Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 1 and 2 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 prepare your body for the coming colder months naturally with Dr. Colleen Hartwick ND, navigating change with Hina Khan, why you need to know your values with Tracey Soghrati and how flexible thinking can help you reach your wellness goals with Michelle Segar.

We specifically discuss:

Winterizing Your Body

  • Do our bodies change during the Winter?
  • Should we worry about how our body processes Vitamin D?
  • How do you know if you’re Vitamin D deficient?
  • Warding off colds and flus
  • Cold showers
  • Susceptibility to cold temperatures
  • Raynaud’s Disease
  • Natural oils for dryness caused by cold weather
  • The risk of carrying extra weight over the winter
  • Herbs and spices in warm drinks
  • Mindful consumption of fats
  • Overeating during the festival season


Navigating Change

  • Do world events impact us?
  • Opinions – response and reactions
  • Opinions vs facts
  • Why is resistance to change harmful?
  • How do you create change?


Why You Need To Know Your Values?

  • What do “values” mean?
  • How do you choose to use your time?
  • How do you explore your values?
  • Relationships
  • Reciprocity of listening
  • What matters to you?
  • Authenticity and creativity
  • How do you know if you’re living in contradiction to your values?
  • Short and long term decisions


How Flexible Thinking Can Help You Achieve Your Wellness Goals

  • New Year’s resolutions
  • Habitors vs Unhabitors
  • The Joy Choice and sustainable healthy changes
  • Strategies to deal with unexpected occurrences
  • Can the Joy Choice be used as an excuse not to make change?
  • Bridges as opposed to stopgap solutions
  • All or nothing approaches don’t work
  • Choice vs. habit


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

To learn more about Dr. Colleen Hartwick ND go here

To learn more about Hina Khan go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here

To learn more about Michelle Segar go here