#91 The Truths and Myths of Herbal Remedies, Male Sexual Dysfunction, What To Expect When You’re Expecting To Go To Surgery and Food Safety In Restaurants

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 3 and 4, 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 the truths and myths of herbal remedies with Joel Thuna, male sexual dysfunction with Carlyle Jansen, what you should know before going into surgery with Patrick Nellis and food safety in restaurants with Vito Marinuzzi

We specifically discuss:

The Truths and Myths of Herbal Remedies

  • Are herbal remedies drugs?
  • Advantages of herbal remedies
  • How does the government perceive herbal remedies?
  • Are herbal remedies safe/Can you overdose on them?
  • Is there scientific proof of herbal remedies?
  • Are there side effects to herbal remedies?
  • St.John’s Wort
  • Aloe Vera
  • Ginseng
  • How do you find the best possible herbal remedies?

Male Sexual Dysfunction

  • Sometimes men are not in the mood
  • Gender roles
  • The reasons for men’s lack of desire
  • Men are expected to “Man Up”
  • Do men want to be desired?
  • What are the benefits of men being desired?

What To Expect When You’re Expecting To Have Surgery

  • Why is it important for patients to prepare for surgery
  • The patient’s role in the surgery process
  • Why aren’t the doctors providing this information?
  • How do you keep track of what is important presurgery?
  • What is important to do presurgery?
  • The patient involved in the decision making process in the health care process
  • How do patients become more involved in the health care process?
  • “Ready For My Surgery”

Food Safety in Restaurants

  • What are the food safety issues that restaurants deal with?
  • Food sourcing
  • Are there really disaster restaurants really out there?
  • Restaurant inspections in Toronto
  • Warning signs that a restaurant isn’t as clean as it should be?
  • What are the signs that you’ve eaten bad food?

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

To read Joel’s articles  in Tonic Magazine go here.

To read Carlyle’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Patrick Nellis and his upcoming book “Ready For My Surgery” go here.

To learn more about Vito Marinuzzi or make a reservation at his restaurants go here.

#39 Lessons Learned in Developing Apartments, The Top Herbs and Supplements to Treat Depression, Best Middle-Eastern Recipes and the Psychological Impact of Working in The Sex Trade

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 4 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 lessons learned in developing apartments with Mitchell Abrahams, the natural treatment of depression with Ted Snider, the best Middle-Eastern recipes with Tonic Cookbook Reviewer Naomi Bussin and the psychological impact of working in the sex trade with Andrea Werhun

Also….the Soul Segment with Lisa Marvin and Pure Beauty with Dr. Kristen Ma ND

We specifically discuss:

Lessons Learned in Developing Apartments

  • The approval process of developments
  • Development charges
  • Infrastructure
  • Downloading of costs to the end-user
  • Apartment layout: planning rules are outside-in not inside out
  • Energy efficiency
  • High cost of electricity
  • The market for rental in a “World Class” city

The Top Herbs and Supplements to Treat Depression

  • do anti-depressants work?
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Curcamine (Turmeric)
  • Saffron
  • 5-HTP
  • Essential Fatty Acids (Omega 3, Omega 6)
  • B Vitamins (Folic Acid)
  • Rhodiola Rosea
  • Vitamin D
  • Probiotics

THE SOUL SEGMENT: Love and Relationships

The Best Middle-Eastern Recipes

  • Feast: Food of the Islamic World
  • Palestinian Table
  • Shaya: An Odyssey of Food
  • Golden

PURE BEAUTY: Rosecea

The Psychological Impact of Working In The Sex Trade

  • The most difficult part of being a sex worker
  • stigma
  • opinions about men
  • the toll on the body and mind
  • criminalization

Links:

For more information about show sponsor The Benvenuto Group go here.

To learn more about Ted Snider go here.

To read Naomi Bussin’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Andrea Werhun go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.

To connect with Dr. Kristen Ma of Pure+ Simple go here.