#151 Make Your Bedroom A Sanctuary of Peace, Grey Divorce, Foods That Support Sleep, and Healthy Relationships

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 26 and 27, 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 how to make your bedroom a sanctuary of peace with Adarsh Shah, the phenomenon of grey divorce with Lorne Fine, foods that support sleep with Megan Horsley and the importance of healthy relationships with Montrella Cowan

We specifically discuss:

How To Turn Your Bedroom Into A Sanctuary of Peace

  • Pillows: “the mattress for your head”
  • How long should you use a pillow for?
  • How do you find the right pillow?
  • New pillow technology
  • duvet/comforters/blankets
  • Sheets

Grey Divorce

  • What is a grey divorce?
  • When do people get divorced?
  • Why is grey divorce happening?
  • Factors militating staying together
  • Assets: matrimonial homes, pensions etc.
  • Division of property
  • Hiring a financial consultant
  • Spousal support
  • Advice for those considering getting a divorce

Foods That Support Sleep

  • The interconnection between nutrition and sleep
  • How sleep affects nutrition
  • Inflammation
  • The gut-brain axis
  • Melatonin
  • Circadian rhythm
  • Foods high in tryptophan
  • Foods with Gaba
  • Herbal teas
  • Caffeine, sugar, alcohol, processed foods

The Importance of Healthy Relationships

  • Why is having healthy relationships so important?
  • Communication
  • What can we do to improve our relationship skills?
  • Let people know that what they’re feeling is okay
  • Give people space
  • How do you learn how to pick up on non-verbal cues?

For more information about show sponsor Ultramatic and Adarsh Shah go here.

To learn more about Lorne Fine go here

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

To learn more about Montrella Cowan, go here

#147 Living With Parkinson’s Disease, How the Right Mattress Cushioning Can Help You Sleep, The Treatment of Wear and Tear Injuries and the Health Benefits of Juice

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 29 and 30, 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 what it’s like to live with Parkinson’s disease with Linda Berard, how the right mattress cushioning can help you sleep with Adarsh Shah, the treatment of wear and tear injuries with Dr. Erin Boynton and the health benefits of juice with Nadia Kostos

We specifically discuss:

Living with Parkinson’s Disease

  • The diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease
  • Is Parkinson’s Disease hereditary?
  • What is it like to receive a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease?
  • Parkinson’s is an ‘underestimated’ disease
  • Coping with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Advice for those who are diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Advice for family and friends
  • Linda’s support group Entraidonsnous
  • The importance of participating in research

How the Right Mattress Cushioning Can Help You Sleep

  • Does the way you sleep impact what sort of mattress firmness you need?
  • Firmness of mattresses
  • People who sleep on their side
  • People who sleep on their stomach
  • People who sleep on their back
  • People who move around: the majority of us
  • How does weight correlate to mattress firmness?
  • The pros and cons of spring mattresses
  • The pros and cons of memory foam, latex and gel mattresses

Wear and Tear Injuries

  • What are wear and tear injuries?
  • What can we do to stop our body from deteriorating?
  • The ‘head forward’ posture
  • Get the good molecules
  • Stretching and foam rolling
  • The time and place for surgery
  • Fixing the movement¬† problem: Kinetics
  • The appropriateness of cortisone
  • Stem cell treatment
  • The age old question: Hot or cold treatment for pain?

The Health Benefits of Juice

  • Who would benefit from drinking juice?
  • The process of making cold pressed juice
  • How does juice help alleviate stress?
  • Juicing for those who’ve had surgery
  • Juicing for those who have trouble digesting
  • Juices with soluble fiber
  • Juices for seniors
  • Are there any contraindications for juice?
  • The importance of an alkaline balance

For more information about show sponsor Parkinson Canada go here.

To learn more about Linda Berard and her support group go here.

To learn more about Ultramatic and Adarsh Shah go here

To learn more about Dr. Erin Boynton go here.

To learn more about Nadia Kostos go here