#124 The Natural Treatment of Menopause, Communicating Sexual Desire, Boosting Your Immune System and Healthy Travel Tips

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on March 21 and 22, 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 the natural treatment menopause  with Joel Thuna, expressing sexual desire with Carlyle Jansen, immunity boosting with Megan Horsley and healthy travel tips with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Treatment of Menopause

  • Declining estrogen
  • Vaginal Atrophy
  • Symptoms of Vaginal Atrophy
  • Avoiding smoke
  • Sexual activity
  • Avoiding scents
  • Physical exercise
  • Cotton clothing
  • Can you get estrogen through your diet?
  • Probiotics
  • Lubrication
  • What is “Brain Fog”?
  • Brain exercises, sleep, de-stressing

Communicating Sexual Desire

  • The blueprint model for sexual communication
  • The types of people
  • “Energetic people”
  • “Sensual people”
  • “Sexual people”
  • “Kinky people”
  • “Shape-shifters”
  • Sexual states – a cycle
  • What problems can occur?

Boosting Immunity

  • Why is boosting immunity so important?
  • Sleep  – sleep hygiene
  • Adaptogens
  • Movement – high impact exercise
  • Detoxification

Natural Travel Tips

  • Avoiding viral infection
  • Wiping down surfaces in the plane
  • Surgical masks
  • Sleep when traveling – melatonin, grounding, white noise machine
  • Eating healthy on holiday

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

To read articles by Joel Thuna in Tonic Magazine go here.

To read articles by Carlyle Jansen go here

To read articles by Megan Horsley in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and the work she does, go here

#113 Detoxing for Overindulgence, The Health Benefits of Oil of Oregano, Cooking With Fruit in Winter and Using Mindfulness to Evolve

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on January 4 and 5, 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 detoxing after holiday overindulgence with Dr. Gordon Chang, the health benefits of Oil of Oregano with Roger Baird, cooking with fruit in Winter with Naomi Bussin and how mindfulness can help you make changes or evolve with Tracey Soghrati

We specifically discuss:

Post-Holiday Detox

  • What does it mean to detox?
  • Why should you detox?
  • The body’s pathways for detoxification
  • The liver’s role in detoxification
  • The process of detoxification – toxins created by the body
  • Is there value in cleansing?
  • Exercise as detox
  • Milk Thistle and other herbs for liver health
  • The results of detoxing
  • Fiber

The Health Benefits of Oil of Oregano

  • Wild Oil of Oregano
  • What are the chemical compounds found in Oil of Oregano that are beneficial?
  • Antioxidant – Immune system
  • Antibacterial, Antiviral
  • Anti-Parasite
  • Contra-indications, allergic sensitivities

Cooking With Fruit in Winter

  • Dappled, Nicole Rucker
  • Sweeter Off The Vine, Yossy Arefi
  • Dried fruit
  • Dates – Caramelized Date Cake, Sticky Toffee Pudding
  • Dried Cherries – Soft Chocolate, Cherry, Almond cookies
  • Frozen  fruit
  • Seasonal fruit available in Winter
  • Lemons and other citrus
  • Bananas
  • Apples and Pears
  • Pomegranate
  • Persimmon

Mindfulness as a Tool to Help You Evolve

  • How does mindfulness help with change?
  • Being aware in the present moment
  • The psychological allergy to change
  • Change and the unknown
  • Embracing change and vulnerability
  • The window of tolerance
  • The domains of your life
  • Atomic Habits, James Clear
  • The 1% Change Rule

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

To learn more about Hedd Wynn and Oil of Oregano go here.

To read articles written by Naomi Bussin in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.