#120 Prostate Health, Building the Perfect Food Board, New Technology in Running Shoes and Acid Reflux and Indigestion

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on February 22 and 23, 2020 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 Prostate Health  with Dr. Gordon Chang, building the perfect board with Carolyn Tanner Cohen, new running shoe technology with Stacy Irvine and the natural treatment of acid reflux and indigestion with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND

We specifically discuss:

Prostate Health

  • Prostate enlargement
  • Is there a connection between prostate health and testosterone?
  • What is the result of an enlarged prostate?
  • What is the purpose of the prostate?
  • Does chronic inflammation cause prostate enlargement?
  • Supplements to help the bladder empty
  • Anti-oxidants
  • Water consumption
  • Is an enlarged prostate connected to prostate cancer?

Building the Perfect Food Board

  • Why use a food board?
  • The formula for a successful food board
  • A breakfast board
  • A dessert board
  • A dinner board
  • A charcuterie board

New Running Shoe Technology

  • A brief history of running shoes
  • The Nike Vaporfly
  • The fairness controversy
  • The science behind the shoe
  • The cost premium
  • The benefits of the new technology
  • Reasonable expectations for the recreational runner

The Natural Treatment of Acid Reflux and Indigestion

  • What are the causes of acid reflux and indigestion?
  • What is the cause of gas and bloating?
  • Food sensitivity and stomach bacteria
  • The pros and cons of acid blocking medications
  • Vitamin B12
  • Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth
  • H Pylori infections
  • Food triggers of indigestion

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

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here.

To learn more about Stacy Irvine go here.

To learn more about Dr Emily Lipinski ND go here.

#119 Life Shortening Deficiencies and Life Lengthening Sufficiency, Avoiding Self-Sabotage, Cooking Food For People We Love and Fear of Death and the Meaning Of Life

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on February 15 and 16, 2020 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 what toxicities and deficiencies shorten our life and how we attain sufficiency, with Ian Clark, how we self-sabotage our health with Kathleen Trotter, cooking foods for the people we love with Naomi Bussin and the fear of death and the meaning of life with David Bernstein.

We specifically discuss:

Deficiencies, Toxicities and Attaining Sufficiency

  • What are the most common dietary deficiencies?
  • Iodine
  • Magnesium
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
  • Blood tests
  • Toxicities- heavy metals and mold
  • Aging and the drying out process
  • Quality of Life

Self-Sabotage of Your Health

  • What is self-sabotage
  • The snowball or mustard effect
  • 80/20
  • Don’t overcompensate for your mistakes
  • “I deserve”
  • “I’m too busy”
  • dopamine
  • square peg, round hole
  • circle of influence

Cooking Food For People We Love

The Fear of Death and the Meaning of Life

This discussion focuses on a documentary about 97 year old philosopher Herbert Fingarette. To access the video go to the Caregiver Services website or here.

  • Herbert Fingarette
  • “Being 97”
  • “Death is nothing to be afraid of”
  • Valuing life
  • “What is the meaning of life” is a foolish question
  • The presence of the absence
  • The spectacular beauty of the natural world

For more information about Ian Clark show sponsor Activation Products go here.

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here.

To read articles by Naomi Bussin in Tonic Magazine go here

To learn more about David Bernstein go here.