#157 Garlic to Boost Immunity, Testosterone and Men’s Health, The Top Tips for Cooking With Online Recipes and Hypofrontality and Mindfulness

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on March 28 and 29, 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 how garlic can boost your immunity with Dr. Peter Josling, testosterone and men’s health with Robert Pierce, tips for cooking with online recipes with Shauna Lindzon and hypofrontality and mindfulness with Tracey Soghrati

We specifically discuss:

Garlic and Boosting Immunity

  • Keeping your immune system strong
  • Allicin, Vitamin D and Vitamin C
  • “Power Foods”
  • What is stabilized Allicin?
  • Why is Allicin effective?
  • Allicin vs. other garlic compounds
  • Contraindications
  • Side effects

Testosterone and Men’s Health

  • What does male pattern baldness tell you about a man’s health?
  • Signifiers of a hormone imbalance
  • Factors that can cause lower testosterone
  • Dealing with cortisol and estrogen
  • How do you keep up your testosterone levels up?
  • Top tips for men to live by

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The Top Tips For Cooking With Online Recipes

  • Deciding which online recipe to use
  • Curated classic cooking websites
  • Cooking technique websites
  • Read the whole recipe before you start
  • How relevant are the comment sections?
  • Recommended websites
  • Recipe editing
  • Food photography
  • Top Tip: look for recipes with fewer steps

Hypofrontality, Addiction and Mindfulness

  • What is hypofrontality?
  • The pre-frontal cortex
  • The amygdala and a “low boiling point”
  • The limbic system
  • The brain’s reward system
  • Impulse control, risk taking and addiction
  • How does mindfulness help with hypofrontality?

To learn more about Allicin and the work of Dr. Peter Josling go here.

For more information about Robert Pierce and Prairie Naturals go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here

 

#148 Bolstering Your Libido Under Stress, Changing Our Diet as We Age, Naturopathy as it Interconnects with Allopathy and Mindfulness, Middle Age and Self-Actualization

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 5 and 6, 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’ll discuss how to treat a libido under stress with Dr. Gordon Chang, whether it is necessary to change our diet as we age with Shauna Lindzon, naturopathy as it interconnects with allopathy with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and mindfulness, middle age and self-actualization with Tracey Soghrati.

We specifically discuss:

Your Libido Under Stress

  • How is Covid-19 (stress) affecting your libido?
  • Lifestyle approaches to reducing stress
  • How does stress manifest in the body?
  • Herbs to help with sleep
  • Exercise to relieve stress
  • “Libido” herbs- natural aphrodisiacs
  • Increasing testosterone production
  • Antioxidants to fight free radicals

Should We Change Our Diets As We Age?

  • Do our nutritional needs change as we age?
  • Muscle to fat ratios change
  • Protein
  • Fiber
  • Calcium
  • Vitamins B12 and  D
  • Eating a variety of whole foods
  • Changing taste and digestion
  • Eat at the same time each day
  • Dehydration

Naturopathy and Allopathy

  • The differences between Naturopathic and Allopathic doctors
  • What do Naturopathic doctors treat?
  • Do Naturopathic and Allopathic doctors work together?
  • Why would you want both an Allopathic and Naturopathic doctor?
  • What should you look for in a Naturopathic doctor?

Mindfulness, Middle Age and Self Actualization

  • What is self-actualization?
  • Abraham Maslow: The Needs Hierarchy
  • Are we all capable of transformation?
  • Creativity
  • Why is middle age the time for self-actualization?
  • What does a self-actualized person look like?
  • The state of “awe”
  • Being comfortable in your own skin
  • Being present and comfortable with yourself
  • Being happy in the process rather than focusing on the goals
  • What is the “mindful self”?

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

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

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

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.