#180 Immunity and the Hygiene Hypothesis, Indonesian Cuisine, Sex Myths and Mistakes and Cooking With Asparagus

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on April 17 and 18, 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’ll discuss your immunity and the hygiene hypothesis with Dr. Ludovic Brunel ND, the cuisine of Indonesia with Naomi Bussin, sex myths and mistakes that people make with Carlyle Jansen and cooking with asparagus with Shauna Lindzon

We specifically discuss:

Immunity and the Hygiene Hypothesis

  • Immunity is still a relevant health and wellness topic
  • Auto-immune rates are increasing
  • “The Hygiene Hypothesis”
  • Decreasing exposure to bacteria and other microbes
  • Probiotics
  • How do probiotics trigger the auto-immune function?
  • How do probiotics get to the intestines?
  • Enteric coating
  • Can our diet help our immunity?
  • Fiber
  • Vitamin D
  • Zinc and Astragalus for older Canadians
  • Supplement recommendations

The Cuisine of Indonesia

Sex Myths and Mistakes That People Make

  • Orgasms
  • Sex techniques
  • Does size matter?
  • Everybody else is having better sex than you

Cooking with Asparagus

  • Why should we cook with asparagus?
  • Prepping and cooking your Spring asparagus
  • Storage
  • Roasted
  • Grilled
  • In puff pastry
  • In a frittata,
  • With cacio e pepe pasta
  • Pureed in soup

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To read Carlyle Jansen’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

#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