#84 Ailments That Allicin Can Treat, Aging From a Public Health Perspective, The Benefits of Elder Companionship and Hot Topics in Lung Health
Jun 15, 2019
By Valerie Massie
Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 15 and 16, 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 which ailments allicin can treat with “The Garlic Guru” Peter Josling, aging from a public health perspective with Dr. Paula Rochon, the benefits of elder companionship with Kristina Dobbin and hot topics in lung health with Chris Haromy
We specifically discuss:
What Ailments Allicin Can Treat
The compound Allicin
Bacterial skin infections – staph
Bacterial internal infections – e.coli, salmonella, MERSA etc.
Viruses – prevention of reinfection
Viruses – herpes, rhinovirus, Epstein-Barr
Fungus – candida
Aging From a Public Health Perspective
Why is it important for us to think about aging?
What can we do to promote health for aging adults?
Common sense health and wellness lifestyle decisions
Key differences for men and women as they age
Helping the aging population with drug therapies
What are “prescribing cascades”?
The Benefits of Elder Companionship
The impact of isolation and loneliness on seniors
Factors that increase social isolation
Peer health care and companionship
What is the extra value in companionship in care-giving?
The aging workforce
Finding the right fit between care-giver and senior
What factors are impacting longevity?
Hot Topics in Lung Health
Cannabis and risks to lung health
The “vaping” epidemic
Second hand smoke and vapor
The cancer risk of radon gas
Air pollution – smog
Lung Health and flu shots
For more information about show sponsor Allimax and Peter Josling go here.
To learn more about Women’s College Research Institute and Dr. Paula Rochon go here.
To learn more about Seniors For Seniors and Kristina Dobbin go here.
To learn more about the Ontario Lung Association and Chris Haromy go here.