#171 Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease, What to Look for in Health and Wellness Products, Treating Meniscus Tears and Building Muscle as We Age

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on February 13 and 14, 2021 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 the connection between Type 2 Diabetes and heart disease with Dr. Alice Cheng, what to look for in health and wellness products with Dr. Eldon Dahl ND, the treatment of meniscus tears with Dr. Erin Boynton and building muscle as we age with Jodi Farber

We specifically discuss:

Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease

  • The link between Type 2 Diabetes and heart disease
  • Common risk factors
  • Why are people with Type 2 Diabetes 3x more likely to develop heart disease?
  • Those with Type 2 Diabetes assessing personal risk
  • What is prediabetes?
  • The glucose blood test
  • Controlling and reversing Diabetes
  • Lifestyle choices and medications
  • How can those with Type 2 Diabetes reduce risk of heart disease?
  • Are people necessarily aware that they are diabetic?
  • The benefits of virtual medicine
  • Some good coming out of Covid-19
  • What should people with Type 2 Diabetes or heart disease do?

What to Look For in Health and Wellness Products

  • Changes to the health and wellness industries in the 1990’s
  • The production of amino acids
  • What to look for in an amino acid
  • What are the differences between multi-vitamins in the Canadian market?
  • What should we look at in Melatonin?
  • Obtaining licensing for thyroid products

Treating Meniscus Tears

  • What is the meniscus?
  • How can you injure your meniscus?
  • The structure of the meniscus: the red and white zones
  • Operations vs. other treatments
  • Factors determining whether you’re a candidate for orthoscopy
  • Torn meniscus and arthritis
  • Long term problems of a torn meniscus
  • Exercise to help recovery
  • Surgical repair of a torn meniscus
  • Downsides of surgery

Building Muscle as We Age

  • Natural loss of muscle as we age
  • Reasons for building muscle
  • Reasonable expectations for building muscle over 50
  • Considerations if you’re intent on building muscle
  • The role of proper nutrition
  • Go to exercises and programs

To learn more about Dr. Alice Cheng go here.

To learn more about Dr. Eldon Dahl ND and LifeChoice go here.

To learn more about Dr. Erin Boynton  go here.

To learn more about Jodi Farber go here.

#163 A Philosophy of Health and Wellness, Understanding Non-Monogamy and Polyamory, Exercise for Arthritis and Choosing the Right Cutting Board

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 19 and 20, 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 Dr. Gordon Chang’s philosophy of health and wellness; non-monogamous and polyamorous relationships with Carlyle Jansen; exercise for those suffering with arthritis with Dr. Erin Boynton and the importance of choosing the right cutting board with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen

We specifically discuss:

A Philosophy of Health and Wellness

  • Nutraceuticals and supplements aren’t “magic bullets”
  • A holistic approach to health
  • “Building a Wall”
  • The safety efficacies of nutraceuticals
  • Reactions to nutraceuticals and supplements
  • How do consumers assess the quality of supplements?
  • Quality control of nutraceuticals
  • Does it matter if the supplement is organic?

Non-Monogamous and Polyamorous Relationships

  • Are we really just talking about “cheating”?
  • How common are non-monogamous relationships?
  • The terminology of non-monogamous relationships
  • The keys to success for non-monogamous relationships
  • How do you broach the subject?
  • What happens if there is disagreement?

Exercise and Arthritis

  • What is arthritis?
  • Do you have to stop exercising if you have arthritis?
  • Does exercise help cure arthritis?
  • What is the purpose of exercise if you have arthritis?
  • Changing how you exercise
  • Preparing your body for future exercise
  • Swimming
  • What if the pain is significant?
  • Is building muscle strength relevant?
  • Cross-training
  • Is there a risk that exercise will make arthritis worse?
  • What factors should be considered when deciding to stop an exercise?

Choosing the Right Cutting Board

  • Why do you want a good cutting board?
  • What types of cutting board should you avoid?
  • What should you look for in a cutting board?
  • The composition of your cutting board
  • Maintenance of cutting boards

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

To read articles by Carlyle Jansen go here

To learn more about Dr. Erin Boynton go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here.