#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.

#127 Avoiding Viral and Bacterial Infections, How to “MacGyver” a Home Gym, Creating A “Dine Out” Experience at Home and Creating and Maintaining Social Connections Through Yoga

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on April 11 and 12, 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 avoid viral and bacterial infections with Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND, how to “MacGyver” a home gym with Dr. Stacy Irvine, how to create a “Dine Out” experience at home with Carolyn Tanner Cohen and creating and maintaining social connections with Jodi Fischtein

We specifically discuss:

Avoiding Viral and Bacterial Infections

  • Awareness, Avoidance, Action
  • Seasonal Influenza – viral infections
  • Vitamin D
  • Probiotics
  • Lifestyle: Nutrition, Sleep, Exercise
  • Underlying conditions: Immune compromised
  • Green Tea

“MacGyver” Your Own Home Gym

  • The importance of exercise
  • Social media tools
  • Higher incidence of injuries
  • The proper space
  • Floors and Mirrors
  • MacGyvering the equipment

Create a “Dine Out” Experience At Home

  • Take in from a restaurant
  • The ambiance and mood
  • Drinking and Cannabis at home
  • Turn off the electronic devices
  • The virtual pot-luck dinner
  • Food presentation
  • (Healthy) Sauces

Creating and Maintaining Social Connections Through Yoga

  • Being part of something
  • Activity clearing the mind
  • Yoga tools
  • Meditation and mindfulness
  • Introverts and extroverts
  • Online yoga classes and guided meditations
  • The language of yoga

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

For more information about Dr. Philip Rouchotas go here.

To learn more about Dr. Stacy Irvine go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here.

To read articles written by Jodi Fischtein in Tonic Magazine go here.