#193 Men’s Health Over 50, Stress Urinary Incontinence, the Best Summer Dry Rubs and Positive vs. Negative Problem Orientation

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 17 and 18, 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 men’s health issues as they age with Dr. Gordon Chang, the treatment of stress urinary incontinence with Lauren Barker, the best Summer dry spice rubs with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen and positive vs. negative problem orientations with Tracey Soghrati

We specifically discuss:

Men’s Health Over 50

  • Digestion of nutrients
  • Hormonal changes
  • Necessary diet and supplementation
  • Exercise: to help with testosterone
  • Supplementing for testosterone
  • Glucosamine
  • Protein
  • Multivitamins
  • Phytonutrients
  • Adaptogenic herbs
  • Antioxidants

Stress Urinary Incontinence

  • What is Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)?
  • Why is SUI a taboo subject?
  • How common is SUI?
  • Managing SUI vs. solving the problem
  • Traditional pessaries and non-invasive solutions
  • Kegel exercises
  • Why does SUI impact women more as they age?
  • OFFER !!! $50 off of Uresta (available until July 31, 2021)

The Best Summer Dry Rubs

  • Dry rubs vs. marinades
  • What is a dry rub?
  • What are the best ways to apply a dry rub?
  • Should there be sugar in the dry rub?
  • Corn starch in dry rubs for a crust for steaks in cast iron
  • Porcini mushroom rub
  • Ratio of dry rub to meat
  • Dry rubs on vegetables

Positive vs. Negative Problem Orientation

  • Why does how we approach problems matter?
  • If you approach a problem negatively…
  • What is a negative problem orientation?
  • What is a positive problem orientation?
  • Positive problem orientation is a learnable skill
  • How does pessimism factor in?
  • Asking for help

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha and Dr. Gordon Chang go here.

To learn more about Lauren Barker and Uresta go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner-Cohen go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.

#191 Men’s Health Issues, the Real Meaning of Yoga, Five Annual Flowers to Plant in Your Garden and Anxiety and the End of Covid-19 Restrictions

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 3  and 4, 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 men’s health issues with Ian Clark, the real meaning of yoga with Julie Watson, five annual flowers to plant in your garden now with Melissa Cameron and anxiety and the end of Covid-19 restrictions with Kevin Frankish

We specifically discuss:

Men’s Health Issues

  • What are the big health concerns for men?
  • Hormonal health: testosterone and estrogen
  • Calcium equilibrium: Vitamin D3 and K2-MK7
  • How can you have a healthy heart?
  • Magnesium and stress
  • Reproductive long term health: Pumpkin seed oil

The Real Meaning of Yoga

  • How do most people think about their yoga practice?
  • Westernization of a sacred practice
  • What are the ‘8 limbs’ of yoga practice?
  • What is the concept of Ahimsa?
  • What is the concept of Satya?
  • What is the concept of Asteya?

5 Annual Flowers to Plant in Your Garden

  • Why would you include annual flowers into the garden?
  • The concept of direct sowing
  • Preparing the garden for direct sowing
  • Sunflowers
  • Calendula
  • Nasturtium
  • Cosmos
  • Zinnias
  • Dealing with poor soil
  • Edible flowers
  • Harvesting flowers
  • Storing seeds

Anxiety and the End of Covid-19 Restrictions

  • The easing of Covid-19 restrictions
  • Social anxiety
  • Struggling with choices and making plans
  • Thinking and preparing for change
  • Communicating your feelings
  • The risk of depression
  • The power of ‘hope’ that things can be better

To learn more about Ian Clark and Activation Products go here.

To learn more about Julie Watson go here.

To learn more about Melissa Cameron go here

To learn more about Kevin Frankish and his blog go here.