#100!!!! There’s An Herbal Remedy For That, Homelessness in Toronto, The Ins and Outs of Blood Sugar Control and Flexibility and Mobility

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 5 and 6, 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 the specific herbal remedies that help with various common conditions with Joel Thuna, what homelessness looks like in Toronto and what we can do about it with Teresa Vasilopoulos, the ins and outs of blood sugar control with Shauna Lindzon and why we should care about flexibility and mobility with Stacey Irvine.

We specifically discuss:

Herbal Remedies for Common Conditions

  • The foundation of good health
  • Cold and Flu
  • Boosting Immunity
  • Indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Getting a Good Night Sleep
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Mood
  • Virility

Homelessness in Toronto

  • WoodGreen
  • The face of poverty in Toronto
  • “Less Homeless” Awareness Campaign
  • What are the poverty statistics?
  • What can listeners do?
  • #lesshomeless
  • Where do donations go?
  • Beyond awareness
  • World Homeless Day – October 10

The Ins and Outs of Blood Sugar Control

  • What should you eat to control blood sugar levels?
  • Fiber
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Avoiding fatigue
  • Fat, Protein and Fiber
  • Complex Carbohydrates
  • Chew your food
  • “Go to” snack

Flexibility and Mobility (And Why We Should Care)

  • Flexibility and mobility are crucial
  • When you’re injured it’s too late
  • The difference between flexibility and mobility
  • As we age extra flexibility can work against us
  • injuries come when there’s a lack of mobility
  • mobility and strength training
  • Is mobility more important than flexibility?
  • What happens if you don’t improve mobility?

For more information about show sponsor Pure-Le Natural go here.

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

To learn more about Teresa Vasilopoulos and her work at Woodgreen go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Stacey Irvine 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

Links:

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.