#118 The Natural Treatment of Hot Flashes, Decluttering, Aphrodisiacs and Kicking Unwanted Habits

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on February 8 and 9, 2019 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 menopause and the natural treatment of hot flashes with Joel Thuna, decluttering for downsizing or aging in place with Leanne Masellis and Rosemary Chemello, aphrodisiac foods and scents with Megan Horsley and kicking unwanted habits with Michael Cassell

We specifically discuss:

Menopause and The Natural Treatment of Hot Flashes

  • What is menopause?
  • What are the symptoms of peri-menopause and menopause?
  • The biological reason for menopause
  • What is peri-menopause?
  • Minimizing the symptoms of menopause
  • What are hot flashes?
  • Common triggers of hot flashes
  • Dealing with hot flashes
  • Supplements: Sage, EPA and Black Cohosh

Decluttering for Downsizing or Aging in Place

  • Why do people live in clutter?
  • How do you start to de-clutter?
  • Cleaning out the pantry
  • The logistics of de-cluttering
  • Downsizing to stay in place
  • Dealing with valuables and keepsakes
  • Fitting into a new space

Aphrodisiacs

  • What is an aphrodisiac?
  • How do aphrodisiacs work?
  • Essential oils – terpenes
  • Memories and emotions
  • Why would you use an aphrodisiac?
  • Ylang Ylang, Jasmine
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Zinc supporting testosterone
  • Alcohol

How To Kick Unwanted Habits

  • The emotional motive for making change
  • Emotion vs. logic
  • Dopamine and immediate gratification
  • Self-examination and the emotional reward from change
  • Mindfulness
  • Building up emotional strength
  • Internal conflict resolution
  • Reset

NOTE: On the February 15/16 show David Bernstein and I will be discussing the fear of death and meaning of life, focusing on a documentary about 97 year old philosopher Herbert Fingarette. To access the video go to the Caregiver Services website or here.

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 Leanne Masellis and Rosemary Chemello and the work they do go here

To read articles by Megan Horsley in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Michael Cassell and the work he does go here.

#117 The Three Greatest Risk Factors to Heart Disease, Milk vs. Dairy Free Alternatives, Mindfulness and Technology and How Yoga Can Help You Attain Your Goals

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on February 1 and 2, 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 3 greatest risk factors to heart disease with Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND, milk vs. dairy free alternatives with Shauna Lindzon, mindfulness and technology with Tracey Soghrati and how yoga can help you attain your goals with Sari Nisker-Fox

We specifically discuss:

The 3 Greatest Risk Factors to Heart Disease

  • What is Metabolic Syndrome?
  • Hereditary and lifestyle factors
  • Waist circumference
  • The nature of the health risks
  • Reasonable expectations for affecting change
  • Lifestyle strategies to avoid diabetes
  • The Mediterranean Diet
  • Supplements
  • Focus on cholesterol
  • Blood pressure

Milk vs. Dairy Free Alternatives

  • Why dairy? Why dairy free alternative?
  • What nutrients do you get from dairy?
  • Dairy free alternatives
  • The benefits and drawbacks of making your own dairy free alternative
  • Oatmilk
  • Replacing the nutrients you get from dairy
  • Potential digestion problems with dairy free alternative?

Mindfulness and Technology

  • Remove all devices from your bedroom
  • Turn notifications off (unless necessary for your work)
  • Creating a tech free time/zone – dinnertime
  • Stepping away from the technology
  • Multi-tasking (is b.s.)
  • Secure your phone when you drive
  • Create a conscious community through technology
  • Be purposeful in your use of technology

How Yoga Can Help You Attain Your Goals

  • The opportunity to pause
  • Turning back to your heart
  • Connecting to your intention
  • Clear vision
  • Feeling your future feelings
  • Expecting and facing challenges
  • The practice as a metaphor of life
  • Reflection
  • Surrender, honour and gratitude

NOTE: On the February 15/16 show David Bernstein and I will be discussing the fear of death and meaning of life, focusing on a documentary about 97 year old philosopher Herbert Fingarette. To access the video go to the Caregiver Services website or here.

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

To read the article with Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here

To read the article by Sari Nisker-Fox in Tonic Magazine go here.