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Magazine publisher, Jamie Bussin hosts this engaging and evocative podcast that takes an expansive approach to health and wellness. He'll discuss the issues that matter to you with the top experts. Topics include natural health, fitness, mindfulness, meditation, yoga, food trends, nutrition, sex, cannabis, urban living and anti-aging. Originally heard on Saturdays at 11:00am on AM740 and FM 76.7 in Toronto.

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Magazine publisher, Jamie Bussin hosts this engaging and evocative podcast that takes an expansive approach to health and wellness. He'll discuss the issues that matter to you with the top experts. Topics include natural health, fitness, mindfulness, meditation, yoga, food trends, nutrition, sex, cannabis, urban living and anti-aging. Originally heard on Saturdays at 11:00am on AM740 and FM 76.7 in Toronto.

    #195 Battling Energy Drains, How Medication and Food Can Affect Sleep, Finding the Right Volunteer Opportunity and our “Hot Vax Summer” of Relationships

    #195 Battling Energy Drains, How Medication and Food Can Affect Sleep, Finding the Right Volunteer Opportunity and our “Hot Vax Summer” of Relationships

    Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 31 and August 1, 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 discuss how to battle energy drains with Joel Thuna, how medication and food can affect sleep with Adarsh Shah, how to find the right volunteer opportunity with Brigitte Foisy and our “Hot Vax” Summer for relationships with Carlyle Jansen

    We specifically discuss:

    Battling Energy Drains



    * Do we have enough energy?

    * Stimulants: sugar and caffeine

    * Protein – instead of sugar

    * Spices – instead of caffeine

    * Laughter is the best medicine

    * Adaptogens

    * Exercise…reasonably

    * Vitamins and minerals

    * Vitamin B12 – sublingual, active

    * Sleep



     Food and Medication Affecting Sleep



    * Evaluation sleep quality (SLIM): Start, Length, Intensity and Maintenance

    * Tracking deep sleep

    * Medication impacting sleep

    * Food affecting sleep

    * Medications that include stimulants

    * Beta blockers

    * Corticosteroids

    * What do you do if medications are affecting your sleep?

    * Sleep aids

    * Foods that help with sleep: tart cherries and kiwis



    Finding the Right Volunteer Opportunity



    * Identifying your goals and interests

    * Make a list of issues that you care about

    * Where do you look for opportunities?

    * Volunteer.ca

    * Charity Village

    * Go Volunteer

    * Local opportunities

    * How much time should you devote to volunteering?

    * How can you make an impact in our own community?



    The “Hot Vax Summer” of Relationships



    * How has Covid-19 affected relationships?

    * Vaccines impacting relationships

    * Are people interacting more now?

    * Is everyone ready for things to open up?

    * Are people out of practice with their social skills?

    * Consent in a sexual context: FRIES

    * How are people’s anxieties manifesting?

    * Are people looking for new types of connections?

    * Safe sex is still paramount



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

    To read articles by Joel Thuna in Tonic Magazine go here.

    To learn more about Adarsh Shah and Ultramatic go here.

    To learn more about Brigitte Foisy go here.

    To read articles written by Carlyle Jansen in Tonic Magazine go here.



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    #194 How Financial Stress Impacts Your Health, Boosting Your Concentration, What is Sex Therapy and Aromatherapy

    #194 How Financial Stress Impacts Your Health, Boosting Your Concentration, What is Sex Therapy and Aromatherapy

    Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 24 and 25, 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 how financial stress impacts your mental and physical health with Mark Halpern, how to boost your concentration naturally with Alexandra Leon, what exactly is sex therapy with Carlyle Jansen and the health benefits of aromatherapy with Avree Scarcello

    We specifically discuss:

    Financial Stress and Your Health





    * 51% of Canadians have lost sleep over financial issues

    * Incompletions

    * What sort of financial issues do Canadians have?

    * Is planning the same as investing?

    * Who needs to be concerned about their financial planning?

    * Singles, widowed and divorced

    * Wealth and estate taxes

    * People have a choice to where their money goes

    * Philanthropy

    * The health benefits of giving

    * Is it ever too late to attend to financial planning?



    Boosting Your Concentration



    * The neuron

    * How does concentration work in the brain?

    * How does memory work in the brain?

    * Omega fatty acids

    * Long term potentiation

    * Brain growth and learning

    * Sourcing omega fatty acids from our food

    * What are the signs of omega deficiency?

    * ADD and ADHD

    * Dosages



    What is Sex Therapy?



    * What is a sex therapist?

    * What sort of issues do sex therapists deal with?

    * What does a session consist of?

