#107 Humanizing Health Care In The Digital Age, Strong Muscles Equals Strong Bones, Holistic Holiday Gifts For The Health Conscious and Chasing Yoga Feels

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 23 and 24, 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 humanizing health care in the digital age with George Barakat, why strong muscles lead to strong bones with Dr. Stacy Irvine, holistic holiday gifts for the health conscious with Megan Horsely,¬† and sensation junkies chasing their “yoga feels” with Jelayna DaSilva

We specifically discuss:

Humanizing Health Care

  • Aging gracefully: “Live Your Best Life”
  • What are the problems with our current health care system?
  • Retail health as a solution to “Hallway Medicine”
  • Digital health strategy as a Canadian export strength
  • What do patients want from their health care system?
  • Visibility and clarity into health records
  • Usage of “wearables” and digital records
  • How will digital health tools be used going forward?
  • Telemedicine
  • Personalizing health care

Strong Muscles = Strong Bones

  • Bone health and morbidity
  • The cost of bone fractures to the economy
  • Bone density and preventative health
  • The connection between muscle and cortical bone density
  • Metabolic factors that impact bone health
  • Hormonal impact on bone health
  • Weightlifting
  • Diet and bone-density
  • Calcium and Vitamin D
  • When is it too late to deal with bone density?
  • Balance and stability

Holistic Holiday Gifts

  • Essential Oil Travel Pack
  • Class passes – experiential gifts
  • Personal training sessions
  • Massages
  • Workout wear and accessories
  • Health store gift cards
  • Alternative lifestyle cookbooks

Yoga Sensation Junkies

  • What is a “sensation junky”?
  • What is the problem with chasing sensations?
  • The mindful element of yoga
  • What do you get from “finding the calm” in our yoga practice?
  • Back body awareness
  • How do you find your calm?

For more information about show sponsor Jack Nathan Health and George Barakat go here.

To learn more about Dr. Stacy Irvine go here.

To read Megan Horsely’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To read Jelayna Da Silva’s article on Tonic Magazine go here.

#94 Beating Back To Work Stress, Why The Intention Behind Your Workout Matters, Digital Health for Seniors and Advance Care Planning

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 24 and 25, 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 natural treatment of stress with Joel Thuna, why the intention behind your workout matters with Rucsandra Mitrea, Digital Health for Seniors with Michael Green and Zayna Khayat and Advance Care Planning with Chad Hammond

 

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Treatment of Stress

  • Who suffers from stress?
  • Is all stress bad?
  • Stress equilibrium
  • Dealing with stress in the moment
  • Adaptogens – Ginseng
  • Vitamin B for a balanced diet
  • Essential Oils
  • A Healthy Diet
  • Sleep and Regular Exercise
  • Avoiding alcohol, smoking, vaping and other toxins

The Intention Behind Your Workout

  • What mistakes do people make to derail their workouts?
  • Body awareness
  • Punishment workouts
  • Why do we (should we) work out?
  • Why is it important to be focused in our workout?
  • Preserving the wellness in our bodies
  • Form and awareness

Digital Health For Seniors

  • What is the mandate for digital health for aging Canadians?
  • How can digital access to health care improve life for Canadians
  • Access2022
  • Is the Canadian health care system ready to deal with the aging population?
  • Why is digital access to health so important for Canada?
  • What will the future of health care in Canada look like?
  • Will there be push back from older Canadians in digitizing health?
  • The technology gap
  • What digital tools are and will be available to facilitate health care?

Advance Care Planning

  • What is advanced care planning?
  • Why don’t Canadians take steps to plan for advanced care?
  • Who are Canadians speaking with about advanced care planning?
  • When do we think we should be considering advance care planning?
  • To learn more about resources for advance care planning go here.

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 Rucsandra Mitrea and her work at Vital Directives go here.

To learn more about Michael Green/Zayna Khayat and the work at Access2022 go here.

To learn more about Chad Hammond and his work at the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association go here.