#83 Protein Powders, Treating an ACL Injury, Lifestyle Choices for Longevity and Hosting Guests with Food Allergies and Preferences

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 8, 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 chat about protein powders with Dr. Gordon Chang, the treatment of ACL injuries with Dr. Khalil Masri, lifestyle choices for longevity with  with Megan Horsley  and entertaining guests with food allergies and preferences with Naomi Bussin

We specifically discuss:

Protein Powders:

  • Misconceptions about milk based protein powders
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Milk protein isolates vs. whey protein isolates
  • Biological values – absorption by the body
  • Digestive enzymes
  • Why do we need protein?
  • Vegetable based proteins – a lack of essential amino acids
  • Protein drinks
  • Protein and weight loss
  • Protein for men or women
  • Protein for people recovering from illness

Treating ACL Injuries:

  • The ACL
  • ACL injuries through twisting and hyper-extension of the knee
  • How do you prevent an ACL injury?
  • Strengthening exercises
  • How do you know if you have an ACL injury?
  • MRI for diagnosis
  • Is surgery necessary for an ACL injury?
  • Older patients and ACL injuries
  • What does recovery look like, post-surgery?

Lifestyle Choices for Longevity:

  • Holistic nutrition focusing on life stages
  • Are Canadians living longer?
  • John Robbins research
  • Social integration – purpose and belonging
  • Diet – plant based, fermented foods, cultured dairy, minimal meat, home grown food
  • Mobility

Entertaining Guests with Food Allergies and Preferences:

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha go here.

To learn more about Dr. Khalil Masri go here

To read Megan Horsley’s article in Tonic Magazine go here

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

#82 The Natural Approach to Longevity, Treating a Torn Meniscus, The Benefits of Early Detection Via Proactive Health Management and Gut Health

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 1, 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 the natural approach to longevity with Joel Thuna, the treatment of a torn meniscus with Dr. Khalil Masri, the benefits of early detection via proactive health management with George Barakat and gut health with Shauna Lindzon.

 

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Approach to Longevity

  • Is 50 really the new 40?
  • What’s great about aging?
  • Does genetics play a role in aging?
  • How do we determine our health outside of genetics?
  • Lifestyle choices can influence genetics
  • Stop smoking
  • See your doctor regularly
  • Try to maintain a healthy weight
  • Eating a balanced diet that is vegetable and fruit forward
  • Take steps to reduce stress
  • Get enough sleep
  • Stay mentally active
  • Do weight bearing exercise
  • Does having a positive attitude make you feel younger?

Treating A Torn Meniscus

  • What is a meniscus?
  • How does a meniscus tear?
  • Do knee injuries correlate to aging?
  • Is there a way to keep a meniscus from degenerating with age?
  • Weight bearing exercises and warming up are key
  • Stretching before and after activities
  • The signs of a torn meniscus
  • First steps to diagnose a meniscus tear
  • Surgery and post-surgery regimen
  • Post-surgery susceptibility to repeat tears

The Benefits of Early Detection Via Proactive Health Management

  • Early detection protocols
  • Access to integrated medicine
  • What is the best way to facilitate early detection?
  • Wait times for referrals
  • Annual health assessment vs. check up
  • What health issues can be identified in an assessment?
  • What components of the health assessment is covered by OHIP?

Gut Health

  • How do we properly balance good and bad bacteria in our gut?
  • How do you get probiotics into your system?
  • Why do want probiotics in our system?
  • Prebiotics are the food for the probiotics
  • Do we have to have probiotics every day?
  • Can you supplement for probiotics?
  • Are there any contraindications for probiotics?

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

To read Joel’s article on the natural treatment of asthma in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Dr. Khalil Masri and clinic go here.

To learn more about George Barakat and Jack Nathan Health go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.