Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 10 and 11 2022 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 how to know if you’re getting enough nutrients with Dr. Krista Mackay ND, the common mistakes that people make when trying to get fit with Dr. Erin Boynton, digesting your stress with mindfulness expert Tracey Soghrati and soup season with dietician Shauna Lindzon

We specifically discuss:

Are You Getting Enough Nutrients?

  • Why are we lacking in vitamins?
  • What vitamins are we specifically lacking?
  • 1/3 of Canadians are deficient in Vitamin D
  • Omega 3’s
  • EPA and DHA
  • Magnesium deficiencies
  • Magnesium Glycinate
  • Magnesium Citrate
  • Magnesium Orotate
  • Magnesium L’threonate
  • Calcium
  • What to look for in a supplement


Mistakes People Make Trying To Get Fit

  • Overdoing it
  • Sedentary behaviour
  • Aerobic activity is good
  • Keep good form
  • Injuries occur when you’re fatigued
  • Indicias of wear and tear injuries
  • Changing up the routine
  • How do you know if you’re doing an exercise correctly?
  • Warm up and cool down
  • Static stretch and foam rolling
  • Working out through pain


Digesting Your Stress

  • What does digesting your stress mean?
  • What does stress look like cognitively?
  • Emotional symptoms of stress
  • How does stress manifest physically?
  • Stress and your behaviours
  • Awareness
  • What is the source of the stress?
  • Limitations on pressures
  • How to digest the stress hormones
  • Uncoupling from your thoughts
  • Notice the trigger and the reaction
  • Make choices based on your values


Fall Soup Recipes

  • Do you maximize the nutritional value of vegetables when we make soup?
  • Heat stable nutrients
  • Lycopenes and beta carotene
  • The benefits of making and eating soup
  • Cost efficient lentils
  • Other nutritional benefits
  • Minestrone soup
  • Butternut squash soup
  • Roasted cauliflower soup
  • Leek Soup
  • Roasted Tomato soup


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

To learn more about Dr. Krista Mackay ND go here

To learn more about Dr. Erin Boynton go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here