Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 12 and 13, 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 health benefits of probiotics with Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND, strategies for hosting vegetarian guests with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen, how to stay motivated in your yoga (and fitness) practice this Fall with Jelayna Da Silva and highlighting Black cookbook authors with Naomi Bussin
We specifically discuss:
What are probiotics?
What are the health benefits of probiotics?
Boosting immunity: cold and flu etc
Your gut is your “second brain”
Can we get enough probiotics from our diet?
What are CFU’s?
How many CFU’s should you look for?
What should you look for in a probiotic?
The benefits of enteric coating
Degradation of probiotic colonies: manufacturing vs. expiry
Who should take probiotics?
Hosting Vegetarian Guests
Putting four things on the plate instead of three
Plant based proteins
Eggplant as a main dish
Pan fried Haloumi cheese
Staying Motivated for Your Fall Yoga Practice
How can we better understand how to motivate ourselves?
What is a good way to motivate yourself?
Just show up!
Work from a place of acceptance
How do you motivate yourself when you’re having a bad day?
Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 25 and 26, 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 Natural Herbs and Immunity with Caitlin Rivett-Carnac, Sleep Positions for Best Rest with Adarsh Shah, Summer Drink Alternatives with Megan Horsley and Taking the Yoga Practice Out of the Studio with Julie Watson
We specifically discuss:
Organic Herbs and Immunity
Growing herbs for herbal remedies
Why is understanding the source of the herb important?
What is involved in growing an organic herb?
The extraction process
The formulation of immune products
A proactive approach to immunity
What is the process in developing herbal products?
What do we know about sleep?
Why do we sleep on a flat surface?
Is there a proper sleep position?
What is the purpose of the pillow?
Should we concerned if we’re sleeping on our front, side or back?
Does the hardness affect the quality of sleep?
How do we avoid neck pain while sleeping?
How do we avoid back pain?
Summer Drink Alternatives
Should we rely on alcoholic drinks to hydrate?
Added refined sugar
Alcohol is digested faster than food
Diet soda and alternatives
Iced Coffee and Tea
Taking Yoga Outside The Studio
Yoga is more than movement
Connection and conversation through technology and social media
Dismantling the membership model
Outdoor yoga classes
What will studios look like when they reopen?
Online platforms – Zoom classes
For more information about show sponsor St. Francis Herb Farm go here.
To learn more about Adarsh Shah and Ultramatic go here.