Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on March 16 and 17, 2024 on AM740 and FM 96.7 in Toronto. Topics covered on the show track the lifestyle articles and themes published in The Tonic Magazine. This week we’ll discuss how to prepare for what might be a challenging allergy season with clinical pharmacist Andy Donald, exploring the “food as medicine” trend with public health advocate and author Dr. Charles Platkin PhD, the interplay between detoxification and stress with naturopath Dr. Penny Kendall-Reed and whether psilocybin is a working woman’s life hack with mushroom retreat leaders Gary Logan and Rob Grover.

We specifically discuss:

How To Prepare for Allergy Season

  • Allergy season has started early
  • The most common triggers of seasonal allergies
  • What can worsen allergy symptoms?
  • Environmental factors
  • Is it possible to avoid allergens?
  • Antihistamines
  • Nasal sprays and steroids
  • Dry and itchy eyes
  • Allergy shots


The ‘Food As Medicine’ Trend

  • What does ‘Food as Medicine” mean?
  • Scurvy
  • Medically tailored meals
  • Researching food and supplements
  • Food deserts
  • Is eathing healthy expensive…or is that a myth?


Detoxification and Stress

  • What is detoxification?
  • The phases of detoxification
  • Why is it that people react differently to environmental toxins?
  • Symptoms of a poorly working detoxification system
  • How do we know if our detoxification pathway is slow?
  • How does stress impact detoxification?
  • How does detoxification impact stress?
  • Lifestyle and supplementation


Is Psilocybin a Working Woman’s Life Hack?

  • Why would psilocybin impact working women specifically?
  • Innate intelligence
  • The macro-journey
  • What do people get from the journey?
  • The process
  • Is there a personality type more suited for a journey?
  • How are journey’s helping people personally or professionally?
  • The heart mind and the thinking mind


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To learn more about Dr. Charles Platkin PhD go here

To learn more about Dr. Penny Kendall-Reed ND go here

To learn more about Gary Logan and Rob GroverĀ  go here