#198 Why We’re Talking About Stress (Again), Is Sex Important to a Relationship, Treating Dowager’s Hump and Quick Summer Pasta Sauces

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 21 and 22, 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 the natural treatment of stress (and why we’re doing so again) with Dr. Krista Mackay ND, whether sex is important to your relationship with Carlyle Jansen, treating Dowager’s Hump with Dr. Erin Boynton and quick Summer pasta sauces with Carolyn Tanner Cohen

We specifically discuss:

Why We’re Talking About Stress (Again)

  • Why are we talking about stress…again?
  • Acute stress vs. chronic stress
  • Does the adrenal system work the same way for men and women?
  • What is ‘adrenal fatigue’?
  • Lifestyle choices to aid adrenal fatigue: Exercise, Diet, Mindfulness etc.
  • Vitamin B Complex,
  • Magnesium
  • Adaptogens
  • Probiotics
  • What should consumers look for in purchasing supplements to deal with stress?

Is Sex Important to a Relationship?

  • The priorities of relationships
  • Are sexless relationships common?
  • Is it okay to go without sex in your relationship?
  • When sexual needs don’t coincide
  • Conceptualizing why sex is important
  • Alternatives of sexual expression
  • Is it as simple as making sex a priority?

Treating Dowager’s Hump

  • What is a Dowager’s Hump?
  • Why is Dowager’s Hump bad for you?
  • Is Dowager’s Hump fixable?
  • The causes of Dowager’s Hump
  • Sleeping on your back
  • Bracing
  • Which practitioners can help?
  • Activating muscles: fascial stretches
  • Guy Voyer’s exercises
  • Tennis balls in a sock
  • The ramifications of not treating Dowager’s Hump

Quick Summer Pasta Sauces

  • The single ingredient approach
  • Pasta shapes and textures
  • Cooking pasta properly
  • Barbecued tomato sauce
  • Pea + bocconcini
  • Corn + parmesan
  • Raw Summer squash + goat cheese

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

To learn more about Dr. Krista Mackay ND go here

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

To learn more about Dr. Erin Boynton go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here

 

#195 Battling Energy Drains, How Medication and Food Can Affect Sleep, Finding the Right Volunteer Opportunity and our “Hot Vax Summer” of Relationships

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 31 and August 1, 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 how to battle energy drains with Joel Thuna, how medication and food can affect sleep with Adarsh Shah, how to find the right volunteer opportunity with Brigitte Foisy and our “Hot Vax” Summer for relationships with Carlyle Jansen

We specifically discuss:

Battling Energy Drains

  • Do we have enough energy?
  • Stimulants: sugar and caffeine
  • Protein – instead of sugar
  • Spices – instead of caffeine
  • Laughter is the best medicine
  • Adaptogens
  • Exercise…reasonably
  • Vitamins and minerals
  • Vitamin B12 – sublingual, active
  • Sleep

 Food and Medication Affecting Sleep

  • Evaluation sleep quality (SLIM): Start, Length, Intensity and Maintenance
  • Tracking deep sleep
  • Medication impacting sleep
  • Food affecting sleep
  • Medications that include stimulants
  • Beta blockers
  • Corticosteroids
  • What do you do if medications are affecting your sleep?
  • Sleep aids
  • Foods that help with sleep: tart cherries and kiwis

Finding the Right Volunteer Opportunity

  • Identifying your goals and interests
  • Make a list of issues that you care about
  • Where do you look for opportunities?
  • Volunteer.ca
  • Charity Village
  • Go Volunteer
  • Local opportunities
  • How much time should you devote to volunteering?
  • How can you make an impact in our own community?

The “Hot Vax Summer” of Relationships

  • How has Covid-19 affected relationships?
  • Vaccines impacting relationships
  • Are people interacting more now?
  • Is everyone ready for things to open up?
  • Are people out of practice with their social skills?
  • Consent in a sexual context: FRIES
  • How are people’s anxieties manifesting?
  • Are people looking for new types of connections?
  • Safe sex is still paramount

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

To read articles by Joel Thuna in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Adarsh Shah and Ultramatic go here.

To learn more about Brigitte Foisy go here.

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