#151 Make Your Bedroom A Sanctuary of Peace, Grey Divorce, Foods That Support Sleep, and Healthy Relationships

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 26 and 27, 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 to make your bedroom a sanctuary of peace with Adarsh Shah, the phenomenon of grey divorce with Lorne Fine, foods that support sleep with Megan Horsley and the importance of healthy relationships with Montrella Cowan

We specifically discuss:

How To Turn Your Bedroom Into A Sanctuary of Peace

  • Pillows: “the mattress for your head”
  • How long should you use a pillow for?
  • How do you find the right pillow?
  • New pillow technology
  • duvet/comforters/blankets
  • Sheets

Grey Divorce

  • What is a grey divorce?
  • When do people get divorced?
  • Why is grey divorce happening?
  • Factors militating staying together
  • Assets: matrimonial homes, pensions etc.
  • Division of property
  • Hiring a financial consultant
  • Spousal support
  • Advice for those considering getting a divorce

Foods That Support Sleep

  • The interconnection between nutrition and sleep
  • How sleep affects nutrition
  • Inflammation
  • The gut-brain axis
  • Melatonin
  • Circadian rhythm
  • Foods high in tryptophan
  • Foods with Gaba
  • Herbal teas
  • Caffeine, sugar, alcohol, processed foods

The Importance of Healthy Relationships

  • Why is having healthy relationships so important?
  • Communication
  • What can we do to improve our relationship skills?
  • Let people know that what they’re feeling is okay
  • Give people space
  • How do you learn how to pick up on non-verbal cues?

For more information about show sponsor Ultramatic and Adarsh Shah go here.

To learn more about Lorne Fine go here

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

To learn more about Montrella Cowan, go here

#97 A Holistic Approach to Inflammation, Foods To Eat For Better Sleep, Fluoridation and Yoga For Athletes

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 14 and September 15, 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 the holistic approach to treating inflammation with Jason Watkin, the foods you should eat for a better night sleep with Shauna Lindzon, whether our water should be fluoridated with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and the benefits of yoga for athletes with Liz Doyle Harmer

We specifically discuss:

The Holistic Treatment of Inflammation

  • Inflammation underpinning many conditions
  • Psychological stress
  • Rest + sleep
  • Breath work
  • Parasympathetic state
  • Supplements for inflammation
  • Curcumin
  • What precedes inflammation?
  • The connection between stress and inflammation

The Foods That Will Help You Sleep

  • Foods that calm you and help you sleep
  • Folic Acid, B Vitamins, Calcium
  • Tryptophan and melatonin
  • Avoid heavy meals
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Magnesium

Should Our Water Be Fluoridated?

  • What is fluoride?
  • Do we get fluoride in our diet?
  • Foods that contain fluoride
  • How is fluoride beneficial?
  • Why would you take fluoride out of water?
  • Over-fluoridation and iodine absorption
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Fluoride and children
  • Guidelines for fluoride intake

Yoga For Athletes

  • Why would an athlete benefit from a yoga class?
  • Counteracting the act of sitting
  • Yin and Yang style classes
  • Yoga and core strength
  • Balance work
  • Sensing inside yourself
  • Mindfulness
  • Optimal breath
  • Recovery
  • Developing Awareness of Your Body

For more information about show sponsor Purica and Jason Watkin go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

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

To read the article on yoga for athletes (featuring Liz Doyle Harmer) in Tonic Magazine go here.