#133 Stress, Inflammation and Your Health, Divorce over 50, Improving Your Digestion and the Connection Between Sex and Depression

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 23 and 24 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 stress and inflammation impacts your health with Dr. Gordon Chang, Divorce over 50 with Mara Marcello, improving your digestion with Megan Horsley and the connection between depression and sex with Carlyle Jansen

We specifically discuss:

How Do Inflammation and Stress Impact Your Health?

  • Inflammation and the body’s response
  • Acute inflammation leads to an overreaction by white blood cells
  • Covid-19 and white blood cells attacking lung lining
  • Controlling the inflammation: anti-inflammatory treatment
  • Free radicals
  • Anti-oxidants
  • Can you get anti-oxidants from your diet?
  • Supplementation

Divorce over 50

  • Is Covid-19 driving more inquires about divorce?
  • Can you get a divorce during Covid-19?
  • The Grey Divorce
  • What issues are unique to those divorcing over 50?
  • The key issue: the financial picture
  • Research is the first step
  • Divorce coach

How To Improve Your Digestion

  • Drinking (lots of) water
  • When should you drink water?
  • Avoid known allergens
  • Eat slowly and calmly
  • Chewing
  • Don’t cook or eat when you’re upset
  • Seek out a health practitioner

Sex and Depression

  • Anxiety and depression impacting sex
  • Sex as a coping mechanism during Covid-19
  • Signs of depression
  • How do you raise the issue with your partner?
  • How does depression manifest physically?
  • Depression medication impacting sex
  • Can you have a sexual relationship if suffering with depression?
  • Can sex help someone suffering with depression?
  • Tips to maintain a sex life during depression

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

To learn more about Mara Marcello and Divorce Angels go here

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

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

#77 The Factors Driving the Purpose Built Rental Market, The Mindset for Treatment of Chronic Pain, How to Travel Like a Holistic Nutritionist and Reasonable Expectations of Your Yogi

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on April 27th and 28th, 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 factors driving the purpose built rental market with Mitchell Abrahams, the mindset for treatment of chronic pain with Rucsandra Mitrea, how to travel like a holistic nutritionist with Megan Horsley and reasonable expectations of your yogi with Jodi Fischtein

We specifically discuss:

What are the factors driving the purpose built rental market?

  • Competition between building condos and rental projects as an investment
  • Long term vs. short term investment
  • Low interest rates
  • Demographics – Baby Boomers and Millennials
  • Differences in the way rental buildings are being built over time
  • Stakeholders – government, ratepayer groups
  • Incentives to encourage the supply of rental projects
  • Immigration and employment opportunities
  • The taxation regime
  • The Toronto municipal position
  • The development community advocacy
  • Stability of income and appreciation of capital assets

The mindset for treatment of chronic pain

  • The connection between mindset and treatment of pain
  • Paying attention to emotions
  • The “innate intelligence of the body”
  • Body, mindset and emotion
  • How does fear impede the healing process?
  • Stress hormones
  • How do we overcome fear and heal?
  • How does the mindset get changed?
  • Dealing with pain with an emergency strategy
  • Long term strategy for maintenance

Travel like a holistic nutritionist

  • Water – dehydration while flying
  • Vegetables
  • Digestive enzymes – probiotics
  • Jet lag – sleep and supplements
  • Eat locally
  • Exercise

Reasonable expectations of your yogi

  • What is expected of a modern yogi?
  • Holding space
  • Mentorship
  • Beyond the physical
  • Which expectations are reasonable…and which are not?
  • Being the perfect citizen
  • Social media persona

Links:

For more information about show sponsor The Benvenuto Group go here.

To learn more about Rucsandra Mitrea go here.

To read Megan Horsley’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To read Jodi Fischtein’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.