Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 26 and 27, 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 challenges in the rise of telemedicine with Serge Cinelli, why and how to eat watermelon with Shauna Lindzon, the benefits of being socially engaged with Brigitte Foisy and conserving water around the house with Candice Best

We specifically discuss:

The Rise of Telemedicine

  • Has there been a rise in the use of technology in the health sector because of the pandemic?
  • Does telemedicine work?
  • Will telemedicine replace office visits?
  • What is the impact of telemedicine on doctors and front line workers?
  • The concerns regarding security and privacy
  • Regulation of telemedicine systems
  • What if you don’t have a computer?
  • How is technology helping to monitor patients’ health?
  • What is the future of telemedicine?
  • Has the technology changed the way patients want to receive their healthcare?
  • Digital medical records
  • Health information for travelers


  • The health benefits of watermelon
  • Lycopene
  • Pickling the rind
  • Roasting the seeds
  • How to pick a watermelon
  • Watermelon and feta salad
  • Watermelon cake
  • Grilled watermelon

The Benefits of Being Socially Engaged

  • The importance of community
  • Keeping an open mind as we age
  • What can we do to be more engaged?
  • Volunteering and charity work
  • How to get started
  • Merging passion with purpose
  • How much time do you have available?

Conserving Water Around The Home

  • What does water usage look like in Canada?
  • In the bathroom: showers, brushing teeth and flushing
  • In the kitchen: dishwashers, running water, drinking water
  • In the laundry room: full loads
  • In the garden: timing of watering, native species

For more information about show sponsor Jack Nathan Health and Serge Cinelli go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Brigitte Foisy go here.

To follow Candice Best on twitter go here.