#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.

#128 How Your Immune System Works, Maintaining Relationships During Social Isolation, Fighting Stress Nutritionally and Dental Care During Covid-19

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on April 18 and 19 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 your immunity system works with Dr. Gordon Chang, maintaining relationships during social isolation with Carlyle Jansen,

We specifically discuss:

How Does the Immune System Work?

  • There is no known proven cure for Covid-19 (yet)
  • Boosting the immune system
  • White blood cells
  • Non-specific antibodies
  • How do vaccines work?
  • Inflammation
  • Mast cells
  • Herbal immune boosters
  • Lifestyle

Maintaining Relationships During Social Isolation

  • Downtime and space
  • Separation and togetherness
  • Communication
  • Setting aside time to talk
  • Physical connections during social distancing
  • Sexual relationships for singles (during Covid-19)

Fighting Stress Nutritionally

  • Emotional eating and the loss of control
  • Supporting gut health with fermented foods
  • Creating your own fermented foods
  • Sourdough starters
  • Yogurt
  • Foods that don’t support gut health: alcohol and sugar
  • Growing your own food
  • Sprouting

Dental Care During Covid-19

  • What do you do if you have a dental emergency?
  • Are there dental offices open during Covid-19 in Toronto?
  • The Royal College of Dentists contact
  • What qualifies as a dental emergency?
  • Teledentistry
  • Phone prescriptions and proper dosage
  • Managing anxiety

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

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

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

To learn more about Dr. Steve Colomby go here.