Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 6 and 7, 2023 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 the proper way to do a Spring cleanse with Dr. Kaitlyn Richardson ND, the connection between gratitude and wellness with holistic health expert Maxine McLean, vegetable forward cooking with cookbook author Jeanine Donofrio and “Magic Mushroom” retreats with tour leaders Rob Grover and Gary Logan

We specifically discuss:

The Proper Way To Do A Spring Cleanse

  • Why would one need a Spring cleaning?
  • Intestinal cleans vs. metabolic detoxification
  • Who should be doing a metabolic detoxification?
  • How do we know if our organ systems are working?
  • Which organs require support?
  • Intestinal cleanses (aren’t flushes)
  • How do you maintain metabolic health?
  • Supplements
  • Kaitlynn’s top tip for cleansing


Gratitude and Wellness

  • Maxine’s inspiration and journey towards healing
  • How does gratitude connect with health
  • Challenges to cultivating gratitude
  • Written inspirations
  • How can you integrate written inspirations into your health?


Vegetable Forward Cooking

  • Plant focused cooking
  • Stocking the pantry for vegetarian cooking
  • Those who need recipes in the moment of those who plan ahead
  • Make ahead recipes
  • Keeping vegetables fresh
  • Batch cooking
  • At what stage of the cooking process do you freeze


Magic Mushroom Retreats

  • The personal journeys that led to the retreats
  • The benefits of a magic mushroom retreat
  • What is the process?
  • Why is preparation and integration important to the process?
  • How can you impact your personal and professional life?
  • How does the aftercare work?
  • Risk management
  • Are regular journeys recommended?


For more information about show sponsor New Roots Herbal go here

To learn more about Dr. Kaitlynn Richardson ND go here

To learn more about Maxine McLean go here

To learn more about Jeanine Donofrio go here

To learn more about Rob Grover and Gary Logan go here