#138 Assembling an All-Natural First Aid Kit, The Importance of a Good Night’s Sleep, The Health Benefits of Turmeric and The Future of Restaurants in Toronto

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 27 and 28, 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 how to assemble an all-natural first aid kit with Joel Thuna, why sleep is so important to your health with Adarsh Shah, the health benefits of turmeric with Dr. Nick Bitz ND and the future of restaurants in Toronto with Vito Marinuzzi

We specifically discuss:

Assembling an All-Natural First Aid Kit

  • Why should you have a natural first aid kit?
  • Knowledge of first aid is your first tool
  • Home, vacation, office and auto first aid kits
  • What every kit needs to have
  • The auto first aid kit: hand sanitizer, elastic bandages, tea tree ointment, ginger
  • The camping/hiking kit: probiotics, activated charcoal, insect sting relief pads,
  • Lemon eucalyptus
  • Digital thermometer
  • White willow bark
  • Saline solution
  • Arnica or comfrey cream
  • Aloe vera
  • Chamomile tea bags
  • Organic elderberry capsules
  • Organic turmeric capsules
  • NOT MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Lavender Oil, Valerian Extract, Sterile Syringe, Clove Oil, Capsicum Cream

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

  • What is a good night’s sleep?
  • The sleep cycle
  • Deep sleep
  • Why do some have difficulty getting to sleep?
  • Creating a calm environment for sleep
  • Eliminating blue light
  • Sleep and mood
  • How do we avoid waking up at night?
  • Alcohol impacts the sleep cycle
  • Age and the necessity for sleep

The Health Benefits of Turmeric

  • Turmeric and curcumin
  • Supplement potency
  • Inflammation and joint health
  • Antioxidant
  • Liver health
  • Skin conditions
  • Brain health and moods
  • Immunity
  • Staining
  • The process of growing and manufacturing turmeric as a supplement
  • What should you look for in a turmeric supplement?
  • Contraindications

The Future of Restaurants in Toronto

  • Coping with Covid-19 as a small business
  • Preserving the brand
  • Survival and trail-blazing
  • “Moving the wheel” -$20 four course dinners
  • Co-branding
  • Federal, Provincial and Municipal efforts to support small business
  • Issues in re-opening a restaurant in the future
  • Take-out and Pick-up orders
  • Ubereats and other delivery services
  • Brand extension

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 and Ultramatic go here

To learn more about Dr. Nick Bitz ND and Youtheory go here

To learn more about Vito Marinuzzi and support his restaurants, 7 Numbers, go here

#91 The Truths and Myths of Herbal Remedies, Male Sexual Dysfunction, What To Expect When You’re Expecting To Go To Surgery and Food Safety In Restaurants

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 3 and 4, 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 truths and myths of herbal remedies with Joel Thuna, male sexual dysfunction with Carlyle Jansen, what you should know before going into surgery with Patrick Nellis and food safety in restaurants with Vito Marinuzzi

We specifically discuss:

The Truths and Myths of Herbal Remedies

  • Are herbal remedies drugs?
  • Advantages of herbal remedies
  • How does the government perceive herbal remedies?
  • Are herbal remedies safe/Can you overdose on them?
  • Is there scientific proof of herbal remedies?
  • Are there side effects to herbal remedies?
  • St.John’s Wort
  • Aloe Vera
  • Ginseng
  • How do you find the best possible herbal remedies?

Male Sexual Dysfunction

  • Sometimes men are not in the mood
  • Gender roles
  • The reasons for men’s lack of desire
  • Men are expected to “Man Up”
  • Do men want to be desired?
  • What are the benefits of men being desired?

What To Expect When You’re Expecting To Have Surgery

  • Why is it important for patients to prepare for surgery
  • The patient’s role in the surgery process
  • Why aren’t the doctors providing this information?
  • How do you keep track of what is important presurgery?
  • What is important to do presurgery?
  • The patient involved in the decision making process in the health care process
  • How do patients become more involved in the health care process?
  • “Ready For My Surgery”

Food Safety in Restaurants

  • What are the food safety issues that restaurants deal with?
  • Food sourcing
  • Are there really disaster restaurants really out there?
  • Restaurant inspections in Toronto
  • Warning signs that a restaurant isn’t as clean as it should be?
  • What are the signs that you’ve eaten bad food?

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

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

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

To learn more about Patrick Nellis and his upcoming book “Ready For My Surgery” go here.

To learn more about Vito Marinuzzi or make a reservation at his restaurants go here.