#161 Medicinal Mushrooms, Hyperventilation To Rid The Body of Blood Alcohol, Chair Yoga and Exercise and Weight Loss

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 5 and 6, 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 the health benefits of medicinal mushrooms with Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND,  a new method of removing alcohol in the blood system utilizing hyperventilation with Dr. Joseph Fisher, chair yoga with Deborah Devine and exercise and weight loss with Noah Schwartz.

We specifically discuss:

Medicinal Mushrooms

  • What are the health benefits of medicinal mushrooms?
  • Lion’s Mane
  • Cordyceps
  • Reishi, Turkey’s Tail, Shiitake, Maitake
  • Hot water extraction
  • Eating mushrooms
  • Extracts, tinctures
  • Dosages and label reading
  • Who would benefit from taking mushrooms?

Hyperventilation To Rid The Body of Blood Alcohol

  • Why is it important to get blood alcohol out of the system?
  • How does the body rid itself of blood alcohol?
  • What tools are available to assist in ridding blood alcohol out of the body?
  • Supporting hyperventilation as a method of removing blood alcohol from the body
  • Potential side effects
  • The technology and the testing process

Chair Yoga

  • What is chair yoga?
  • Why is chair yoga so good for you?
  • What equipment do you need for chair yoga?
  • Contraindications
  • For health benefits how long should your practice be?
  • Micro-sessions throughout the day
  • Resources to support chair yoga
  • Get Fit Where You Sit

Exercise and Weight Loss

  • The connection between weight loss and exercise
  • Creating a calorie deficit
  • Burning more calories during rest
  • Consistency: don’t go “0 to 100”
  • Sustainability: changing small habits
  • Muscle building during Covid-19
  • Six foundational movements

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

For more information about Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND go here.

To learn more about Dr. Joseph Fisher go here.

To learn more about Deborah Devine go here.

To learn more about Noah Schwartz go here.

#125 Immune System Function and Support, Virtual Care and the Myths of Digital Health, Meatless Mondays and How Allicin Can Help Us Fight Infections

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on March 28 and 29, 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 immune system function and support with Ian Clark, Virtual Care and the Myths of Digital Health with Michael Green and Dr. Ramana Appireddy, meatless Mondays with Carolyn Tanner Cohen and how Allicin can help fight off viral and bacterial infections with Dr. Peter Josling

We specifically discuss:

Immune System Function and Support

  • How do we avoid getting sick?
  • Sympathetic and Parasympathetic systems
  • What suppresses the immune system?
  • Iodine and Magnesium
  • Keeping mentally strong
  • Pandemonium is internal

Virtual Care and the Myths of Digital Health

  • What is virtual care?
  • What are the benefits of virtual care for Canadians?
  • Can virtual care help prevent the spread of Covid-19
  • Mental health and self-isolating
  • Avoiding unnecessary journeys
  • The difficulties of virtual care
  • Misconceptions regarding virtual care
  • A doctor’s experience utilizing virtual tools
  • Patient feedback on virtual care technology

Meatless Mondays

  • Why are people considering cutting out (or down on) meat?
  • “Meatless Mondays” – going vegan one day a week
  • Vegan breakfast -oats + chia seed
  • Lentils for lunch
  • Powerball snacks
  • Cauliflower steaks for dinner

How Allicin Can Fight Infections

  • What is allicin?
  • Stabilizing allicin
  • How does allicin normalize the immune response?
  • Allicin kills bacteria and viruses
  • Can Allicin fight Covid-19?
  • Is allicin safe to take?
  • Are there contraindications for allicin?

For more information about Ian Clark show sponsor Activation Products go here.

To learn more about Michael Green and Access 2022 go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here

To learn more about Allicin and the work of Dr. Peter Josling go here.