#93 Psychedelics for Wellness and End of Life, Hosting a Holistic Barbecue , Mortality and No Cook Dinners

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on Aug17, 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 psychedelics for wellness and end of life with Dr. Sanjeev Goel, hosting a holistic barbecue with Megan Horsley RHN, mortality with David Bernstein and No Cook Dinners with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen

We specifically discuss:

Psychedelics for wellness and end of life

  • What are psychedelics?
  • How do psychedelics act on our bodies?
  • How were psychedelics historically used?
  • Three categories of psychedelics
  • How are psychedelics used today?
  • The “God Particle”
  • Is there a permanent shift after taking psychedelics?
  • Are the psychedelics psychologically addictive?
  • The “Bad Trip”
  • The efficacy of psychedelics for wellness
  • End of Life/Palliative Care
  • Safety and Legal Considerations

Hosting a Holistic Barbecue:

  • Satisfying specific diets
  • Beyond Meat vs. Home Made Plant Based Foods
  • Tempeh Skewers
  • Satisfying the Keto diet
  • Etiquette
  • Environmental impact of hosting
  • Dessert

Mortality

  • Life on your own terms
  • The Beginner’s Guide To The End
  • Identity, Dignity vs.Risk
  • Quality and Quantity of Life
  • The Shrinking Universe
  • Purpose
  • Appreciating the Moments

No Cook Dinners:

  • What are “No Cook Dinners”?
  • Poke Bowls
  • Vietnamese Noodle Salad
  • Hand Rolls
  • Lobster Rolls
  • Pre-Cooked Rotisserie Chicken
  • Hummus Wrap

For more information about show sponsor Peakhuman and Dr. Sanjeev Goel go here.

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

To learn more about David Bernstein go here

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen 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