#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.

#122 Women’s Health Issues, Interior Design For Seniors, Drinking Your Calories and The “Right Effort” To Achieve Your Health Goals

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on March 7 and 8, 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 women’s health issues with Andrea Donsky RHN, interior designing for seniors with Leanne Masellis and Rosemary Chemello, drinking your calories with Shauna Lindzon,  and how the “Right Effort” can help you attain your health goals with Kathleen Trotter

We specifically discuss:

Women’s Health Issues

  • Women’s heart health
  • Presentations of heart disease in women
  • Diminishing risk of heart disease in women
  • Fitness: mental health, bone density, muscle mass
  • Maintaining muscle mass
  • Getting enough protein
  • Beef bone broth and collagen
  • Bone broth capsules or powders

Interior Design for Seniors

  • Maneuverability
  • Aging in place
  • Independence in the home
  • The front door
  • Organizing – for height, weight, etc.
  • Condominiums – entries, washroom size
  • Comfort

Drinking Your Calories

  • Alcohols
  • Flavouring -syrups, juices, bitters
  • Kombucha
  • Specialty coffee drink
  • Smoothies and juices

“The Right Effort” and Health Goals

  • Right effort vs. busy effort
  • The outdated version of yourself
  • Starting somewhere
  • The right equipment
  • Making smart goals
  • Growth oriented mindset
  • Tweak the plan as you proceed
  • Guilt > shame

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

To learn more about Andrea Donsky go here.

To learn more about Leanne Masellis, Rosemary Chemello and their work at Dynamic Downsizers go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here