#156 Your Partner’s Prostate Health, How Technology Can Impact Your Sleep, Digestion and Your Colon and Wound Care During Covid-19

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 4 and 5, 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 the natural treatment of the prostate with Andrea Donsky, how technology can impact your sleep with Adarsh Shah, colon health and your digestion with Nadia Kotsos, and wound care during Covid-19 with Dr. Hance Clarke.

We specifically discuss:

Your Partner’s Prostate Health

  • What is the prostate gland and what does it do?
  • What can happen to the prostate gland?
  • Statistics surrounding BPH
  • Causes of BPH
  • What are the symptoms of BPH?
  • BPH vs. Cancer symptoms
  • Taking responsibility for your own health
  • After a diagnosis of BPH
  • Supplements
  • Lifestyle choices

How Technology Can Impact Your Sleep

  • Technology can both enhance or inhibit sleep
  • Sleep tracking technology wearables
  • Measuring heart rate, temperature, blood oxygen levels, sound, movement and breathing
  • Withings watch
  • Oura ring
  • Sleep hygiene and electronics
  • Blue light
  • Avoiding screen time

Your Colon and Digestion

  • How do you know when you’re not digesting your food properly?
  • Looking at your poop
  • How often should you poop?
  • What does your skin tell you?
  • Colon health
  • How does poor colon health manifest?
  • Food combining
  • Resetting the digestive tract
  • A whole food diet for colon health
  • A herbal “tea-tox”
  • Aloe vera
  • Bone broth

Wound Care During Covid-19

  • What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy assists in wound care
  • Wound care in Ontario
  • Why is it important to get oxygen to a wound?
  • Flaps and grafts
  • Studying hyperbaric therapy for Covid-19
  • How has Covid-19 impacted pain and wound treatment?
  • Is wound care being impacted by telemedicine?
  • What supports are necessary to improve wound care?
  • hyperbaric.ca

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

For more information about Andrea Donsky go here.

To learn more about Adarsh Shah and Ultramatic go here.

To learn more about Nadia Kotsos go here.

To learn more about Dr. Hance Clarke go here.

#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