Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 25 and 26, 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 Natural Herbs and Immunity with Caitlin Rivett-Carnac, Sleep Positions for Best Rest with Adarsh Shah, Summer Drink Alternatives with Megan Horsley and Taking the Yoga Practice Out of the Studio with Julie Watson
We specifically discuss:
Organic Herbs and Immunity
Growing herbs for herbal remedies
Why is understanding the source of the herb important?
What is involved in growing an organic herb?
The extraction process
The formulation of immune products
A proactive approach to immunity
What is the process in developing herbal products?
What do we know about sleep?
Why do we sleep on a flat surface?
Is there a proper sleep position?
What is the purpose of the pillow?
Should we concerned if we’re sleeping on our front, side or back?
Does the hardness affect the quality of sleep?
How do we avoid neck pain while sleeping?
How do we avoid back pain?
Summer Drink Alternatives
Should we rely on alcoholic drinks to hydrate?
Added refined sugar
Alcohol is digested faster than food
Diet soda and alternatives
Iced Coffee and Tea
Taking Yoga Outside The Studio
Yoga is more than movement
Connection and conversation through technology and social media
Dismantling the membership model
Outdoor yoga classes
What will studios look like when they reopen?
Online platforms – Zoom classes
For more information about show sponsor St. Francis Herb Farm go here.
To learn more about Adarsh Shah and Ultramatic go here.
Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 4 and 5, 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 natural treatment of stress and sleep with Andrea Donsky, healthy grilling with Shauna Lindzon, how to find solace in solitude with Tracey Soghrati and proper hydration for exercise with Dr. Stacy Irvine.
We specifically discuss:
The Natural Treatment of Stress and Sleep
What can we do to deal with stress?
Exercise – sleep
Foods that battle stress
Omega-3 with high EPA’s
Gaba – Passion Flower
Stress and sleep
Limiting blue light
Direct heat, indirect heat, combination and smoking
Lid up or down
Finding Solace in Solitude
The unhealthy way to be in solitude
The unhealthy internal monologue
Why is it so hard to be alone with our thoughts?
Getting stuck in a cognative vision
Why can solitude be a good thing?
Reflecting on relationships
Getting to know yourself
Building the capacity to be with yourself
How can you use your alone time productively?
Engaging others outside of solitude
Proper Hydration for Exercise
The importance of proper hydration
When is the best time to hydrate?
Hydration during exercise
Your thirst isn’t an accurate indicator of hydration
Post workout hydration
Cold vs. room temperature water
Overheating during exercise
Sports drinks – electrolyte replacement, sugar and caffeine
Alternatives to sports drinks
Is there such a thing as drinking too much water?
How do you deal with cramps?
For more information about show sponsor New Roots Herbal go here.