#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.

#151 Make Your Bedroom A Sanctuary of Peace, Grey Divorce, Foods That Support Sleep, and Healthy Relationships

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 26 and 27, 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 how to make your bedroom a sanctuary of peace with Adarsh Shah, the phenomenon of grey divorce with Lorne Fine, foods that support sleep with Megan Horsley and the importance of healthy relationships with Montrella Cowan

We specifically discuss:

How To Turn Your Bedroom Into A Sanctuary of Peace

  • Pillows: “the mattress for your head”
  • How long should you use a pillow for?
  • How do you find the right pillow?
  • New pillow technology
  • duvet/comforters/blankets
  • Sheets

Grey Divorce

  • What is a grey divorce?
  • When do people get divorced?
  • Why is grey divorce happening?
  • Factors militating staying together
  • Assets: matrimonial homes, pensions etc.
  • Division of property
  • Hiring a financial consultant
  • Spousal support
  • Advice for those considering getting a divorce

Foods That Support Sleep

  • The interconnection between nutrition and sleep
  • How sleep affects nutrition
  • Inflammation
  • The gut-brain axis
  • Melatonin
  • Circadian rhythm
  • Foods high in tryptophan
  • Foods with Gaba
  • Herbal teas
  • Caffeine, sugar, alcohol, processed foods

The Importance of Healthy Relationships

  • Why is having healthy relationships so important?
  • Communication
  • What can we do to improve our relationship skills?
  • Let people know that what they’re feeling is okay
  • Give people space
  • How do you learn how to pick up on non-verbal cues?

For more information about show sponsor Ultramatic and Adarsh Shah go here.

To learn more about Lorne Fine go here

To read Megan Horsley’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here

To learn more about Montrella Cowan, go here