#142 Organic Herbs and Immunity, Sleep Positions for Best Rest, Summer Drink Alternatives and Yoga Outside the Studio

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
  • Adaptogens
  • A proactive approach to immunity
  • What is the process in developing herbal products?

Sleep Position

  • 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?
  • Memory foam
  • 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
  • Kombucha
  • Mocktails
  • Iced Coffee and Tea
  • Sugar alcohols

Taking Yoga Outside The Studio

  • Yoga is more than movement
  • Connection and conversation through technology and social media
  • Communication online
  • 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.

To learn more about Megan Horsley go here

To learn more about Julie Watson, go here

#136 Heart Health, How to Use and Store Fresh Herbs, How to Kick-Start Your Sex Life and Changing Unwanted Habits

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 13 and 14, 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 heart health issues with Wayne Elliot, how to use and store fresh herbs with Shauna Lindzon, kick-starting your sex life with Carlyle Jansen and how to change unwanted habits with Rod Macdonald

We specifically discuss:

Heart Health Issues

  • Heart disease – blood flow
  • Aged garlic extract – the immune system
  • Natural health and wellness products
  • Covid-19 -stress and anxiety
  • Supplementation
  • Genetically modified foods
  • Iron Earth

The Use and Storage of Fresh Herbs

  • What are the essential herbs to grow in the garden?
  • Using herbs as lettuce greens
  • Chimichurri and Salsa Verde
  • dried herbs vs. fresh herbs
  • Storage of fresh herbs
  • Purchase fresh herbs in small amounts
  • Freezing fresh herbs

How to Kick-Start Your Sex Life

  • Circumstances of kick-starting you sex life
  • What are the issues facing someone looking to kick-start their sex life?
  • What can you do to kick-start your sex life?
  • Don’t ignore the changes
  • What has worked before?
  • Embracing your vulnerability
  • Communication
  • Clearing the Air
  • Online resources
  • 52 Invitations to Great Sex – Laura Corn
  • Goodforher.com
  • Mating in Captivity – Esther Perel

How To Change Bad Habits

  • Why do people struggle with bad habits?
  • Are some people who are more susceptible to habits?
  • What habits do people struggle with?
  • Advice for someone looking to shake a habit
  • Unbiased support
  • How can coaches help?

For more information about Wayne Elliot show sponsor Strauss go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To read Carlyle Jansen’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here

To read Rod Macdonald’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.