#152 Prostate Health, Dealing With Acute Back Pain, Spicing Up Your Baking and Abstinence

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 3 and 4, 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 prostate health benefits of probiotics with Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND,  dealing with acute back pain with Dr. Erin Boynton, spicing up your baking with Naomi Bussin and the pros and cons of abstinence with Carlyle Jansen

We specifically discuss:

Prostate Health

  • What is the prostate and what does it do?
  • BPH
  • Who is affected by BPH and why?
  • How can you tell if you are suffering from BPH?
  • What can we do to treat BPH?
  • Natural health products that treat BPH
  • Saw Palmetto
  • Stinging Nettle
  • Plant Sterols
  • Rye Flour Pollen Extract
  • PSA testing for Prostate Cancer

Dealing With Acute Back Pain

  • What is acute back pain?
  • What is the cause of acute back pain?
  • The signs of a more serious condition: ie. disc herniation
  • What do you do if you’re suffering from acute back pain?
  • Rest, position, and wakening up core muscles
  • When is it time to see a doctor?
  • How long does acute back pain to resolve?
  • Who can help with sore back muscles?

Spicing Up Your Baking

  • Why include spice into your baking?
  • The New Way To Cake – Benjamina Ebuehi
  • Sumach Apple Cake, Rosemary Chocolate Mini-Tortes
  • CONTEST: Email Jamie@tonictoronto.com and explain why you love THE TONIC to win your copy of The New Way to Cake!
  • Mastering Spice – Lior Lev Sercarz
  • Cardamom, Pink Peppercorn and Urfa Chili Brownies
  • Tips for experimenting with herbs in baking
  • Silan, Mexican Chocolate, Aleppo Pepper, Cardamom and Black Pepper, Ginger, Turmeric

Abstinence

  • Defining abstinence
  • Asexuality
  • Does abstinence exclude masturbation?
  • What would lead someone to choose abstinence?
  • Fear and anxiety driving abstinence
  • Are there benefits to abstinence?
  • What are the drawbacks to abstinence?
  • Responsive desire
  • “Use it or lose it”

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 Dr. Erin Boynton go here.

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

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

#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