#161 Medicinal Mushrooms, Hyperventilation To Rid The Body of Blood Alcohol, Chair Yoga and Exercise and Weight Loss

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 5 and 6, 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 medicinal mushrooms with Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND,  a new method of removing alcohol in the blood system utilizing hyperventilation with Dr. Joseph Fisher, chair yoga with Deborah Devine and exercise and weight loss with Noah Schwartz.

We specifically discuss:

Medicinal Mushrooms

  • What are the health benefits of medicinal mushrooms?
  • Lion’s Mane
  • Cordyceps
  • Reishi, Turkey’s Tail, Shiitake, Maitake
  • Hot water extraction
  • Eating mushrooms
  • Extracts, tinctures
  • Dosages and label reading
  • Who would benefit from taking mushrooms?

Hyperventilation To Rid The Body of Blood Alcohol

  • Why is it important to get blood alcohol out of the system?
  • How does the body rid itself of blood alcohol?
  • What tools are available to assist in ridding blood alcohol out of the body?
  • Supporting hyperventilation as a method of removing blood alcohol from the body
  • Potential side effects
  • The technology and the testing process

Chair Yoga

  • What is chair yoga?
  • Why is chair yoga so good for you?
  • What equipment do you need for chair yoga?
  • Contraindications
  • For health benefits how long should your practice be?
  • Micro-sessions throughout the day
  • Resources to support chair yoga
  • Get Fit Where You Sit

Exercise and Weight Loss

  • The connection between weight loss and exercise
  • Creating a calorie deficit
  • Burning more calories during rest
  • Consistency: don’t go “0 to 100”
  • Sustainability: changing small habits
  • Muscle building during Covid-19
  • Six foundational movements

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

For more information about Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND go here.

To learn more about Dr. Joseph Fisher go here.

To learn more about Deborah Devine go here.

To learn more about Noah Schwartz go here.

#130 Managing Stress Naturally, The Anti-Viral Properties of Oil Of Oregano, Adopting Pets During Social Isolation and Is Now The Time For Self-Improvement?

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 2 and 3, 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 managing stress with Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND, the anti-viral properties of oil of oregano with Roger Baird, adopting pets during social isolation with Hannah Sotropa and whether now is the time for self-improvement with Rod MacDonald

We specifically discuss:

Managing Stress Naturally

  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Stress overlapping with depression
  • Cortisol
  • Diet and lifestyle strategy to deal with adrenal fatigue
  • Sleep and Melatonin
  • Meditation
  • Exercise
  • B Vitamins, Adaptogens
  • Medicinal Mushrooms

The Anti-Viral Properties of Oil of Oregano

  • Wild oil of oregano
  • Ingesting oil of oregano
  • What are the health benefits of oil of oregano?
  • Dental care
  • Pet use

Adopting Pets During Social Isolation

  • What are the benefits of adopting a pet?
  • What is the process of adopting a pet during Covid-19 social distancing?
  • Motives for adopting a pet
  • Pet adoption vs. pet fostering
  • Considerations when adopting a pet
  • If you’re interested in adopting or fostering a pet go here.

Is Now The Time for Self-Improvement?

  • Is Covid-19 the right time to contemplate self-improvement?
  • Self-awareness and carrying forward
  • “Baby steps”
  • Creating context
  • Does worrying and stress impede personal growth?
  • Steps to starting self-improvement
  • Accountability and structure

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

For more information about Dr. Philip Rouchotas go here.

To learn more about Roger Baird and Oil of Oregano go here.

To learn more about Toronto Humane Society go here.

To read articles written by Rod MacDonald in Tonic Magazine go here.