#130 Managing Stress Naturally, The Anti-Viral Properties of Oil Of Oregano, Adopting Pets During Social Isolation and Is Now The Time For Self-Improvement?

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 2 and 3, 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 managing stress with Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND, the anti-viral properties of oil of oregano with Roger Baird, adopting pets during social isolation with Hannah Sotropa and whether now is the time for self-improvement with Rod MacDonald

We specifically discuss:

Managing Stress Naturally

  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Stress overlapping with depression
  • Cortisol
  • Diet and lifestyle strategy to deal with adrenal fatigue
  • Sleep and Melatonin
  • Meditation
  • Exercise
  • B Vitamins, Adaptogens
  • Medicinal Mushrooms

The Anti-Viral Properties of Oil of Oregano

  • Wild oil of oregano
  • Ingesting oil of oregano
  • What are the health benefits of oil of oregano?
  • Dental care
  • Pet use

Adopting Pets During Social Isolation

  • What are the benefits of adopting a pet?
  • What is the process of adopting a pet during Covid-19 social distancing?
  • Motives for adopting a pet
  • Pet adoption vs. pet fostering
  • Considerations when adopting a pet
  • If you’re interested in adopting or fostering a pet go here.

Is Now The Time for Self-Improvement?

  • Is Covid-19 the right time to contemplate self-improvement?
  • Self-awareness and carrying forward
  • “Baby steps”
  • Creating context
  • Does worrying and stress impede personal growth?
  • Steps to starting self-improvement
  • Accountability and structure

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

For more information about Dr. Philip Rouchotas go here.

To learn more about Roger Baird and Oil of Oregano go here.

To learn more about Toronto Humane Society go here.

To read articles written by Rod MacDonald in Tonic Magazine go here.

#123 Bone Health, Mindfully Saving the Planet, Cooking With an Instant Pot and Getting Ready To Exercise Outdoors in Spring

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on March 14 and 15, 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 bone and joint health with Dr. Gordon Chang, whether mindfulness can save the world with Tracey Soghrati, cooking with an instant pot with Naomi Bussin and getting ready to exercise outdoors with Stacy Irvine.

We specifically discuss:

Bone and Joint Health

  • Osteoporosis
  • Weight bearing exercise
  • Calcium and Vitamin D
  • Controlling the breakdown of the bone
  • Minerals and nutrients
  • The Keto diet
  • Calcium levels in your blood
  • Testing for bone density
  • Vitamin B complex
  • Anti-Oxidants
  • Trace minerals

Can Mindfulness Save the World?

  • Mindful people making thoughtful choices
  • What is mindfulness?
  • Are people overwhelmed?
  • Practice open awareness
  • Over-consumption
  • Mindful eating
  • Vegetarianism and climate change
  • Energy use and transportation

Cooking With and Instant Pot

Getting Ready To Exercise Outdoors for Spring

  • Exercise outdoors
  • Shifting environments and equipment
  • Stabilizing ankles
  • Balance and ankle strength
  • Layering you clothing
  • Warm ups
  • Reflective clothing
  • Pace yourself

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

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.

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

To learn more about Stacy Irvine go here.