#54 Offloading Responsibility for Toronto’s Infrastructure to the Province, Digital Access to Health Records in Canada, Healthy Fats and Prebiotics vs. Probiotics

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 17 2018 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 pros and cons of offloading responsibility for Toronto’s infrastructure to the province with Mitchell Abrahams, digital access to health records in Canada with Michael Green, healthy fats with Dr. Emily Lipinski and prebiotics vs. probiotics with Tonic Holistic Nutritionist Megan Horsley.

Also….the Soul Segment with Lisa Marvin

We specifically discuss:

Offloading Responsibility for Toronto’s Infrastructure to the Province

  • What is Infrastructure?
  • Tax collection and responsibility
  • Sources of revenues and raising capital
  • raising capital through public/private collaboration
  • Provincial growth plan: Urban growth centers
  • Planning ahead
  • Transit
  • Growing the region
  • Benefits: Private Sector Suppliers
  • Cons: Less local say

Digital Access to Health Records in Canada

  • Current status of records in our health system
  • Coordinating technology
  • Adopting new technology
  • Reasons to update technology
  • Will some be left behind: age and affordability
  • Access and mobility concerns
  • Aspirations: Controlling health care through mobile devices
  • Resources required to make change
  • Timeline for changes:
  • Jurisdictions and resources to coordinate provinces and territories
  • Security concerns
  • Identity management

Healthy Fats

  • Should we avoid fats?
  • Sugar is the new fat
  • Trans-fats
  • Quality of fats
  • We need fat in our diets
  • Healthy vs. Unhealthy fats
  • Animal fats
  • Coconut oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Olive oil

Prebiotics vs. Probiotics

  • What are probiotics?
  • What do probiotics do?
  • How do we know we need more probiotics?
  • Where do we get probiotics from?
  • Supplementation, fermented foods
  • What do prebiotics do?
  • What are prebiotics?
  • Contraindications?

Links:

For more information about show sponsor The Benvenuto Group go here.

To learn more about Michael Green’s work and Access 2022 go here.

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

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

 

#34 How Gut Health Affects Mood, Mental Performance and Immunity, What Your Feet Can Tell You About Your Health, Insider Restaurant Talk and Overcoming Shyness

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 30, 2018 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 your gut health with Tawnya Ritco; what your feet can tell you about your health with Chiropodist Katie Blundell, insider restaurant info with restaurateur Vito Marinuzzi and overcoming shyness with author Cynthia Gould

We specifically discuss:

Gut Health:

  • Why is gut health so important?
  • Gut health and immunity
  • “leaky gut” and IBS
  • Gut and cognitive response
  • Gut and your mood
  • Signs of poor gut health
  • Factors interfering with gut health
  • Antibiotics, toxic loads, stress, hydration
  • prebiotics and probiotics
  • supplements

What Your Feet Can Tell You About Your Health:

  • What do Chiropodists do?
  • Chiropodists and Podiatrists
  • Why see a Chiropodist?
  • Bio-mechanics
  • What your feet can tell you about your health
  • Diabetes – sensation loss
  • Circulation issues
  • ingrown toenails
  • hereditary issues
  • sports injuries
  • flip-flops and summer footwear
  • pedicures

Insider Restaurant Talk:

  • Europeans vs North American restaurants
  • tipping
  • alcohol
  • bread and water
  • food delivery
  • branding, cookbooks,

Overcoming Shyness:

  • What is shyness?
  • Deciding not to be shy
  • Steps to overcome shyness
  • Putting yourself out there
  • The fear response
  • The worst part about fear
  • Anxiety

Links:

For more information about show sponsor Purica go here.

To learn more about Chiropodists go here.

To book a table at Vito Marinuzzi’s restaurant go here.

To read more about Cynthia Gould and overcoming shyness go here.