#130 Managing Stress Naturally, The Anti-Viral Properties of Oil Of Oregano, Adopting Pets During Social Isolation and Is Now The Time For Self-Improvement?

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 2 and 3, 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 managing stress with Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND, the anti-viral properties of oil of oregano with Roger Baird, adopting pets during social isolation with Hannah Sotropa and whether now is the time for self-improvement with Rod MacDonald

We specifically discuss:

Managing Stress Naturally

  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Stress overlapping with depression
  • Cortisol
  • Diet and lifestyle strategy to deal with adrenal fatigue
  • Sleep and Melatonin
  • Meditation
  • Exercise
  • B Vitamins, Adaptogens
  • Medicinal Mushrooms

The Anti-Viral Properties of Oil of Oregano

  • Wild oil of oregano
  • Ingesting oil of oregano
  • What are the health benefits of oil of oregano?
  • Dental care
  • Pet use

Adopting Pets During Social Isolation

  • What are the benefits of adopting a pet?
  • What is the process of adopting a pet during Covid-19 social distancing?
  • Motives for adopting a pet
  • Pet adoption vs. pet fostering
  • Considerations when adopting a pet
  • If you’re interested in adopting or fostering a pet go here.

Is Now The Time for Self-Improvement?

  • Is Covid-19 the right time to contemplate self-improvement?
  • Self-awareness and carrying forward
  • “Baby steps”
  • Creating context
  • Does worrying and stress impede personal growth?
  • Steps to starting self-improvement
  • Accountability and structure

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

For more information about Dr. Philip Rouchotas go here.

To learn more about Roger Baird and Oil of Oregano go here.

To learn more about Toronto Humane Society go here.

To read articles written by Rod MacDonald in Tonic Magazine go here.

#125 Immune System Function and Support, Virtual Care and the Myths of Digital Health, Meatless Mondays and How Allicin Can Help Us Fight Infections

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on March 28 and 29, 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 immune system function and support with Ian Clark, Virtual Care and the Myths of Digital Health with Michael Green and Dr. Ramana Appireddy, meatless Mondays with Carolyn Tanner Cohen and how Allicin can help fight off viral and bacterial infections with Dr. Peter Josling

We specifically discuss:

Immune System Function and Support

  • How do we avoid getting sick?
  • Sympathetic and Parasympathetic systems
  • What suppresses the immune system?
  • Iodine and Magnesium
  • Keeping mentally strong
  • Pandemonium is internal

Virtual Care and the Myths of Digital Health

  • What is virtual care?
  • What are the benefits of virtual care for Canadians?
  • Can virtual care help prevent the spread of Covid-19
  • Mental health and self-isolating
  • Avoiding unnecessary journeys
  • The difficulties of virtual care
  • Misconceptions regarding virtual care
  • A doctor’s experience utilizing virtual tools
  • Patient feedback on virtual care technology

Meatless Mondays

  • Why are people considering cutting out (or down on) meat?
  • “Meatless Mondays” – going vegan one day a week
  • Vegan breakfast -oats + chia seed
  • Lentils for lunch
  • Powerball snacks
  • Cauliflower steaks for dinner

How Allicin Can Fight Infections

  • What is allicin?
  • Stabilizing allicin
  • How does allicin normalize the immune response?
  • Allicin kills bacteria and viruses
  • Can Allicin fight Covid-19?
  • Is allicin safe to take?
  • Are there contraindications for allicin?

For more information about Ian Clark show sponsor Activation Products go here.

To learn more about Michael Green and Access 2022 go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here

To learn more about Allicin and the work of Dr. Peter Josling go here.