#134 The Health Benefits of Vitamin D, Eating Lighter For Spring, Metabolic Training and Baking Sourdough Bread

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 30 and 31, 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 the health benefits of Vitamin D with Joel Thuna, eating lighter for Spring with Shauna Lindzon, whether metabolic training is right for you with Noah Schwartz and baking sourdough bread with Naomi Bussin

We specifically discuss:

The Health Benefits of Vitamin D

  • Why discuss Vitamin D?
  • What is Vitamin D?
  • Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3
  • Sunlight and Vitamin D
  • Vitamin D added to foods
  • Which form of Vitamin D should you take?
  • Osteoporosis
  • Muscle function
  • Mood and Depression
  • Stroke recovery
  • Cognitive decline
  • Cancer – slowing development, decreased risk
  • Weight gain – regulating cortisol
  • Immunity – fighting infections of the respiratory tract
  • Correct dosage

Eating Lighter For Spring

  • Asparagus
  • Beets and beet greens
  • Fiddle-heads
  • Ramps and garlic scapes
  • Ontario greenhouse vegetables – strawberries, tomatoes etc.
  • Rhubarb
  • Batch cooking Spring produce

Is Metabolic Training Right for You?

  • What is metabolic training?
  • Low impact training – walking, jogging
  • Consistency and lifestyle
  • What are the benefits of metabolic training?
  • What does a metabolic training session look like?
  • Can anybody do metabolic training?
  • Does metabolic training require a requisite level of fitness?
  • Contraindications

Baking Sourdough Bread

  • Why is everyone talking about sourdough bread?
  • The homemade bread controversy
  • What is sourdough?
  • Fermentation
  • How do you start?
  • Flour, Water, Salt, Yeast – Ken Forkish
  • Josey Baker Bread – Josey Baker
  • Bien Cuit  – Zachary Golper
  • What do you need to bake sourdough bread?
  • Broadflour – fresh milled flour in Toronto
  • Don’t throw out the sourdough discard – pancakes, waffles, brownies, crackers

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 Shauna Lindzon go here

To learn more about Noah Schwartz go here

To read articles by Naomi Bussin in Tonic Magazine go here

#123 Bone Health, Mindfully Saving the Planet, Cooking With an Instant Pot and Getting Ready To Exercise Outdoors in Spring

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on March 14 and 15, 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 bone and joint health with Dr. Gordon Chang, whether mindfulness can save the world with Tracey Soghrati, cooking with an instant pot with Naomi Bussin and getting ready to exercise outdoors with Stacy Irvine.

We specifically discuss:

Bone and Joint Health

  • Osteoporosis
  • Weight bearing exercise
  • Calcium and Vitamin D
  • Controlling the breakdown of the bone
  • Minerals and nutrients
  • The Keto diet
  • Calcium levels in your blood
  • Testing for bone density
  • Vitamin B complex
  • Anti-Oxidants
  • Trace minerals

Can Mindfulness Save the World?

  • Mindful people making thoughtful choices
  • What is mindfulness?
  • Are people overwhelmed?
  • Practice open awareness
  • Over-consumption
  • Mindful eating
  • Vegetarianism and climate change
  • Energy use and transportation

Cooking With and Instant Pot

Getting Ready To Exercise Outdoors for Spring

  • Exercise outdoors
  • Shifting environments and equipment
  • Stabilizing ankles
  • Balance and ankle strength
  • Layering you clothing
  • Warm ups
  • Reflective clothing
  • Pace yourself

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha and Dr. Gordon Chang go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.

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

To learn more about Stacy Irvine go here.