#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.

#56 Digestion, Top Cookbooks of 2018, Yoga For Menstrual Cramps and Pain and Booking a Restaurant for a Holiday Party

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 1 (and December 2!),  2018 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 digestion with Joel Thuna, the top cookbooks of 2018 with Naomi Bussin, yoga for menstrual cramps and pain with Rachelle Wintzen and tips for booking a restaurant for a holiday party with Vito Marinuzzi.

We specifically discuss:

Digestion

  • What can go wrong with our digestion?
  • Watch what you drink
  • Probiotics: food and supplements
  • Fat consumption
  • Fibre: soluble and insoluble
  • Fibre supplements
  • Spice
  • Acidity

Top Cookbooks of 2018

  • Food Network Stars
  • Ina Garten “The Barefoot Contessa” – “Cook Like a Pro”
  • Nigella Lawson – “At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking”
  • Jamie Oliver – “Jamie Cooks Italy”
  • Middle Eastern Cooking
  • Yotam Ottolenghi- “Simple”
  •  Michael Solomonov- “Israeli Soul”
  • Desserts
  • David Lebovitz -“The Perfect Scoop”
  • Rose Levy Beranbaum “Rose’s Baking Basics”
  • “Genius Desserts”
  • French Food
  • Clotilde  Dusoulier- “Tasting Paris”
  • Mardi Michaels -“In the French Kitchen with Kids”
  • Others
  • Joshua McFadden – “Six Seasons”
  • Chrissy Teigen – “Hungry for More”

Yoga for Menstrual Cramps and Pain

  • What causes menstrual cramps and pain?
  • PMS
  • yoga movement increases circulation to the uterus
  • restorative/yin yoga
  • heart opening poses
  • hip opening poses
  • yoga poses to avoid

Booking a Holiday Party at a Restaurant

  • Dates and budgets
  • Considerations
  • Maximizing the experience
  • Alcohol and cannabis

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

To read Joel’s article on detoxing in Tonic Magazine go here.

To read Naomi’s article on the top cookbooks for 2018 in Tonic Magazine go here.

To read Rachelle’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Vito Marinuzzi go here.