#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.

#83 Protein Powders, Treating an ACL Injury, Lifestyle Choices for Longevity and Hosting Guests with Food Allergies and Preferences

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 8, 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 chat about protein powders with Dr. Gordon Chang, the treatment of ACL injuries with Dr. Khalil Masri, lifestyle choices for longevity with  with Megan Horsley  and entertaining guests with food allergies and preferences with Naomi Bussin

We specifically discuss:

Protein Powders:

  • Misconceptions about milk based protein powders
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Milk protein isolates vs. whey protein isolates
  • Biological values – absorption by the body
  • Digestive enzymes
  • Why do we need protein?
  • Vegetable based proteins – a lack of essential amino acids
  • Protein drinks
  • Protein and weight loss
  • Protein for men or women
  • Protein for people recovering from illness

Treating ACL Injuries:

  • The ACL
  • ACL injuries through twisting and hyper-extension of the knee
  • How do you prevent an ACL injury?
  • Strengthening exercises
  • How do you know if you have an ACL injury?
  • MRI for diagnosis
  • Is surgery necessary for an ACL injury?
  • Older patients and ACL injuries
  • What does recovery look like, post-surgery?

Lifestyle Choices for Longevity:

  • Holistic nutrition focusing on life stages
  • Are Canadians living longer?
  • John Robbins research
  • Social integration – purpose and belonging
  • Diet – plant based, fermented foods, cultured dairy, minimal meat, home grown food
  • Mobility

Entertaining Guests with Food Allergies and Preferences:

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha go here.

To learn more about Dr. Khalil Masri go here

To read Megan Horsley’s article in Tonic Magazine go here

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