#138 Assembling an All-Natural First Aid Kit, The Importance of a Good Night’s Sleep, The Health Benefits of Turmeric and The Future of Restaurants in Toronto

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 27 and 28, 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 assemble an all-natural first aid kit with Joel Thuna, why sleep is so important to your health with Adarsh Shah, the health benefits of turmeric with Dr. Nick Bitz ND and the future of restaurants in Toronto with Vito Marinuzzi

We specifically discuss:

Assembling an All-Natural First Aid Kit

  • Why should you have a natural first aid kit?
  • Knowledge of first aid is your first tool
  • Home, vacation, office and auto first aid kits
  • What every kit needs to have
  • The auto first aid kit: hand sanitizer, elastic bandages, tea tree ointment, ginger
  • The camping/hiking kit: probiotics, activated charcoal, insect sting relief pads,
  • Lemon eucalyptus
  • Digital thermometer
  • White willow bark
  • Saline solution
  • Arnica or comfrey cream
  • Aloe vera
  • Chamomile tea bags
  • Organic elderberry capsules
  • Organic turmeric capsules
  • NOT MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Lavender Oil, Valerian Extract, Sterile Syringe, Clove Oil, Capsicum Cream

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

  • What is a good night’s sleep?
  • The sleep cycle
  • Deep sleep
  • Why do some have difficulty getting to sleep?
  • Creating a calm environment for sleep
  • Eliminating blue light
  • Sleep and mood
  • How do we avoid waking up at night?
  • Alcohol impacts the sleep cycle
  • Age and the necessity for sleep

The Health Benefits of Turmeric

  • Turmeric and curcumin
  • Supplement potency
  • Inflammation and joint health
  • Antioxidant
  • Liver health
  • Skin conditions
  • Brain health and moods
  • Immunity
  • Staining
  • The process of growing and manufacturing turmeric as a supplement
  • What should you look for in a turmeric supplement?
  • Contraindications

The Future of Restaurants in Toronto

  • Coping with Covid-19 as a small business
  • Preserving the brand
  • Survival and trail-blazing
  • “Moving the wheel” -$20 four course dinners
  • Co-branding
  • Federal, Provincial and Municipal efforts to support small business
  • Issues in re-opening a restaurant in the future
  • Take-out and Pick-up orders
  • Ubereats and other delivery services
  • Brand extension

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 Adarsh and Ultramatic go here

To learn more about Dr. Nick Bitz ND and Youtheory go here

To learn more about Vito Marinuzzi and support his restaurants, 7 Numbers, go here

#135 Probiotics, Getting Ready for Golf and Tennis Season, Meal Prep 101 and Covid-19 Bereavement Counseling

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 6 and 7, 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 probiotics with Andrea Donsky, getting ready for golf and tennis season with Dr. Stacy Irvine, meal prepping with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen and bereavement counseling for families of those who died from Covid-19.

We specifically discuss:

Probiotics

  • What are probiotics?
  • The microbiome
  • The balanced gut
  • How does aging impact digestion?
  • Gut health, immunity and mental health
  • Why take refrigerated probiotics?
  • Why take multi-strain probiotics?
  • Dosage -colony forming units
  • Expiry date and CFU’s
  • Enteric coating vs. stomach acids
  • Getting probiotics in your diet

Golf and Tennis Season

  • Preparing your body to play tennis
  • Agility and power sports
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Tennis elbow
  • Shoulder tendonosis
  • Strengthening the small muscles
  • Change of direction and ankle strength
  • Golf – extreme range of motion
  • Lower back
  • External range of motion of shoulders
  • Internal range of motion of hips
  • Obliques

Meal Prep 101

  • What does meal prep mean?
  • Rule #1 – The master staple grocery list
  • Rule #2 – Process what you’ve bought right away
  • Preserving processed produce
  • Rule #3 – Your freezer is for temporary storage

Bereavement Counseling For Families of Covid-19 Victims

  • What is the Grief Corps?
  • Bereavement counseling for those who’ve lost someone to Covid-19
  • Where did the idea for the Grief Corps come from?
  • Complex bereavement due to Covid-19
  • How does the Grief Corps work?
  • The exercises and tools used during Grief Corps counseling
  • Group counseling – reluctance

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

For more information about Andrea Donsky go here.

To learn more about Dr. Stacy Irvine go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner-Cohen go here.

To learn more about Derek Scott, the Grief Corps and bereavement counseling for Covid-19 go here.