#160 Protein For Healing Your Body, The Holiday Cookbook Gift Guide, Covid-19’s Impact On The Brain and Peanuts and Your Blood Sugar

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 28 and 29, 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’ll discuss how protein is necessary for healing with Dr. Gordon Chang, the annual holiday cookbook gift guide with Naomi Bussin, how Covid-19 impacts your brain with Dr. Daniel Wilson and how peanuts can help regulate your blood sugar with Dr. Samara Sterling

We specifically discuss:

Protein For Healing Your Body

  • Why is protein important for our health?
  • Essential and non-Essential amino acids
  • Sources of protein
  • How the body processes protein
  • Increasing protein to help heal the body
  • How much more protein do we need when we’re healing?
  • Liquid protein shots?

The Holiday Cookbook Gift Guide

How Covid-19 Impacts Your Brain

  • Covid-19 stressors
  • How are people being impacted?
  • The uncertainty of the pandemic
  • Difficulty in grieving
  • How does the stress impact our brain functions?
  • Cortisol
  • Neuro-Covid or Brain Fog, PTSD
  • Depression
  • Quarantine stoking addictions
  • Gaining a new perspective as a result of the pandemic

How Peanuts Can Help Regulate Your Blood Sugar

  • Type 1 vs. Type 2 Diabetes
  • Lifestyle changes and the prevention of Type 2 Diabetes
  • How can peanuts prevent spikes in blood sugar?
  • How can peanuts help with weight management?
  • The nutrients found in peanuts
  • Do you still get the health benefits of peanuts when they’re processed?
  • Why are peanuts so powerful as a “superfood”?
  • Health benefits of peanuts beyond the regulation of blood sugar

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

To read articles by Naomi Bussin go here

To learn more about Western U and Dr. Daniel Wilson go here.

To learn more about Dr. Samara Sterling go here.

#97 A Holistic Approach to Inflammation, Foods To Eat For Better Sleep, Fluoridation and Yoga For Athletes

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 14 and September 15, 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 holistic approach to treating inflammation with Jason Watkin, the foods you should eat for a better night sleep with Shauna Lindzon, whether our water should be fluoridated with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and the benefits of yoga for athletes with Liz Doyle Harmer

We specifically discuss:

The Holistic Treatment of Inflammation

  • Inflammation underpinning many conditions
  • Psychological stress
  • Rest + sleep
  • Breath work
  • Parasympathetic state
  • Supplements for inflammation
  • Curcumin
  • What precedes inflammation?
  • The connection between stress and inflammation

The Foods That Will Help You Sleep

  • Foods that calm you and help you sleep
  • Folic Acid, B Vitamins, Calcium
  • Tryptophan and melatonin
  • Avoid heavy meals
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Magnesium

Should Our Water Be Fluoridated?

  • What is fluoride?
  • Do we get fluoride in our diet?
  • Foods that contain fluoride
  • How is fluoride beneficial?
  • Why would you take fluoride out of water?
  • Over-fluoridation and iodine absorption
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Fluoride and children
  • Guidelines for fluoride intake

Yoga For Athletes

  • Why would an athlete benefit from a yoga class?
  • Counteracting the act of sitting
  • Yin and Yang style classes
  • Yoga and core strength
  • Balance work
  • Sensing inside yourself
  • Mindfulness
  • Optimal breath
  • Recovery
  • Developing Awareness of Your Body

For more information about show sponsor Purica and Jason Watkin go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski ND go here.

To read the article on yoga for athletes (featuring Liz Doyle Harmer) in Tonic Magazine go here.