#137 The Importance of Colon Health to Your Immunity, Mindful Social Activism, In-Home Fitness and Nutrition and The Natural Treatment of Allergies

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 20 and 21 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 your colon health impacts your immunity with Dr. Gordon Chang, how mindfulness coincides with social activism with Tracey Soghrati, in home fitness and nutrition with Megan Horsley and the natural treatment of allergies with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND

We specifically discuss:

How Does Your Colon Health Impact Your Immunity?

  • The road to good health is paved with good intestines
  • The importance of fiber
  • Fiber as a prebiotic
  • Probiotics – specific types
  • Getting probiotics from your diet
  • Digestion worsens with age
  • Digestive enzymes
  • What type of digestive enzymes are right for you?
  • What form of digestive enzyme should you look for – pill or liquid?
  • Digestion in the small intestine

Mindful Social Activism

  • Is there a link between mindfulness and social activism?
  • Rhonda Magee
  • Starting with curiosity
  • Gathering information
  • Being open and accepting
  • The role of social media vs. depth of connection

In Home Fitness and Nutrition

  • Personal training as it connects with holistic nutrition
  • Fit at home guide
  • Correcting form
  • Who is the program for?
  • The nutrition component – increasing protein
  • Wellness is a lifestyle decision – sustainability

The Natural Treatment of Allergies

  • Why do allergies occur?
  • Asthma and eczema
  • Typical treatments – antihistamines, allergy shots, cortical steroids
  • Supporting the immune system: probiotics
  • Vitamin D
  • Stinging Nettle and quercetin
  • Reducing exposure to allergens: dust reduction, hepa filters, natural cleaners

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

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here

To read Megan Horsley’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski ND go here.

#30 Why Are There So Few New Apartments in Toronto, Sex Work in Canada and Natural Treatment of Allergies

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 2, 2018 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 why there are so few new apartments in Toronto with Mitchell Abrahams, sex work in Canada with Tonic Sex Expert Carlyle Jansen and the natural treatment of allergies with Dr. Jodi Larry ND.

We specifically discuss:

Why Are There So Few New Apartments in Toronto:

  • How did we get here?
  • Condominiums as rental stock
  • transit
  • rent controls and legislation
  • urban sprawl
  • interest rates
  • government

 

Sex Work in Canada

  • What is sex work?
  • Who are sex workers?
  • How is the sex trade regulated?
  • “The Nordic Model”
  • “The New Zealand Model”

 

Natural Treatment of Allergies:

  • the connection between food and allergies
  • sugar and inflammation
  • dairy and gluten
  • foods associated with ragweed
  • quercetin

 

Links:

For more information about The Benvenuto Group go here. 

For Carlyle’s article in Tonic Magazine on sex work go here.

For more information about Dr. Jodi Larry ND go here.