#125 Immune System Function and Support, Virtual Care and the Myths of Digital Health, Meatless Mondays and How Allicin Can Help Us Fight Infections

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on March 28 and 29, 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 immune system function and support with Ian Clark, Virtual Care and the Myths of Digital Health with Michael Green and Dr. Ramana Appireddy, meatless Mondays with Carolyn Tanner Cohen and how Allicin can help fight off viral and bacterial infections with Dr. Peter Josling

We specifically discuss:

Immune System Function and Support

  • How do we avoid getting sick?
  • Sympathetic and Parasympathetic systems
  • What suppresses the immune system?
  • Iodine and Magnesium
  • Keeping mentally strong
  • Pandemonium is internal

Virtual Care and the Myths of Digital Health

  • What is virtual care?
  • What are the benefits of virtual care for Canadians?
  • Can virtual care help prevent the spread of Covid-19
  • Mental health and self-isolating
  • Avoiding unnecessary journeys
  • The difficulties of virtual care
  • Misconceptions regarding virtual care
  • A doctor’s experience utilizing virtual tools
  • Patient feedback on virtual care technology

Meatless Mondays

  • Why are people considering cutting out (or down on) meat?
  • “Meatless Mondays” – going vegan one day a week
  • Vegan breakfast -oats + chia seed
  • Lentils for lunch
  • Powerball snacks
  • Cauliflower steaks for dinner

How Allicin Can Fight Infections

  • What is allicin?
  • Stabilizing allicin
  • How does allicin normalize the immune response?
  • Allicin kills bacteria and viruses
  • Can Allicin fight Covid-19?
  • Is allicin safe to take?
  • Are there contraindications for allicin?

For more information about Ian Clark show sponsor Activation Products go here.

To learn more about Michael Green and Access 2022 go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here

To learn more about Allicin and the work of Dr. Peter Josling go here.

#84 Ailments That Allicin Can Treat, Aging From a Public Health Perspective, The Benefits of Elder Companionship and Hot Topics in Lung Health

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 15 and 16, 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 which ailments allicin can treat with “The Garlic Guru” Peter Josling, aging from a public health perspective with Dr. Paula Rochon, the benefits of elder companionship with Kristina Dobbin and hot topics in lung health with Chris Haromy

We specifically discuss:

What Ailments Allicin Can Treat

  • The compound Allicin
  • Bacterial skin infections – staph
  • Bacterial internal infections – e.coli, salmonella, MERSA etc.
  • Viruses – prevention of reinfection
  • Viruses – herpes, rhinovirus, Epstein-Barr
  • Fungus – candida
  • Lyme Disease

Aging From a Public Health Perspective

  • Why is it important for us to think about aging?
  • What can we do to promote health for aging adults?
  • Common sense health and wellness lifestyle decisions
  • Key differences for men and women as they age
  • Helping the aging population with drug therapies
  • What are “prescribing cascades”?

The Benefits of Elder Companionship

  • The impact of isolation and loneliness on seniors
  • Factors that increase social isolation
  • Peer health care and companionship
  • What is the extra value in companionship in care-giving?
  • The aging workforce
  • Finding the right fit between care-giver and senior
  • What factors are impacting longevity?

Hot Topics in Lung Health

  • Cannabis and risks to lung health
  • The “vaping” epidemic
  • Second hand smoke and vapor
  • The cancer risk of radon gas
  • Air pollution – smog
  • Lung Health and flu shots

Links:

For more information about show sponsor Allimax and Peter Josling go here.

To learn more about Women’s College Research Institute and Dr. Paula Rochon go here.

To learn more about Seniors For Seniors and Kristina Dobbin go here.

To learn more about the Ontario Lung Association and Chris Haromy go here.