#138 Assembling an All-Natural First Aid Kit, The Importance of a Good Night’s Sleep, The Health Benefits of Turmeric and The Future of Restaurants in Toronto

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,
  • Lemon eucalyptus
  • Digital thermometer
  • White willow bark
  • Saline solution
  • Arnica or comfrey cream
  • Aloe vera
  • 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
  • Deep sleep
  • 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
  • Supplement potency
  • Inflammation and joint health
  • Antioxidant
  • Liver health
  • Skin conditions
  • Brain health and moods
  • Immunity
  • Staining
  • The process of growing and manufacturing turmeric as a supplement
  • What should you look for in a turmeric supplement?
  • Contraindications

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
  • Co-branding
  • 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
  • Brand extension

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 Adarsh and Ultramatic go here

To learn more about Dr. Nick Bitz ND and Youtheory go here

To learn more about Vito Marinuzzi and support his restaurants, 7 Numbers, go here

#133 Stress, Inflammation and Your Health, Divorce over 50, Improving Your Digestion and the Connection Between Sex and Depression

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 23 and 24 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 stress and inflammation impacts your health with Dr. Gordon Chang, Divorce over 50 with Mara Marcello, improving your digestion with Megan Horsley and the connection between depression and sex with Carlyle Jansen

We specifically discuss:

How Do Inflammation and Stress Impact Your Health?

  • Inflammation and the body’s response
  • Acute inflammation leads to an overreaction by white blood cells
  • Covid-19 and white blood cells attacking lung lining
  • Controlling the inflammation: anti-inflammatory treatment
  • Free radicals
  • Anti-oxidants
  • Can you get anti-oxidants from your diet?
  • Supplementation

Divorce over 50

  • Is Covid-19 driving more inquires about divorce?
  • Can you get a divorce during Covid-19?
  • The Grey Divorce
  • What issues are unique to those divorcing over 50?
  • The key issue: the financial picture
  • Research is the first step
  • Divorce coach

How To Improve Your Digestion

  • Drinking (lots of) water
  • When should you drink water?
  • Avoid known allergens
  • Eat slowly and calmly
  • Chewing
  • Don’t cook or eat when you’re upset
  • Seek out a health practitioner

Sex and Depression

  • Anxiety and depression impacting sex
  • Sex as a coping mechanism during Covid-19
  • Signs of depression
  • How do you raise the issue with your partner?
  • How does depression manifest physically?
  • Depression medication impacting sex
  • Can you have a sexual relationship if suffering with depression?
  • Can sex help someone suffering with depression?
  • Tips to maintain a sex life during depression

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha and Dr. Gordon Chang go here.

To learn more about Mara Marcello and Divorce Angels go here

To read Megan Horsley’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here

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