#191 Men’s Health Issues, the Real Meaning of Yoga, Five Annual Flowers to Plant in Your Garden and Anxiety and the End of Covid-19 Restrictions

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 3  and 4, 2021 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 men’s health issues with Ian Clark, the real meaning of yoga with Julie Watson, five annual flowers to plant in your garden now with Melissa Cameron and anxiety and the end of Covid-19 restrictions with Kevin Frankish

We specifically discuss:

Men’s Health Issues

  • What are the big health concerns for men?
  • Hormonal health: testosterone and estrogen
  • Calcium equilibrium: Vitamin D3 and K2-MK7
  • How can you have a healthy heart?
  • Magnesium and stress
  • Reproductive long term health: Pumpkin seed oil

The Real Meaning of Yoga

  • How do most people think about their yoga practice?
  • Westernization of a sacred practice
  • What are the ‘8 limbs’ of yoga practice?
  • What is the concept of Ahimsa?
  • What is the concept of Satya?
  • What is the concept of Asteya?

5 Annual Flowers to Plant in Your Garden

  • Why would you include annual flowers into the garden?
  • The concept of direct sowing
  • Preparing the garden for direct sowing
  • Sunflowers
  • Calendula
  • Nasturtium
  • Cosmos
  • Zinnias
  • Dealing with poor soil
  • Edible flowers
  • Harvesting flowers
  • Storing seeds

Anxiety and the End of Covid-19 Restrictions

  • The easing of Covid-19 restrictions
  • Social anxiety
  • Struggling with choices and making plans
  • Thinking and preparing for change
  • Communicating your feelings
  • The risk of depression
  • The power of ‘hope’ that things can be better

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#141 Improving Your Digestion, The Efficacy of Online Pharmacies, Coping with Loneliness and Indoor Rowing

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 18 and 19, 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 improve your digestion with Joel Thuna, the efficacy of online pharmacies with Andy Donald, coping with loneliness with Carlyle Jansen and indoor rowing for your fitness with Jennifer Grosdanis

We specifically discuss:

Improving Your Digestion

  • What is your digestive system?
  • What are the sources of digestive complications?
  • The impact of lifestyle choices
  • Are digestive complications signs of bigger problems?
  • Improving diet and physical activity and supplementation
  • Organic, vegan, probiotics
  • Ginger and peppermint for upset stomach
  • What causes bloating?
  • Dealing with bloating
  • What causes constipation?
  • Dealing with constipation
  • Fiber and Psyllium
  • Dealing with diarrhea

The Efficacy of Online Pharmacies

  • What are the problems with customers accessing prescriptions?
  • Online pharmacy as a solution
  • How does an online pharmacy work?
  • Province wide delivery within 24 hours
  • The doctors’ role in the process
  • Technical proficiency of users
  • Family, caregivers and health custodians
  • “the personal health companion” – dosing reminders
  • Pharmacies monitoring vital signs
  • Data protection

Coping With Loneliness

  • Covid 19 restrictions and loneliness
  • What does it mean to be lonely?
  • Loneliness and depression
  • Health risks of loneliness
  • How many of us are lonely?
  • Quantity vs. quality of connection
  • What causes loneliness?
  • Stigmatization of loneliness
  • Normalizing of loneliness
  • Is society facilitating loneliness?

Indoor Rowing for Fitness

  • What is indoor rowing?
  • The rowing machine – ERG
  • How does rowing integrate into fitness
  • Is rowing for everyone?
  • Losing weight and building muscle
  • Interval vs. distance training
  • Pros and Cons of rowing
  • Contraindications for rowing
  • Collateral exercises – warm up, static stretching, core training, yoga

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To learn more about Jennifer Grosdanis, go here