#197 Sexual Health As We Age, Growing Garlic, Cooking With Tomatoes and Stopping Self-Abandonment

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 14 and 15, 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 sexual health as we age, with Joel Thuna, growing garlic with Melissa Cameron, cooking with tomatoes with Shauna Lindzon and how to stop self-abandonment with Tracey Soghrati

We specifically discuss:

Sexual Health As We Age

  • What sexual issues arise as we age?
  • What impacts sexual health as we age?
  • Communication: with your partner and health practitioner
  • Lifestyle: the interconnection of exercise, diet, sleep and mental health
  • Supplementation: be wary
  • Imperial Ginseng: for men, not women
  • Vitamin B12
  • Protein: whey protein is best
  • Horny Goat Weed
  • Saw Palmetto: for prostate health
  • Dong Quai: “female ginseng” for vaginal dryness

 Growing Garlic

  • Why should we grow our own garlic?
  • Where to you find garlic plants to grow?
  • Hard neck and soft neck garlic
  • Planting garlic in the Fall
  • How do you plant garlic? (sunlight, depth, spacing, mulching)
  • Garlic and predators
  • Can you plant garlic from your grocery store?
  • Which parts of the garlic plant do you eat? – cloves scapes and bulbiles
  • How do you know when to harvest your garlic?
  • Do you need to dry out your garlic?
  • The “Music” varietal

Cooking With Tomatoes

  • The nutritional value of tomatoes: Lycopene
  • The versatility of tomatoes
  • How to best eat tomatoes
  • Caprese salad
  • Tomato sauce
  • Roasted tomato soup
  • Gazpacho
  • Pane con tomate, bruschetta

How To Stop Self-Abandonment

  • What does it mean to abandon yourself?
  • How does self-abandonment manifest?
  • The root causes of self-abandonment
  • What are the consequences of self-abandonment?
  • How do you overcome self-abandonment?

For more information about show sponsor Pure-Le Natural go here.

To read articles by Joel Thuna in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Melissa Cameron go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.

#150 The Health Benefits of Ginseng, More Sports Injury Triage, Dealing With Uncertainty and Navigating Sex During a Pandemic

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 19 and 20, 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 the health benefits of ginseng with Joel Thuna, part 2 of our exploration of sports injury triage with Dr. Stacy Irvine, dealing with uncertainty (in uncertain times) with Rod Macdonald and how to navigate sex during a pandemic with Carlyle Jansen

We specifically discuss:

The Health Benefits of Ginseng

  • What is ginseng?
  • Adaptogens
  • White vs. red ginseng
  • “True” ginseng: “panax” ginseng vs. other ginseng
  • Imperial ginseng/Asian ginseng
  • North American ginseng
  • Siberian Ginseng
  • Ashwagandha/Indian Ginseng
  • Brazilian Ginseng/Suma
  • Which ginseng should you take?

Sports Injury Triage Part 2

  • For Part 1 go here
  • Shin splints
  • Pulled hamstring
  • Tight hip flexors
  • Neck Pain

Dealing With Uncertainty (During Uncertain Times)

  • Why is uncertainty such a challenge for people to deal with?
  • The threshold of tolerance
  • What strategies can we employ to deal with uncertainty?
  • What can you do in the moment?
  • Who can you turn to for support?

Navigating Sex During a Pandemic

  • How is Covid-19 impacting our sexual relationships?
  • “Cuffing Season”
  • New questions and considerations in finding a partner
  • Monogamous relationships
  • Stress and the libido
  • Is sex and intimacy even more important now?
  • Should we really be wearing masks during sex?
  • Are there risks of sexual transmission of Covid-19?
  • Long distance sex and other options

For more information about show sponsor Pure-Le Natural go here.

To read articles by Joel Thuna in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Dr. Stacy Irvine go here

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

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