#148 Bolstering Your Libido Under Stress, Changing Our Diet as We Age, Naturopathy as it Interconnects with Allopathy and Mindfulness, Middle Age and Self-Actualization

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 5 and 6, 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 how to treat a libido under stress with Dr. Gordon Chang, whether it is necessary to change our diet as we age with Shauna Lindzon, naturopathy as it interconnects with allopathy with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and mindfulness, middle age and self-actualization with Tracey Soghrati.

We specifically discuss:

Your Libido Under Stress

  • How is Covid-19 (stress) affecting your libido?
  • Lifestyle approaches to reducing stress
  • How does stress manifest in the body?
  • Herbs to help with sleep
  • Exercise to relieve stress
  • “Libido” herbs- natural aphrodisiacs
  • Increasing testosterone production
  • Antioxidants to fight free radicals

Should We Change Our Diets As We Age?

  • Do our nutritional needs change as we age?
  • Muscle to fat ratios change
  • Protein
  • Fiber
  • Calcium
  • Vitamins B12 and  D
  • Eating a variety of whole foods
  • Changing taste and digestion
  • Eat at the same time each day
  • Dehydration

Naturopathy and Allopathy

  • The differences between Naturopathic and Allopathic doctors
  • What do Naturopathic doctors treat?
  • Do Naturopathic and Allopathic doctors work together?
  • Why would you want both an Allopathic and Naturopathic doctor?
  • What should you look for in a Naturopathic doctor?

Mindfulness, Middle Age and Self Actualization

  • What is self-actualization?
  • Abraham Maslow: The Needs Hierarchy
  • Are we all capable of transformation?
  • Creativity
  • Why is middle age the time for self-actualization?
  • What does a self-actualized person look like?
  • The state of “awe”
  • Being comfortable in your own skin
  • Being present and comfortable with yourself
  • Being happy in the process rather than focusing on the goals
  • What is the “mindful self”?

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

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

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

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.

 

#110 The Natural Treatment of Hangovers, Home Holiday Entertaining Tips, Managing Osteoporosis Through Exercise and The Best Oils To Cook With

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 14 and 15, 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 hangovers with Joel Thuna, home holiday entertaining tips with Naomi Bussin, managing osteoporosis and osteoarthritis through exercise with Kathleen Trotter and the best oils to cook with with Carolyn Tanner Cohen

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Treatment of Hangovers

  • What is a hangover and what are the symptoms?
  • Hangover prevention
  • Common hangover myths: mixing drinks, ingesting fat
  • Alcohol is a diuretic – drink water
  • Hangovers are associated with low blood sugar
  • Lifestyle approaches to hangovers – exercise
  • Herbal remedies  – inflammation and liver support
  • Activated charcoal – fact and myth
  • Upset Stomach
  • Mental Fog
  • Sleep

Home Holiday Entertaining Tips

  • Why is entertaining so stressful?
  • Having people over vs. entertaining
  • Myers Briggs entertaining style
  • Planning for stress free entertaining
  • Nothing Fancy – Alison Roman
  • Get your guests involved
  • Bring the get together into the kitchen
  • Don’t apologize
  • What’s old is new
  • Menu building – start with the main course

Managing Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis Through Exercise

  • What is the difference between osteoporosis and osteoarthritis?
  • Exercises that help with bone strength
  • Exercises that help with cartilage
  • Muscular strength and bio-mechanics
  • Lifestyle modifications for osteoporosis
  • Core strength and rotation
  • Cold damp weather
  • Avoiding falls
  • Is yoga appropriate for those who have osteoporosis?

The Best Oils To Cook With

  • Oils you shouldn’t use -Canola Oil
  • The smoke point of oil
  • Grapeseed oil -> Sunflower oil -> Olive oil ->Refined Coconut oil
  • The flavour of oil
  • Neutral flavoured oils
  • Health benefits of oils

For more information about show sponsor Pure-Le Natural go here.

To read Joel’s articles  in Tonic Magazine go here.

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

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here.