#82 The Natural Approach to Longevity, Treating a Torn Meniscus, The Benefits of Early Detection Via Proactive Health Management and Gut Health

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 1, 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 natural approach to longevity with Joel Thuna, the treatment of a torn meniscus with Dr. Khalil Masri, the benefits of early detection via proactive health management with George Barakat and gut health with Shauna Lindzon.

 

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Approach to Longevity

  • Is 50 really the new 40?
  • What’s great about aging?
  • Does genetics play a role in aging?
  • How do we determine our health outside of genetics?
  • Lifestyle choices can influence genetics
  • Stop smoking
  • See your doctor regularly
  • Try to maintain a healthy weight
  • Eating a balanced diet that is vegetable and fruit forward
  • Take steps to reduce stress
  • Get enough sleep
  • Stay mentally active
  • Do weight bearing exercise
  • Does having a positive attitude make you feel younger?

Treating A Torn Meniscus

  • What is a meniscus?
  • How does a meniscus tear?
  • Do knee injuries correlate to aging?
  • Is there a way to keep a meniscus from degenerating with age?
  • Weight bearing exercises and warming up are key
  • Stretching before and after activities
  • The signs of a torn meniscus
  • First steps to diagnose a meniscus tear
  • Surgery and post-surgery regimen
  • Post-surgery susceptibility to repeat tears

The Benefits of Early Detection Via Proactive Health Management

  • Early detection protocols
  • Access to integrated medicine
  • What is the best way to facilitate early detection?
  • Wait times for referrals
  • Annual health assessment vs. check up
  • What health issues can be identified in an assessment?
  • What components of the health assessment is covered by OHIP?

Gut Health

  • How do we properly balance good and bad bacteria in our gut?
  • How do you get probiotics into your system?
  • Why do want probiotics in our system?
  • Prebiotics are the food for the probiotics
  • Do we have to have probiotics every day?
  • Can you supplement for probiotics?
  • Are there any contraindications for probiotics?

For more information about show sponsor Pure-Le Natural go here.

To read Joel’s article on the natural treatment of asthma in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Dr. Khalil Masri and clinic go here.

To learn more about George Barakat and Jack Nathan Health go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

#77 The Factors Driving the Purpose Built Rental Market, The Mindset for Treatment of Chronic Pain, How to Travel Like a Holistic Nutritionist and Reasonable Expectations of Your Yogi

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on April 27th and 28th, 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 factors driving the purpose built rental market with Mitchell Abrahams, the mindset for treatment of chronic pain with Rucsandra Mitrea, how to travel like a holistic nutritionist with Megan Horsley and reasonable expectations of your yogi with Jodi Fischtein

We specifically discuss:

What are the factors driving the purpose built rental market?

  • Competition between building condos and rental projects as an investment
  • Long term vs. short term investment
  • Low interest rates
  • Demographics – Baby Boomers and Millennials
  • Differences in the way rental buildings are being built over time
  • Stakeholders – government, ratepayer groups
  • Incentives to encourage the supply of rental projects
  • Immigration and employment opportunities
  • The taxation regime
  • The Toronto municipal position
  • The development community advocacy
  • Stability of income and appreciation of capital assets

The mindset for treatment of chronic pain

  • The connection between mindset and treatment of pain
  • Paying attention to emotions
  • The “innate intelligence of the body”
  • Body, mindset and emotion
  • How does fear impede the healing process?
  • Stress hormones
  • How do we overcome fear and heal?
  • How does the mindset get changed?
  • Dealing with pain with an emergency strategy
  • Long term strategy for maintenance

Travel like a holistic nutritionist

  • Water – dehydration while flying
  • Vegetables
  • Digestive enzymes – probiotics
  • Jet lag – sleep and supplements
  • Eat locally
  • Exercise

Reasonable expectations of your yogi

  • What is expected of a modern yogi?
  • Holding space
  • Mentorship
  • Beyond the physical
  • Which expectations are reasonable…and which are not?
  • Being the perfect citizen
  • Social media persona

Links:

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

To learn more about Rucsandra Mitrea go here.

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

To read Jodi Fischtein’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.