    * Self esteem and communication

    * Couples work

    * 43% of women and 31% of men suffer from sexual dysfunction at some point

    * Medical and physical issues

    * Depression and anxiety

    * Pain and fertility

    * Addiction

    * Orgasms and enhancing sexuality

    * A sex therapist’s toolkit

    * Training and accreditation



    Aromatherapy



    * What is aromatherapy?

    * Essential oils

    * How does aromatherapy work?

    * Aromatherapy candles and diffusers

    * Can aromatherapy be used on a daily basis?

    * Body oils, massage oils, lotions, shampoos and creams

    * Topical applications and allergies

    * DIY aromatherapy applications

    * A foot soak recipe



    For more information about show sponsor Wealthinsurance.com and Mark Halpern go here.

    To learn more about Alexandra Leon and Nutripur go here.

    To read articles by Carlyle Jansen in Tonic Magazine go here.

    To learn more about Avree Scarcello go here.



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    #193 Men’s Health Over 50, Stress Urinary Incontinence, the Best Summer Dry Rubs and Positive vs. Negative Problem Orientation

    #193 Men’s Health Over 50, Stress Urinary Incontinence, the Best Summer Dry Rubs and Positive vs. Negative Problem Orientation

    Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 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 men’s health issues as they age with Dr. Gordon Chang, the treatment of stress urinary incontinence with Lauren Barker, the best Summer dry spice rubs with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen and positive vs. negative problem orientations with Tracey Soghrati

    We specifically discuss:

    Men’s Health Over 50





    * Digestion of nutrients

    * Hormonal changes

    * Necessary diet and supplementation

    * Exercise: to help with testosterone

    * Supplementing for testosterone

    * Glucosamine

    * Protein

    * Multivitamins

    * Phytonutrients

    * Adaptogenic herbs

    * Antioxidants



    Stress Urinary Incontinence



    * What is Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)?

    * Why is SUI a taboo subject?

    * How common is SUI?

    * Managing SUI vs. solving the problem

    * Traditional pessaries and non-invasive solutions

    * Kegel exercises

    * Why does SUI impact women more as they age?

    * OFFER !!! $50 off of Uresta (available until July 31, 2021)



    The Best Summer Dry Rubs



    * Dry rubs vs. marinades

    * What is a dry rub?

    * What are the best ways to apply a dry rub?

    * Should there be sugar in the dry rub?

    * Corn starch in dry rubs for a crust for steaks in cast iron

    * Porcini mushroom rub

    * Ratio of dry rub to meat

    * Dry rubs on vegetables



    Positive vs. Negative Problem Orientation



    * Why does how we approach problems matter?

    * If you approach a problem negatively…

    * What is a negative problem orientation?

    * What is a positive problem orientation?

    * Positive problem orientation is a learnable skill

    * How does pessimism factor in?

    * Asking for help



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

    To learn more about Lauren Barker and Uresta go here.

    To learn more about Carolyn Tanner-Cohen go here.

    To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.



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    • 55 min
    #192 Treating the Symptoms of Menopause, Getting Over Perfection, Backyard Entertaining and the Effects of Aging on Muscles, Tendons and Bones

    #192 Treating the Symptoms of Menopause, Getting Over Perfection, Backyard Entertaining and the Effects of Aging on Muscles, Tendons and Bones

    Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 10 and 11, 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 the treatment of the symptoms of menopause with Andrea Donsky,  getting beyond perfection with Heather Lillico, backyard entertaining with Shauna Lindzon and the effects of aging on muscles, tendons and bones with Dr. Erin Boynton

    We specifically discuss:

    Treating the Effects of Menopause





    * The definition of menopause

    * The phases of menopause

    * Symptoms of menopause in post-menopause

    * The symptoms of menopause

    * Sleep issues

    * The glymphatic system

    * Sleep hygiene

    * Supplements that help with sleep

    * Menopause and weight gain

    * Lifestyle changes to impact weight gain

    * Andropause

    * Resources for menopause information



    Getting Beyond Perfection



    * What is perfectionism?

    * How do you know if you’re a perfectionist?

    * Perfectionism and procrastination

    * The thought patterns of perfectionists

    * The positive aspects of perfectionism

    * Anxiety, loneliness and depression

    * Progress vs. perfection

    * How do you treat perfectionism?

    * Listen, lean in and let go

    * Mindfulness

    * Not losing your edge



    Backyard Entertaining



    * The rules of Covid hosting

    * Buffets and personal tongs

    * Charcuterie boards

    * Preparing food in advance

    * Dips

    * Drinks



    Aging and Muscles, Tendons and Bones



    * Loss of muscle mass as we age

    * Is it possible to increase muscle mass?

