#180 Immunity and the Hygiene Hypothesis, Indonesian Cuisine, Sex Myths and Mistakes and Cooking With Asparagus

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on April 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 your immunity and the hygiene hypothesis with Dr. Ludovic Brunel ND, the cuisine of Indonesia with Naomi Bussin, sex myths and mistakes that people make with Carlyle Jansen and cooking with asparagus with Shauna Lindzon

We specifically discuss:

Immunity and the Hygiene Hypothesis

  • Immunity is still a relevant health and wellness topic
  • Auto-immune rates are increasing
  • “The Hygiene Hypothesis”
  • Decreasing exposure to bacteria and other microbes
  • Probiotics
  • How do probiotics trigger the auto-immune function?
  • How do probiotics get to the intestines?
  • Enteric coating
  • Can our diet help our immunity?
  • Fiber
  • Vitamin D
  • Zinc and Astragalus for older Canadians
  • Supplement recommendations

The Cuisine of Indonesia

Sex Myths and Mistakes That People Make

  • Orgasms
  • Sex techniques
  • Does size matter?
  • Everybody else is having better sex than you

Cooking with Asparagus

  • Why should we cook with asparagus?
  • Prepping and cooking your Spring asparagus
  • Storage
  • Roasted
  • Grilled
  • In puff pastry
  • In a frittata,
  • With cacio e pepe pasta
  • Pureed in soup

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

To learn more about Dr. Ludovic Brunel go here

To read Naomi Bussin’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

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

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

#159 Shopping For Mattresses and Bedding Online, Spousal Support During Covid-19, the Natural Approach to IBS, and Spices 101

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 21 and 22, 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 buying mattresses and bedding online with Adarsh Shah, spousal support during Covid-19 with Daniel Dominitz, the natural treatment of IBS with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and spices 101 with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen

We specifically discuss:

Buying Mattresses and Bedding Online

  • Can you buy mattresses and bedding online?
  • Is now the time to buy mattresses and bedding?
  • The online retail experience: quality, timing, delivery, return policy
  • Canadian consumer product standards
  • Bedding brands
  • The process
  • Expertise

Spousal Support and Covid-19

  • What is spousal support?
  • Determining entitlement to spousal support
  • Determining quantum of spousal support
  • Factors impacting the quantum of spousal support
  • Has Covid-19 changed the determination of quantum?
  • How are the courts reacting to Covid-19?
  • Court backlogs
  • Negotiations and mediation
  • Self-representation
  • Best advice for obtaining and varying support

The Natural Treatment of IBS

  • What is IBS?
  • What are the risk factors for IBS?
  • The “Fodmap” diet
  • The brain/gut connection
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Foods to avoid
  • Probiotics and Fiber
  • Supplements: peppermint, melatonin

Spices 101

  • Salt and pepper
  • Purchasing and storing spices
  • Spice recommendations
  • Peppercorns, bay leaves, cinnamon, granulated garlic, cumin, paprika, turmeric, sumac, oregano, chili powder, flaked onion and garlic, fennel seed, mustard seed
  • Herb blends: zaatar

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

To learn more about Daniel Dominitz go here

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski ND go here

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner-Cohen, go here