Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 24 and 25, 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 how financial stress impacts your mental and physical health with Mark Halpern, how to boost your concentration naturally with Alexandra Leon, what exactly is sex therapy with Carlyle Jansen and the health benefits of aromatherapy with Avree Scarcello

We specifically discuss:

Financial Stress and Your Health

  • 51% of Canadians have lost sleep over financial issues
  • Incompletions
  • What sort of financial issues do Canadians have?
  • Is planning the same as investing?
  • Who needs to be concerned about their financial planning?
  • Singles, widowed and divorced
  • Wealth and estate taxes
  • People have a choice to where their money goes
  • Philanthropy
  • The health benefits of giving
  • Is it ever too late to attend to financial planning?

Boosting Your Concentration

  • The neuron
  • How does concentration work in the brain?
  • How does memory work in the brain?
  • Omega fatty acids
  • Long term potentiation
  • Brain growth and learning
  • Sourcing omega fatty acids from our food
  • What are the signs of omega deficiency?
  • ADD and ADHD
  • Dosages

What is Sex Therapy?

  • What is a sex therapist?
  • What sort of issues do sex therapists deal with?
  • What does a session consist of?
  • Self esteem and communication
  • Couples work
  • 43% of women and 31% of men suffer from sexual dysfunction at some point
  • Medical and physical issues
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Pain and fertility
  • Addiction
  • Orgasms and enhancing sexuality
  • A sex therapist’s toolkit
  • Training and accreditation


  • What is aromatherapy?
  • Essential oils
  • How does aromatherapy work?
  • Aromatherapy candles and diffusers
  • Can aromatherapy be used on a daily basis?
  • Body oils, massage oils, lotions, shampoos and creams
  • Topical applications and allergies
  • DIY aromatherapy applications
  • A foot soak recipe

For more information about show sponsor Wealthinsurance.com and Mark Halpern go here.

To learn more about Alexandra Leon and Nutripur go here.

To read articles by Carlyle Jansen in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Avree Scarcello go here.