#181 The Natural Treatment of Diabetes, Dealing With Anxiety and Stress, Cooking With Chocolate and Eco-Friendly Sleep Options

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on March 13 and 14, 2021 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 diabetes with Joel Thuna, dealing with anxiety and stress with Alexandra Leon, cooking with chocolate with Carolyn Tanner Cohen and eco-friendly sleep options with Adarsh Shah

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Treatment of Diabetes

  • Diabetes in Canada
  • Type 1, 2 and 3 Diabetes
  • How does Diabetes impact your health?
  • Managing Type 2 Diabetes through lifestyle
  • Diet recommendations: Carbohydrates, Salt and Fat
  • Exercise
  • Soluble and insoluble Fiber
  • Vitamin K2-MK7
  • Chromium
  • Milk Thistle
  • Ginseng

Dealing With Anxiety and Stress

  • Why do we experience stress?
  • Why is stress problematic?
  • How do people deal with stress?
  • What are the negative effects of stress?
  • Why is it difficult for us to stop stressing out?
  • How do we break the stress cycle?
  • Magnesium, L-theanin, Skull Cap, Linden and Chamomile.

Cooking With Chocolate

  • What does chocolate bring to your cooking?
  • Dutch process vs. natural cocoa powder
  • How dark should the chocolate be that you cook with?
  • Should you use “baking chocolate”?
  • Preferred brands of chocolate
  • Blocks, wafers, chips and bars

Eco-Friendly Sleep Options

  • What are most mattresses made from?
  • Can we use eco-friendly fabrics to make sleep products?
  • The manufacturing process
  • The wear and tear of natural fabrics
  • Comfort as a factor
  • Durability as a factor
  • Organic and synthetic latex
  • Organic certifications
  • Recycling mattresses
  • The “green premium”

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 Alexandra Leon and Nutripur go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here.

To learn more about Adarsh Shah and Ultramatic go here.

#118 The Natural Treatment of Hot Flashes, Decluttering, Aphrodisiacs and Kicking Unwanted Habits

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on February 8 and 9, 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 menopause and the natural treatment of hot flashes with Joel Thuna, decluttering for downsizing or aging in place with Leanne Masellis and Rosemary Chemello, aphrodisiac foods and scents with Megan Horsley and kicking unwanted habits with Michael Cassell

We specifically discuss:

Menopause and The Natural Treatment of Hot Flashes

  • What is menopause?
  • What are the symptoms of peri-menopause and menopause?
  • The biological reason for menopause
  • What is peri-menopause?
  • Minimizing the symptoms of menopause
  • What are hot flashes?
  • Common triggers of hot flashes
  • Dealing with hot flashes
  • Supplements: Sage, EPA and Black Cohosh

Decluttering for Downsizing or Aging in Place

  • Why do people live in clutter?
  • How do you start to de-clutter?
  • Cleaning out the pantry
  • The logistics of de-cluttering
  • Downsizing to stay in place
  • Dealing with valuables and keepsakes
  • Fitting into a new space

Aphrodisiacs

  • What is an aphrodisiac?
  • How do aphrodisiacs work?
  • Essential oils – terpenes
  • Memories and emotions
  • Why would you use an aphrodisiac?
  • Ylang Ylang, Jasmine
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Zinc supporting testosterone
  • Alcohol

How To Kick Unwanted Habits

  • The emotional motive for making change
  • Emotion vs. logic
  • Dopamine and immediate gratification
  • Self-examination and the emotional reward from change
  • Mindfulness
  • Building up emotional strength
  • Internal conflict resolution
  • Reset

NOTE: On the February 15/16 show David Bernstein and I will be discussing the fear of death and meaning of life, focusing on a documentary about 97 year old philosopher Herbert Fingarette. To access the video go to the Caregiver Services website or here.

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 Leanne Masellis and Rosemary Chemello and the work they do go here

To read articles by Megan Horsley in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Michael Cassell and the work he does go here.