#82 The Natural Approach to Longevity, Treating a Torn Meniscus, The Benefits of Early Detection Via Proactive Health Management and Gut Health

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 1, 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 approach to longevity with Joel Thuna, the treatment of a torn meniscus with Dr. Khalil Masri, the benefits of early detection via proactive health management with George Barakat and gut health with Shauna Lindzon.

 

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Approach to Longevity

  • Is 50 really the new 40?
  • What’s great about aging?
  • Does genetics play a role in aging?
  • How do we determine our health outside of genetics?
  • Lifestyle choices can influence genetics
  • Stop smoking
  • See your doctor regularly
  • Try to maintain a healthy weight
  • Eating a balanced diet that is vegetable and fruit forward
  • Take steps to reduce stress
  • Get enough sleep
  • Stay mentally active
  • Do weight bearing exercise
  • Does having a positive attitude make you feel younger?

Treating A Torn Meniscus

  • What is a meniscus?
  • How does a meniscus tear?
  • Do knee injuries correlate to aging?
  • Is there a way to keep a meniscus from degenerating with age?
  • Weight bearing exercises and warming up are key
  • Stretching before and after activities
  • The signs of a torn meniscus
  • First steps to diagnose a meniscus tear
  • Surgery and post-surgery regimen
  • Post-surgery susceptibility to repeat tears

The Benefits of Early Detection Via Proactive Health Management

  • Early detection protocols
  • Access to integrated medicine
  • What is the best way to facilitate early detection?
  • Wait times for referrals
  • Annual health assessment vs. check up
  • What health issues can be identified in an assessment?
  • What components of the health assessment is covered by OHIP?

Gut Health

  • How do we properly balance good and bad bacteria in our gut?
  • How do you get probiotics into your system?
  • Why do want probiotics in our system?
  • Prebiotics are the food for the probiotics
  • Do we have to have probiotics every day?
  • Can you supplement for probiotics?
  • Are there any contraindications for probiotics?

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

To read Joel’s article on the natural treatment of asthma in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Dr. Khalil Masri and clinic go here.

To learn more about George Barakat and Jack Nathan Health go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

#64 Medical Cannabis and Integrated Health Care, Confidence is a Skill, Entering into the Edibles Market and What To Do When The Circumstances Change In The Care Of Your Loved One

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on January 26 and 27 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 medical cannabis and integrated health care with Shekhar Parmar, confidence is a skill with Carlyle Jansen, entering into the edibles market with Peter Neal and what to do when the circumstances change in the care of your loved one with David Bernstein.

We specifically discuss:

Medical Cannabis and Integrated Health Care

  • Medical Cannabis in the context of Western medicine
  • Quality of life
  • What does integrated health care mean?
  • Why is medical cannabis conducive to integrated health care?
  • What symptoms does medical cannabis treat?
  • Access to medical cannabis in context of integrated health care
  • minimum viable dosage
  • genetic markers and the metabolizing of medical cannabis
  • difficulties in dispensing information
  • opportunities for medical cannabis because it is different

Confidence is a Skill

  • Accepting your own body
  • What can we do to love ourselves?
  • Focus on the positive
  • How do we address what we’d like to improve?
  • Breaking down the concerns
  • Lifestyle for confidence – exercise, health, sleep
  • Get your partner involved
  • There’s more than one kind of sexy
  • The process takes time

Entering Into The Edibles Market

  • Why enter the edibles market?
  • Advocating for cannabis through good food
  • Edibles legalization in October/November 2019
  • Product lines – confectionery, snacks
  • Micro-dosing to 100milligrams
  • Packaging concerns
  • Best practices in food production
  • Healthy ingredients in edibles
  • How do the other ingredients impact the cannabis?

What To Do When The Circumstances Change In The Care of Your Loved One

  • Health cares situations are dynamic
  • Event driven necessity
  • Private caregivers need more help
  • Small incremental changes
  • Differing Opinions as between family members
  • Which incremental changes are more serious?
  • Safety, Independence, Quality of Life
  • Risk of Falling
  • The cost of private care
  • Being a caregiver changes personal relationships between family members
  • Quality of Time as a Family

Links:

For more information about show sponsor Harvest Medicine go here.

To read Carlyle’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Peter Neal and Neal Brothers go here.

To learn more about David Bernstein and Caregivers go here.