#197 Sexual Health As We Age, Growing Garlic, Cooking With Tomatoes and Stopping Self-Abandonment

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 14 and 15, 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 sexual health as we age, with Joel Thuna, growing garlic with Melissa Cameron, cooking with tomatoes with Shauna Lindzon and how to stop self-abandonment with Tracey Soghrati

We specifically discuss:

Sexual Health As We Age

  • What sexual issues arise as we age?
  • What impacts sexual health as we age?
  • Communication: with your partner and health practitioner
  • Lifestyle: the interconnection of exercise, diet, sleep and mental health
  • Supplementation: be wary
  • Imperial Ginseng: for men, not women
  • Vitamin B12
  • Protein: whey protein is best
  • Horny Goat Weed
  • Saw Palmetto: for prostate health
  • Dong Quai: “female ginseng” for vaginal dryness

 Growing Garlic

  • Why should we grow our own garlic?
  • Where to you find garlic plants to grow?
  • Hard neck and soft neck garlic
  • Planting garlic in the Fall
  • How do you plant garlic? (sunlight, depth, spacing, mulching)
  • Garlic and predators
  • Can you plant garlic from your grocery store?
  • Which parts of the garlic plant do you eat? – cloves scapes and bulbiles
  • How do you know when to harvest your garlic?
  • Do you need to dry out your garlic?
  • The “Music” varietal

Cooking With Tomatoes

  • The nutritional value of tomatoes: Lycopene
  • The versatility of tomatoes
  • How to best eat tomatoes
  • Caprese salad
  • Tomato sauce
  • Roasted tomato soup
  • Gazpacho
  • Pane con tomate, bruschetta

How To Stop Self-Abandonment

  • What does it mean to abandon yourself?
  • How does self-abandonment manifest?
  • The root causes of self-abandonment
  • What are the consequences of self-abandonment?
  • How do you overcome self-abandonment?

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 Melissa Cameron 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.