#142 Organic Herbs and Immunity, Sleep Positions for Best Rest, Summer Drink Alternatives and Yoga Outside the Studio

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 25 and 26, 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 Natural Herbs and Immunity with Caitlin Rivett-Carnac, Sleep Positions for Best Rest with Adarsh Shah, Summer Drink Alternatives with Megan Horsley and Taking the Yoga Practice Out of the Studio with Julie Watson

We specifically discuss:

Organic Herbs and Immunity

  • Growing herbs for herbal remedies
  • Why is understanding the source of the herb important?
  • What is involved in growing an organic herb?
  • The extraction process
  • The formulation of immune products
  • Adaptogens
  • A proactive approach to immunity
  • What is the process in developing herbal products?

Sleep Position

  • What do we know about sleep?
  • Why do we sleep on a flat surface?
  • Is there a proper sleep position?
  • What is the purpose of the pillow?
  • Should we concerned if we’re sleeping on our front, side or back?
  • Does the hardness affect the quality of sleep?
  • How do we avoid neck pain while sleeping?
  • Memory foam
  • How do we avoid back pain?

Summer Drink Alternatives

  • Should we rely on alcoholic drinks to hydrate?
  • Added refined sugar
  • Alcohol is digested faster than food
  • Diet soda and alternatives
  • Kombucha
  • Mocktails
  • Iced Coffee and Tea
  • Sugar alcohols

Taking Yoga Outside The Studio

  • Yoga is more than movement
  • Connection and conversation through technology and social media
  • Communication online
  • Dismantling the membership model
  • Outdoor yoga classes
  • What will studios look like when they reopen?
  • Online platforms – Zoom classes

For more information about show sponsor St. Francis Herb Farm go here.

To  learn more about Adarsh Shah and Ultramatic go here.

To learn more about Megan Horsley go here

To learn more about Julie Watson, 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