#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

#42 The Natural Treatment of Inflammation and Joint Pain, Building a “Kindful” Nation, Hydration and Returning to your Passion

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 25th, 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 the natural treatment of inflammation and joint health with Tawnya Ritco; building a “kindful” nation with Bhante  Saranapala “The Urban Buddhist Monk”, hydration with Tonic Holistic Nutritionist Megan Horsley and returning to your passion with street artist Mr. Hydde.

Also….The Soul Segment with Lisa Marvin and Pure Beauty with Dr. Kristen Ma ND

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Treatment of Inflammation and Joint Health:

  • What is inflammation?
  • Inflammation and pain
  • Response to injury
  • stress and inflammation
  • diet and inflammation
  • turmeric, celery
  • supplementation
  • hydration
  • pain and mental health
  • diaphragmatic breathing

Building a “Kindful” Nation:

  • What does it mean to be “kindful”?
  • mindfulness
  • kindness
  • being kind to yourself
  • do no harm to yourself or others
  • shifting attention
  • creating a kindful nation in Canada
  • canadaamindfulnation.ca

THE SOUL SEGMENT: Celebrity Reading

Summer Hydration:

  • The importance of water in the body
  • electrolytes
  • hydration is seasonal
  • tap water – chlorine and fluoride
  • fluoride and iodine
  • spring water
  • water filtration system
  • other fluids: coconut water, maple water

PURE BEAUTY: Basil and Holy Basil

Returning to your Passion

  • Walking away from your passion
  • Coming close to success
  • Coming back to your passion
  • Refocusing the attention
  • Creating for yourself, but connecting to the world
  • Momentum
  • Enjoying the process over the result
  • The Bushwick Collective

Links:

For more information about show sponsor Purica go here.

To learn more about the Urban Buddhist Monk and Mindful Canada Symposium go here.

To learn more about Mr. Hydde go here.

To learn more about Megan Horsley go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.

To connect with Dr. Kristen Ma of Pure+ Simple go here.