#137 The Importance of Colon Health to Your Immunity, Mindful Social Activism, In-Home Fitness and Nutrition and The Natural Treatment of Allergies

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 20 and 21 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 your colon health impacts your immunity with Dr. Gordon Chang, how mindfulness coincides with social activism with Tracey Soghrati, in home fitness and nutrition with Megan Horsley and the natural treatment of allergies with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND

We specifically discuss:

How Does Your Colon Health Impact Your Immunity?

  • The road to good health is paved with good intestines
  • The importance of fiber
  • Fiber as a prebiotic
  • Probiotics – specific types
  • Getting probiotics from your diet
  • Digestion worsens with age
  • Digestive enzymes
  • What type of digestive enzymes are right for you?
  • What form of digestive enzyme should you look for – pill or liquid?
  • Digestion in the small intestine

Mindful Social Activism

  • Is there a link between mindfulness and social activism?
  • Rhonda Magee
  • Starting with curiosity
  • Gathering information
  • Being open and accepting
  • The role of social media vs. depth of connection

In Home Fitness and Nutrition

  • Personal training as it connects with holistic nutrition
  • Fit at home guide
  • Correcting form
  • Who is the program for?
  • The nutrition component – increasing protein
  • Wellness is a lifestyle decision – sustainability

The Natural Treatment of Allergies

  • Why do allergies occur?
  • Asthma and eczema
  • Typical treatments – antihistamines, allergy shots, cortical steroids
  • Supporting the immune system: probiotics
  • Vitamin D
  • Stinging Nettle and quercetin
  • Reducing exposure to allergens: dust reduction, hepa filters, natural cleaners

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

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here

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

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski ND go here.

#83 Protein Powders, Treating an ACL Injury, Lifestyle Choices for Longevity and Hosting Guests with Food Allergies and Preferences

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 8, 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 chat about protein powders with Dr. Gordon Chang, the treatment of ACL injuries with Dr. Khalil Masri, lifestyle choices for longevity with  with Megan Horsley  and entertaining guests with food allergies and preferences with Naomi Bussin

We specifically discuss:

Protein Powders:

  • Misconceptions about milk based protein powders
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Milk protein isolates vs. whey protein isolates
  • Biological values – absorption by the body
  • Digestive enzymes
  • Why do we need protein?
  • Vegetable based proteins – a lack of essential amino acids
  • Protein drinks
  • Protein and weight loss
  • Protein for men or women
  • Protein for people recovering from illness

Treating ACL Injuries:

  • The ACL
  • ACL injuries through twisting and hyper-extension of the knee
  • How do you prevent an ACL injury?
  • Strengthening exercises
  • How do you know if you have an ACL injury?
  • MRI for diagnosis
  • Is surgery necessary for an ACL injury?
  • Older patients and ACL injuries
  • What does recovery look like, post-surgery?

Lifestyle Choices for Longevity:

  • Holistic nutrition focusing on life stages
  • Are Canadians living longer?
  • John Robbins research
  • Social integration – purpose and belonging
  • Diet – plant based, fermented foods, cultured dairy, minimal meat, home grown food
  • Mobility

Entertaining Guests with Food Allergies and Preferences:

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha go here.

To learn more about Dr. Khalil Masri go here

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

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