#155 A Vision of the Future of Health Clinics, Improving Your Posture, Thyroid Health and Has Covid-19 Killed Toronto?

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 24 and 25, 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 the future of medical clinics with George Barakat, how to improve your posture with Dr. Stacy Irvine, a natural approach to thyroid health with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and whether Covid-19 spells the death of Toronto with Mitchell Abrahams

We specifically discuss:

The Future of Health Clinics

  • Hub and spoke health clinics
  • An ecosystem in healthcare: instantaneous referrals
  • The “circular health care experience”
  • Combined access to primary healthcare
  • Growth, connectivity and community
  • Duplicating the “hospital experience” without the wait

How To Improve Your Posture

  • Why is posture so important?
  • What are the common posture problems?
  • What are the implications of poor posture?
  • Stacking of vertebrae
  • Upper Cross Syndrome
  • What can we do to help our posture?
  • Exercises for better posture
  • Rowing and cross-country skiing
  • Are posture problems reversible?

A Natural Approach to Thyroid Health

  • What is the thyroid gland and what does it do?
  • Are thyroid conditions common?
  • How do you develop a thyroid condition?
  • The connection between auto-immune disease and the thyroid gland
  • Genetic predisposition to auto-immune disease
  • The auto-immune disease trigger
  • Intestinal permeability and auto-immune disease
  • Leaky Gut Syndrome
  • Reducing the risk to thyroid disease
  • Testing for thyroid disease
  • Is thyroid disease reversible?
  • Lifestyle choices and supplementation

Did Covid-19 Kill Toronto?

  • Toronto and the pandemic
  • What is driving the “exodus” from the city?
  • The history of the cycle of pandemics and booms
  • Can we work remotely indefinitely?
  • The key drivers of cities
  • International cities
  • Post-pandemic immigration
  • The hidden costs of leaving the city
  • The future approach to pandemics

For more information about show sponsor Jack Nathan Health and George Barakat go here.

To learn more about Dr. Stacy Irvine go here.

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski ND go here.

To learn more about Mitchell Abrahams go here

#154 Seasonal Changes and Your Health, Improving Your Happiness, Soups and Stews Using Fall Produce and Mindful Self Care

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 17 and 18, 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’ll discuss preventative health heading into colder weather with Dr. Gordon Chang, Improving your happiness with Dr. Jon Cowan cooking soups and stews with Fall produce with Shauna Lindzon,  and mindful self care with Tracey Soghrati.

We specifically discuss:

Changing Seasons and Your Health

  • Prepping our body systems to optimize health
  • Vitamin D: efficacies and dosage
  • Detoxing
  • Liver Cleanse
  • Herbal Cleanse
  • Reasonable expectations from cleansing

Improving Happiness

  • Are North Americans less happy?
  • Measuring happiness
  • Happiness vs. lack of stress
  • The link between happiness and addiction
  • How do we regain our happiness?
  • What happens if we don’t train ourselves to be happy?
  • What are the health benefits of being happy?

Cooking Soups and Stews with Fall Produce

  • Comfort foods and hearty foods
  • Roasting squash
  • Fennel
  • Leeks
  • Cumin
  • Cardamom
  • Cinnamon
  • Storing herbs and spices
  • Toasting spices
  • Garnishes

Mindful Self Care

  • What is self care?
  • Helping professions
  • Mental, physical and emotional stress
  • How does self care connect to mindfulness?
  • Frequency and consistency
  • Discipline in your practice
  • What are examples of self care practices?

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

To learn more about Dr. Jon Cowan and the Happi Trainer go here

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.