#94 Beating Back To Work Stress, Why The Intention Behind Your Workout Matters, Digital Health for Seniors and Advance Care Planning

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 24 and 25, 2019 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 with Joel Thuna, why the intention behind your workout matters with Rucsandra Mitrea, Digital Health for Seniors with Michael Green and Zayna Khayat and Advance Care Planning with Chad Hammond

 

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Treatment of Stress

  • Who suffers from stress?
  • Is all stress bad?
  • Stress equilibrium
  • Dealing with stress in the moment
  • Adaptogens – Ginseng
  • Vitamin B for a balanced diet
  • Essential Oils
  • A Healthy Diet
  • Sleep and Regular Exercise
  • Avoiding alcohol, smoking, vaping and other toxins

The Intention Behind Your Workout

  • What mistakes do people make to derail their workouts?
  • Body awareness
  • Punishment workouts
  • Why do we (should we) work out?
  • Why is it important to be focused in our workout?
  • Preserving the wellness in our bodies
  • Form and awareness

Digital Health For Seniors

  • What is the mandate for digital health for aging Canadians?
  • How can digital access to health care improve life for Canadians
  • Access2022
  • Is the Canadian health care system ready to deal with the aging population?
  • Why is digital access to health so important for Canada?
  • What will the future of health care in Canada look like?
  • Will there be push back from older Canadians in digitizing health?
  • The technology gap
  • What digital tools are and will be available to facilitate health care?

Advance Care Planning

  • What is advanced care planning?
  • Why don’t Canadians take steps to plan for advanced care?
  • Who are Canadians speaking with about advanced care planning?
  • When do we think we should be considering advance care planning?
  • To learn more about resources for advance care planning go here.

For more information about show sponsor Pure-Le Natural go here.

To read Joel’s articles  in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Rucsandra Mitrea and her work at Vital Directives go here.

To learn more about Michael Green/Zayna Khayat and the work at Access2022 go here.

To learn more about Chad Hammond and his work at the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association go here.

#36 Natural Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction, Mindfulness: Brain Training 101, The Top Recipes for Summer Entertaining and Medical Marijuana and the Aging Population

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 14 2018 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 Sexual Dysfunction with Dr. Gordon Chang, Training your Brain with Mindfulness Expert Tracey Soghrati, the best healthy Summer entertaining recipes with Tonic Cookbook Reviewer Naomi Bussin and Medical Marijuana and the Aging Population with Tonic Medical Marijuana Expert, Rick Gillman

Also….the Soul Segment with Lisa Marvin and Pure Beauty with Dr. Kristen Ma ND

We specifically discuss:

Natural Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction

  • Causes of Sexual Dysfunction
  • Men: micro circulation, fatigue
  • Women: fatigue, brain, stress
  • holistic approach
  • increasing testosterone
  • dealing with stress
  • sleep
  • diabetes – micro-vascular damage – ginko
  • natural products – safety margins
  • vitamins: B vitamins
  • antioxidants
  • adaptogens herbs: valerian, cava cava
  • anti aging: ginseng
  • exercise- sleep
  • mind-body connection
  • balancing hormones
  • gut health and sexual health

Mindfulness: Brain Training 101

  • mindfulness practice
  • Why should I care about mindfulness?
  • rumination: going over the past
  • anxious fantasy
  • the brain as a tool
  • fight or flight
  • insomnia
  • Why is being present in the moment important?
  • the stories in your head: cataloging past events
  • projection
  • transference
  • focusing on the present moment
  • breath work
  • our brains are serial processors

THE SOUL SEGMENT: Money and your month

The Top Summer Entertaining Recipes

  • Grilling meat: “Meat” by Pat LaFrieda
  • “Zahav” by Michael Solomonov
  • “Sunday Suppers” by Karen Mordechai

PURE BEAUTY: Sun Damage

Medical Cannabis and the Aging Population:

  • cannabis and pain treatment
  • concerns regarding opioids
  • quality of life
  • CBD
  • Israeli research
  • pain relief
  • anxiety, PTSD, depression
  • long term memory

Links:

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha go here.

To learn more about Tracey go here.

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

To read Rick Gillman’s article on Medical Marijuana and the aging population in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.

To connect with Dr. Kristen Ma of Pure+ Simple go here.