Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 3 and 4, 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 men’s health issues with Ian Clark, the real meaning of yoga with Julie Watson, five annual flowers to plant in your garden now with Melissa Cameron and anxiety and the end of Covid-19 restrictions with Kevin Frankish
We specifically discuss:
Men’s Health Issues
What are the big health concerns for men?
Hormonal health: testosterone and estrogen
Calcium equilibrium: Vitamin D3 and K2-MK7
How can you have a healthy heart?
Magnesium and stress
Reproductive long term health: Pumpkin seed oil
The Real Meaning of Yoga
How do most people think about their yoga practice?
Westernization of a sacred practice
What are the ‘8 limbs’ of yoga practice?
What is the concept of Ahimsa?
What is the concept of Satya?
What is the concept of Asteya?
5 Annual Flowers to Plant in Your Garden
Why would you include annual flowers into the garden?
The concept of direct sowing
Preparing the garden for direct sowing
Dealing with poor soil
Anxiety and the End of Covid-19 Restrictions
The easing of Covid-19 restrictions
Struggling with choices and making plans
Thinking and preparing for change
Communicating your feelings
The risk of depression
The power of ‘hope’ that things can be better
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Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on February 27 and 28, 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 the importance of taking care of your heart with Carolyn Pullen, laxatives vs. fiber for your digestion with Alexandra Leon, how to calm yourself for a good night’s sleep with Heather Lillico and snacking cakes with Naomi Bussin
We specifically discuss:
The Importance of Taking Care of Your Heart
The Canadian Cardiovascular Society
Heart Health Month
Why is being aware of heart health so important?
How many Canadians are affected by heart disease?
What are the signs and symptoms of a heart attack?
What is the best course of action during a heart attack?
What do we do if we see someone having a heart attack?
Is it safe to get medical attention for your heart health during the pandemic?
How do we prevent heart disease?
Laxatives vs. Fiber for your Digestion
Why are digestive issues such a hot topic?
The gut-brain axis
Your core muscles and digestion
Why is constipation problematic?
Laxatives: working on the conduit
Fiber: working on the content
Aloe and psyllium
How do we know whether we should take a laxative or fiber?
How do we choose the right digestion product?
How to Calm Yourself for a Good Night’s Sleep
Why do people have a hard time getting to sleep?
What happens when we don’t get a good night’s sleep?
How can we “turn our brains off”?
Directing the mind: The Alphabet Task
Progressive muscle activation
Foods to help sleep: kiwis, tart cherries, oats, nuts