#142 Organic Herbs and Immunity, Sleep Positions for Best Rest, Summer Drink Alternatives and Yoga Outside the Studio

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
  • Adaptogens
  • A proactive approach to immunity
  • What is the process in developing herbal products?

Sleep Position

  • 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?
  • Memory foam
  • 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
  • Kombucha
  • Mocktails
  • Iced Coffee and Tea
  • Sugar alcohols

Taking Yoga Outside The Studio

  • Yoga is more than movement
  • Connection and conversation through technology and social media
  • Communication online
  • 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.

To learn more about Megan Horsley go here

To learn more about Julie Watson, go here

#132 Pivoting From Live To Digital Health, Bringing Hand Washing Stations to Remote Locations, Home Workout Protocols and Mood Boosting Foods

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 16 and 17, 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 pivoting to digital health with George Barakat, bringing hand washing stations to remote locations with Phil Warren,  home workout protocols with Dr. Stacy Irvine and mood boosting foods with Carolyn Tanner Cohen

We specifically discuss:

Pivoting From Live to Digital Health

  • What does clinical health care look like now?
  • The challenges in rolling out digital health care nationally
  • Digital tracking of health care
  • Post-Covid-19 efficiencies
  • What has been learned from operating digitally during Covid-19?
  • Where are the improvements going to come?
  • Physician efficiencies

Remote Hand Washing

  • Grey water and black water
  • The problems of being sanitary on a construction site
  • Moving water through pumps
  • Implications for commercial use
  • Residential applications
  • Post-Covid-19 applications

Home Workout Protocols

  • Preparing for workouts – proper dress, hydration
  • Workout structure – dynamic warm up
  • Avoiding injuries
  • Working through pain
  • Heat or Cold for muscle pain
  • Cool downs – static stretching

Mood Boosting Foods

  • Foods that make you feel worse – caffeine, sugar and alcohol
  • Brazil nuts
  • Omega-3 Fish
  • Oats
  • Turkey
  • Spinach
  • Dark chocolate
  • Drink water!

For more information about show sponsor Jack Nathan Health and George Barakat go here.

To learn more about Phil Warren and Saniflo go here.

To learn more about Dr. Stacy Irvine go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner-Cohen go here.