#16: The Road to Health is Paved With Good Intestines, Prioritizing Self Love and Living Through a Mid-Life Crisis

Feb 24, 2018

By Valerie Massie

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Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on February 24, 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 the health of your gastrointestinal tract with Dr. Gordon Chang; prioritizing pleasure, self love and self care with Tonic natural nutrition expert Claire Le Gresley and what its like to live through a mid-life crisis with Mat Rosenblatt

We specifically discuss:

The Road to Health is Paved With Good Intestines:

  • the gastrointestinal tract as a source of ailments
  • food allergies
  • irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s Disease, Ileitis and Colitis
  • Gastrointestinal Tract and auto-immune disease
  • Your microbiome
  • good vs. bad bacteria?
  • bacterial balance
  • How do you help your gastrointestinal health?
  • Nutrient Absorption and Leaky Gut Syndrome

Prioritizing Your Pleasure

  • Why should you prioritize your pleasure?
  • Learning How To Take Care of Yourself
  • “Self Love” vs. “Self Care”
  • Start where you are
  • Self respect
  • Actualizing and starting the process
  • The work of change
  • regimen vs. self care

Living Through a Mid-Life Crisis:

  • living through a crisis
  • making changes
  • self-reflection
  • learning what makes you happy
  • how does change occur?
  • the hardest part of the mid-life crisis
  • how others perceive your change


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

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