#148 Bolstering Your Libido Under Stress, Changing Our Diet as We Age, Naturopathy as it Interconnects with Allopathy and Mindfulness, Middle Age and Self-Actualization

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 5 and 6, 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’ll discuss how to treat a libido under stress with Dr. Gordon Chang, whether it is necessary to change our diet as we age with Shauna Lindzon, naturopathy as it interconnects with allopathy with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and mindfulness, middle age and self-actualization with Tracey Soghrati.

We specifically discuss:

Your Libido Under Stress

  • How is Covid-19 (stress) affecting your libido?
  • Lifestyle approaches to reducing stress
  • How does stress manifest in the body?
  • Herbs to help with sleep
  • Exercise to relieve stress
  • “Libido” herbs- natural aphrodisiacs
  • Increasing testosterone production
  • Antioxidants to fight free radicals

Should We Change Our Diets As We Age?

  • Do our nutritional needs change as we age?
  • Muscle to fat ratios change
  • Protein
  • Fiber
  • Calcium
  • Vitamins B12 and  D
  • Eating a variety of whole foods
  • Changing taste and digestion
  • Eat at the same time each day
  • Dehydration

Naturopathy and Allopathy

  • The differences between Naturopathic and Allopathic doctors
  • What do Naturopathic doctors treat?
  • Do Naturopathic and Allopathic doctors work together?
  • Why would you want both an Allopathic and Naturopathic doctor?
  • What should you look for in a Naturopathic doctor?

Mindfulness, Middle Age and Self Actualization

  • What is self-actualization?
  • Abraham Maslow: The Needs Hierarchy
  • Are we all capable of transformation?
  • Creativity
  • Why is middle age the time for self-actualization?
  • What does a self-actualized person look like?
  • The state of “awe”
  • Being comfortable in your own skin
  • Being present and comfortable with yourself
  • Being happy in the process rather than focusing on the goals
  • What is the “mindful self”?

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha and Dr. Gordon Chang go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski ND go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.

 

#145 Natural Beauty Secrets For Your Skin, Taking an Armchair Culinary Tour, the Naturopathic Approach to Lyme Disease and Dealing with Family Spats During Covid-19

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 15 and 16, 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’ll discuss the natural beauty secrets for your skin with Dr. Gordon Chang, taking an armchair culinary tour with Naomi Bussin, the naturopathic approach to Lyme disease with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and dealing with family spats during Covid-19 with Lesley Sandler-Griff

We specifically discuss:

Natural Beauty Secrets for Your Skin

  • Approaching beauty from the inside
  • Detoxifying
  • Building healthy skin through a holistic approach
  • Diet, Exercise, Sleep
  • Take a wide variety of antioxidants – fighting free radicals
  • Supplements that support sleep
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Healthy cells in the connective tissue
  • Trace minerals
  • Happiness and beauty
  • The immune system

Taking a Culinary Armchair Tour

  • If you can’t travel, cook the foods from world destinations
  • sourcing ingredients
  • My Korea – Hooni Kim (Korea)
  • Bitter Honey – Letitia Clark (Sardinia)
  • Alpine Cooking – Meredith Erickson (Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France)
  • Beyond the North Wind – Darra Goldstein (Russia)

The Naturopathic Approach to Lyme Disease

  • How do you contract Lyme Disease?
  • What are the symptoms of Lyme Disease?
  • Misdiagnosis
  • How do you diagnose Lyme Disease?
  • Testing for Lyme Disease
  • Treatment of Lyme Disease in Canada: dosage issues
  • The natural treatment of Lyme Disease
  • Finding a “Lyme Literate” physician
  • ILADS : Online resources

Dealing With Family Spats

  • With everybody in the house, are there more family spats?
  • Domestic violence
  • How do you avoid a spat?
  • Communication is key
  • Regular check-ins/meetings
  • Commitment to the security of the group
  • Acknowledging that this is a difficult process
  • How do you move forward from a spat?

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha and Dr. Gordon Chang go here.

To read Naomi Bussin’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski ND go here.

To learn more about Lesley Sandler-Griff go here.