#194 How Financial Stress Impacts Your Health, Boosting Your Concentration, What is Sex Therapy and Aromatherapy

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 24 and 25, 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’ll discuss how financial stress impacts your mental and physical health with Mark Halpern, how to boost your concentration naturally with Alexandra Leon, what exactly is sex therapy with Carlyle Jansen and the health benefits of aromatherapy with Avree Scarcello

We specifically discuss:

Financial Stress and Your Health

  • 51% of Canadians have lost sleep over financial issues
  • Incompletions
  • What sort of financial issues do Canadians have?
  • Is planning the same as investing?
  • Who needs to be concerned about their financial planning?
  • Singles, widowed and divorced
  • Wealth and estate taxes
  • People have a choice to where their money goes
  • Philanthropy
  • The health benefits of giving
  • Is it ever too late to attend to financial planning?

Boosting Your Concentration

  • The neuron
  • How does concentration work in the brain?
  • How does memory work in the brain?
  • Omega fatty acids
  • Long term potentiation
  • Brain growth and learning
  • Sourcing omega fatty acids from our food
  • What are the signs of omega deficiency?
  • ADD and ADHD
  • Dosages

What is Sex Therapy?

  • What is a sex therapist?
  • What sort of issues do sex therapists deal with?
  • What does a session consist of?
  • Self esteem and communication
  • Couples work
  • 43% of women and 31% of men suffer from sexual dysfunction at some point
  • Medical and physical issues
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Pain and fertility
  • Addiction
  • Orgasms and enhancing sexuality
  • A sex therapist’s toolkit
  • Training and accreditation

Aromatherapy

  • What is aromatherapy?
  • Essential oils
  • How does aromatherapy work?
  • Aromatherapy candles and diffusers
  • Can aromatherapy be used on a daily basis?
  • Body oils, massage oils, lotions, shampoos and creams
  • Topical applications and allergies
  • DIY aromatherapy applications
  • A foot soak recipe

For more information about show sponsor Wealthinsurance.com and Mark Halpern go here.

To learn more about Alexandra Leon and Nutripur go here.

To read articles by Carlyle Jansen in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Avree Scarcello go here.

#118 The Natural Treatment of Hot Flashes, Decluttering, Aphrodisiacs and Kicking Unwanted Habits

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on February 8 and 9, 2019 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 menopause and the natural treatment of hot flashes with Joel Thuna, decluttering for downsizing or aging in place with Leanne Masellis and Rosemary Chemello, aphrodisiac foods and scents with Megan Horsley and kicking unwanted habits with Michael Cassell

We specifically discuss:

Menopause and The Natural Treatment of Hot Flashes

  • What is menopause?
  • What are the symptoms of peri-menopause and menopause?
  • The biological reason for menopause
  • What is peri-menopause?
  • Minimizing the symptoms of menopause
  • What are hot flashes?
  • Common triggers of hot flashes
  • Dealing with hot flashes
  • Supplements: Sage, EPA and Black Cohosh

Decluttering for Downsizing or Aging in Place

  • Why do people live in clutter?
  • How do you start to de-clutter?
  • Cleaning out the pantry
  • The logistics of de-cluttering
  • Downsizing to stay in place
  • Dealing with valuables and keepsakes
  • Fitting into a new space

Aphrodisiacs

  • What is an aphrodisiac?
  • How do aphrodisiacs work?
  • Essential oils – terpenes
  • Memories and emotions
  • Why would you use an aphrodisiac?
  • Ylang Ylang, Jasmine
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Zinc supporting testosterone
  • Alcohol

How To Kick Unwanted Habits

  • The emotional motive for making change
  • Emotion vs. logic
  • Dopamine and immediate gratification
  • Self-examination and the emotional reward from change
  • Mindfulness
  • Building up emotional strength
  • Internal conflict resolution
  • Reset

NOTE: On the February 15/16 show David Bernstein and I will be discussing the fear of death and meaning of life, focusing on a documentary about 97 year old philosopher Herbert Fingarette. To access the video go to the Caregiver Services website or here.

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 Leanne Masellis and Rosemary Chemello and the work they do go here

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

To learn more about Michael Cassell and the work he does go here.