Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 18 and 19, 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 improve the quality of life as we age, with Joel Thuna, whether massage therapy or physiotherapy is right for you with Mike Gaspar, planting fall bulbs with Melissa Cameron, and building a non-meat charcuterie board with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen

We specifically discuss:

Improving Quality of Life As We Age

  • We are living longer, but are we living better?
  • What are the most prevalent chronic conditions as we age?
  • What are the risk factors of the prevalent chronic conditions?
  • How do we improve quality of life?
  • How to improve what we’re eating
  • How to avoid the “poisons”
  • Get physical: balance, strength and flexibility
  • Participation and engagement
  • Vitamins missing from our diet: Vitamin B and D+K2
  • Protein: high quality protein isolate
  • Gut health: Prebiotics and Probiotics
  • Joint health: organic turmeric, Eggshell membrane
  • Digestive enzymes

 Is Massage Therapy or Physiotherapy Right for You?

  • What is massage therapy?
  • Registered massage therapists
  • What does a physiotherapist do?
  • The modalities are not mutually exclusive
  • How do you know which therapist to go to?
  • We are not static, symmetrical beings
  • Activities of daily living
  • What do you do if you don’t know which practitioner you need?
  • Ergonomic assessments

Planting Fall Bulbs

  • Bulb plants need to be planted in the Fall
  • Tulips, Daffodils, Hyacinths and Ornamental Alliums
  • Spring blooming flowers
  • What needs to be done in Fall to prepare to plant bulbs?
  • Hen manure
  • Recommendations for spacing
  • Considering spacing in context of other plants
  • How do you keep the bulbs safe from squirrels?
  • Varietals for planting in Toronto

Building a Non-Meat Charcuterie Board

  • Conceptualizing as a snacking and sharing boards
  • “Embrace the space”
  • How to build the board
  • Themed boards
  • Think seasonally
  • Utilizing fish
  • Salt boards
  • Cheese boards

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 Mike Gaspar and HealthCasa go here

To learn more about Melissa Cameron go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner-Cohen go here.