#146 Best Clinical Health Care Practices in the New Normal, Host Gifts for Backyard and Cottage Get-Togethers, Mindfulness and Loneliness and Sports Injury Triage

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 22 and 23, 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 best clinical health care practices with George Barakat, host gifts for backyard and cottage get-togethers with Carolyn Tanner Cohen, Mindfulness and Loneliness with Tracey Soghrati and sports injury triage with Dr. Stacy Irvine

We specifically discuss:

Best Clinical Health Care Practices

  • What is the ‘new normal’?
  • Protocols for medical clinics
  • Planning for the future: digital presence
  • Implementing what has been learned
  • Protecting the staff
  • The collective greater good
  • What will the best practices look like going forward?
  • Coordinating the technology

Host Gifts for Cottage or Backyard Get-Togethers

  • The job of home or cottage entertaining
  • “What can I bring?”
  • Taking care of the cocktail hour
  • Bringing a board
  • Spatchcock chicken
  • Spice rubs
  • Salad

Mindfulness and Loneliness

  • Loneliness is an epidemic
  • Can people be lonely when they’re around other people?
  • Loneliness vs. social isolation
  • The neuroscience of loneliness
  • The perception of threat
  • Losing the ability to engage
  • How do we know if we’re lonely?
  • Reengaging via mindfulness
  • Monitoring your environment
  • Accepting your experience in the moment
  • Being present in social situations

Sports Injury Triage

  • Injuries connected to doing new activities
  • Twisted ankles
  • Back pain
  • Tennis elbow/Golfer’s elbow
  • Yoga wrist

For more information about show sponsor Jack Nathan Health and George Barakat go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner-Cohen go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here

To learn more about Dr. Stacy Irvine go here.

#84 Ailments That Allicin Can Treat, Aging From a Public Health Perspective, The Benefits of Elder Companionship and Hot Topics in Lung Health

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 15 and 16, 2019 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 which ailments allicin can treat with “The Garlic Guru” Peter Josling, aging from a public health perspective with Dr. Paula Rochon, the benefits of elder companionship with Kristina Dobbin and hot topics in lung health with Chris Haromy

We specifically discuss:

What Ailments Allicin Can Treat

  • The compound Allicin
  • Bacterial skin infections – staph
  • Bacterial internal infections – e.coli, salmonella, MERSA etc.
  • Viruses – prevention of reinfection
  • Viruses – herpes, rhinovirus, Epstein-Barr
  • Fungus – candida
  • Lyme Disease

Aging From a Public Health Perspective

  • Why is it important for us to think about aging?
  • What can we do to promote health for aging adults?
  • Common sense health and wellness lifestyle decisions
  • Key differences for men and women as they age
  • Helping the aging population with drug therapies
  • What are “prescribing cascades”?

The Benefits of Elder Companionship

  • The impact of isolation and loneliness on seniors
  • Factors that increase social isolation
  • Peer health care and companionship
  • What is the extra value in companionship in care-giving?
  • The aging workforce
  • Finding the right fit between care-giver and senior
  • What factors are impacting longevity?

Hot Topics in Lung Health

  • Cannabis and risks to lung health
  • The “vaping” epidemic
  • Second hand smoke and vapor
  • The cancer risk of radon gas
  • Air pollution – smog
  • Lung Health and flu shots

Links:

For more information about show sponsor Allimax and Peter Josling go here.

To learn more about Women’s College Research Institute and Dr. Paula Rochon go here.

To learn more about Seniors For Seniors and Kristina Dobbin go here.

To learn more about the Ontario Lung Association and Chris Haromy go here.