#19: Antioxidants, Avoiding Yoga Injuries and Optimizing Digestion

Mar 17, 2018

By Valerie Massie

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Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on March 17, 2018 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 all about antioxidants with Dr. Gordon Chang; how to avoid yoga injuries with local yogi Tracey Soghrati and optimizing your digestion with Dr. Jodi Larry ND

We specifically discuss:

All About Antioxidants:

  • the basics
  • antioxidants are not the same
  • free radicals
  • how are antioxidants effective?
  • every disease relates to free radicals
  • inflammation
  • the right and wide variety of antioxidants
  • Can antioxidants ward off illness?
  • Can antioxidants stop aging?
  • Supplements that act as antioxidants

Avoiding Yoga Injuries:

  • injuries in class: repetitive strain
  • the evolution of yoga injuries
  • functional movement
  • avoiding injuries in normal practice
  • postural assessment
  • “sitting slump”
  • poses that “pose” problems
  • headstand, handstands and yoga push-ups

Optimizing Digestion

  • IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • causes
  • diet- processed food, preservatives and stabilizers
  • emotions
  • Enteric nervous system
  • Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems
  • Aiding digestion: anti-inflammatory
  • Ginger and Fiber


For Tracey’s article about prioritizing your pleasure in Tonic Magazine go here. 

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha go here.

To learn more about Dr. Jodi Larry ND go here.


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