oil ->Refined Coconut oil
  • The flavour of oil
  • Neutral flavoured oils
  • Health benefits of oils

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

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

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

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here.