Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 8 and 9, 2021 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 maintaining your immunity through warmer weather with Andrea Donsky, non-meat barbecuing ideas with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen, how to relieve your stressed adrenal system with Heather Lillico and the connection between sex and depression with Carlyle Jansen

We specifically discuss:

Warm Weather Immunity

  • Supporting immunity all year round is important
  • Vitamin D
  • Converting Vitamin D from the sun as we age
  • Are Canadians getting optimal levels of Vitamin D?
  • Vitamin K2
  • Food sources of Vitamin D
  • Vitamin C
  • Zinc
  • Magnesium
  • Lifestyle choices

Non-meat Barbecuing

  • Vegetables as main dishes
  • Eggplant
  • Cauliflower
  • Zucchini
  • Feta or Haloumi cheese
  • Pizza
  • Cooking mats
  • Marinating

Relief for Stressed Adrenals

  • What do adrenal glands do?
  • Cortisol and Adrenaline
  • Chronic stress
  • The symptoms of chronic stress
  • “Tired and wired”
  • Foods to support your adrenal system
  • Supplementation
  • Foods to avoid
  • Lifestyle changes

Sex and Depression

  • Symptoms of depression
  • Consequences of depression regarding sex
  • Alienation and lack of connection
  • Impact on sex drive
  • Medications
  • Maintaining intimacy and connection
  • What can we do for our partners who are depressed?

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

To learn more about Andrea Donsky go here

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner-Cohen go here.

To learn more about Heather Lillico go here

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