#45 Proactively Managing the Aging Process, The Importance of a Comprehensive Sex Ed. Curriculum, Cooking with Turmeric and the Truth about CBD

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 15 2018 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 talk about proactively managing the aging process with Dr. Jennifer Pearlman, the importance of a comprehensive sex ed. curriculum with Tonic Sex Expert Carlyle Jansen, cooking with turmeric with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen and the truth about CBD with Tonic Cannabis Expert Rick Gillman.

Also….the Soul Segment with Lisa Marvin

We specifically discuss:

Proactively Managing the Aging Process

  • The Joy of Aging Event
  • Tips for taking control of the aging process
  • Quality of Life
  • Health span vs. life span
  • Why do we age?
  • Telomeres
  • Buffering chronic stress
  • Mindfulness, meditation, visualization, tai chi, yoga, mind-body connections
  • Self-care
  • The differences in the way that men and women age
  • Top tips for anti aging
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Neuroplasticity

The Importance of a Comprehensive Sex Ed. Curriculum in our Schools

  • Sex Ed Curriculum in our schools
  • How does sex ed affect kids?
  • Does sex ed subvert the role of the parents?
  • Cultural or religious objections to sexual education?
  • Is there an age that is too young to learn about sex?
  • How does sex ed correlate to the prevention of sexual abuse?
  • What can parents do if you object to the curriculum?


Cooking With Turmeric

  • What is turmeric?
  • Curcamine
  • bio-availability
  • Turmeric recipes
  • Golden Milk
  • Turmeric and cauliflower
  • Dried vs. fresh turmeric
  • Dealing with stains
  • Grating turmeric
  • Storing turmeric

The Truth about CBD:

  • What is CBD?
  • CBD as a pain treatment, MS, Epilepsy, PTSD, Anxiety and Mental health
  • CBD from hemp or cannabis
  • The superiority of cannabis based CBD
  • pesticides and contamination
  • non-regulated CBD isn’t being tested
  • cost of non-regulated vs. regulated product
  • legalities of over-the-counter CBD

For more information about show sponsor The Joy of Aging go here.

For more information about Dr. Jennifer Pearlman go here

To read Carlyle’s article about sex ed. in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner-Cohen go here.

To read Rick’s article on yoga breathing in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.


#4: Choosing a Vegan Protein, Crossfit True and False, Mindful Eating not Dieting

Welcome to this episode of THE TONIC, terrestrially broadcast on December 2, 2017 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 choosing the best protein with Strength and Nutrition Expert Melissa Blair; the truths and myths of Crossfit training with Crossfit Trainer Dr. Sheldon Levy and why you should move away from dieting towards mindful eating with Holistic Nutritionist Claire LeGresley.

We specifically discuss:

Choosing a Vegan Protein Powder:

  • How do you select a protein powder that’s right for you?
  • Whey based vs. vegetable based protein powder
  • Bio-availability of the protein
  • What are the factors that go into absorption of protein?
  • Digestive enzymes: what should you look for?
  • What are the benefits of Chaga mushrooms?
  • What is an “adaptogen”?
  • Why would you choose vegan protein over whey based protein?

Crossfit Training Truths and myths:

  • Do you need to be super fit to do Crossfit?
  • What is involved in a typical Crossfit class?
  • Does Crossfit require a huge time commitment?
  • Does Crossfit lead to injury?
  • Do all people who do Crossfit become fanatics?
  • Are Crossfit gyms sweaty garages?

Moving Away From Dieting Towards Mindful Eating:

  • How do you define dieting?
  • What is the most common reason for people to fail or give up on their diet?
  • Instead of dieting, what should people be doing?
  • Focus on well-being not weight.
  • How do you sustain wellness?
  • Why is dieting destructive?
  • Tips for mindful eating


For Claire’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Melissa Blair go here.

To learn more about Crossfit and in particular CrossfitYKV go here.

To learn more about the sponsor for this episode, Purica, go here.