#175 Managing Menopause Symptoms Naturally, The Treatment of Frozen Shoulders, Yoga Nidra and Umami

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 managing the symptoms of menopause naturally with Joel Thuna, the treatment of frozen shoulders with Dr. Erin Boynton, the practice of Yoga Nidra with Sari Nisker Fox and the flavour of umami with Shauna Lindzon

We specifically discuss:

Treating the Symptoms of Menopause Naturally

  • What is menopause and when does it occur?
  • The role of oestrogen
  • Menopause symptoms
  • Is hormone replacement therapy still viable?
  • General health heading into menopause
  • Vitamin D and K2
  • What are hot flashes and how can they be treated?
  • What is the cause of vaginal dryness and how can it be treated?
  • Hormonal changes and mood
  • The connection between menopause and bone density

Treating Frozen Shoulders

  • What is a frozen shoulder?
  • How do you get a frozen shoulder?
  • What does a frozen shoulder feel like?
  • Can you treat a frozen shoulder?
  • Isometric contractions
  • Natural treatment and lifestyle
  • Cortisone treatment
  • Physical therapy and acupuncture

Yoga Nidra

  • What is yoga nidra?
  • The guided meditation experience
  • What do you do in yoga nidra?
  • Relaxing the body parts from head to toe
  • What do you need to practice yoga nidra?
  • How does yoga nidra make you feel?
  • How does yoga nidra help you?
  • Meditation

The Fifth Flavour Profile: Umami

  • What is umami?
  • Sources of umami
  • Umami to replace salt
  • The role of umami in cooking
  • Cooking with umami ingredients
  • Miso, fish sauce, anchovies, dehydrated mushrooms

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. Erin Boynton go here.

To learn more about Sari Nisker Fox go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon 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.