#183 Warm Weather Immunity, Non-Meat Barbecuing, Relief for Stressed Adrenals and Sex and Depression

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 8 and 9, 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’ll discuss maintaining your immunity through warmer weather with Andrea Donsky, non-meat barbecuing ideas with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen, how to relieve your stressed adrenal system with Heather Lillico and the connection between sex and depression with Carlyle Jansen

We specifically discuss:

Warm Weather Immunity

  • Supporting immunity all year round is important
  • Vitamin D
  • Converting Vitamin D from the sun as we age
  • Are Canadians getting optimal levels of Vitamin D?
  • Vitamin K2
  • Food sources of Vitamin D
  • Vitamin C
  • Zinc
  • Magnesium
  • Lifestyle choices

Non-meat Barbecuing

  • Vegetables as main dishes
  • Eggplant
  • Cauliflower
  • Zucchini
  • Feta or Haloumi cheese
  • Pizza
  • Cooking mats
  • Marinating

Relief for Stressed Adrenals

  • What do adrenal glands do?
  • Cortisol and Adrenaline
  • Chronic stress
  • The symptoms of chronic stress
  • “Tired and wired”
  • Foods to support your adrenal system
  • Supplementation
  • Foods to avoid
  • Lifestyle changes

Sex and Depression

  • Symptoms of depression
  • Consequences of depression regarding sex
  • Alienation and lack of connection
  • Impact on sex drive
  • Medications
  • Maintaining intimacy and connection
  • What can we do for our partners who are depressed?

For more information about show sponsor New Roots Herbal go here.

To learn more about Andrea Donsky go here

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner-Cohen go here.

To learn more about Heather Lillico go here

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

 

#181 The Natural Treatment of Diabetes, Dealing With Anxiety and Stress, Cooking With Chocolate and Eco-Friendly Sleep Options

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on March 13 and 14, 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 the natural treatment of diabetes with Joel Thuna, dealing with anxiety and stress with Alexandra Leon, cooking with chocolate with Carolyn Tanner Cohen and eco-friendly sleep options with Adarsh Shah

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Treatment of Diabetes

  • Diabetes in Canada
  • Type 1, 2 and 3 Diabetes
  • How does Diabetes impact your health?
  • Managing Type 2 Diabetes through lifestyle
  • Diet recommendations: Carbohydrates, Salt and Fat
  • Exercise
  • Soluble and insoluble Fiber
  • Vitamin K2-MK7
  • Chromium
  • Milk Thistle
  • Ginseng

Dealing With Anxiety and Stress

  • Why do we experience stress?
  • Why is stress problematic?
  • How do people deal with stress?
  • What are the negative effects of stress?
  • Why is it difficult for us to stop stressing out?
  • How do we break the stress cycle?
  • Magnesium, L-theanin, Skull Cap, Linden and Chamomile.

Cooking With Chocolate

  • What does chocolate bring to your cooking?
  • Dutch process vs. natural cocoa powder
  • How dark should the chocolate be that you cook with?
  • Should you use “baking chocolate”?
  • Preferred brands of chocolate
  • Blocks, wafers, chips and bars

Eco-Friendly Sleep Options

  • What are most mattresses made from?
  • Can we use eco-friendly fabrics to make sleep products?
  • The manufacturing process
  • The wear and tear of natural fabrics
  • Comfort as a factor
  • Durability as a factor
  • Organic and synthetic latex
  • Organic certifications
  • Recycling mattresses
  • The “green premium”

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 Alexandra Leon and Nutripur go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here.

To learn more about Adarsh Shah and Ultramatic go here.