#155 A Vision of the Future of Health Clinics, Improving Your Posture, Thyroid Health and Has Covid-19 Killed Toronto?

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 24 and 25, 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 future of medical clinics with George Barakat, how to improve your posture with Dr. Stacy Irvine, a natural approach to thyroid health with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and whether Covid-19 spells the death of Toronto with Mitchell Abrahams

We specifically discuss:

The Future of Health Clinics

  • Hub and spoke health clinics
  • An ecosystem in healthcare: instantaneous referrals
  • The “circular health care experience”
  • Combined access to primary healthcare
  • Growth, connectivity and community
  • Duplicating the “hospital experience” without the wait

How To Improve Your Posture

  • Why is posture so important?
  • What are the common posture problems?
  • What are the implications of poor posture?
  • Stacking of vertebrae
  • Upper Cross Syndrome
  • What can we do to help our posture?
  • Exercises for better posture
  • Rowing and cross-country skiing
  • Are posture problems reversible?

A Natural Approach to Thyroid Health

  • What is the thyroid gland and what does it do?
  • Are thyroid conditions common?
  • How do you develop a thyroid condition?
  • The connection between auto-immune disease and the thyroid gland
  • Genetic predisposition to auto-immune disease
  • The auto-immune disease trigger
  • Intestinal permeability and auto-immune disease
  • Leaky Gut Syndrome
  • Reducing the risk to thyroid disease
  • Testing for thyroid disease
  • Is thyroid disease reversible?
  • Lifestyle choices and supplementation

Did Covid-19 Kill Toronto?

  • Toronto and the pandemic
  • What is driving the “exodus” from the city?
  • The history of the cycle of pandemics and booms
  • Can we work remotely indefinitely?
  • The key drivers of cities
  • International cities
  • Post-pandemic immigration
  • The hidden costs of leaving the city
  • The future approach to pandemics

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

To learn more about Dr. Stacy Irvine go here.

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

To learn more about Mitchell Abrahams go here

#143 The Naturopathic Approach to Adapting and Coping During Challenging Times, Micro-nutrients vs. Macro-nutrients, Exercises that Support Running, Hiking and Walking and Overcoming Loneliness

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 1 and 2, 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 naturopathic approach to stress in challenging times with Dr. Melanie Kusznireckyj ND, why micro-nutrients are as important to your health as macro-nutrients with Megan Horsley RHN, the exercises that support running, hiking and jogging with Ali Lubin and how you can overcome loneliness with Carlyle Jansen.

We specifically discuss:

The Naturopathic Approach to Adapting and Coping During Challenging Times

  • Stress caused by challenging times
  • Self-help confusion
  • The education and training of naturopathic doctors
  • The underlying philosophy of naturopathy and naturopathic medicines
  • The holistic approach
  • Mitigating side effects
  • The relationship between a naturopathic doctor and patient
  • High EPA Omega Fatty Acids (Fish Oil)
  • L-Theanine: (Green Tea)
  • Gaba: The stomach-brain connection
  • Lavender
  • Saffron

Micro-nutrients vs. Macro-nutrients

  • Tracking macro-nutrients and weight loss
  • What is a macro-nutrient?
  • What is a micro-nutrient?
  • What happens if you don’t get enough micro-nutrients?
  • Nutrient deficiency
  • What’s wrong with “fortified” flours?
  • Supplementing while dieting
  • Eating whole foods that are nutrient dense

The Exercises that Support Running, Hiking and Walking

  • The health benefits of running, hiking and walking
  • What are the risks of running, hiking, walking?
  • How do we prevent those risks?
  • How to get started?
  • Work out buddies
  • Over-training and rest days
  • Strength training

Overcoming Loneliness

  • Normalizing loneliness
  • Loneliness is a feeling not a fact
  • Mindfulness, self-compassion
  • Cognitive behavioral techniques
  • Loneliness and depression
  • EASE
  • Extending yourself
  • Action plans
  • Seek collectives
  • Expect the best

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

For more information about Dr. Melanie Kusznireckyj ND go here.

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

To learn more about Ali Lubin go here.

To read Carlyle Jansen’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.