#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.

#107 Humanizing Health Care In The Digital Age, Strong Muscles Equals Strong Bones, Holistic Holiday Gifts For The Health Conscious and Chasing Yoga Feels

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 23 and 24, 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 humanizing health care in the digital age with George Barakat, why strong muscles lead to strong bones with Dr. Stacy Irvine, holistic holiday gifts for the health conscious with Megan Horsely,  and sensation junkies chasing their “yoga feels” with Jelayna DaSilva

We specifically discuss:

Humanizing Health Care

  • Aging gracefully: “Live Your Best Life”
  • What are the problems with our current health care system?
  • Retail health as a solution to “Hallway Medicine”
  • Digital health strategy as a Canadian export strength
  • What do patients want from their health care system?
  • Visibility and clarity into health records
  • Usage of “wearables” and digital records
  • How will digital health tools be used going forward?
  • Telemedicine
  • Personalizing health care

Strong Muscles = Strong Bones

  • Bone health and morbidity
  • The cost of bone fractures to the economy
  • Bone density and preventative health
  • The connection between muscle and cortical bone density
  • Metabolic factors that impact bone health
  • Hormonal impact on bone health
  • Weightlifting
  • Diet and bone-density
  • Calcium and Vitamin D
  • When is it too late to deal with bone density?
  • Balance and stability

Holistic Holiday Gifts

  • Essential Oil Travel Pack
  • Class passes – experiential gifts
  • Personal training sessions
  • Massages
  • Workout wear and accessories
  • Health store gift cards
  • Alternative lifestyle cookbooks

Yoga Sensation Junkies

  • What is a “sensation junky”?
  • What is the problem with chasing sensations?
  • The mindful element of yoga
  • What do you get from “finding the calm” in our yoga practice?
  • Back body awareness
  • How do you find your calm?

For more information about show sponsor Jack Nathan Health and George Barakat go here.

To learn more about Dr. Stacy Irvine go here.

To read Megan Horsely’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To read Jelayna Da Silva’s article on Tonic Magazine go here.