#153 Boosting Your Cognition, How Covid-19 Has Impacted Divorce, Five New Cooking Techniques and Improving Mobility

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 10 and 11, 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 how to boost your cognition naturally with Joel Thuna, how Covid-19 has impacted divorce with Lorne Fine, five new cooking techniques with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen and how to improve your mobility with Ali Lubin.

We specifically discuss:

Boosting Cognition

  • What is cognition?
  • The factors that impact cognition
  • Cholesterol, smoking, depression, diabetes and hypertension
  • The symptoms and signs of MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment)
  • Lifestyle changes that can boost cognition
  • Neuroplasticity
  • A healthy diet that supports cognition
  • What foods should be avoided?
  • Supplements: Omega-3, Turmeric, L-Theanine, B Vitamins, Vitamin K2, Ginko Biloba, Ginseng etc.

Covid-19 and Divorce

  • How is Covid-19 impacting married couples?
  • Are the courts conducting divorce hearings during the pandemic?
  • Urgent and emergency hearings
  • Structural changes to the family courts in Ontario
  • How have family lawyers changed their practice?
  • Custody and Access issues
  • Are clients settling more of their issues?
  • Child support and spousal support
  • Matrimonial homes and other assets
  • Best advice

Five New Cooking Techniques

  • Salt and pepper
  • Fat and acid
  • Sautéing
  • Pan roasting
  • Steaming
  • Slow roasting and braising

Improving Your Mobility

  • Mobility and range of motion
  • Mobility and flexibility
  • Why is mobility important?
  • How do we know if we’re sufficiently mobile?
  • Objective measures of mobility
  • Are we mobile because we do things that require mobility?
  • Are there things that we can do that will improve mobility?
  • Yoga, Pilates and strength training
  • Stretching, foam rolling and massage
  • Hero Movement

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 Lorne Fine go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner-Cohen go here.

To learn more about Ali Lubin go here.

#100!!!! There’s An Herbal Remedy For That, Homelessness in Toronto, The Ins and Outs of Blood Sugar Control and Flexibility and Mobility

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 5 and 6, 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 specific herbal remedies that help with various common conditions with Joel Thuna, what homelessness looks like in Toronto and what we can do about it with Teresa Vasilopoulos, the ins and outs of blood sugar control with Shauna Lindzon and why we should care about flexibility and mobility with Stacey Irvine.

We specifically discuss:

Herbal Remedies for Common Conditions

  • The foundation of good health
  • Cold and Flu
  • Boosting Immunity
  • Indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Getting a Good Night Sleep
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Mood
  • Virility

Homelessness in Toronto

  • WoodGreen
  • The face of poverty in Toronto
  • “Less Homeless” Awareness Campaign
  • What are the poverty statistics?
  • What can listeners do?
  • #lesshomeless
  • Where do donations go?
  • Beyond awareness
  • World Homeless Day – October 10

The Ins and Outs of Blood Sugar Control

  • What should you eat to control blood sugar levels?
  • Fiber
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Avoiding fatigue
  • Fat, Protein and Fiber
  • Complex Carbohydrates
  • Chew your food
  • “Go to” snack

Flexibility and Mobility (And Why We Should Care)

  • Flexibility and mobility are crucial
  • When you’re injured it’s too late
  • The difference between flexibility and mobility
  • As we age extra flexibility can work against us
  • injuries come when there’s a lack of mobility
  • mobility and strength training
  • Is mobility more important than flexibility?
  • What happens if you don’t improve mobility?

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

To read Joel’s articles  in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Teresa Vasilopoulos and her work at Woodgreen go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Stacey Irvine go here.