#110 The Natural Treatment of Hangovers, Home Holiday Entertaining Tips, Managing Osteoporosis Through Exercise and The Best Oils To Cook With

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 14 and 15, 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 natural treatment of hangovers with Joel Thuna, home holiday entertaining tips with Naomi Bussin, managing osteoporosis and osteoarthritis through exercise with Kathleen Trotter and the best oils to cook with with Carolyn Tanner Cohen

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Treatment of Hangovers

  • What is a hangover and what are the symptoms?
  • Hangover prevention
  • Common hangover myths: mixing drinks, ingesting fat
  • Alcohol is a diuretic – drink water
  • Hangovers are associated with low blood sugar
  • Lifestyle approaches to hangovers – exercise
  • Herbal remedies¬† – inflammation and liver support
  • Activated charcoal – fact and myth
  • Upset Stomach
  • Mental Fog
  • Sleep

Home Holiday Entertaining Tips

  • Why is entertaining so stressful?
  • Having people over vs. entertaining
  • Myers Briggs entertaining style
  • Planning for stress free entertaining
  • Nothing Fancy – Alison Roman
  • Get your guests involved
  • Bring the get together into the kitchen
  • Don’t apologize
  • What’s old is new
  • Menu building – start with the main course

Managing Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis Through Exercise

  • What is the difference between osteoporosis and osteoarthritis?
  • Exercises that help with bone strength
  • Exercises that help with cartilage
  • Muscular strength and bio-mechanics
  • Lifestyle modifications for osteoporosis
  • Core strength and rotation
  • Cold damp weather
  • Avoiding falls
  • Is yoga appropriate for those who have osteoporosis?

The Best Oils To Cook With

  • Oils you shouldn’t use -Canola Oil
  • The smoke point of oil
  • Grapeseed oil -> Sunflower oil -> Olive oil ->Refined Coconut oil
  • The flavour of oil
  • Neutral flavoured oils
  • Health benefits of oils

For more information about show sponsor Pure-Le Natural go here.

To read Joel’s articles¬† in Tonic Magazine go here.

To read Naomi’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here.

#107 Humanizing Health Care In The Digital Age, Strong Muscles Equals Strong Bones, Holistic Holiday Gifts For The Health Conscious and Chasing Yoga Feels

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 23 and 24, 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 humanizing health care in the digital age with George Barakat, why strong muscles lead to strong bones with Dr. Stacy Irvine, holistic holiday gifts for the health conscious with Megan Horsely,¬† and sensation junkies chasing their “yoga feels” with Jelayna DaSilva

We specifically discuss:

Humanizing Health Care

  • Aging gracefully: “Live Your Best Life”
  • What are the problems with our current health care system?
  • Retail health as a solution to “Hallway Medicine”
  • Digital health strategy as a Canadian export strength
  • What do patients want from their health care system?
  • Visibility and clarity into health records
  • Usage of “wearables” and digital records
  • How will digital health tools be used going forward?
  • Telemedicine
  • Personalizing health care

Strong Muscles = Strong Bones

  • Bone health and morbidity
  • The cost of bone fractures to the economy
  • Bone density and preventative health
  • The connection between muscle and cortical bone density
  • Metabolic factors that impact bone health
  • Hormonal impact on bone health
  • Weightlifting
  • Diet and bone-density
  • Calcium and Vitamin D
  • When is it too late to deal with bone density?
  • Balance and stability

Holistic Holiday Gifts

  • Essential Oil Travel Pack
  • Class passes – experiential gifts
  • Personal training sessions
  • Massages
  • Workout wear and accessories
  • Health store gift cards
  • Alternative lifestyle cookbooks

Yoga Sensation Junkies

  • What is a “sensation junky”?
  • What is the problem with chasing sensations?
  • The mindful element of yoga
  • What do you get from “finding the calm” in our yoga practice?
  • Back body awareness
  • How do you find your calm?

For more information about show sponsor Jack Nathan Health and George Barakat go here.

To learn more about Dr. Stacy Irvine go here.

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

To read Jelayna Da Silva’s article on Tonic Magazine go here.