#200 Stress As We Age, How To Find Confidence, Cooking With Zucchini and Avoiding Yoga Injuries

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 4 and 5, 2021 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’ll discuss stress as we age with Dr. Juliana Rosario Yeung ND, how to stop second guess yourself and find confidence with Heather Lillico, cooking with zucchini with Shauna Lindzon and how to avoid yoga injuries with Jelayna Da Silva

We specifically discuss:

Stress As We Age

  • Stress in older Canadians
  • Covid-19’s impact on older Canadians
  • Reduced recreational opportunities
  • Chronic stress vs. acute stress
  • Responding to chronic stress: safety and health
  • Vitamin D
  • Probiotics
  • Forest bathing
  • Gardening
  • Family face time
  • Magnesium

Stop Second Guessing Yourself, and Find Confidence

  • Second guessing yourself: a decision every 2 seconds
  • Two thought loops: Rumination and “all or nothing” thinking
  • The first step: noticing
  • The lens that we we our actions
  • After noticing comes acceptance
  • Redirecting our thinking: “I got this!”
  • What does confidence look like?
  • Misconceptions about confidence

Cooking With Zucchini

  • The nutritional benefits of zucchini
  • Chocolate chunk zucchini loaf
  • Zucchini fritters
  • Summer minestrone soup
  • Jamie’s zucchini pasta
  • Grilled zucchini
  • Fried zucchini

Avoiding Yoga Injuries

  • Is yoga really a gentle practice?
  • The types of yoga injuries: shoulders, wrists, lower back and pre-existing injuries
  • Weight lifting: to build strength
  • Pilates: the “homework of yoga”
  • Cross training: Mindful strength
  • Proper warm up for your wrists
  • Biofeedback: listen to your body
  • Have an instructor watch your form

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

To learn more about Dr. Juliana Rosario Yeung ND go here

To learn more about Heather Lillico go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Jelayna Da Silva go here

 

#149 Probiotics, Hosting Vegetarians, Staying Motivated for Your Fall Yoga Practice and Highlighting Black Cookbook Authors

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:

Probiotics

  • 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
  • Cauliflower steaks
  • Pan fried Haloumi cheese
  • Zucchini fritters

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
  • Body neutrality
  • How do you motivate yourself when you’re having a bad day?
  • Is not having time or space a good excuse?

Highlighting Black Cookbook Authors

  • Promoting Black cookbook authors
  • Barriers to getting published
  • Vegetable Kingdom, by Bryant Terry
  • New World Sourdough, by Bryan Ford
  • CONTEST!!! send an email to jamie@tonictoronto.com saying why you love the show to get your copy of New World Sourdough
  • The New Way to Cake, by Benjamina Ebuehi
  • Jubilee, by ToniTipton-Martin

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

For more information about Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here.

To learn more about Jelayna Da Silva go here.

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