Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on April 16 and 17, 2022 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 the art of making supplements  Dr. Gordon Chang, edible flowers with Shauna Lindzon, how to grow your own nutrient dense foods with Phil Nauta and supportive tools for aging skin with Vee Mistry

We specifically discuss:

The Art of Making Supplements

  • Dr. Chang getting started in the industry
  • The Canadian nutraceutical industry 30 years ago
  • Federal regulation began in 2004
  • Health Canada’s role
  • Formulating nutraceutical products
  • The decision making process
  • Research and consumer demand
  • Timeline from conception to shelf
  • Health Canada approval
  • What experience in the industry has taught

Edible Flowers

  • How do we know if a flower is edible?
  • Do you wash edible flowers first?
  • What do flowers taste like?
  • The nutritional value of flowers
  • How to cook with edible flowers
  • Common garden flowers that are toxic (to humans and pets)


How To Grow Your Own Nutrient Dense Food

  • What does “nutrient dense food” mean?
  • How do you grow more nutrient dense foods?
  • Plants get most of their nutrients from the soil
  • Remediating the soil
  • Caring for the plants – regular access to regular nutrition
  • Garden design
  • Practical tips
  • Thrive For Good for Tonic listeners!


Supportive Tools for Aging Skin

  • What is aging skin?
  • Morning and evening skin rituals
  • Gasha cryo sticks
  • The signs of aging skin
  • Vee’s regimens
  • Sleep and skin health

To learn more about show sponsor OmegaAlpha and Dr. Gordon Chang go here.

To learn more about Shuana Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Phil Nauta and Thrive For Good go here.

To learn more about Vee Mistry go here.