#189 Overcoming the Cycle of Joint Pain, Mood Boosting Summer Foods, Understanding the Non-Binary Gender Continuum and a Dragon’s Perspective on Philanthropy

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 19 and 20, 2021 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 to break the cycle of joint pain, inflammation and cartilage degeneration with Dr. Ludovic Brunel ND,  mood boosting Summer foods with Heather Lillico, understanding the non-binary gender continuum with Carlyle Jansen and a Dragon’s perspective on philanthropy with Vincenzo Guzzo.

We specifically discuss:

Breaking the Cycle of Joint Pain

  • Why is it that we feel pain?
  • Arthritis/chronic pain
  • What is the cause of osteoarthritis?
  • Injuries and other risk factors
  • The immune system and rheumatoid arthritis
  • How do you treat osteoarthritis?
  • 3 steps: remove inflammation, clean up debris and replenishment and rebuilding
  • How do you minimize inflammation?
  • Curcumin and Boswellia
  • Clean up the debris and dead tissue: enzymes
  • Rebuilding the cartilage: NEM, glucosamine chondroitin

Mood Boosting Summer Foods

  • Is there a connection between food and mental health?
  • Summer foods available locally in Toronto
  • Cherries: tryptophan and melatonin
  • Gooseberries/Goldenberries: fiber
  • Mustard greens: Vitamin K
  • Radicchio: stimulation of digestion, anti-oxidants
  • Summer squash: Vitamin B6
  • Bringing these foods into your diet
  • Does cooking impact the nutritional value of these foods?
  • Does when you eat matter to your mood?
  • Meal prep

Understanding the Non-Binary Gender Continuum

  • What is gender identity?
  • Non-binary gender identity
  • Gender and sex: two different things
  • Western culture vs. non-binary gender identity
  • Transsexuality and Intersexuality
  • Pronouns
  • Don’t make assumptions
  • Names and “dead names’
  • Gendered language

A Dragon’s Perspective on Philanthropy

  • Sparking the community mindset
  • The Guzzo Foundation
  • Giving is personal
  • Mental health issues caused by the pandemic
  • How do you get your business involved in philanthropy?
  • Recommendations for entrepreneurs who want to be philanthropic

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

To learn more about Dr. Ludovic Brunel ND go here

To learn more about Heather Lillico go here

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

To learn more about Vincenzo Guzzo go here.

 

#184 The Subclinical Effects of Inflammation, The Nutritional Value of Peanuts for Small Children, Homemade Pizza and Movement Longevity

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 15 and 16, 2021 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 to understand the subclinical effects of inflammation with Dr. Gordon Chang, the health benefits of peanuts for young children with Dr. Samara Sterling, delicious homemade pizza with Naomi Bussin and the concept of movement longevity with Dr. Erin Boynton.

We specifically discuss:

Subclinical Effects of Inflammation

  • Inflammation and disease
  • Covid-19 and the body’s response to inflammation
  • Plaque formation
  • What is a subclinical inflammation?
  • Antioxidants and free radicals
  • Exercise
  • Pesticides and other toxins
  • Herd immunity
  • Our genetic make-up and predisposition to inflammation
  • Boosting immunity

The Nutritional Value of Peanuts for Small Children

  • Are peanuts suitable for small children?
  • Complimentary foods
  • The infant at 6 months
  • Integrating peanuts into the child’s diet
  • Nutritional benefits of peanuts
  • Copper, Arginine, Protein, Fats
  • Allergic reactions to peanuts
  • Benefits of early integration into the diet
  • Can pregnant women eat peanuts?
  • The Peanut Institute

Homemade Pizza!

  • Best pizzas in Toronto
  • Why bother to make pizza?
  • What does homemade pizza mean?
  • Pizza crust
  • Sauce
  • Toppings
  • Pizza Czar, Anthony Falco

Movement Longevity 

  • What is movement longevity?
  • Why do we move?
  • Planning to maintain your exercise as you age
  • Preparing your body for the imbalances over time
  • Create a foundation for movement
  • Movement assessments
  • Postural exercises
  • Supermans, push-ups, dead bugs, arm circles, squats, lunges
  • Lifestyle choices for movement longevity
  • When should we do these exercises?

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

To learn more about Dr. Samara Sterling go here.

To read Naomi Bussin’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Dr. Erin Boynton go here.