#152 Prostate Health, Dealing With Acute Back Pain, Spicing Up Your Baking and Abstinence

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 3 and 4, 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 prostate health benefits of probiotics with Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND,  dealing with acute back pain with Dr. Erin Boynton, spicing up your baking with Naomi Bussin and the pros and cons of abstinence with Carlyle Jansen

We specifically discuss:

Prostate Health

  • What is the prostate and what does it do?
  • BPH
  • Who is affected by BPH and why?
  • How can you tell if you are suffering from BPH?
  • What can we do to treat BPH?
  • Natural health products that treat BPH
  • Saw Palmetto
  • Stinging Nettle
  • Plant Sterols
  • Rye Flour Pollen Extract
  • PSA testing for Prostate Cancer

Dealing With Acute Back Pain

  • What is acute back pain?
  • What is the cause of acute back pain?
  • The signs of a more serious condition: ie. disc herniation
  • What do you do if you’re suffering from acute back pain?
  • Rest, position, and wakening up core muscles
  • When is it time to see a doctor?
  • How long does acute back pain to resolve?
  • Who can help with sore back muscles?

Spicing Up Your Baking

  • Why include spice into your baking?
  • The New Way To Cake – Benjamina Ebuehi
  • Sumach Apple Cake, Rosemary Chocolate Mini-Tortes
  • CONTEST: Email Jamie@tonictoronto.com and explain why you love THE TONIC to win your copy of The New Way to Cake!
  • Mastering Spice – Lior Lev Sercarz
  • Cardamom, Pink Peppercorn and Urfa Chili Brownies
  • Tips for experimenting with herbs in baking
  • Silan, Mexican Chocolate, Aleppo Pepper, Cardamom and Black Pepper, Ginger, Turmeric

Abstinence

  • Defining abstinence
  • Asexuality
  • Does abstinence exclude masturbation?
  • What would lead someone to choose abstinence?
  • Fear and anxiety driving abstinence
  • Are there benefits to abstinence?
  • What are the drawbacks to abstinence?
  • Responsive desire
  • “Use it or lose it”

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

For more information about Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND go here.

To learn more about Dr. Erin Boynton go here.

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

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

#137 The Importance of Colon Health to Your Immunity, Mindful Social Activism, In-Home Fitness and Nutrition and The Natural Treatment of Allergies

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 20 and 21 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’ll discuss how your colon health impacts your immunity with Dr. Gordon Chang, how mindfulness coincides with social activism with Tracey Soghrati, in home fitness and nutrition with Megan Horsley and the natural treatment of allergies with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND

We specifically discuss:

How Does Your Colon Health Impact Your Immunity?

  • The road to good health is paved with good intestines
  • The importance of fiber
  • Fiber as a prebiotic
  • Probiotics – specific types
  • Getting probiotics from your diet
  • Digestion worsens with age
  • Digestive enzymes
  • What type of digestive enzymes are right for you?
  • What form of digestive enzyme should you look for – pill or liquid?
  • Digestion in the small intestine

Mindful Social Activism

  • Is there a link between mindfulness and social activism?
  • Rhonda Magee
  • Starting with curiosity
  • Gathering information
  • Being open and accepting
  • The role of social media vs. depth of connection

In Home Fitness and Nutrition

  • Personal training as it connects with holistic nutrition
  • Fit at home guide
  • Correcting form
  • Who is the program for?
  • The nutrition component – increasing protein
  • Wellness is a lifestyle decision – sustainability

The Natural Treatment of Allergies

  • Why do allergies occur?
  • Asthma and eczema
  • Typical treatments – antihistamines, allergy shots, cortical steroids
  • Supporting the immune system: probiotics
  • Vitamin D
  • Stinging Nettle and quercetin
  • Reducing exposure to allergens: dust reduction, hepa filters, natural cleaners

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha and Dr. Gordon Chang go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here

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

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski ND go here.