#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.

#107 Humanizing Health Care In The Digital Age, Strong Muscles Equals Strong Bones, Holistic Holiday Gifts For The Health Conscious and Chasing Yoga Feels

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 23 and 24, 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 humanizing health care in the digital age with George Barakat, why strong muscles lead to strong bones with Dr. Stacy Irvine, holistic holiday gifts for the health conscious with Megan Horsely,  and sensation junkies chasing their “yoga feels” with Jelayna DaSilva

We specifically discuss:

Humanizing Health Care

  • Aging gracefully: “Live Your Best Life”
  • What are the problems with our current health care system?
  • Retail health as a solution to “Hallway Medicine”
  • Digital health strategy as a Canadian export strength
  • What do patients want from their health care system?
  • Visibility and clarity into health records
  • Usage of “wearables” and digital records
  • How will digital health tools be used going forward?
  • Telemedicine
  • Personalizing health care

Strong Muscles = Strong Bones

  • Bone health and morbidity
  • The cost of bone fractures to the economy
  • Bone density and preventative health
  • The connection between muscle and cortical bone density
  • Metabolic factors that impact bone health
  • Hormonal impact on bone health
  • Weightlifting
  • Diet and bone-density
  • Calcium and Vitamin D
  • When is it too late to deal with bone density?
  • Balance and stability

Holistic Holiday Gifts

  • Essential Oil Travel Pack
  • Class passes – experiential gifts
  • Personal training sessions
  • Massages
  • Workout wear and accessories
  • Health store gift cards
  • Alternative lifestyle cookbooks

Yoga Sensation Junkies

  • What is a “sensation junky”?
  • What is the problem with chasing sensations?
  • The mindful element of yoga
  • What do you get from “finding the calm” in our yoga practice?
  • Back body awareness
  • How do you find your calm?

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

To learn more about Dr. Stacy Irvine go here.

To read Megan Horsely’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To read Jelayna Da Silva’s article on Tonic Magazine go here.