#84 Ailments That Allicin Can Treat, Aging From a Public Health Perspective, The Benefits of Elder Companionship and Hot Topics in Lung Health

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 15 and 16, 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 which ailments allicin can treat with “The Garlic Guru” Peter Josling, aging from a public health perspective with Dr. Paula Rochon, the benefits of elder companionship with Kristina Dobbin and hot topics in lung health with Chris Haromy

We specifically discuss:

What Ailments Allicin Can Treat

  • The compound Allicin
  • Bacterial skin infections – staph
  • Bacterial internal infections – e.coli, salmonella, MERSA etc.
  • Viruses – prevention of reinfection
  • Viruses – herpes, rhinovirus, Epstein-Barr
  • Fungus – candida
  • Lyme Disease

Aging From a Public Health Perspective

  • Why is it important for us to think about aging?
  • What can we do to promote health for aging adults?
  • Common sense health and wellness lifestyle decisions
  • Key differences for men and women as they age
  • Helping the aging population with drug therapies
  • What are “prescribing cascades”?

The Benefits of Elder Companionship

  • The impact of isolation and loneliness on seniors
  • Factors that increase social isolation
  • Peer health care and companionship
  • What is the extra value in companionship in care-giving?
  • The aging workforce
  • Finding the right fit between care-giver and senior
  • What factors are impacting longevity?

Hot Topics in Lung Health

  • Cannabis and risks to lung health
  • The “vaping” epidemic
  • Second hand smoke and vapor
  • The cancer risk of radon gas
  • Air pollution – smog
  • Lung Health and flu shots

Links:

For more information about show sponsor Allimax and Peter Josling go here.

To learn more about Women’s College Research Institute and Dr. Paula Rochon go here.

To learn more about Seniors For Seniors and Kristina Dobbin go here.

To learn more about the Ontario Lung Association and Chris Haromy go here.

#23: Treating Athlete’s Foot; How Yoga Helps You Not Be an A**hole and Heartfulness Meditation

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on April 14, 2018 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 treat Athlete’s Foot naturally with Master Herbalist, Joel Thuna; how yoga helps you not be an a**hole with Jelayna DaSilva and Heartfulness Mediation with Kim Hansen.

We specifically discuss:

Treating Athlete’s Foot Naturally:

  • What is Athlete’s Foot?
  • contagious fungus infection
  • How to avoid getting Athlete’s Foot
  • home remedies in your pantry
  • lifestyle approaches to treat Athlete’s Foot
  • herbal remedies – tea tree oil, oil of oregano, probiotics

 

How Yoga Helps You Not Be An A**hole:

  • Taking yoga off the mat
  • yoga as a lifestyle and social practice
  • physical, mental, emotional and spiritual elements of the practice
  • how not to be an a**hole
  • taming the demons inside

 

Heartfulness Meditation:

  • putting life into life
  • finding contentment from within
  • living in every moment
  • the practice of meditation
  • learning about Heartfulness Meditation

 

Links:

For Joel’s article about Athlete’s Foot in Tonic Magazine go here. 

For Jelayna’s article taking yoga off the mat in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Heartfulness Meditation go here.