#151 Make Your Bedroom A Sanctuary of Peace, Grey Divorce, Foods That Support Sleep, and Healthy Relationships

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 26 and 27, 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 make your bedroom a sanctuary of peace with Adarsh Shah, the phenomenon of grey divorce with Lorne Fine, foods that support sleep with Megan Horsley and the importance of healthy relationships with Montrella Cowan

We specifically discuss:

How To Turn Your Bedroom Into A Sanctuary of Peace

  • Pillows: “the mattress for your head”
  • How long should you use a pillow for?
  • How do you find the right pillow?
  • New pillow technology
  • duvet/comforters/blankets
  • Sheets

Grey Divorce

  • What is a grey divorce?
  • When do people get divorced?
  • Why is grey divorce happening?
  • Factors militating staying together
  • Assets: matrimonial homes, pensions etc.
  • Division of property
  • Hiring a financial consultant
  • Spousal support
  • Advice for those considering getting a divorce

Foods That Support Sleep

  • The interconnection between nutrition and sleep
  • How sleep affects nutrition
  • Inflammation
  • The gut-brain axis
  • Melatonin
  • Circadian rhythm
  • Foods high in tryptophan
  • Foods with Gaba
  • Herbal teas
  • Caffeine, sugar, alcohol, processed foods

The Importance of Healthy Relationships

  • Why is having healthy relationships so important?
  • Communication
  • What can we do to improve our relationship skills?
  • Let people know that what they’re feeling is okay
  • Give people space
  • How do you learn how to pick up on non-verbal cues?

For more information about show sponsor Ultramatic and Adarsh Shah go here.

To learn more about Lorne Fine go here

To read Megan Horsley’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here

To learn more about Montrella Cowan, go here

#139 The Natural Treatment of Stress and Sleep, Healthy Grilling, Finding Solace in Solitude and Proper Hydration for Exercise

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 4 and 5, 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 the natural treatment of stress and sleep with Andrea Donsky, healthy grilling with Shauna Lindzon, how to find solace in solitude with Tracey Soghrati and proper hydration for exercise with Dr. Stacy Irvine.

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Treatment of Stress and Sleep

  • What can we do to deal with stress?
  • Deep breathing
  • Exercise – sleep
  • Laughter
  • Foods that battle stress
  • L-Theanine
  • Adaptogenic herbs
  • Omega-3 with high EPA’s
  • Gaba – Passion Flower
  • Magnesium
  • Stress and sleep
  • Sleep Hygiene
  • Limiting blue light

Healthy Grilling

  • Direct heat, indirect heat, combination and smoking
  • Marinating
  • Brining
  • Lid up or down
  • Grilling vegetables

Finding Solace in Solitude

  • The unhealthy way to be in solitude
  • The unhealthy internal monologue
  • Why is it so hard to be alone with our thoughts?
  • Getting stuck in a cognative vision
  • Why can solitude be a good thing?
  • Reflecting on relationships
  • Getting to know yourself
  • Building the capacity to be with yourself
  • How can you use your alone time productively?
  • Emotional regulation
  • Engaging others outside of solitude

Proper Hydration for Exercise

  • The importance of proper hydration
  • When is the best time to hydrate?
  • Hydration during exercise
  • Your thirst isn’t an accurate indicator of hydration
  • Post workout hydration
  • Cold vs. room temperature water
  • Overheating during exercise
  • Sports drinks – electrolyte replacement, sugar and caffeine
  • Alternatives to sports drinks
  • Is there such a thing as drinking too much water?
  • How do you deal with cramps?

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

For more information about Andrea Donsky go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Tracy Soghrati go here.

To learn more about Dr. Stacy Irvine go here.