#172 Challenges in the Canadian Healthcare Sector, the Covid-19 Vaccines, Anxiety and Sex and the Intolerance of Uncertainty

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on February 20 and 21, 2021 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 challenges in the Canadian health care sector with George Barakat, the Covid-19 vaccines with Adarsh Shah, the connection between anxiety and sex with Carlyle Jansen and the intolerance of uncertainty with Tracey Soghrati

We specifically discuss:

Challenges in the Canadian Health Care Sector

  • What challenges face the Canadian health care industry?
  • Health equity, health care spending, evolving patient expectations and an aging population
  • What challenges face Canadian health care practitioners?
  • Telemedicine and the coordination of patient records
  • What challenges face Canadian patients?
  • The concept of “Patient First”
  • Technological solutions

The Covid-19 Vaccines

  • Which vaccines are Canadians getting?
  • The vaccination schedule
  • Does the vaccine inject a virus into our system?
  • MRNA technology
  • How is the Pfizer vaccine different from the flu vaccine?
  • Efficacy rates of Covid-19 vaccine
  • Is the Covid-19 vaccines working across all age groups?
  • What does the Covid-19 vaccine shot feel like?
  • How long does the vaccine take to work?
  • Do we have to wear a mask if we’ve received the vaccine?
  • Are the vaccines effective against Covid-19 variants?

Anxiety and Sex

  • Is it common for people to feel anxiety about sex?
  • Anxiety with new existing partners and existing sexual partners
  • How does anxiety manifest during sex?
  • Diminished desire
  • The 5-4-3-2-1 exercise
  • Mindfulness and breathing exercises
  • Better Sex Through Mindfulness
  • Move the focus to pleasure instead of orgasm
  • Are we capable of learning how to experience pleasure?
  • Healthy lifestyle leads to confidence and lowering anxiety

The Intolerance of Uncertainty

  • What is intolerance of uncertainty?
  • Doubt and uncertainty is regarded negatively: worrying becomes a positive
  • Ruminating vs. worrying
  • How does intolerance to uncertainty manifest?
  • Preferring the certainty of a bad outcome over uncertainty
  • Fear of delegation
  • Avoidance
  • Set a goal to increase tolerance to uncertainty
  • Mindfulness: learning to accept, open awareness, practice being with uncertainty

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

To learn more about Ultramatic and Adarsh Shah go here.

To read articles by Carlyle Jansen in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here

#156 Your Partner’s Prostate Health, How Technology Can Impact Your Sleep, Digestion and Your Colon and Wound Care During Covid-19

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 4 and 5, 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 natural treatment of the prostate with Andrea Donsky, how technology can impact your sleep with Adarsh Shah, colon health and your digestion with Nadia Kotsos, and wound care during Covid-19 with Dr. Hance Clarke.

We specifically discuss:

Your Partner’s Prostate Health

  • What is the prostate gland and what does it do?
  • What can happen to the prostate gland?
  • Statistics surrounding BPH
  • Causes of BPH
  • What are the symptoms of BPH?
  • BPH vs. Cancer symptoms
  • Taking responsibility for your own health
  • After a diagnosis of BPH
  • Supplements
  • Lifestyle choices

How Technology Can Impact Your Sleep

  • Technology can both enhance or inhibit sleep
  • Sleep tracking technology wearables
  • Measuring heart rate, temperature, blood oxygen levels, sound, movement and breathing
  • Withings watch
  • Oura ring
  • Sleep hygiene and electronics
  • Blue light
  • Avoiding screen time

Your Colon and Digestion

  • How do you know when you’re not digesting your food properly?
  • Looking at your poop
  • How often should you poop?
  • What does your skin tell you?
  • Colon health
  • How does poor colon health manifest?
  • Food combining
  • Resetting the digestive tract
  • A whole food diet for colon health
  • A herbal “tea-tox”
  • Aloe vera
  • Bone broth

Wound Care During Covid-19

  • What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy assists in wound care
  • Wound care in Ontario
  • Why is it important to get oxygen to a wound?
  • Flaps and grafts
  • Studying hyperbaric therapy for Covid-19
  • How has Covid-19 impacted pain and wound treatment?
  • Is wound care being impacted by telemedicine?
  • What supports are necessary to improve wound care?
  • hyperbaric.ca

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

For more information about Andrea Donsky go here.

To learn more about Adarsh Shah and Ultramatic go here.

To learn more about Nadia Kotsos go here.

To learn more about Dr. Hance Clarke go here.