#156 Your Partner’s Prostate Health, How Technology Can Impact Your Sleep, Digestion and Your Colon and Wound Care During Covid-19

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 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 the natural treatment of the prostate with Andrea Donsky, how technology can impact your sleep with Adarsh Shah, colon health and your digestion with Nadia Kotsos, and wound care during Covid-19 with Dr. Hance Clarke.

We specifically discuss:

Your Partner’s Prostate Health

  • What is the prostate gland and what does it do?
  • What can happen to the prostate gland?
  • Statistics surrounding BPH
  • Causes of BPH
  • What are the symptoms of BPH?
  • BPH vs. Cancer symptoms
  • Taking responsibility for your own health
  • After a diagnosis of BPH
  • Supplements
  • Lifestyle choices

How Technology Can Impact Your Sleep

  • Technology can both enhance or inhibit sleep
  • Sleep tracking technology wearables
  • Measuring heart rate, temperature, blood oxygen levels, sound, movement and breathing
  • Withings watch
  • Oura ring
  • Sleep hygiene and electronics
  • Blue light
  • Avoiding screen time

Your Colon and Digestion

  • How do you know when you’re not digesting your food properly?
  • Looking at your poop
  • How often should you poop?
  • What does your skin tell you?
  • Colon health
  • How does poor colon health manifest?
  • Food combining
  • Resetting the digestive tract
  • A whole food diet for colon health
  • A herbal “tea-tox”
  • Aloe vera
  • Bone broth

Wound Care During Covid-19

  • What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy assists in wound care
  • Wound care in Ontario
  • Why is it important to get oxygen to a wound?
  • Flaps and grafts
  • Studying hyperbaric therapy for Covid-19
  • How has Covid-19 impacted pain and wound treatment?
  • Is wound care being impacted by telemedicine?
  • What supports are necessary to improve wound care?
  • hyperbaric.ca

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

For more information about Andrea Donsky go here.

To learn more about Adarsh Shah and Ultramatic go here.

To learn more about Nadia Kotsos go here.

To learn more about Dr. Hance Clarke go here.

#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