#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.

#149 Probiotics, Hosting Vegetarians, Staying Motivated for Your Fall Yoga Practice and Highlighting Black Cookbook Authors

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 12 and 13, 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 discuss the health benefits of probiotics with Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND,  strategies for hosting vegetarian guests with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen, how to stay motivated in your yoga (and fitness) practice this Fall with Jelayna Da Silva and highlighting Black cookbook authors with Naomi Bussin

We specifically discuss:

Probiotics

  • What are probiotics?
  • What are the health benefits of probiotics?
  • Boosting immunity: cold and flu etc
  • Your gut is your “second brain”
  • Can we get enough probiotics from our diet?
  • What are CFU’s?
  • How many CFU’s should you look for?
  • What should you look for in a probiotic?
  • The benefits of enteric coating
  • Degradation of probiotic colonies: manufacturing vs. expiry
  • Who should take probiotics?

Hosting Vegetarian Guests

  • Putting four things on the plate instead of three
  • Plant based proteins
  • Eggplant as a main dish
  • Cauliflower steaks
  • Pan fried Haloumi cheese
  • Zucchini fritters

Staying Motivated for Your Fall Yoga Practice

  • How can we better understand how to motivate ourselves?
  • What is a good way to motivate yourself?
  • Just show up!
  • Work from a place of acceptance
  • Body neutrality
  • How do you motivate yourself when you’re having a bad day?
  • Is not having time or space a good excuse?

Highlighting Black Cookbook Authors

  • Promoting Black cookbook authors
  • Barriers to getting published
  • Vegetable Kingdom, by Bryant Terry
  • New World Sourdough, by Bryan Ford
  • CONTEST!!! send an email to jamie@tonictoronto.com saying why you love the show to get your copy of New World Sourdough
  • The New Way to Cake, by Benjamina Ebuehi
  • Jubilee, by ToniTipton-Martin

For more information about show sponsor New Roots Herbal go here.

For more information about Dr. Philip Rouchotas ND go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here.

To learn more about Jelayna Da Silva go here.

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