#160 Protein For Healing Your Body, The Holiday Cookbook Gift Guide, Covid-19’s Impact On The Brain and Peanuts and Your Blood Sugar

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 28 and 29, 2020 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 how protein is necessary for healing with Dr. Gordon Chang, the annual holiday cookbook gift guide with Naomi Bussin, how Covid-19 impacts your brain with Dr. Daniel Wilson and how peanuts can help regulate your blood sugar with Dr. Samara Sterling

We specifically discuss:

Protein For Healing Your Body

  • Why is protein important for our health?
  • Essential and non-Essential amino acids
  • Sources of protein
  • How the body processes protein
  • Increasing protein to help heal the body
  • How much more protein do we need when we’re healing?
  • Liquid protein shots?

The Holiday Cookbook Gift Guide

How Covid-19 Impacts Your Brain

  • Covid-19 stressors
  • How are people being impacted?
  • The uncertainty of the pandemic
  • Difficulty in grieving
  • How does the stress impact our brain functions?
  • Cortisol
  • Neuro-Covid or Brain Fog, PTSD
  • Depression
  • Quarantine stoking addictions
  • Gaining a new perspective as a result of the pandemic

How Peanuts Can Help Regulate Your Blood Sugar

  • Type 1 vs. Type 2 Diabetes
  • Lifestyle changes and the prevention of Type 2 Diabetes
  • How can peanuts prevent spikes in blood sugar?
  • How can peanuts help with weight management?
  • The nutrients found in peanuts
  • Do you still get the health benefits of peanuts when they’re processed?
  • Why are peanuts so powerful as a “superfood”?
  • Health benefits of peanuts beyond the regulation of blood sugar

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha and Dr. Gordon Chang go here.

To read articles by Naomi Bussin go here

To learn more about Western U and Dr. Daniel Wilson go here.

To learn more about Dr. Samara Sterling go here.

#67 Medical Cannabis for Veterans and Seniors, Food = Love, Natural Treatment of Addiction and The New Canadian Food Guidelines

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on February 16 and 17 2019 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 medical cannabis and for veterans and seniors with Shekhar Parmar, how food = love with Naomi Bussin, the natural treatment of addictions with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and the New Canadian Food Guidelines with dietician Shauna Lindzon.

We specifically discuss:

Medical Cannabis for Veterans and Seniors

  • Veterans are being helped by medical cannabis
  • PTSD – anxiety, sleep, flashbacks, nightmares, reliving the trauma
  • Previous abuse of the system
  • Guidelines – cost covered for veterans, up to a limit (3 grams/day)
  • Process to get more cannabis for veterans
  • The costs to Veterans Affairs increased 120x in the past few years
  • The real qualitative costs saved by medical cannabis
  • The Canadian vs. American approach to medical cannabis for veterans
  • Seniors and medical cannabis
  • Improvement to quality of life
  • Dispensing medical cannabis to seniors in care facilities
  • Training for caregivers of seniors regarding medical cannabis

Food = Love

  • The connection between food and love
  • How are food and love connected?
  • The social aspect of eating
  • Negative connections with food
  • How do we share our love for food?
  • Chicken Soup!
  • Dessert
  • Jamie Oliver’s Baked Chocolate Tart
  • Taste and Technique

Treating Addictions Naturally

  • Alcohol abuse/misuse
  • Guidelines are different for men and women
  • Alcohol and your health
  • Recreational Cannabis
  • Cannabis Abuse
  • Natural Remedies
  • Dopamine, amino acids, B12

The New Canadian Food Guidelines

  • The new food guidelines
  • No consultation with industry, no predetermined portions
  • The plate theory
  • Plant based proteins
  • Whole grains
  • Whole foods, minimally processed foods, ultra-processed foods
  • No more meats + alternative or dairy +alternative groups
  • Why is the guide important?
  • Criticism of the new guide

Links:

For more information about show sponsor Harvest Medicine go here.

To read Naomi’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.