#84 Ailments That Allicin Can Treat, Aging From a Public Health Perspective, The Benefits of Elder Companionship and Hot Topics in Lung Health

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 15 and 16, 2019 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 which ailments allicin can treat with “The Garlic Guru” Peter Josling, aging from a public health perspective with Dr. Paula Rochon, the benefits of elder companionship with Kristina Dobbin and hot topics in lung health with Chris Haromy

We specifically discuss:

What Ailments Allicin Can Treat

  • The compound Allicin
  • Bacterial skin infections – staph
  • Bacterial internal infections – e.coli, salmonella, MERSA etc.
  • Viruses – prevention of reinfection
  • Viruses – herpes, rhinovirus, Epstein-Barr
  • Fungus – candida
  • Lyme Disease

Aging From a Public Health Perspective

  • Why is it important for us to think about aging?
  • What can we do to promote health for aging adults?
  • Common sense health and wellness lifestyle decisions
  • Key differences for men and women as they age
  • Helping the aging population with drug therapies
  • What are “prescribing cascades”?

The Benefits of Elder Companionship

  • The impact of isolation and loneliness on seniors
  • Factors that increase social isolation
  • Peer health care and companionship
  • What is the extra value in companionship in care-giving?
  • The aging workforce
  • Finding the right fit between care-giver and senior
  • What factors are impacting longevity?

Hot Topics in Lung Health

  • Cannabis and risks to lung health
  • The “vaping” epidemic
  • Second hand smoke and vapor
  • The cancer risk of radon gas
  • Air pollution – smog
  • Lung Health and flu shots

Links:

For more information about show sponsor Allimax and Peter Josling go here.

To learn more about Women’s College Research Institute and Dr. Paula Rochon go here.

To learn more about Seniors For Seniors and Kristina Dobbin go here.

To learn more about the Ontario Lung Association and Chris Haromy go here.

#76 The 411 on CBD, How to Have a Mindful Marriage, How to Increase Longevity Naturally, What Makes a Good Cookbook

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on April 20, 2019 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 get the 411 on CBD with Shekhar Parmar, and we’ll discuss how to have a mindful marriage with Tracey Soghrati, how to increase longevity naturally with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and what makes a good cookbook with Naomi Bussin

We specifically discuss:

CBD

  • What is CBD?
  • How does CBD work?
  • What can CBD help us with?
  • The endocannabinoid system
  • The delivery systems for CBD
  • THC in CBD products
  • The Entourage Effect
  • CBD from cannabis vs. hemp
  • CBD is a regulated substance
  • Contraindications for CBD

How to Have a Mindful Marriage

  • Core-Negative Image (CNI)
  • Mindfulness vs. CNI
  • The practice of mindfulness and auto-regulation
  • Being more present in your marriage
  • Turning towards your partner’s bids

Increase Longevity Naturally

  • Blue zones
  • What do they eat in the blue zones?
  • Strong community and activities
  • Regular exercise
  • Fasting
  • Purpose
  • Sexual activity
  • Outdoor activity
  • Exposure to cold

What Makes a Good Cookbook?

Links:

For more information about show sponsor Harvest Medicine go here.

To find Naomi’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.

To learn more about Emily Lipinski go here.