#194 How Financial Stress Impacts Your Health, Boosting Your Concentration, What is Sex Therapy and Aromatherapy

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 24 and 25, 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 how financial stress impacts your mental and physical health with Mark Halpern, how to boost your concentration naturally with Alexandra Leon, what exactly is sex therapy with Carlyle Jansen and the health benefits of aromatherapy with Avree Scarcello

We specifically discuss:

Financial Stress and Your Health

  • 51% of Canadians have lost sleep over financial issues
  • Incompletions
  • What sort of financial issues do Canadians have?
  • Is planning the same as investing?
  • Who needs to be concerned about their financial planning?
  • Singles, widowed and divorced
  • Wealth and estate taxes
  • People have a choice to where their money goes
  • Philanthropy
  • The health benefits of giving
  • Is it ever too late to attend to financial planning?

Boosting Your Concentration

  • The neuron
  • How does concentration work in the brain?
  • How does memory work in the brain?
  • Omega fatty acids
  • Long term potentiation
  • Brain growth and learning
  • Sourcing omega fatty acids from our food
  • What are the signs of omega deficiency?
  • ADD and ADHD
  • Dosages

What is Sex Therapy?

  • What is a sex therapist?
  • What sort of issues do sex therapists deal with?
  • What does a session consist of?
  • Self esteem and communication
  • Couples work
  • 43% of women and 31% of men suffer from sexual dysfunction at some point
  • Medical and physical issues
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Pain and fertility
  • Addiction
  • Orgasms and enhancing sexuality
  • A sex therapist’s toolkit
  • Training and accreditation

Aromatherapy

  • What is aromatherapy?
  • Essential oils
  • How does aromatherapy work?
  • Aromatherapy candles and diffusers
  • Can aromatherapy be used on a daily basis?
  • Body oils, massage oils, lotions, shampoos and creams
  • Topical applications and allergies
  • DIY aromatherapy applications
  • A foot soak recipe

For more information about show sponsor Wealthinsurance.com and Mark Halpern go here.

To learn more about Alexandra Leon and Nutripur go here.

To read articles by Carlyle Jansen in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Avree Scarcello go here.

#189 Overcoming the Cycle of Joint Pain, Mood Boosting Summer Foods, Understanding the Non-Binary Gender Continuum and a Dragon’s Perspective on Philanthropy

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 19 and 20, 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 how to break the cycle of joint pain, inflammation and cartilage degeneration with Dr. Ludovic Brunel ND,  mood boosting Summer foods with Heather Lillico, understanding the non-binary gender continuum with Carlyle Jansen and a Dragon’s perspective on philanthropy with Vincenzo Guzzo.

We specifically discuss:

Breaking the Cycle of Joint Pain

  • Why is it that we feel pain?
  • Arthritis/chronic pain
  • What is the cause of osteoarthritis?
  • Injuries and other risk factors
  • The immune system and rheumatoid arthritis
  • How do you treat osteoarthritis?
  • 3 steps: remove inflammation, clean up debris and replenishment and rebuilding
  • How do you minimize inflammation?
  • Curcumin and Boswellia
  • Clean up the debris and dead tissue: enzymes
  • Rebuilding the cartilage: NEM, glucosamine chondroitin

Mood Boosting Summer Foods

  • Is there a connection between food and mental health?
  • Summer foods available locally in Toronto
  • Cherries: tryptophan and melatonin
  • Gooseberries/Goldenberries: fiber
  • Mustard greens: Vitamin K
  • Radicchio: stimulation of digestion, anti-oxidants
  • Summer squash: Vitamin B6
  • Bringing these foods into your diet
  • Does cooking impact the nutritional value of these foods?
  • Does when you eat matter to your mood?
  • Meal prep

Understanding the Non-Binary Gender Continuum

  • What is gender identity?
  • Non-binary gender identity
  • Gender and sex: two different things
  • Western culture vs. non-binary gender identity
  • Transsexuality and Intersexuality
  • Pronouns
  • Don’t make assumptions
  • Names and “dead names’
  • Gendered language

A Dragon’s Perspective on Philanthropy

  • Sparking the community mindset
  • The Guzzo Foundation
  • Giving is personal
  • Mental health issues caused by the pandemic
  • How do you get your business involved in philanthropy?
  • Recommendations for entrepreneurs who want to be philanthropic

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

To learn more about Dr. Ludovic Brunel ND go here

To learn more about Heather Lillico go here

To read Carlyle Jansen’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Vincenzo Guzzo go here.