#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.

#48 The Importance of Your Protein Source, Fitness Hacks, Healthy Thanksgiving and When Adult Kids Come Back to the Empty Nest

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 6th, 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 explore the importance of how you source your protein with Dr. Gordon Chang, discuss fitness hacks with Kathleen Trotter with Kathleen Trotter, having a healthy Thanksgiving with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen and what to do when your adult kids return to the empty nest with Lesley Sandler-Griff

Also….the Soul Segment with Lisa Marvin

We specifically discuss:

Sources of Protein:

  • What are proteins?
  • What do proteins do?
  • Proteins become simple amino acids
  • proteins from meat, milk, vegetables
  • proteins from meat
  • protein for people with or recovering from illness
  • muscle atrophy during illness
  • Milk protein – lactose
  • Whey proteins vs. milk protein isolates
  • The body requires different types of protein
  • plant based/vegan protein
  • soy protein and photo-estrogen
  • advantages of plant based proteins

Fitness Hacks:

  • How to make exercise happen
  • Fitness hacks
  • hacks vs. stress
  • disconnect exercise from the gym
  • working out as a family
  • friendly competitions
  • non-food rewards
  • designing your own hacks

SOUL SEGMENT: Love Life

Healthy Thanksgiving:

  • Preparing for a big day of eating
  • exercise and hydration
  • eat breakfast and lunch
  • avoid hors d’oeuvres if you can
  • alcohol consumption
  • healthy hosting
  • healthy guesting
  • healthy swap outs

When Adult Kids Return to the Empty Nest:

  • Impact of adult children returning to the empty nest
  • reasons for returning to the nest
  • plans for the return
  • issues that arise
  • expectations and communication
  • responsibilities and privacy

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha go here.

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here.

To learn more about Lesley Sandler-Griff go here.