#133 Stress, Inflammation and Your Health, Divorce over 50, Improving Your Digestion and the Connection Between Sex and Depression

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 23 and 24 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 stress and inflammation impacts your health with Dr. Gordon Chang, Divorce over 50 with Mara Marcello, improving your digestion with Megan Horsley and the connection between depression and sex with Carlyle Jansen

We specifically discuss:

How Do Inflammation and Stress Impact Your Health?

  • Inflammation and the body’s response
  • Acute inflammation leads to an overreaction by white blood cells
  • Covid-19 and white blood cells attacking lung lining
  • Controlling the inflammation: anti-inflammatory treatment
  • Free radicals
  • Anti-oxidants
  • Can you get anti-oxidants from your diet?
  • Supplementation

Divorce over 50

  • Is Covid-19 driving more inquires about divorce?
  • Can you get a divorce during Covid-19?
  • The Grey Divorce
  • What issues are unique to those divorcing over 50?
  • The key issue: the financial picture
  • Research is the first step
  • Divorce coach

How To Improve Your Digestion

  • Drinking (lots of) water
  • When should you drink water?
  • Avoid known allergens
  • Eat slowly and calmly
  • Chewing
  • Don’t cook or eat when you’re upset
  • Seek out a health practitioner

Sex and Depression

  • Anxiety and depression impacting sex
  • Sex as a coping mechanism during Covid-19
  • Signs of depression
  • How do you raise the issue with your partner?
  • How does depression manifest physically?
  • Depression medication impacting sex
  • Can you have a sexual relationship if suffering with depression?
  • Can sex help someone suffering with depression?
  • Tips to maintain a sex life during depression

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha and Dr. Gordon Chang go here.

To learn more about Mara Marcello and Divorce Angels go here

To read Megan Horsley’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here

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

#132 Pivoting From Live To Digital Health, Bringing Hand Washing Stations to Remote Locations, Home Workout Protocols and Mood Boosting Foods

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 16 and 17, 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 pivoting to digital health with George Barakat, bringing hand washing stations to remote locations with Phil Warren,  home workout protocols with Dr. Stacy Irvine and mood boosting foods with Carolyn Tanner Cohen

We specifically discuss:

Pivoting From Live to Digital Health

  • What does clinical health care look like now?
  • The challenges in rolling out digital health care nationally
  • Digital tracking of health care
  • Post-Covid-19 efficiencies
  • What has been learned from operating digitally during Covid-19?
  • Where are the improvements going to come?
  • Physician efficiencies

Remote Hand Washing

  • Grey water and black water
  • The problems of being sanitary on a construction site
  • Moving water through pumps
  • Implications for commercial use
  • Residential applications
  • Post-Covid-19 applications

Home Workout Protocols

  • Preparing for workouts – proper dress, hydration
  • Workout structure – dynamic warm up
  • Avoiding injuries
  • Working through pain
  • Heat or Cold for muscle pain
  • Cool downs – static stretching

Mood Boosting Foods

  • Foods that make you feel worse – caffeine, sugar and alcohol
  • Brazil nuts
  • Omega-3 Fish
  • Oats
  • Turkey
  • Spinach
  • Dark chocolate
  • Drink water!

For more information about show sponsor Jack Nathan Health and George Barakat go here.

To learn more about Phil Warren and Saniflo go here.

To learn more about Dr. Stacy Irvine go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner-Cohen go here.