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 June 27 and 28, 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 assemble an all-natural first aid kit with Joel Thuna, why sleep is so important to your health with Adarsh Shah, the health benefits of turmeric with Dr. Nick Bitz ND and the future of restaurants in Toronto with Vito Marinuzzi
We specifically discuss:
Assembling an All-Natural First Aid Kit
Why should you have a natural first aid kit?
Knowledge of first aid is your first tool
Home, vacation, office and auto first aid kits
What every kit needs to have
The auto first aid kit: hand sanitizer, elastic bandages, tea tree ointment, ginger
The camping/hiking kit: probiotics, activated charcoal, insect sting relief pads,
White willow bark
Arnica or comfrey cream
Chamomile tea bags
Organic elderberry capsules
Organic turmeric capsules
NOT MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Lavender Oil, Valerian Extract, Sterile Syringe, Clove Oil, Capsicum Cream
Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
What is a good night’s sleep?
The sleep cycle
Why do some have difficulty getting to sleep?
Creating a calm environment for sleep
Eliminating blue light
Sleep and mood
How do we avoid waking up at night?
Alcohol impacts the sleep cycle
Age and the necessity for sleep
The Health Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric and curcumin
Inflammation and joint health
Brain health and moods
The process of growing and manufacturing turmeric as a supplement
What should you look for in a turmeric supplement?
The Future of Restaurants in Toronto
Coping with Covid-19 as a small business
Preserving the brand
Survival and trail-blazing
“Moving the wheel” -$20 four course dinners
Federal, Provincial and Municipal efforts to support small business
Issues in re-opening a restaurant in the future
Take-out and Pick-up orders
Ubereats and other delivery services
For more information about show sponsor Pure-Le Natural go here.
To read articles by Joel Thuna in Tonic Magazine go here.