#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

#149 Probiotics, Hosting Vegetarians, Staying Motivated for Your Fall Yoga Practice and Highlighting Black Cookbook Authors

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 12 and 13, 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 probiotics with Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND,  strategies for hosting vegetarian guests with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen, how to stay motivated in your yoga (and fitness) practice this Fall with Jelayna Da Silva and highlighting Black cookbook authors with Naomi Bussin

We specifically discuss:

Probiotics

  • What are probiotics?
  • What are the health benefits of probiotics?
  • Boosting immunity: cold and flu etc
  • Your gut is your “second brain”
  • Can we get enough probiotics from our diet?
  • What are CFU’s?
  • How many CFU’s should you look for?
  • What should you look for in a probiotic?
  • The benefits of enteric coating
  • Degradation of probiotic colonies: manufacturing vs. expiry
  • Who should take probiotics?

Hosting Vegetarian Guests

  • Putting four things on the plate instead of three
  • Plant based proteins
  • Eggplant as a main dish
  • Cauliflower steaks
  • Pan fried Haloumi cheese
  • Zucchini fritters

Staying Motivated for Your Fall Yoga Practice

  • How can we better understand how to motivate ourselves?
  • What is a good way to motivate yourself?
  • Just show up!
  • Work from a place of acceptance
  • Body neutrality
  • How do you motivate yourself when you’re having a bad day?
  • Is not having time or space a good excuse?

Highlighting Black Cookbook Authors

  • Promoting Black cookbook authors
  • Barriers to getting published
  • Vegetable Kingdom, by Bryant Terry
  • New World Sourdough, by Bryan Ford
  • CONTEST!!! send an email to jamie@tonictoronto.com saying why you love the show to get your copy of New World Sourdough
  • The New Way to Cake, by Benjamina Ebuehi
  • Jubilee, by ToniTipton-Martin

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 Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here.

To learn more about Jelayna Da Silva go here.

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