#159 Shopping For Mattresses and Bedding Online, Spousal Support During Covid-19, the Natural Approach to IBS, and Spices 101

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 21 and 22, 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 buying mattresses and bedding online with Adarsh Shah, spousal support during Covid-19 with Daniel Dominitz, the natural treatment of IBS with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and spices 101 with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen

We specifically discuss:

Buying Mattresses and Bedding Online

  • Can you buy mattresses and bedding online?
  • Is now the time to buy mattresses and bedding?
  • The online retail experience: quality, timing, delivery, return policy
  • Canadian consumer product standards
  • Bedding brands
  • The process
  • Expertise

Spousal Support and Covid-19

  • What is spousal support?
  • Determining entitlement to spousal support
  • Determining quantum of spousal support
  • Factors impacting the quantum of spousal support
  • Has Covid-19 changed the determination of quantum?
  • How are the courts reacting to Covid-19?
  • Court backlogs
  • Negotiations and mediation
  • Self-representation
  • Best advice for obtaining and varying support

The Natural Treatment of IBS

  • What is IBS?
  • What are the risk factors for IBS?
  • The “Fodmap” diet
  • The brain/gut connection
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Foods to avoid
  • Probiotics and Fiber
  • Supplements: peppermint, melatonin

Spices 101

  • Salt and pepper
  • Purchasing and storing spices
  • Spice recommendations
  • Peppercorns, bay leaves, cinnamon, granulated garlic, cumin, paprika, turmeric, sumac, oregano, chili powder, flaked onion and garlic, fennel seed, mustard seed
  • Herb blends: zaatar

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

To learn more about Daniel Dominitz go here

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski ND go here

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner-Cohen, go here

#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