#52 The Natural Treatment of Hemorrhoids, Genius Desserts, The Importance of Sleep and Breakfast Hacks

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 3,  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 hemorrhoids with Joel Thuna, “Genius Desserts” with Naomi Bussin, the importance of sleep with Kathleen Trotter and breakfast hacks with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen.

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Treatment of Hemorrhoids

  • What are hemorrhoids?
  • What are the symptoms of hemorrhoids?
  • 3 kinds of hemorrhoids? -Internal hemorrhoids, External hemorrhoids, Thrombosed hemorrhoids
  • Why do people get hemorrhoids?
  • The natural prevention of hemorrhoids
  • soluble and insoluble fibre
  • Laxatives
  • The natural treatment of hemorrhoids
  • Natural health ingredients

“Genius Desserts”

  • Genius Desserts” by Food 52
  • community tested recipes
  • recipes that solve problems
  • easy recipes
  • innovations
  • Vegan Chocolate Birthday Cake
  • World Peace Cookies
  • baking tips
  • reducing sugar in recipes
  • Brown Butter Rice Krispy Treats

The Importance of Sleep

  • Lack of Sleep is the new norm
  • regular sleep and the connection to health
  • How do you get more sleep?
  • Sleep routines
  • Quality of sleep
  • Hormone rebalancing
  • Sleepiness vs Tiredness

Breakfast Hacks

  • The most important meal of the day
  • Breakfast on the go
  • meal prep – individual portions
  • chia seeds
  • pancake flours
  • muffin tin frittata

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

To read Joel’s article on detoxing in Tonic Magazine go here.

To read Naomi’s article on Genius Desserts in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner-Cohen go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.

#47 Arthritis and Self-Advocacy, Meal Prep Mastery, Having that Long Term Care Conversation and Sleep Hygiene

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 29 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 talk about diagnosing and advocating Arthritis, with Janet Yale; meal prep master with Tonic Sex Expert Megan Horsley; how to have that long term care conversation with David Bernstein and sleep hygiene with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND.

Also….the Soul Segment with Lisa Marvin

We specifically discuss:

Arthritis and Advocacy

  • What is Arthritis?
  • osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • symptoms of arthritis
  • Who can diagnose arthritis
  • The Symptom Checker
  • Who is affected by arthritis?
  • chronic pain
  • self advocacy
  • medical cannabis
  • quality of life

Having that Long Term Care Conversation

  • How do you enter into the conversation?
  • The starting point: Where do they want to live?
  • retro-fitting the home
  • Issues around the living will
  • avoiding falling
  • the financial concerns
  • managing expectations
  • health binder
  • speak with the doctors
  • speak with the lawyers, accountants and investment specialists

Meal Prep Mastery

  • Are meal boxes necessary?
  • Carving out the time
  • What are the benefits of meal prep?
  • Find your inspiration
  • Buying in bulk
  • Expanding recipes – simple recipes
  • quality containers
  • what types of foods are appropriate?

THE SOUL SEGMENT: Fulfillment

Sleep Hygiene:

  • Why is sleep important?
  • sleep and weight loss
  • sleep and disease
  • sleep and aging
  • What is stopping us from sleeping properly?
  • Eating before sleep
  • Sleep rituals
  • Sleep temperature
  • Light regulation
  • snoring
  • Sleep apnea and weight loss
  • herbal remedies
  • jet lag and melatonin

For more information about show sponsor The Arthritis Society go here.

For more information about David Bernstein and Caregiver Services go here

To read Megan’s article on yoga breathing in Tonic Magazine go here.

For more information about the Big Carrot go here.

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski ND go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.