#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

#34 How Gut Health Affects Mood, Mental Performance and Immunity, What Your Feet Can Tell You About Your Health, Insider Restaurant Talk and Overcoming Shyness

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 30, 2018 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 your gut health with Tawnya Ritco; what your feet can tell you about your health with Chiropodist Katie Blundell, insider restaurant info with restaurateur Vito Marinuzzi and overcoming shyness with author Cynthia Gould

We specifically discuss:

Gut Health:

  • Why is gut health so important?
  • Gut health and immunity
  • “leaky gut” and IBS
  • Gut and cognitive response
  • Gut and your mood
  • Signs of poor gut health
  • Factors interfering with gut health
  • Antibiotics, toxic loads, stress, hydration
  • prebiotics and probiotics
  • supplements

What Your Feet Can Tell You About Your Health:

  • What do Chiropodists do?
  • Chiropodists and Podiatrists
  • Why see a Chiropodist?
  • Bio-mechanics
  • What your feet can tell you about your health
  • Diabetes – sensation loss
  • Circulation issues
  • ingrown toenails
  • hereditary issues
  • sports injuries
  • flip-flops and summer footwear
  • pedicures

Insider Restaurant Talk:

  • Europeans vs North American restaurants
  • tipping
  • alcohol
  • bread and water
  • food delivery
  • branding, cookbooks,

Overcoming Shyness:

  • What is shyness?
  • Deciding not to be shy
  • Steps to overcome shyness
  • Putting yourself out there
  • The fear response
  • The worst part about fear
  • Anxiety

Links:

For more information about show sponsor Purica go here.

To learn more about Chiropodists go here.

To book a table at Vito Marinuzzi’s restaurant go here.

To read more about Cynthia Gould and overcoming shyness go here.