#192 Treating the Symptoms of Menopause, Getting Over Perfection, Backyard Entertaining and the Effects of Aging on Muscles, Tendons and Bones

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 10 and 11, 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’ll discuss the treatment of the symptoms of menopause with Andrea Donsky,  getting beyond perfection with Heather Lillico, backyard entertaining with Shauna Lindzon and the effects of aging on muscles, tendons and bones with Dr. Erin Boynton

We specifically discuss:

Treating the Effects of Menopause

  • The definition of menopause
  • The phases of menopause
  • Symptoms of menopause in post-menopause
  • The symptoms of menopause
  • Sleep issues
  • The glymphatic system
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Supplements that help with sleep
  • Menopause and weight gain
  • Lifestyle changes to impact weight gain
  • Andropause
  • Resources for menopause information

Getting Beyond Perfection

  • What is perfectionism?
  • How do you know if you’re a perfectionist?
  • Perfectionism and procrastination
  • The thought patterns of perfectionists
  • The positive aspects of perfectionism
  • Anxiety, loneliness and depression
  • Progress vs. perfection
  • How do you treat perfectionism?
  • Listen, lean in and let go
  • Mindfulness
  • Not losing your edge

Backyard Entertaining

  • The rules of Covid hosting
  • Buffets and personal tongs
  • Charcuterie boards
  • Preparing food in advance
  • Dips
  • Drinks

Aging and Muscles, Tendons and Bones

  • Loss of muscle mass as we age
  • Is it possible to increase muscle mass?
  • What are the symptoms of osteoporosis?
  • What are the symptoms of muscle atrophy?
  • How do you prevent osteoporosis and muscle atrophy?
  • Diet, exercise and lifestyle
  • Resistance training: body weight exercises
  • Lower weights at 10-15 repetitions
  • Frequency of resistance and cardio treatment
  • The importance of rest days
  • How do you get started?

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

To learn more about Andrea Donsky go here

To learn more about Heather Lillico go here

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Dr. Erin Boynton go here.

 

#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.