#192 Treating the Symptoms of Menopause, Getting Over Perfection, Backyard Entertaining and the Effects of Aging on Muscles, Tendons and Bones

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 10 and 11, 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 the treatment of the symptoms of menopause with Andrea Donsky,  getting beyond perfection with Heather Lillico, backyard entertaining with Shauna Lindzon and the effects of aging on muscles, tendons and bones with Dr. Erin Boynton

We specifically discuss:

Treating the Effects of Menopause

  • The definition of menopause
  • The phases of menopause
  • Symptoms of menopause in post-menopause
  • The symptoms of menopause
  • Sleep issues
  • The glymphatic system
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Supplements that help with sleep
  • Menopause and weight gain
  • Lifestyle changes to impact weight gain
  • Andropause
  • Resources for menopause information

Getting Beyond Perfection

  • What is perfectionism?
  • How do you know if you’re a perfectionist?
  • Perfectionism and procrastination
  • The thought patterns of perfectionists
  • The positive aspects of perfectionism
  • Anxiety, loneliness and depression
  • Progress vs. perfection
  • How do you treat perfectionism?
  • Listen, lean in and let go
  • Mindfulness
  • Not losing your edge

Backyard Entertaining

  • The rules of Covid hosting
  • Buffets and personal tongs
  • Charcuterie boards
  • Preparing food in advance
  • Dips
  • Drinks

Aging and Muscles, Tendons and Bones

  • Loss of muscle mass as we age
  • Is it possible to increase muscle mass?
  • What are the symptoms of osteoporosis?
  • What are the symptoms of muscle atrophy?
  • How do you prevent osteoporosis and muscle atrophy?
  • Diet, exercise and lifestyle
  • Resistance training: body weight exercises
  • Lower weights at 10-15 repetitions
  • Frequency of resistance and cardio treatment
  • The importance of rest days
  • How do you get started?

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

To learn more about Andrea Donsky go here

To learn more about Heather Lillico go here

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Dr. Erin Boynton go here.

 

#156 Your Partner’s Prostate Health, How Technology Can Impact Your Sleep, Digestion and Your Colon and Wound Care During Covid-19

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 4 and 5, 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 natural treatment of the prostate with Andrea Donsky, how technology can impact your sleep with Adarsh Shah, colon health and your digestion with Nadia Kotsos, and wound care during Covid-19 with Dr. Hance Clarke.

We specifically discuss:

Your Partner’s Prostate Health

  • What is the prostate gland and what does it do?
  • What can happen to the prostate gland?
  • Statistics surrounding BPH
  • Causes of BPH
  • What are the symptoms of BPH?
  • BPH vs. Cancer symptoms
  • Taking responsibility for your own health
  • After a diagnosis of BPH
  • Supplements
  • Lifestyle choices

How Technology Can Impact Your Sleep

  • Technology can both enhance or inhibit sleep
  • Sleep tracking technology wearables
  • Measuring heart rate, temperature, blood oxygen levels, sound, movement and breathing
  • Withings watch
  • Oura ring
  • Sleep hygiene and electronics
  • Blue light
  • Avoiding screen time

Your Colon and Digestion

  • How do you know when you’re not digesting your food properly?
  • Looking at your poop
  • How often should you poop?
  • What does your skin tell you?
  • Colon health
  • How does poor colon health manifest?
  • Food combining
  • Resetting the digestive tract
  • A whole food diet for colon health
  • A herbal “tea-tox”
  • Aloe vera
  • Bone broth

Wound Care During Covid-19

  • What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy assists in wound care
  • Wound care in Ontario
  • Why is it important to get oxygen to a wound?
  • Flaps and grafts
  • Studying hyperbaric therapy for Covid-19
  • How has Covid-19 impacted pain and wound treatment?
  • Is wound care being impacted by telemedicine?
  • What supports are necessary to improve wound care?
  • hyperbaric.ca

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

For more information about Andrea Donsky go here.

To learn more about Adarsh Shah and Ultramatic go here.

To learn more about Nadia Kotsos go here.

To learn more about Dr. Hance Clarke go here.