Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 11 and 12, 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 nutrients and herbs work, with Joel Thuna, making seasonal dips and spreads with Shauna Lindzon, treating winter injuries with Dr. Erin Boynton and online garden education with Melissa Cameron

We specifically discuss:

How Do Nutrients and Herbs Work In Your Body

  • How can one herb or nutrient have so many applications?
  • Our body’s limited sources of nutrient inputs
  • Multiple uses for nutrients and herbs
  • The importance of not having nutrient deficiencies
  • An example: Vitamin K2
  • The problems of the “multiple use effect”
  • Pharmaceuticals vs. Nutraceuticals
  • Isolates: ie. Chlorophyll
  • Herbs: ie. Goldenseal
  • The appropriate therapeutic dosages of nutraceuticals

 Cooking With Cold Weather Vegetables

  • Elevate root vegetables by roasting
  • Spices and herbs
  • Oven temperature for roasting
  • Roasted tomatoes: with feta or as soup
  • Why is it good to eat Winter vegetables
  • Recipes
  • Life Changing Bread
  • Date syrup = silan

Treating Winter Injuries

  • Ice and snow
  • What are the common causes of injuries?
  • Preparing for Winter sports
  • Fatigue as a risk factor: know your limits
  • Shoveling snow
  • Dog-walking
  • Treating slip and fall injuries
  • Safety tips for outdoor Winter activities
  • Hydration
  • Adjusting your activities

Online Garden Education

  • The popularity of garden education
  • Types of online gardening courses
  • Advantages of online courses
  • Commitment levels for online courses
  • Do you need to be tech savvy?
  • Recommendations
  • A Year in the Urban Garden – Melissa’s course

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 Shauna Lindzon go here

To learn more about Dr. Erin Boynton go here.

To learn more about Melissa Cameron go here.