#136 Heart Health, How to Use and Store Fresh Herbs, How to Kick-Start Your Sex Life and Changing Unwanted Habits

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 13 and 14, 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 heart health issues with Wayne Elliot, how to use and store fresh herbs with Shauna Lindzon, kick-starting your sex life with Carlyle Jansen and how to change unwanted habits with Rod Macdonald

We specifically discuss:

Heart Health Issues

  • Heart disease – blood flow
  • Aged garlic extract – the immune system
  • Natural health and wellness products
  • Covid-19 -stress and anxiety
  • Supplementation
  • Genetically modified foods
  • Iron Earth

The Use and Storage of Fresh Herbs

  • What are the essential herbs to grow in the garden?
  • Using herbs as lettuce greens
  • Chimichurri and Salsa Verde
  • dried herbs vs. fresh herbs
  • Storage of fresh herbs
  • Purchase fresh herbs in small amounts
  • Freezing fresh herbs

How to Kick-Start Your Sex Life

  • Circumstances of kick-starting you sex life
  • What are the issues facing someone looking to kick-start their sex life?
  • What can you do to kick-start your sex life?
  • Don’t ignore the changes
  • What has worked before?
  • Embracing your vulnerability
  • Communication
  • Clearing the Air
  • Online resources
  • 52 Invitations to Great Sex – Laura Corn
  • Goodforher.com
  • Mating in Captivity – Esther Perel

How To Change Bad Habits

  • Why do people struggle with bad habits?
  • Are some people who are more susceptible to habits?
  • What habits do people struggle with?
  • Advice for someone looking to shake a habit
  • Unbiased support
  • How can coaches help?

For more information about Wayne Elliot show sponsor Strauss go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

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

To read Rod Macdonald’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

#134 The Health Benefits of Vitamin D, Eating Lighter For Spring, Metabolic Training and Baking Sourdough Bread

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 30 and 31, 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 health benefits of Vitamin D with Joel Thuna, eating lighter for Spring with Shauna Lindzon, whether metabolic training is right for you with Noah Schwartz and baking sourdough bread with Naomi Bussin

We specifically discuss:

The Health Benefits of Vitamin D

  • Why discuss Vitamin D?
  • What is Vitamin D?
  • Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3
  • Sunlight and Vitamin D
  • Vitamin D added to foods
  • Which form of Vitamin D should you take?
  • Osteoporosis
  • Muscle function
  • Mood and Depression
  • Stroke recovery
  • Cognitive decline
  • Cancer – slowing development, decreased risk
  • Weight gain – regulating cortisol
  • Immunity – fighting infections of the respiratory tract
  • Correct dosage

Eating Lighter For Spring

  • Asparagus
  • Beets and beet greens
  • Fiddle-heads
  • Ramps and garlic scapes
  • Ontario greenhouse vegetables – strawberries, tomatoes etc.
  • Rhubarb
  • Batch cooking Spring produce

Is Metabolic Training Right for You?

  • What is metabolic training?
  • Low impact training – walking, jogging
  • Consistency and lifestyle
  • What are the benefits of metabolic training?
  • What does a metabolic training session look like?
  • Can anybody do metabolic training?
  • Does metabolic training require a requisite level of fitness?
  • Contraindications

Baking Sourdough Bread

  • Why is everyone talking about sourdough bread?
  • The homemade bread controversy
  • What is sourdough?
  • Fermentation
  • How do you start?
  • Flour, Water, Salt, Yeast – Ken Forkish
  • Josey Baker Bread – Josey Baker
  • Bien Cuit  – Zachary Golper
  • What do you need to bake sourdough bread?
  • Broadflour – fresh milled flour in Toronto
  • Don’t throw out the sourdough discard – pancakes, waffles, brownies, crackers

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

To read articles by Joel Thuna in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here

To learn more about Noah Schwartz go here

To read articles by Naomi Bussin in Tonic Magazine go here