    * What are the symptoms of osteoporosis?

    * What are the symptoms of muscle atrophy?

    * How do you prevent osteoporosis and muscle atrophy?

    * Diet, exercise and lifestyle

    * Resistance training: body weight exercises

    * Lower weights at 10-15 repetitions

    * Frequency of resistance and cardio treatment

    * The importance of rest days

    * How do you get started?



    For more information about show sponsor New Roots Herbal go here.

    To learn more about Andrea Donsky go here

    To learn more about Heather Lillico go here

    To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

    To learn more about Dr. Erin Boynton go here.

     



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    • 54 min
    #191 Men’s Health Issues, the Real Meaning of Yoga, Five Annual Flowers to Plant in Your Garden and Anxiety and the End of Covid-19 Restrictions

    #191 Men’s Health Issues, the Real Meaning of Yoga, Five Annual Flowers to Plant in Your Garden and Anxiety and the End of Covid-19 Restrictions

    Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 3  and 4, 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 discuss men’s health issues with Ian Clark, the real meaning of yoga with Julie Watson, five annual flowers to plant in your garden now with Melissa Cameron and anxiety and the end of Covid-19 restrictions with Kevin Frankish

    We specifically discuss:

    Men’s Health Issues





    * What are the big health concerns for men?

    * Hormonal health: testosterone and estrogen

    * Calcium equilibrium: Vitamin D3 and K2-MK7

    * How can you have a healthy heart?

    * Magnesium and stress

    * Reproductive long term health: Pumpkin seed oil



    The Real Meaning of Yoga





    * How do most people think about their yoga practice?

    * Westernization of a sacred practice

    * What are the ‘8 limbs’ of yoga practice?

    * What is the concept of Ahimsa?

    * What is the concept of Satya?

    * What is the concept of Asteya?



    5 Annual Flowers to Plant in Your Garden



    * Why would you include annual flowers into the garden?

    * The concept of direct sowing

    * Preparing the garden for direct sowing

    * Sunflowers

    * Calendula

    * Nasturtium

    * Cosmos

    * Zinnias

    * Dealing with poor soil

    * Edible flowers

    * Harvesting flowers

    * Storing seeds



    Anxiety and the End of Covid-19 Restrictions





    * The easing of Covid-19 restrictions

    * Social anxiety

    * Struggling with choices and making plans

    * Thinking and preparing for change

    * Communicating your feelings

    * The risk of depression

    * The power of ‘hope’ that things can be better



    To learn more about Ian Clark and Activation Products go here.

    To learn more about Julie Watson go here.

    To learn more about Melissa Cameron go here

    To learn more about Kevin Frankish and his blog go here.



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    #190 The Rise of Telemedicine, Watermelons, the Benefits of Being Socially Engaged and Conserving Water Around the Home

    #190 The Rise of Telemedicine, Watermelons, the Benefits of Being Socially Engaged and Conserving Water Around the Home

    Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 26 and 27, 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 discuss challenges in the rise of telemedicine with Serge Cinelli, why and how to eat watermelon with Shauna Lindzon, the benefits of being socially engaged with Brigitte Foisy and conserving water around the house with Candice Best

    We specifically discuss:

    The Rise of Telemedicine





    * Has there been a rise in the use of technology in the health sector because of the pandemic?

    * Does telemedicine work?

    * Will telemedicine replace office visits?

    * What is the impact of telemedicine on doctors and front line workers?

    * The concerns regarding security and privacy

    * Regulation of telemedicine systems

    * What if you don’t have a computer?

    * How is technology helping to monitor patients’ health?

    * What is the future of telemedicine?

    * Has the technology changed the way patients want to receive their healthcare?

    * Digital medical records

    * Health information for travelers



    Watermelons



    * The health benefits of watermelon

    * Lycopene

    * Pickling the rind

    * Roasting the seeds

    * How to pick a watermelon

    * Watermelon and feta salad

    * Watermelon cake

    * Grilled watermelon



    The Benefits of Being Socially Engaged





    * The importance of community

    * Keeping an open mind as we age

    * What can we do to be more engaged?

    * Volunteering and charity work

    * How to get started

    * Merging passion with purpose

    * How much time do you have available?



    Conserving Water Around The Home



    * What does water usage look like in Canada?

    * In the bathroom: showers, brushing teeth and flushing

    * In the kitchen: dishwashers, running water, drinking water

    * In the laundry room: full loads

    * In the garden: timing of watering, native species



    For more information about show sponsor Jack Nathan Health and Serge Cinelli go here.

    To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

    To learn more about Brigitte Foisy go here.

    To follow Candice Best on twitter go here.



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