Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 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 Natural Herbs and Immunity with Caitlin Rivett-Carnac, Sleep Positions for Best Rest with Adarsh Shah, Summer Drink Alternatives with Megan Horsley and Taking the Yoga Practice Out of the Studio with Julie Watson
We specifically discuss:
Organic Herbs and Immunity
Growing herbs for herbal remedies
Why is understanding the source of the herb important?
What is involved in growing an organic herb?
The extraction process
The formulation of immune products
A proactive approach to immunity
What is the process in developing herbal products?
What do we know about sleep?
Why do we sleep on a flat surface?
Is there a proper sleep position?
What is the purpose of the pillow?
Should we concerned if we’re sleeping on our front, side or back?
Does the hardness affect the quality of sleep?
How do we avoid neck pain while sleeping?
How do we avoid back pain?
Summer Drink Alternatives
Should we rely on alcoholic drinks to hydrate?
Added refined sugar
Alcohol is digested faster than food
Diet soda and alternatives
Iced Coffee and Tea
Taking Yoga Outside The Studio
Yoga is more than movement
Connection and conversation through technology and social media
Dismantling the membership model
Outdoor yoga classes
What will studios look like when they reopen?
Online platforms – Zoom classes
For more information about show sponsor St. Francis Herb Farm go here.
To learn more about Adarsh Shah and Ultramatic go here.
Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on April 18 and 19 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’ll discuss how your immunity system works with Dr. Gordon Chang, maintaining relationships during social isolation with Carlyle Jansen,
We specifically discuss:
How Does the Immune System Work?
There is no known proven cure for Covid-19 (yet)
Boosting the immune system
White blood cells
How do vaccines work?
Herbal immune boosters
Maintaining Relationships During Social Isolation
Downtime and space
Separation and togetherness
Setting aside time to talk
Physical connections during social distancing
Sexual relationships for singles (during Covid-19)
Fighting Stress Nutritionally
Emotional eating and the loss of control
Supporting gut health with fermented foods
Creating your own fermented foods
Foods that don’t support gut health: alcohol and sugar
Growing your own food
Dental Care During Covid-19
What do you do if you have a dental emergency?
Are there dental offices open during Covid-19 in Toronto?