#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.

#152 Prostate Health, Dealing With Acute Back Pain, Spicing Up Your Baking and Abstinence

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 3 and 4, 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 prostate health benefits of probiotics with Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND,  dealing with acute back pain with Dr. Erin Boynton, spicing up your baking with Naomi Bussin and the pros and cons of abstinence with Carlyle Jansen

We specifically discuss:

Prostate Health

  • What is the prostate and what does it do?
  • BPH
  • Who is affected by BPH and why?
  • How can you tell if you are suffering from BPH?
  • What can we do to treat BPH?
  • Natural health products that treat BPH
  • Saw Palmetto
  • Stinging Nettle
  • Plant Sterols
  • Rye Flour Pollen Extract
  • PSA testing for Prostate Cancer

Dealing With Acute Back Pain

  • What is acute back pain?
  • What is the cause of acute back pain?
  • The signs of a more serious condition: ie. disc herniation
  • What do you do if you’re suffering from acute back pain?
  • Rest, position, and wakening up core muscles
  • When is it time to see a doctor?
  • How long does acute back pain to resolve?
  • Who can help with sore back muscles?

Spicing Up Your Baking

  • Why include spice into your baking?
  • The New Way To Cake – Benjamina Ebuehi
  • Sumach Apple Cake, Rosemary Chocolate Mini-Tortes
  • CONTEST: Email Jamie@tonictoronto.com and explain why you love THE TONIC to win your copy of The New Way to Cake!
  • Mastering Spice – Lior Lev Sercarz
  • Cardamom, Pink Peppercorn and Urfa Chili Brownies
  • Tips for experimenting with herbs in baking
  • Silan, Mexican Chocolate, Aleppo Pepper, Cardamom and Black Pepper, Ginger, Turmeric

Abstinence

  • Defining abstinence
  • Asexuality
  • Does abstinence exclude masturbation?
  • What would lead someone to choose abstinence?
  • Fear and anxiety driving abstinence
  • Are there benefits to abstinence?
  • What are the drawbacks to abstinence?
  • Responsive desire
  • “Use it or lose it”

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

For more information about Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND go here.

To learn more about Dr. Erin Boynton go here.

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

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