#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

 

#154 Seasonal Changes and Your Health, Improving Your Happiness, Soups and Stews Using Fall Produce and Mindful Self Care

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 17 and 18, 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 preventative health heading into colder weather with Dr. Gordon Chang, Improving your happiness with Dr. Jon Cowan cooking soups and stews with Fall produce with Shauna Lindzon,  and mindful self care with Tracey Soghrati.

We specifically discuss:

Changing Seasons and Your Health

  • Prepping our body systems to optimize health
  • Vitamin D: efficacies and dosage
  • Detoxing
  • Liver Cleanse
  • Herbal Cleanse
  • Reasonable expectations from cleansing

Improving Happiness

  • Are North Americans less happy?
  • Measuring happiness
  • Happiness vs. lack of stress
  • The link between happiness and addiction
  • How do we regain our happiness?
  • What happens if we don’t train ourselves to be happy?
  • What are the health benefits of being happy?

Cooking Soups and Stews with Fall Produce

  • Comfort foods and hearty foods
  • Roasting squash
  • Fennel
  • Leeks
  • Cumin
  • Cardamom
  • Cinnamon
  • Storing herbs and spices
  • Toasting spices
  • Garnishes

Mindful Self Care

  • What is self care?
  • Helping professions
  • Mental, physical and emotional stress
  • How does self care connect to mindfulness?
  • Frequency and consistency
  • Discipline in your practice
  • What are examples of self care practices?

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

To learn more about Dr. Jon Cowan and the Happi Trainer go here

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.