#138 Assembling an All-Natural First Aid Kit, The Importance of a Good Night’s Sleep, The Health Benefits of Turmeric and The Future of Restaurants in Toronto

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 27 and 28, 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 how to assemble an all-natural first aid kit with Joel Thuna, why sleep is so important to your health with Adarsh Shah, the health benefits of turmeric with Dr. Nick Bitz ND and the future of restaurants in Toronto with Vito Marinuzzi

We specifically discuss:

Assembling an All-Natural First Aid Kit

  • Why should you have a natural first aid kit?
  • Knowledge of first aid is your first tool
  • Home, vacation, office and auto first aid kits
  • What every kit needs to have
  • The auto first aid kit: hand sanitizer, elastic bandages, tea tree ointment, ginger
  • The camping/hiking kit: probiotics, activated charcoal, insect sting relief pads,
  • Lemon eucalyptus
  • Digital thermometer
  • White willow bark
  • Saline solution
  • Arnica or comfrey cream
  • Aloe vera
  • Chamomile tea bags
  • Organic elderberry capsules
  • Organic turmeric capsules
  • NOT MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Lavender Oil, Valerian Extract, Sterile Syringe, Clove Oil, Capsicum Cream

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

  • What is a good night’s sleep?
  • The sleep cycle
  • Deep sleep
  • Why do some have difficulty getting to sleep?
  • Creating a calm environment for sleep
  • Eliminating blue light
  • Sleep and mood
  • How do we avoid waking up at night?
  • Alcohol impacts the sleep cycle
  • Age and the necessity for sleep

The Health Benefits of Turmeric

  • Turmeric and curcumin
  • Supplement potency
  • Inflammation and joint health
  • Antioxidant
  • Liver health
  • Skin conditions
  • Brain health and moods
  • Immunity
  • Staining
  • The process of growing and manufacturing turmeric as a supplement
  • What should you look for in a turmeric supplement?
  • Contraindications

The Future of Restaurants in Toronto

  • Coping with Covid-19 as a small business
  • Preserving the brand
  • Survival and trail-blazing
  • “Moving the wheel” -$20 four course dinners
  • Co-branding
  • Federal, Provincial and Municipal efforts to support small business
  • Issues in re-opening a restaurant in the future
  • Take-out and Pick-up orders
  • Ubereats and other delivery services
  • Brand extension

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 Adarsh and Ultramatic go here

To learn more about Dr. Nick Bitz ND and Youtheory go here

To learn more about Vito Marinuzzi and support his restaurants, 7 Numbers, go here

#137 The Importance of Colon Health to Your Immunity, Mindful Social Activism, In-Home Fitness and Nutrition and The Natural Treatment of Allergies

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 20 and 21 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 your colon health impacts your immunity with Dr. Gordon Chang, how mindfulness coincides with social activism with Tracey Soghrati, in home fitness and nutrition with Megan Horsley and the natural treatment of allergies with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND

We specifically discuss:

How Does Your Colon Health Impact Your Immunity?

  • The road to good health is paved with good intestines
  • The importance of fiber
  • Fiber as a prebiotic
  • Probiotics – specific types
  • Getting probiotics from your diet
  • Digestion worsens with age
  • Digestive enzymes
  • What type of digestive enzymes are right for you?
  • What form of digestive enzyme should you look for – pill or liquid?
  • Digestion in the small intestine

Mindful Social Activism

  • Is there a link between mindfulness and social activism?
  • Rhonda Magee
  • Starting with curiosity
  • Gathering information
  • Being open and accepting
  • The role of social media vs. depth of connection

In Home Fitness and Nutrition

  • Personal training as it connects with holistic nutrition
  • Fit at home guide
  • Correcting form
  • Who is the program for?
  • The nutrition component – increasing protein
  • Wellness is a lifestyle decision – sustainability

The Natural Treatment of Allergies

  • Why do allergies occur?
  • Asthma and eczema
  • Typical treatments – antihistamines, allergy shots, cortical steroids
  • Supporting the immune system: probiotics
  • Vitamin D
  • Stinging Nettle and quercetin
  • Reducing exposure to allergens: dust reduction, hepa filters, natural cleaners

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

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here

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

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski ND go here.