#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

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 Andy Donald and The Health Depot go here

To read articles by Carlyle Jansen in Tonic Magazine go here

To learn more about Jennifer Grosdanis, go here

#133 Stress, Inflammation and Your Health, Divorce over 50, Improving Your Digestion and the Connection Between Sex and Depression

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 23 and 24 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 stress and inflammation impacts your health with Dr. Gordon Chang, Divorce over 50 with Mara Marcello, improving your digestion with Megan Horsley and the connection between depression and sex with Carlyle Jansen

We specifically discuss:

How Do Inflammation and Stress Impact Your Health?

  • Inflammation and the body’s response
  • Acute inflammation leads to an overreaction by white blood cells
  • Covid-19 and white blood cells attacking lung lining
  • Controlling the inflammation: anti-inflammatory treatment
  • Free radicals
  • Anti-oxidants
  • Can you get anti-oxidants from your diet?
  • Supplementation

Divorce over 50

  • Is Covid-19 driving more inquires about divorce?
  • Can you get a divorce during Covid-19?
  • The Grey Divorce
  • What issues are unique to those divorcing over 50?
  • The key issue: the financial picture
  • Research is the first step
  • Divorce coach

How To Improve Your Digestion

  • Drinking (lots of) water
  • When should you drink water?
  • Avoid known allergens
  • Eat slowly and calmly
  • Chewing
  • Don’t cook or eat when you’re upset
  • Seek out a health practitioner

Sex and Depression

  • Anxiety and depression impacting sex
  • Sex as a coping mechanism during Covid-19
  • Signs of depression
  • How do you raise the issue with your partner?
  • How does depression manifest physically?
  • Depression medication impacting sex
  • Can you have a sexual relationship if suffering with depression?
  • Can sex help someone suffering with depression?
  • Tips to maintain a sex life during depression

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

To learn more about Mara Marcello and Divorce Angels go here

To read Megan Horsley’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here

To read Carlyle Jansen’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.