#151 Make Your Bedroom A Sanctuary of Peace, Grey Divorce, Foods That Support Sleep, and Healthy Relationships

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 26 and 27, 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 make your bedroom a sanctuary of peace with Adarsh Shah, the phenomenon of grey divorce with Lorne Fine, foods that support sleep with Megan Horsley and the importance of healthy relationships with Montrella Cowan

We specifically discuss:

How To Turn Your Bedroom Into A Sanctuary of Peace

  • Pillows: “the mattress for your head”
  • How long should you use a pillow for?
  • How do you find the right pillow?
  • New pillow technology
  • duvet/comforters/blankets
  • Sheets

Grey Divorce

  • What is a grey divorce?
  • When do people get divorced?
  • Why is grey divorce happening?
  • Factors militating staying together
  • Assets: matrimonial homes, pensions etc.
  • Division of property
  • Hiring a financial consultant
  • Spousal support
  • Advice for those considering getting a divorce

Foods That Support Sleep

  • The interconnection between nutrition and sleep
  • How sleep affects nutrition
  • Inflammation
  • The gut-brain axis
  • Melatonin
  • Circadian rhythm
  • Foods high in tryptophan
  • Foods with Gaba
  • Herbal teas
  • Caffeine, sugar, alcohol, processed foods

The Importance of Healthy Relationships

  • Why is having healthy relationships so important?
  • Communication
  • What can we do to improve our relationship skills?
  • Let people know that what they’re feeling is okay
  • Give people space
  • How do you learn how to pick up on non-verbal cues?

For more information about show sponsor Ultramatic and Adarsh Shah go here.

To learn more about Lorne Fine go here

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

To learn more about Montrella Cowan, go here

#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