#150 The Health Benefits of Ginseng, More Sports Injury Triage, Dealing With Uncertainty and Navigating Sex During a Pandemic

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 19 and 20, 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 ginseng with Joel Thuna, part 2 of our exploration of sports injury triage with Dr. Stacy Irvine, dealing with uncertainty (in uncertain times) with Rod Macdonald and how to navigate sex during a pandemic with Carlyle Jansen

We specifically discuss:

The Health Benefits of Ginseng

  • What is ginseng?
  • Adaptogens
  • White vs. red ginseng
  • “True” ginseng: “panax” ginseng vs. other ginseng
  • Imperial ginseng/Asian ginseng
  • North American ginseng
  • Siberian Ginseng
  • Ashwagandha/Indian Ginseng
  • Brazilian Ginseng/Suma
  • Which ginseng should you take?

Sports Injury Triage Part 2

  • For Part 1 go here
  • Shin splints
  • Pulled hamstring
  • Tight hip flexors
  • Neck Pain

Dealing With Uncertainty (During Uncertain Times)

  • Why is uncertainty such a challenge for people to deal with?
  • The threshold of tolerance
  • What strategies can we employ to deal with uncertainty?
  • What can you do in the moment?
  • Who can you turn to for support?

Navigating Sex During a Pandemic

  • How is Covid-19 impacting our sexual relationships?
  • “Cuffing Season”
  • New questions and considerations in finding a partner
  • Monogamous relationships
  • Stress and the libido
  • Is sex and intimacy even more important now?
  • Should we really be wearing masks during sex?
  • Are there risks of sexual transmission of Covid-19?
  • Long distance sex and other options

For more information about show sponsor Pure-Le Natural go here.

To read articles by Joel Thuna in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Dr. Stacy Irvine go here

To read Rod Macdonald’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here

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

#136 Heart Health, How to Use and Store Fresh Herbs, How to Kick-Start Your Sex Life and Changing Unwanted Habits

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 13 and 14, 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 heart health issues with Wayne Elliot, how to use and store fresh herbs with Shauna Lindzon, kick-starting your sex life with Carlyle Jansen and how to change unwanted habits with Rod Macdonald

We specifically discuss:

Heart Health Issues

  • Heart disease – blood flow
  • Aged garlic extract – the immune system
  • Natural health and wellness products
  • Covid-19 -stress and anxiety
  • Supplementation
  • Genetically modified foods
  • Iron Earth

The Use and Storage of Fresh Herbs

  • What are the essential herbs to grow in the garden?
  • Using herbs as lettuce greens
  • Chimichurri and Salsa Verde
  • dried herbs vs. fresh herbs
  • Storage of fresh herbs
  • Purchase fresh herbs in small amounts
  • Freezing fresh herbs

How to Kick-Start Your Sex Life

  • Circumstances of kick-starting you sex life
  • What are the issues facing someone looking to kick-start their sex life?
  • What can you do to kick-start your sex life?
  • Don’t ignore the changes
  • What has worked before?
  • Embracing your vulnerability
  • Communication
  • Clearing the Air
  • Online resources
  • 52 Invitations to Great Sex – Laura Corn
  • Goodforher.com
  • Mating in Captivity – Esther Perel

How To Change Bad Habits

  • Why do people struggle with bad habits?
  • Are some people who are more susceptible to habits?
  • What habits do people struggle with?
  • Advice for someone looking to shake a habit
  • Unbiased support
  • How can coaches help?

For more information about Wayne Elliot show sponsor Strauss go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

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

To read Rod Macdonald’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.