#184 The Subclinical Effects of Inflammation, The Nutritional Value of Peanuts for Small Children, Homemade Pizza and Movement Longevity

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 15 and 16, 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 to understand the subclinical effects of inflammation with Dr. Gordon Chang, the health benefits of peanuts for young children with Dr. Samara Sterling, delicious homemade pizza with Naomi Bussin and the concept of movement longevity with Dr. Erin Boynton.

We specifically discuss:

Subclinical Effects of Inflammation

  • Inflammation and disease
  • Covid-19 and the body’s response to inflammation
  • Plaque formation
  • What is a subclinical inflammation?
  • Antioxidants and free radicals
  • Exercise
  • Pesticides and other toxins
  • Herd immunity
  • Our genetic make-up and predisposition to inflammation
  • Boosting immunity

The Nutritional Value of Peanuts for Small Children

  • Are peanuts suitable for small children?
  • Complimentary foods
  • The infant at 6 months
  • Integrating peanuts into the child’s diet
  • Nutritional benefits of peanuts
  • Copper, Arginine, Protein, Fats
  • Allergic reactions to peanuts
  • Benefits of early integration into the diet
  • Can pregnant women eat peanuts?
  • The Peanut Institute

Homemade Pizza!

  • Best pizzas in Toronto
  • Why bother to make pizza?
  • What does homemade pizza mean?
  • Pizza crust
  • Sauce
  • Toppings
  • Pizza Czar, Anthony Falco

Movement Longevity 

  • What is movement longevity?
  • Why do we move?
  • Planning to maintain your exercise as you age
  • Preparing your body for the imbalances over time
  • Create a foundation for movement
  • Movement assessments
  • Postural exercises
  • Supermans, push-ups, dead bugs, arm circles, squats, lunges
  • Lifestyle choices for movement longevity
  • When should we do these exercises?

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

To learn more about Dr. Samara Sterling go here.

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

To learn more about Dr. Erin Boynton go here.

#183 Warm Weather Immunity, Non-Meat Barbecuing, Relief for Stressed Adrenals and Sex and Depression

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 8 and 9, 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 maintaining your immunity through warmer weather with Andrea Donsky, non-meat barbecuing ideas with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen, how to relieve your stressed adrenal system with Heather Lillico and the connection between sex and depression with Carlyle Jansen

We specifically discuss:

Warm Weather Immunity

  • Supporting immunity all year round is important
  • Vitamin D
  • Converting Vitamin D from the sun as we age
  • Are Canadians getting optimal levels of Vitamin D?
  • Vitamin K2
  • Food sources of Vitamin D
  • Vitamin C
  • Zinc
  • Magnesium
  • Lifestyle choices

Non-meat Barbecuing

  • Vegetables as main dishes
  • Eggplant
  • Cauliflower
  • Zucchini
  • Feta or Haloumi cheese
  • Pizza
  • Cooking mats
  • Marinating

Relief for Stressed Adrenals

  • What do adrenal glands do?
  • Cortisol and Adrenaline
  • Chronic stress
  • The symptoms of chronic stress
  • “Tired and wired”
  • Foods to support your adrenal system
  • Supplementation
  • Foods to avoid
  • Lifestyle changes

Sex and Depression

  • Symptoms of depression
  • Consequences of depression regarding sex
  • Alienation and lack of connection
  • Impact on sex drive
  • Medications
  • Maintaining intimacy and connection
  • What can we do for our partners who are depressed?

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

To learn more about Andrea Donsky go here

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner-Cohen go here.

To learn more about Heather Lillico go here

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