#57 Getting a Good Night’s Sleep, Why You Should Indulge Over the Holidays, Vertical Farming and Cannabis and Christmas

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 8th and 9th, 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 chat about boosting energy with Dr. Gordon Chang; discuss why you should indulge over the holidays with Megan Horsley; learn all about vertical farming with Bob Legault and cannabis during Christmas with Rick Gillman. And there’s a Soul Segment too!

We specifically discuss:

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep:

  • Why do we get less sleep this time of year?
  • Sunlight and Vitamin D
  • Stress of the season
  • Valerian
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Kava Kava
  • Magnesium
  • Melatonin
  • Lifestyle changes for sleep
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Why do we need to sleep?

Why You Should Indulge Over The Holidays:

  • Why do some people dread this time of year?
  • Setting up parameters
  • Its the holidays (stupid) – enjoy
  • Bring your own healthy food to the celebration
  • Mixing it up for your metabolism – avoiding starvation mode
  • Reducing fat or eating good fats
  • Indulging before New Years

Vertical Farming:

  • What is vertical farming?
  • LED lighting mimicking sunlight
  • What are the benefits of vertical farming?
  • Hydroponics and Aquaponics
  • Recycling process
  • Is vertical farming cost effective?
  • Is this considered an organic product?

SOUL SEGMENT: Your Love Life

Cannabis and Christmas:

  • What issues and problems are people dealing with this time of year?
  • PTSD, Anxiety and Depression
  • How does cannabis help with mental health issues?
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Cannabis strains for mental health issues
  • Cannabis and interactions with alcohol
  • Cannabis and gift giving
  • Cannabis and the holiday celebrations
  • Cannabis dosing in holiday foods

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha go here.

To read Megan Horsley’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about vertical farming and Back 40 Growers go here.

To read Rick Gillman’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.

#52 The Natural Treatment of Hemorrhoids, Genius Desserts, The Importance of Sleep and Breakfast Hacks

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 3,  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 the natural treatment of hemorrhoids with Joel Thuna, “Genius Desserts” with Naomi Bussin, the importance of sleep with Kathleen Trotter and breakfast hacks with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen.

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Treatment of Hemorrhoids

  • What are hemorrhoids?
  • What are the symptoms of hemorrhoids?
  • 3 kinds of hemorrhoids? -Internal hemorrhoids, External hemorrhoids, Thrombosed hemorrhoids
  • Why do people get hemorrhoids?
  • The natural prevention of hemorrhoids
  • soluble and insoluble fibre
  • Laxatives
  • The natural treatment of hemorrhoids
  • Natural health ingredients

“Genius Desserts”

  • Genius Desserts” by Food 52
  • community tested recipes
  • recipes that solve problems
  • easy recipes
  • innovations
  • Vegan Chocolate Birthday Cake
  • World Peace Cookies
  • baking tips
  • reducing sugar in recipes
  • Brown Butter Rice Krispy Treats

The Importance of Sleep

  • Lack of Sleep is the new norm
  • regular sleep and the connection to health
  • How do you get more sleep?
  • Sleep routines
  • Quality of sleep
  • Hormone rebalancing
  • Sleepiness vs Tiredness

Breakfast Hacks

  • The most important meal of the day
  • Breakfast on the go
  • meal prep – individual portions
  • chia seeds
  • pancake flours
  • muffin tin frittata

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

To read Joel’s article on detoxing in Tonic Magazine go here.

To read Naomi’s article on Genius Desserts in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner-Cohen go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.