#189 Overcoming the Cycle of Joint Pain, Mood Boosting Summer Foods, Understanding the Non-Binary Gender Continuum and a Dragon’s Perspective on Philanthropy

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 19 and 20, 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 break the cycle of joint pain, inflammation and cartilage degeneration with Dr. Ludovic Brunel ND,  mood boosting Summer foods with Heather Lillico, understanding the non-binary gender continuum with Carlyle Jansen and a Dragon’s perspective on philanthropy with Vincenzo Guzzo.

We specifically discuss:

Breaking the Cycle of Joint Pain

  • Why is it that we feel pain?
  • Arthritis/chronic pain
  • What is the cause of osteoarthritis?
  • Injuries and other risk factors
  • The immune system and rheumatoid arthritis
  • How do you treat osteoarthritis?
  • 3 steps: remove inflammation, clean up debris and replenishment and rebuilding
  • How do you minimize inflammation?
  • Curcumin and Boswellia
  • Clean up the debris and dead tissue: enzymes
  • Rebuilding the cartilage: NEM, glucosamine chondroitin

Mood Boosting Summer Foods

  • Is there a connection between food and mental health?
  • Summer foods available locally in Toronto
  • Cherries: tryptophan and melatonin
  • Gooseberries/Goldenberries: fiber
  • Mustard greens: Vitamin K
  • Radicchio: stimulation of digestion, anti-oxidants
  • Summer squash: Vitamin B6
  • Bringing these foods into your diet
  • Does cooking impact the nutritional value of these foods?
  • Does when you eat matter to your mood?
  • Meal prep

Understanding the Non-Binary Gender Continuum

  • What is gender identity?
  • Non-binary gender identity
  • Gender and sex: two different things
  • Western culture vs. non-binary gender identity
  • Transsexuality and Intersexuality
  • Pronouns
  • Don’t make assumptions
  • Names and “dead names’
  • Gendered language

A Dragon’s Perspective on Philanthropy

  • Sparking the community mindset
  • The Guzzo Foundation
  • Giving is personal
  • Mental health issues caused by the pandemic
  • How do you get your business involved in philanthropy?
  • Recommendations for entrepreneurs who want to be philanthropic

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

To learn more about Dr. Ludovic Brunel ND go here

To learn more about Heather Lillico go here

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

To learn more about Vincenzo Guzzo go here.

 

#188 How to Have Better Bones, Treating Varicose Veins, Practical Solutions for Garden Critters and the Best Summer Marinade Tips

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 12 and 13, 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 have better bones with Joel Thuna, treating varicose veins with Alexandra Leon, dealing with garden critters with Melissa Cameron and the best Summer marinade tips with Carolyn Tanner Cohen

We specifically discuss:

How to Have Better Bones

  • What do our bones do for us?
  • Bone mass statistics
  • Remodeling your bones
  • Can we build bone mass as we age?
  • Nutrition for your bones
  • Bone health when on a vegan or vegetarian diet
  • Proteins for bone health
  • Phosphorus vs Calcium
  • Lifestyle choices: smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol
  • Stress and bone health: Cortisol
  • Exercise
  • Calcium and Potassium
  • Vitamin D and K2
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin C
  • Collagen,

 Treating Varicose Veins

  • What are the roles of the circulatory system?
  • Arteries and veins
  • Veins: vessel strength and valves
  • The role of Elastin
  • What are varicose veins?
  • Are varicose veins just an aesthetic issue?
  • How do you know if you have deep varicose veins?
  • Why are the causes of varicose veins?
  • How do you reduce varicose veins?
  • Grapeseed extract, Horse Chestnut and Butcher’s Broom

Practical Solutions For Garden Critters

  • How do you “critter-proof” your garden?
  • Squirrels, raccoons, rabbits and rats
  • Can we co-exist with the critters?
  • The use of chicken wire
  • Coyote urine: the last resort
  • Motion sprinklers
  • Cayenne pepper and other home remedies
  • Barrel composting
  • Hardware cloth/mesh to prevent tunneling in raised beds
  • Wash your fruit and vegetables
  • Pets deterring critters
  • Dealing with deer
  • Feeding the chipmunks and squirrels

The Best Summer Marinade Tips

  • What is the purpose of a marinade?
  • How long should you marinade?
  • What is the best way to marinate your protein?
  • Patting the protein dry after marinating
  • The acid in the marinade: don’t cure your protein
  • Avoiding double dipping
  • Repurposing your marinade as a sauce
  • Marinating vegetables

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 Alexandra Leon and Nutripur go here.

To learn more about Melissa Cameron go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here.