Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 24 and 25, 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 discuss protein and healthy aging with Joel Thuna, whether mise en place is necessary for home cooks with Carolyn Cohen, risk factors for hospitalization with Dr. Angel Chu and inherited retinal disease awareness month with Doug Earle

We specifically discuss:

Protein For Healthy Aging

  • The expectations of aging
  • CDC recommendations for movement for middle-agers
  • Our ability to absorb nutrients as we age
  • WHO definition of health aging
  • What do we need to do to age gracefully?
  • Muscles, bones and connective tissue
  • Getting adequate protein
  • Necessary vitamins and nutrients
  • The digestive system: fiber and water
  • Mental health and cognition


Mise en Place

  • What is mise en place?
  • Is it necessary if you are a home cook?
  • Stir fries
  • Organizing platters and serving pieces
  • Does mise en place save time?
  • Recipes and prep notes
  • Meal prep


Are You At Higher Risk for Covid-19 Hospitalization?

  • Are Canadians aware whether they are at risk for severe Covid-19?
  • The spectrum of severe Covid-19 symptoms
  • Why are people older than 60 at higher risk?
  • Obesity
  • Pre-existing conditions
  • Communal living
  • Immuno-supressed
  • What do you do if you are at higher risk?
  • Vaccination
  • Effective medical treatments for Covid-19
  • Where do you go for more information?


Inherited Retinal Disease Awareness Month

  • What is an inherited retinal disease (“IRD”)?
  • What are the impacts of those diseases?
  • The challenges of an IRD
  • What treatments are available for those with an IRD?
  • How can you participate in IRD awareness month?
  • The future of IRD research: gene therapies and stem cell research
  • The economic impact of vision loss nationally


To learn more about show sponsor Pure Le Natural go here.

To read articles by Joel Thuna in The Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Cohen go here

To learn more about Dr. Angel Chu go here.

To learn more about Doug Earle go here.