#151 Make Your Bedroom A Sanctuary of Peace, Grey Divorce, Foods That Support Sleep, and Healthy Relationships

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 26 and 27, 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 make your bedroom a sanctuary of peace with Adarsh Shah, the phenomenon of grey divorce with Lorne Fine, foods that support sleep with Megan Horsley and the importance of healthy relationships with Montrella Cowan

We specifically discuss:

How To Turn Your Bedroom Into A Sanctuary of Peace

  • Pillows: “the mattress for your head”
  • How long should you use a pillow for?
  • How do you find the right pillow?
  • New pillow technology
  • duvet/comforters/blankets
  • Sheets

Grey Divorce

  • What is a grey divorce?
  • When do people get divorced?
  • Why is grey divorce happening?
  • Factors militating staying together
  • Assets: matrimonial homes, pensions etc.
  • Division of property
  • Hiring a financial consultant
  • Spousal support
  • Advice for those considering getting a divorce

Foods That Support Sleep

  • The interconnection between nutrition and sleep
  • How sleep affects nutrition
  • Inflammation
  • The gut-brain axis
  • Melatonin
  • Circadian rhythm
  • Foods high in tryptophan
  • Foods with Gaba
  • Herbal teas
  • Caffeine, sugar, alcohol, processed foods

The Importance of Healthy Relationships

  • Why is having healthy relationships so important?
  • Communication
  • What can we do to improve our relationship skills?
  • Let people know that what they’re feeling is okay
  • Give people space
  • How do you learn how to pick up on non-verbal cues?

For more information about show sponsor Ultramatic and Adarsh Shah go here.

To learn more about Lorne Fine go here

To read Megan Horsley’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here

To learn more about Montrella Cowan, 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.