Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 10 and 11, 2021 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 the treatment of the symptoms of menopause with Andrea Donsky, getting beyond perfection with Heather Lillico, backyard entertaining with Shauna Lindzon and the effects of aging on muscles, tendons and bones with Dr. Erin Boynton
Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on February 27 and 28, 2021 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 importance of taking care of your heart with Carolyn Pullen, laxatives vs. fiber for your digestion with Alexandra Leon, how to calm yourself for a good night’s sleep with Heather Lillico and snacking cakes with Naomi Bussin
We specifically discuss:
The Importance of Taking Care of Your Heart
The Canadian Cardiovascular Society
Heart Health Month
Why is being aware of heart health so important?
How many Canadians are affected by heart disease?
What are the signs and symptoms of a heart attack?
What is the best course of action during a heart attack?
What do we do if we see someone having a heart attack?
Is it safe to get medical attention for your heart health during the pandemic?
How do we prevent heart disease?
Laxatives vs. Fiber for your Digestion
Why are digestive issues such a hot topic?
The gut-brain axis
Your core muscles and digestion
Why is constipation problematic?
Laxatives: working on the conduit
Fiber: working on the content
Aloe and psyllium
How do we know whether we should take a laxative or fiber?
How do we choose the right digestion product?
How to Calm Yourself for a Good Night’s Sleep
Why do people have a hard time getting to sleep?
What happens when we don’t get a good night’s sleep?
How can we “turn our brains off”?
Directing the mind: The Alphabet Task
Progressive muscle activation
Foods to help sleep: kiwis, tart cherries, oats, nuts