#202 Improving the Quality of Life As We Age, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy, Planting Fall Bulbs and Building a Non-Meat Charcuterie Board

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
  • Digestive enzymes

 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?
  • Ergonomic assessments

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?
  • Hen manure
  • 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
  • Themed boards
  • Think seasonally
  • Utilizing fish
  • Salt boards
  • Cheese boards

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

To learn more about Melissa Cameron go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner-Cohen go here.

 

#201 Glucosamine For Joint Health, 3 Common Obstacles to Weight Loss Over 40, Refinancing Your Mortgage Before You Retire and Knowing Yourself

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
  • Glucosamine Sulfate
  • Glucosamine Hydrochloride
  • 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?
  • Yoyoing

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

Knowing Yourself

  • Introspection: accountability
  • 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
  • “Spidey senses”
  • 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.

To learn more about Dr. Sher Bovay go here.

To learn more about Sarah Makhomet go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.