Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 14 and 15, 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 functional nutrition in the context of mushrooms with  Dr. Gordon Chang, your money mindset with Hina Khan, why restaurants are so expensive with Vito Marinuzzi and how to thrive with Parkinson’s with Steven Iseman

We specifically discuss:

Mushrooms and Functional Nutrition

  • Dietary Supplements, Nutraceuticals and Functional Food
  • Mushrooms: Chaga as an example
  • Polysaccharides
  • Modes of extraction
  • Polyphenols
  • Triterpenoids
  • Mushrooms are safe
  • Cordyceps
  • Maitake, Shitake and Turkey Tail
  • Mushrooms helping to heal cancer
  • Can you get the medicinal effect from eating mushrooms?
  • Psychedelic mushrooms


Your Money Mindset

  • What is a “money mindset”?
  • Feelings about money
  • What is the source of our feelings about money?
  • How to test what your relationship with money is
  • Guilt and shame
  • How to fix our relationship with money
  • Deal with responsibilities and then focus on growing wealth
  • How do you feel when you’re spending?
  • The ability to receive

CONTEST: Send an email to jamie@thetonic.ca by 4:00pm EST May 14, saying why you like The Tonic Talk show for a free ticket to Hina Khan’s Money Mindset Masterclass on May 18


Why Are Restaurants So Expensive?

  • Are restaurants gauging patrons?
  • Are customers complaining?
  • Rising prices and rising expectations
  • Shrinking portion sizes
  • Restaurant overhead
  • Sourcing locally
  • How do you keep your bill down?
  • Pre-determined tipping rates
  • Service has taken a hit


Thriving With Parkinson’s

  • Steven’s interest in cycling
  • Cycling beneficial to help with symptoms of Parkinson’s
  • Early stage of Parkinson’s
  • Endorphin release
  • The Rigid Riders
  • The Spinning Wheels Tour
  • May 31st launch event

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

To learn more about Hina Khan go here.

To learn more about Vito Marinuzzi and his restaurant 7 Numbers go here.

To learn more about Steven Iseman and The Spinning Wheels Tour go here.