Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on March 23 and 24, 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 the rise in incidence of endometrial cancer with Dr. Tien Le, the correlation between education and longevity with actuary Peter Gorham, how our internal clock regulates our behaviour and bodily functions with professor and researcher Dr. Michael Antle PhD, and the duality and paradox of our perception with author Seye Kuyinu.

We specifically discuss:

Endometrial Cancer

  • What is endometrial cancer?
  • The signs and symptoms of endometrial cancer
  • What constitutes abnormal vaginal bleeding?
  • Menstrual patterns during perimenopause and postmenopause
  • Who is at risk to develop endometrial cancer?
  • How is endometrial cancer diagnosed?
  • Treatments currently available
  • The increase in incidence of endometrial cancer
  • Is endometrial cancer treatable?
  • Why has there been an increase in incidence of womens’ cancer?
  • The challenge of complex care
  • The future of endometrial cancer treatment


Education  and Longevity

  • What does an actuary do?
  • The risk of mortality
  • Education leads to wealth and thus longer life
  • Education and better lifestyle decisions
  • The definitions of education (for the purpose of the longevity study)
  • How much longer can we live with higher education?
  • Is quality of life impacted by education
  • Is there a downside to longevity?
  • Should we as a society be spending more on education than healthcare?


Our Internal Clock

  • Is the annual daylight savings time switch a good thing?
  • Would we be better off with a permanent standard time?
  • We’re actually not supporting farmers with daylight savings time
  • Which time should we switch to (permanently)?
  • The internal clock vs. the social/society clock
  • The Canadian challenge of photo-period change
  • Within time zones the daylight is different
  • Geopolitical decisions contrary to circadian rhythm


Duality and Paradox of Our Perception

  • The quest for happiness
  • The ups and downs are the actual experience
  • The ‘dance of duality”
  • Finding beauty in the meaningless
  • Observe without judgement
  • The mind makes meaning
  • Objectivity vs. subjectivism
  • Going beyond the mind’s interpretation of experience
  • This Glorious Dance


To learn more about Dr. Tien Le MD go here

To learn more about Peter Gorham go here

To learn more about Dr. Michael Antle PhD go here

To learn more about Seye Kuyinu  go here