#153 Boosting Your Cognition, How Covid-19 Has Impacted Divorce, Five New Cooking Techniques and Improving Mobility

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 10 and 11, 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 boost your cognition naturally with Joel Thuna, how Covid-19 has impacted divorce with Lorne Fine, five new cooking techniques with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen and how to improve your mobility with Ali Lubin.

We specifically discuss:

Boosting Cognition

  • What is cognition?
  • The factors that impact cognition
  • Cholesterol, smoking, depression, diabetes and hypertension
  • The symptoms and signs of MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment)
  • Lifestyle changes that can boost cognition
  • Neuroplasticity
  • A healthy diet that supports cognition
  • What foods should be avoided?
  • Supplements: Omega-3, Turmeric, L-Theanine, B Vitamins, Vitamin K2, Ginko Biloba, Ginseng etc.

Covid-19 and Divorce

  • How is Covid-19 impacting married couples?
  • Are the courts conducting divorce hearings during the pandemic?
  • Urgent and emergency hearings
  • Structural changes to the family courts in Ontario
  • How have family lawyers changed their practice?
  • Custody and Access issues
  • Are clients settling more of their issues?
  • Child support and spousal support
  • Matrimonial homes and other assets
  • Best advice

Five New Cooking Techniques

  • Salt and pepper
  • Fat and acid
  • Sautéing
  • Pan roasting
  • Steaming
  • Slow roasting and braising

Improving Your Mobility

  • Mobility and range of motion
  • Mobility and flexibility
  • Why is mobility important?
  • How do we know if we’re sufficiently mobile?
  • Objective measures of mobility
  • Are we mobile because we do things that require mobility?
  • Are there things that we can do that will improve mobility?
  • Yoga, Pilates and strength training
  • Stretching, foam rolling and massage
  • Hero Movement

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 Lorne Fine go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner-Cohen go here.

To learn more about Ali Lubin 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.