#162 Vitamin K2, The Use of DMT to Treat Addiction Disorders, The Health Benefits of Lemons and Foods That Contribute to Anxiety

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 12 and 13, 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 vitamin K2 with Joel Thuna, how the psychedelic molecule DMT helps treat addiction disorders with Timothy Ko, the health benefits of lemons with Jose Antonio Garcia and the foods that contribute to anxiety with Heather Lillico

We specifically discuss:

Vitamin K2

  • The discovery of Vitamin K2
  • The role of Vitamin K2
  • Bioavailability: MK4 and MK7
  • Dosages
  • Safety
  • How do we get Vitamin K2?
  • How does Vitamin K2 work?
  • Natto
  • Supplementation: stabilization of Vitamin K2
  • What is the best form to take Vitamin K2?
  • Who should be taking Vitamin K2?
  • Cost
  • Vitamin K’s role in metabolizing calcium
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Contraindications
  • How Vitamin K2 improves your eye health

DMT as a Treatment for Addiction Disorders

  • The problems with current addiction disorder treatment
  • Low rate of efficacy and high cost of conventional treatments
  • Stabilizing the patient so that psychotherapies can be utilized
  • The role of psychedelics in the process
  • Why use DMT?
  • The stabilization of Ayahuasca
  • Regulation of dosing
  • A personal connection

European Lemons

  • The history of cultivation of lemons in Europe
  • Lemon production in Murcia
  • The cultivation process
  • The technology used in the process
  • Sustainability
  • Reducing the need for chemicals and pesticides
  • Traceability
  • The varieties and taste of Spanish lemons

 Foods That Contribute to Anxiety

  • Caffeine
  • Refined and processed sugar
  • Alternatives to processed sugar
  • Alcohol
  • Red and processed meats
  • Dairy
  • How to Implement change
  • Ensuring that nutrients are still being consumed
  • How quickly will you see results?

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 Timothy Ko and Entheon go here.

To learn more about Jose Antonio Garcia go here.

To learn more about Heather Lillico go here.

#133 Stress, Inflammation and Your Health, Divorce over 50, Improving Your Digestion and the Connection Between Sex and Depression

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 23 and 24 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 stress and inflammation impacts your health with Dr. Gordon Chang, Divorce over 50 with Mara Marcello, improving your digestion with Megan Horsley and the connection between depression and sex with Carlyle Jansen

We specifically discuss:

How Do Inflammation and Stress Impact Your Health?

  • Inflammation and the body’s response
  • Acute inflammation leads to an overreaction by white blood cells
  • Covid-19 and white blood cells attacking lung lining
  • Controlling the inflammation: anti-inflammatory treatment
  • Free radicals
  • Anti-oxidants
  • Can you get anti-oxidants from your diet?
  • Supplementation

Divorce over 50

  • Is Covid-19 driving more inquires about divorce?
  • Can you get a divorce during Covid-19?
  • The Grey Divorce
  • What issues are unique to those divorcing over 50?
  • The key issue: the financial picture
  • Research is the first step
  • Divorce coach

How To Improve Your Digestion

  • Drinking (lots of) water
  • When should you drink water?
  • Avoid known allergens
  • Eat slowly and calmly
  • Chewing
  • Don’t cook or eat when you’re upset
  • Seek out a health practitioner

Sex and Depression

  • Anxiety and depression impacting sex
  • Sex as a coping mechanism during Covid-19
  • Signs of depression
  • How do you raise the issue with your partner?
  • How does depression manifest physically?
  • Depression medication impacting sex
  • Can you have a sexual relationship if suffering with depression?
  • Can sex help someone suffering with depression?
  • Tips to maintain a sex life during depression

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

To learn more about Mara Marcello and Divorce Angels go here

To read Megan Horsley’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here

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