#151 Make Your Bedroom A Sanctuary of Peace, Grey Divorce, Foods That Support Sleep, and Healthy Relationships

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 26 and 27, 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 how to make your bedroom a sanctuary of peace with Adarsh Shah, the phenomenon of grey divorce with Lorne Fine, foods that support sleep with Megan Horsley and the importance of healthy relationships with Montrella Cowan

We specifically discuss:

How To Turn Your Bedroom Into A Sanctuary of Peace

  • Pillows: “the mattress for your head”
  • How long should you use a pillow for?
  • How do you find the right pillow?
  • New pillow technology
  • duvet/comforters/blankets
  • Sheets

Grey Divorce

  • What is a grey divorce?
  • When do people get divorced?
  • Why is grey divorce happening?
  • Factors militating staying together
  • Assets: matrimonial homes, pensions etc.
  • Division of property
  • Hiring a financial consultant
  • Spousal support
  • Advice for those considering getting a divorce

Foods That Support Sleep

  • The interconnection between nutrition and sleep
  • How sleep affects nutrition
  • Inflammation
  • The gut-brain axis
  • Melatonin
  • Circadian rhythm
  • Foods high in tryptophan
  • Foods with Gaba
  • Herbal teas
  • Caffeine, sugar, alcohol, processed foods

The Importance of Healthy Relationships

  • Why is having healthy relationships so important?
  • Communication
  • What can we do to improve our relationship skills?
  • Let people know that what they’re feeling is okay
  • Give people space
  • How do you learn how to pick up on non-verbal cues?

For more information about show sponsor Ultramatic and Adarsh Shah go here.

To learn more about Lorne Fine go here

To read Megan Horsley’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here

To learn more about Montrella Cowan, go here

#145 Natural Beauty Secrets For Your Skin, Taking an Armchair Culinary Tour, the Naturopathic Approach to Lyme Disease and Dealing with Family Spats During Covid-19

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 15 and 16, 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’ll discuss the natural beauty secrets for your skin with Dr. Gordon Chang, taking an armchair culinary tour with Naomi Bussin, the naturopathic approach to Lyme disease with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and dealing with family spats during Covid-19 with Lesley Sandler-Griff

We specifically discuss:

Natural Beauty Secrets for Your Skin

  • Approaching beauty from the inside
  • Detoxifying
  • Building healthy skin through a holistic approach
  • Diet, Exercise, Sleep
  • Take a wide variety of antioxidants – fighting free radicals
  • Supplements that support sleep
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Healthy cells in the connective tissue
  • Trace minerals
  • Happiness and beauty
  • The immune system

Taking a Culinary Armchair Tour

  • If you can’t travel, cook the foods from world destinations
  • sourcing ingredients
  • My Korea – Hooni Kim (Korea)
  • Bitter Honey – Letitia Clark (Sardinia)
  • Alpine Cooking – Meredith Erickson (Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France)
  • Beyond the North Wind – Darra Goldstein (Russia)

The Naturopathic Approach to Lyme Disease

  • How do you contract Lyme Disease?
  • What are the symptoms of Lyme Disease?
  • Misdiagnosis
  • How do you diagnose Lyme Disease?
  • Testing for Lyme Disease
  • Treatment of Lyme Disease in Canada: dosage issues
  • The natural treatment of Lyme Disease
  • Finding a “Lyme Literate” physician
  • ILADS : Online resources

Dealing With Family Spats

  • With everybody in the house, are there more family spats?
  • Domestic violence
  • How do you avoid a spat?
  • Communication is key
  • Regular check-ins/meetings
  • Commitment to the security of the group
  • Acknowledging that this is a difficult process
  • How do you move forward from a spat?

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha and Dr. Gordon Chang go here.

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

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski ND go here.

To learn more about Lesley Sandler-Griff go here.