Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 3  and 4, 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 discuss men’s health issues with Ian Clark, the real meaning of yoga with Julie Watson, five annual flowers to plant in your garden now with Melissa Cameron and anxiety and the end of Covid-19 restrictions with Kevin Frankish

We specifically discuss:

Men’s Health Issues

  • What are the big health concerns for men?
  • Hormonal health: testosterone and estrogen
  • Calcium equilibrium: Vitamin D3 and K2-MK7
  • How can you have a healthy heart?
  • Magnesium and stress
  • Reproductive long term health: Pumpkin seed oil

The Real Meaning of Yoga

  • How do most people think about their yoga practice?
  • Westernization of a sacred practice
  • What are the ‘8 limbs’ of yoga practice?
  • What is the concept of Ahimsa?
  • What is the concept of Satya?
  • What is the concept of Asteya?

5 Annual Flowers to Plant in Your Garden

  • Why would you include annual flowers into the garden?
  • The concept of direct sowing
  • Preparing the garden for direct sowing
  • Sunflowers
  • Calendula
  • Nasturtium
  • Cosmos
  • Zinnias
  • Dealing with poor soil
  • Edible flowers
  • Harvesting flowers
  • Storing seeds

Anxiety and the End of Covid-19 Restrictions

  • The easing of Covid-19 restrictions
  • Social anxiety
  • Struggling with choices and making plans
  • Thinking and preparing for change
  • Communicating your feelings
  • The risk of depression
  • The power of ‘hope’ that things can be better

To learn more about Ian Clark and Activation Products go here.

To learn more about Julie Watson go here.

To learn more about Melissa Cameron go here

To learn more about Kevin Frankish and his blog go here.