Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 18 and 19, 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 discuss how to improve the quality of life as we age, with Joel Thuna, whether massage therapy or physiotherapy is right for you with Mike Gaspar, planting fall bulbs with Melissa Cameron, and building a non-meat charcuterie board with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen
We specifically discuss:
Improving Quality of Life As We Age
We are living longer, but are we living better?
What are the most prevalent chronic conditions as we age?
What are the risk factors of the prevalent chronic conditions?
How do we improve quality of life?
How to improve what we’re eating
How to avoid the “poisons”
Get physical: balance, strength and flexibility
Participation and engagement
Vitamins missing from our diet: Vitamin B and D+K2
Protein: high quality protein isolate
Gut health: Prebiotics and Probiotics
Joint health: organic turmeric, Eggshell membrane
Is Massage Therapy or Physiotherapy Right for You?
What is massage therapy?
Registered massage therapists
What does a physiotherapist do?
The modalities are not mutually exclusive
How do you know which therapist to go to?
We are not static, symmetrical beings
Activities of daily living
What do you do if you don’t know which practitioner you need?
Planting Fall Bulbs
Bulb plants need to be planted in the Fall
Tulips, Daffodils, Hyacinths and Ornamental Alliums
Spring blooming flowers
What needs to be done in Fall to prepare to plant bulbs?
Recommendations for spacing
Considering spacing in context of other plants
How do you keep the bulbs safe from squirrels?
Varietals for planting in Toronto
Building a Non-Meat Charcuterie Board
Conceptualizing as a snacking and sharing boards
“Embrace the space”
How to build the board
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 Mike Gaspar and HealthCasa go here
Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 11 and 12, 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 glucosamine and joint health with Dr. Gordon Chang, 3 common obstacles to weight loss for those over 40 with Dr. Sher Bovay, why refinancing your mortgage before retirement is important with Sarah Makhomet and knowing yourself with Tracey Soghrati.
We specifically discuss:
Glucosamine and Joint Health
Why do we hear so much about joint pain this time of year?
Which natural ingredients help with joint pain?
Anti-inflammatories and Anti-oxidants
What does glucosamine do?
Natural sources of glucosamine
Types of glucosamine
Our body’s ability to manufacture glucosamine as we age
Are their contraindications to taking Glucosamine as a supplement?
Other than glucosamine, what else can we do to help with joint health?
3 Obstacles to Weight Loss For Those Over 40
Personal journeys of weight loss
Keeping weight off is the key
Body changes over 40
Lack of consistency
Mindset and prioritization
Why is it that people struggle with staying on track?
Refinancing Your Mortgage Before You Retire
Why is it important to refinance your mortgage before you retire?
Income not equity is the qualifying factor
Historically low interest rates
Why go to a mortgage broker?
Who does a mortgage broker work for?
Who pays a mortgage broker?
The process of loan approval
Is it possible to get a mortgage if you don’t have income?
What information will a mortgage broker need from a prospective borrower?
Necessary lead time
What does it mean to know yourself?
Curating a life that has purpose
Why is it that people don’t know themselves?
Sitting with yourself – meditation
What does it look like to know yourself?
Shifting and changing
Noticing your patterns of thinking and emotion
What is the impact of knowing yourself visa vis the rest of the world?
For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha and Dr. Gordon Chang go here.