#130 Managing Stress Naturally, The Anti-Viral Properties of Oil Of Oregano, Adopting Pets During Social Isolation and Is Now The Time For Self-Improvement?

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 2 and 3, 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 managing stress with Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND, the anti-viral properties of oil of oregano with Roger Baird, adopting pets during social isolation with Hannah Sotropa and whether now is the time for self-improvement with Rod MacDonald

We specifically discuss:

Managing Stress Naturally

  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Stress overlapping with depression
  • Cortisol
  • Diet and lifestyle strategy to deal with adrenal fatigue
  • Sleep and Melatonin
  • Meditation
  • Exercise
  • B Vitamins, Adaptogens
  • Medicinal Mushrooms

The Anti-Viral Properties of Oil of Oregano

  • Wild oil of oregano
  • Ingesting oil of oregano
  • What are the health benefits of oil of oregano?
  • Dental care
  • Pet use

Adopting Pets During Social Isolation

  • What are the benefits of adopting a pet?
  • What is the process of adopting a pet during Covid-19 social distancing?
  • Motives for adopting a pet
  • Pet adoption vs. pet fostering
  • Considerations when adopting a pet
  • If you’re interested in adopting or fostering a pet go here.

Is Now The Time for Self-Improvement?

  • Is Covid-19 the right time to contemplate self-improvement?
  • Self-awareness and carrying forward
  • “Baby steps”
  • Creating context
  • Does worrying and stress impede personal growth?
  • Steps to starting self-improvement
  • Accountability and structure

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

For more information about Dr. Philip Rouchotas go here.

To learn more about Roger Baird and Oil of Oregano go here.

To learn more about Toronto Humane Society go here.

To read articles written by Rod MacDonald in Tonic Magazine go here.

#129 Understanding Immunity, How to Safely Bring Groceries Into the Home, Home-care during Covid-19 and Personal Training and Fitness While Social Distancing

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on April 25 and 26, 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 bolstering your immunity with Joel Thuna, how to safely bring groceries into the home with Shauna Lindzon, the state of home care during Covid-19 with David Bernstein and personal training and fitness while social distancing with Ali Lubin

We specifically discuss:

Bolstering Your Immunity

  • The immune system
  • The skin, mucus membrane and white blood cells
  • Blind spots in the system
  • Hand washing…with soap
  • A health diet
  • Spices – turmeric, cinnamon, ginger
  • Prebiotics and Probiotics
  • Supplements – Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Zinc
  • Lifestyle
  • Daily detox

Bringing Groceries Into The Home

  • Efficient grocery shopping
  • Social distancing while shopping
  • Washing food and washing your hands
  • Cleaning supplies

Home Care During Covid-19

  • The challenges of providing home care during Covid-19
  • Increasing the length of shifts
  • What happens if client or care giver has Covid-19?
  • Supplies for care givers
  • Do gloves help prevent the spread of Covid-19?

Personal Training and Fitness While Social Distancing

  • Motivation to exercise
  • Exercise and health
  • Covid-19 and the fitness industry
  • Maintaining the fitness community
  • Personal trainers
  • Maintaining fitness
  • Starting fitness

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 Shauna Lindzon go here

To learn more about David Bernstein go here

To learn more about Ali Lubin go here