#134 The Health Benefits of Vitamin D, Eating Lighter For Spring, Metabolic Training and Baking Sourdough Bread

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 30 and 31, 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 Vitamin D with Joel Thuna, eating lighter for Spring with Shauna Lindzon, whether metabolic training is right for you with Noah Schwartz and baking sourdough bread with Naomi Bussin

We specifically discuss:

The Health Benefits of Vitamin D

  • Why discuss Vitamin D?
  • What is Vitamin D?
  • Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3
  • Sunlight and Vitamin D
  • Vitamin D added to foods
  • Which form of Vitamin D should you take?
  • Osteoporosis
  • Muscle function
  • Mood and Depression
  • Stroke recovery
  • Cognitive decline
  • Cancer – slowing development, decreased risk
  • Weight gain – regulating cortisol
  • Immunity – fighting infections of the respiratory tract
  • Correct dosage

Eating Lighter For Spring

  • Asparagus
  • Beets and beet greens
  • Fiddle-heads
  • Ramps and garlic scapes
  • Ontario greenhouse vegetables – strawberries, tomatoes etc.
  • Rhubarb
  • Batch cooking Spring produce

Is Metabolic Training Right for You?

  • What is metabolic training?
  • Low impact training – walking, jogging
  • Consistency and lifestyle
  • What are the benefits of metabolic training?
  • What does a metabolic training session look like?
  • Can anybody do metabolic training?
  • Does metabolic training require a requisite level of fitness?
  • Contraindications

Baking Sourdough Bread

  • Why is everyone talking about sourdough bread?
  • The homemade bread controversy
  • What is sourdough?
  • Fermentation
  • How do you start?
  • Flour, Water, Salt, Yeast – Ken Forkish
  • Josey Baker Bread – Josey Baker
  • Bien Cuit  – Zachary Golper
  • What do you need to bake sourdough bread?
  • Broadflour – fresh milled flour in Toronto
  • Don’t throw out the sourdough discard – pancakes, waffles, brownies, crackers

For more information about show sponsor Pure-Le Natural go here.

To read articles by Joel Thuna in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here

To learn more about Noah Schwartz go here

To read articles by Naomi Bussin in Tonic Magazine go here

#128 How Your Immune System Works, Maintaining Relationships During Social Isolation, Fighting Stress Nutritionally and Dental Care During Covid-19

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on April 18 and 19 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 immunity system works with Dr. Gordon Chang, maintaining relationships during social isolation with Carlyle Jansen,

We specifically discuss:

How Does the Immune System Work?

  • There is no known proven cure for Covid-19 (yet)
  • Boosting the immune system
  • White blood cells
  • Non-specific antibodies
  • How do vaccines work?
  • Inflammation
  • Mast cells
  • Herbal immune boosters
  • Lifestyle

Maintaining Relationships During Social Isolation

  • Downtime and space
  • Separation and togetherness
  • Communication
  • Setting aside time to talk
  • Physical connections during social distancing
  • Sexual relationships for singles (during Covid-19)

Fighting Stress Nutritionally

  • Emotional eating and the loss of control
  • Supporting gut health with fermented foods
  • Creating your own fermented foods
  • Sourdough starters
  • Yogurt
  • Foods that don’t support gut health: alcohol and sugar
  • Growing your own food
  • Sprouting

Dental Care During Covid-19

  • What do you do if you have a dental emergency?
  • Are there dental offices open during Covid-19 in Toronto?
  • The Royal College of Dentists contact
  • What qualifies as a dental emergency?
  • Teledentistry
  • Phone prescriptions and proper dosage
  • Managing anxiety

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

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

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

To learn more about Dr. Steve Colomby go here.