#96 The Liver’s Role In Your Health, Cognitive Bias, Building Block Cookbooks and Why Planning Date Night is Okay

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 7 and September 8, 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 the important role that your liver plays in your overall health with Dr. Gordon Chang, cognitive bias and mindfulness with Tracey Soghrati, building block cookbooks with Naomi Bussin and why its okay to plan your date nights with Carlyle Jansen

We specifically discuss:

The Role of Liver In Your Health

  • What is the role of your liver?
  • Detoxification
  • Creation of cholesterol
  • Regulation of blood sugar
  • What impacts the health of your liver day to day?
  • Herbal remedies that help the liver regenerate
  • What happens to our liver if we’re not careful?

Cognitive Bias

  • Cognitive distortions vs. cognitive bias
  • How our brains have adapted – fight or flight
  • The Halo Effect
  • Egocentrism
  • Sociocentrism
  • Confirmation Bias

Building Block Cookbooks

Planning Date Night

  • Is it okay for couples to plan sexual encounters?
  • Planning leads to regularity
  • Beginning vs. Middle of the relationship
  • Building anticipation
  • Planning makes sex better
  • Boosting energy and relationships
  • Spontaneity does arise during planning
  • Planning leads to new things
  • 52 Invitations to Grrreat Sex

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 read Carlyle Jansen’s article on date night go here.

#53 Healthy Cholesterol, When Caregivers and Loved Ones Disagree, Your Personality Characteristics and Your Sex Life and Treating Fibromyalgia with Cannabis

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 10th, 2018 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 chat about healthy cholesterol with Dr. Gordon Chang; discuss what to do when caregivers and loved ones disagree with David Bernstein; learn how your personality characteristics correlates with your sex life and find out how fibromyalgia can be treated with cannabis.

We specifically discuss:

Healthy Cholesterol:

  • Cholesterol and aging – 40+
  • Cholesterol produced by the liver
  • Clean and detoxify your liver – supplements
  • Cholesterol produces steroidal hormones
  • High density lipoprotein – HDL
  • Low density lipoprotein – LDL
  • Controlling LDL intake
  • Diet, exercise and antioxidants intake
  • plaque formation
  • anti-inflammatory
  • fibre
  • niacin – flushing response

When Caregivers and Loved Ones Disagree:

  • It is the Senior’s wishes that are most important
  • care vs. control dynamic
  • dignity
  • Where does the senior live?
  • Mobility issues
  • Focus on safety
  • Quality of Life – purpose, connectedness
  • Fall Risks – balance, muscle weakness, 4+ medications

Your Personality Characteristics and Your Sex Health:

  • 5 Principal Personality Characteristics
  • Openness to Experience
  • Conscientiousness
  • Introvert/Extrovert
  • Agreeableness
  • Neuroticism

Treating Fibromyalgia with Cannabis:

  • Fibromyalgia – pain disorder
  • symptoms of Fibromyalgia
  • cannibanoids and Fibromyalgia
  • endocannibanoid system
  • CBD and THC
  • Recent empirical survey
  • Cannabis research

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha go here.

To learn more about David Bernstein go here.

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

To read Rick Gillman’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.