#130 Managing Stress Naturally, The Anti-Viral Properties of Oil Of Oregano, Adopting Pets During Social Isolation and Is Now The Time For Self-Improvement?

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 2 and 3, 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 managing stress with Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND, the anti-viral properties of oil of oregano with Roger Baird, adopting pets during social isolation with Hannah Sotropa and whether now is the time for self-improvement with Rod MacDonald

We specifically discuss:

Managing Stress Naturally

  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Stress overlapping with depression
  • Cortisol
  • Diet and lifestyle strategy to deal with adrenal fatigue
  • Sleep and Melatonin
  • Meditation
  • Exercise
  • B Vitamins, Adaptogens
  • Medicinal Mushrooms

The Anti-Viral Properties of Oil of Oregano

  • Wild oil of oregano
  • Ingesting oil of oregano
  • What are the health benefits of oil of oregano?
  • Dental care
  • Pet use

Adopting Pets During Social Isolation

  • What are the benefits of adopting a pet?
  • What is the process of adopting a pet during Covid-19 social distancing?
  • Motives for adopting a pet
  • Pet adoption vs. pet fostering
  • Considerations when adopting a pet
  • If you’re interested in adopting or fostering a pet go here.

Is Now The Time for Self-Improvement?

  • Is Covid-19 the right time to contemplate self-improvement?
  • Self-awareness and carrying forward
  • “Baby steps”
  • Creating context
  • Does worrying and stress impede personal growth?
  • Steps to starting self-improvement
  • Accountability and structure

For more information about show sponsor New Roots Herbal go here.

For more information about Dr. Philip Rouchotas go here.

To learn more about Roger Baird and Oil of Oregano go here.

To learn more about Toronto Humane Society go here.

To read articles written by Rod MacDonald in Tonic Magazine go here.

#99 The Natural Treatment of Inflammation and Joint Pain, Fall Food Swaps, Burning Man and Hot Restaurant Trends

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 28 and September 29, 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 natural treatment of pain and inflammation with Dr. Gordon Chang, Fall food swaps for more energy with Megan Horsely, burning questions about Burning Man with Mat Rosenblatt and the hottest restaurant trends in Toronto with Vito Marinuzzi

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Treatment of Joint Pain and Inflammation

  • Acute Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • Sub-clinical and Chronic Inflammation
  • How do you keep inflammation in check?
  • Antioxidants
  • Anti-Inflammatories
  • Curcumin

Fall Food Swaps for More Energy

  • Sugar and salt cravings
  • Cortisol spikes
  • Swapping out refined sugar
  • Swap in whole foods and unrefined sugar
  • Energy balls
  • Swapping out salty snacks
  • Kale chips, root vegetable chips etc.
  • Swapping out the caffeine

Burning Questions About Burning Man

  • What is Burning Man?
  • What is the idea behind Burning Man?
  • The art and music of Burning Man
  • The misconceptions about Burning Man?
  • Participation and community at Burning Man
  • Information about Burning Man

The Hottest Restaurant Trends in Toronto

  • Tighter margins but busy times
  • More vegetables and fish on the menu
  • Straws and eco-containers
  • The cost of environmentally friendly products
  • Expanding brand – expanding locations

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

To read Megan Horsely’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Mat Rosenblatt’s happy place “Burning Man” go here.

To learn more about Vito Marinuzzi go here.