#141 Improving Your Digestion, The Efficacy of Online Pharmacies, Coping with Loneliness and Indoor Rowing

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 18 and 19, 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 how to improve your digestion with Joel Thuna, the efficacy of online pharmacies with Andy Donald, coping with loneliness with Carlyle Jansen and indoor rowing for your fitness with Jennifer Grosdanis

We specifically discuss:

Improving Your Digestion

  • What is your digestive system?
  • What are the sources of digestive complications?
  • The impact of lifestyle choices
  • Are digestive complications signs of bigger problems?
  • Improving diet and physical activity and supplementation
  • Organic, vegan, probiotics
  • Ginger and peppermint for upset stomach
  • What causes bloating?
  • Dealing with bloating
  • What causes constipation?
  • Dealing with constipation
  • Fiber and Psyllium
  • Dealing with diarrhea

The Efficacy of Online Pharmacies

  • What are the problems with customers accessing prescriptions?
  • Online pharmacy as a solution
  • How does an online pharmacy work?
  • Province wide delivery within 24 hours
  • The doctors’ role in the process
  • Technical proficiency of users
  • Family, caregivers and health custodians
  • “the personal health companion” – dosing reminders
  • Pharmacies monitoring vital signs
  • Data protection

Coping With Loneliness

  • Covid 19 restrictions and loneliness
  • What does it mean to be lonely?
  • Loneliness and depression
  • Health risks of loneliness
  • How many of us are lonely?
  • Quantity vs. quality of connection
  • What causes loneliness?
  • Stigmatization of loneliness
  • Normalizing of loneliness
  • Is society facilitating loneliness?

Indoor Rowing for Fitness

  • What is indoor rowing?
  • The rowing machine – ERG
  • How does rowing integrate into fitness
  • Is rowing for everyone?
  • Losing weight and building muscle
  • Interval vs. distance training
  • Pros and Cons of rowing
  • Contraindications for rowing
  • Collateral exercises – warm up, static stretching, core training, yoga

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 Andy Donald and The Health Depot go here

To read articles by Carlyle Jansen in Tonic Magazine go here

To learn more about Jennifer Grosdanis, 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