#195 Battling Energy Drains, How Medication and Food Can Affect Sleep, Finding the Right Volunteer Opportunity and our “Hot Vax Summer” of Relationships

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 31 and August 1, 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 discuss how to battle energy drains with Joel Thuna, how medication and food can affect sleep with Adarsh Shah, how to find the right volunteer opportunity with Brigitte Foisy and our “Hot Vax” Summer for relationships with Carlyle Jansen

We specifically discuss:

Battling Energy Drains

  • Do we have enough energy?
  • Stimulants: sugar and caffeine
  • Protein – instead of sugar
  • Spices – instead of caffeine
  • Laughter is the best medicine
  • Adaptogens
  • Exercise…reasonably
  • Vitamins and minerals
  • Vitamin B12 – sublingual, active
  • Sleep

 Food and Medication Affecting Sleep

  • Evaluation sleep quality (SLIM): Start, Length, Intensity and Maintenance
  • Tracking deep sleep
  • Medication impacting sleep
  • Food affecting sleep
  • Medications that include stimulants
  • Beta blockers
  • Corticosteroids
  • What do you do if medications are affecting your sleep?
  • Sleep aids
  • Foods that help with sleep: tart cherries and kiwis

Finding the Right Volunteer Opportunity

  • Identifying your goals and interests
  • Make a list of issues that you care about
  • Where do you look for opportunities?
  • Volunteer.ca
  • Charity Village
  • Go Volunteer
  • Local opportunities
  • How much time should you devote to volunteering?
  • How can you make an impact in our own community?

The “Hot Vax Summer” of Relationships

  • How has Covid-19 affected relationships?
  • Vaccines impacting relationships
  • Are people interacting more now?
  • Is everyone ready for things to open up?
  • Are people out of practice with their social skills?
  • Consent in a sexual context: FRIES
  • How are people’s anxieties manifesting?
  • Are people looking for new types of connections?
  • Safe sex is still paramount

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 Adarsh Shah and Ultramatic go here.

To learn more about Brigitte Foisy go here.

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

#166 Paying For Our Holiday Sins of Excess, Marriage Contracts, Keeping Your Mood Up During Trying Times and Positive Pandemic Nutrition Trends

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on January 9 and 10, 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 paying for our sins of excess over the holidays with Dr. Gordon Chang; the importance of marriage contracts with Sabina Haqqani; the natural approach to keeping your mood up during these challenging times with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and the positive nutrition trends that came out of Covid-19 with Shauna Lindzon

We specifically discuss:

Paying For Our Sins of Holiday Excess

  • Holiday Sins
  • What approach should you take to correcting excess?
  • Boosting your metabolism
  • The proper approach to cleansing
  • “A good sweat”
  • What are reasonable expectations from a cleanse?
  • Liver, kidney and lung cleanses
  • Supplements to support exercise

The Importance of Marriage Contracts

  • What is a marriage contract?
  • What can you, or can’t you, contract for?
  • When will a court set aside part or all of a marriage contract?
  • Transparency and full disclosure
  • Independent legal advice
  • Do you need a lawyer to draft a marriage contract?
  • Are marriage contracts just for wealthy people?
  • Can you create a marriage contract after the marriage?
  • Can you amend a marriage contract?
  • Timing of the agreement and duress

How To Keep Your Mood Up, Naturally

  • Covid-19 and mental health issues
  • SAD
  • The connection between chronic stress and mood
  • The pillars of stress management
  • Food and your mood
  • Breakfast!
  • Avoiding refined foods
  • Mood boosting activities
  • SAD lamps

Positive Nutrition Trends Coming out of Covid-19

  • New culinary skills development
  • Food shopping
  • Caring for others’ nutrition
  • Eating for one

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

To learn more about Sabina Haqqani go here

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.