#150 The Health Benefits of Ginseng, More Sports Injury Triage, Dealing With Uncertainty and Navigating Sex During a Pandemic

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 19 and 20, 2020 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 benefits of ginseng with Joel Thuna, part 2 of our exploration of sports injury triage with Dr. Stacy Irvine, dealing with uncertainty (in uncertain times) with Rod Macdonald and how to navigate sex during a pandemic with Carlyle Jansen

We specifically discuss:

The Health Benefits of Ginseng

  • What is ginseng?
  • Adaptogens
  • White vs. red ginseng
  • “True” ginseng: “panax” ginseng vs. other ginseng
  • Imperial ginseng/Asian ginseng
  • North American ginseng
  • Siberian Ginseng
  • Ashwagandha/Indian Ginseng
  • Brazilian Ginseng/Suma
  • Which ginseng should you take?

Sports Injury Triage Part 2

  • For Part 1 go here
  • Shin splints
  • Pulled hamstring
  • Tight hip flexors
  • Neck Pain

Dealing With Uncertainty (During Uncertain Times)

  • Why is uncertainty such a challenge for people to deal with?
  • The threshold of tolerance
  • What strategies can we employ to deal with uncertainty?
  • What can you do in the moment?
  • Who can you turn to for support?

Navigating Sex During a Pandemic

  • How is Covid-19 impacting our sexual relationships?
  • “Cuffing Season”
  • New questions and considerations in finding a partner
  • Monogamous relationships
  • Stress and the libido
  • Is sex and intimacy even more important now?
  • Should we really be wearing masks during sex?
  • Are there risks of sexual transmission of Covid-19?
  • Long distance sex and other options

For more information about show sponsor Pure-Le Natural go here.

To read articles by Joel Thuna in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Dr. Stacy Irvine go here

To read Rod Macdonald’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here

To read Carlyle Jansen’s articles in Tonic Magazine, go here

#149 Probiotics, Hosting Vegetarians, Staying Motivated for Your Fall Yoga Practice and Highlighting Black Cookbook Authors

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 12 and 13, 2020 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 benefits of probiotics with Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND,  strategies for hosting vegetarian guests with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen, how to stay motivated in your yoga (and fitness) practice this Fall with Jelayna Da Silva and highlighting Black cookbook authors with Naomi Bussin

We specifically discuss:

Probiotics

  • What are probiotics?
  • What are the health benefits of probiotics?
  • Boosting immunity: cold and flu etc
  • Your gut is your “second brain”
  • Can we get enough probiotics from our diet?
  • What are CFU’s?
  • How many CFU’s should you look for?
  • What should you look for in a probiotic?
  • The benefits of enteric coating
  • Degradation of probiotic colonies: manufacturing vs. expiry
  • Who should take probiotics?

Hosting Vegetarian Guests

  • Putting four things on the plate instead of three
  • Plant based proteins
  • Eggplant as a main dish
  • Cauliflower steaks
  • Pan fried Haloumi cheese
  • Zucchini fritters

Staying Motivated for Your Fall Yoga Practice

  • How can we better understand how to motivate ourselves?
  • What is a good way to motivate yourself?
  • Just show up!
  • Work from a place of acceptance
  • Body neutrality
  • How do you motivate yourself when you’re having a bad day?
  • Is not having time or space a good excuse?

Highlighting Black Cookbook Authors

  • Promoting Black cookbook authors
  • Barriers to getting published
  • Vegetable Kingdom, by Bryant Terry
  • New World Sourdough, by Bryan Ford
  • CONTEST!!! send an email to jamie@tonictoronto.com saying why you love the show to get your copy of New World Sourdough
  • The New Way to Cake, by Benjamina Ebuehi
  • Jubilee, by ToniTipton-Martin

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

For more information about Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here.

To learn more about Jelayna Da Silva go here.

To read Naomi Bussin’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.