Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on February 13 and 14, 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 connection between Type 2 Diabetes and heart disease with Dr. Alice Cheng, what to look for in health and wellness products with Dr. Eldon Dahl ND, the treatment of meniscus tears with Dr. Erin Boynton and building muscle as we age with Jodi Farber
We specifically discuss:
Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease
The link between Type 2 Diabetes and heart disease
Common risk factors
Why are people with Type 2 Diabetes 3x more likely to develop heart disease?
Those with Type 2 Diabetes assessing personal risk
What is prediabetes?
The glucose blood test
Controlling and reversing Diabetes
Lifestyle choices and medications
How can those with Type 2 Diabetes reduce risk of heart disease?
Are people necessarily aware that they are diabetic?
The benefits of virtual medicine
Some good coming out of Covid-19
What should people with Type 2 Diabetes or heart disease do?
What to Look For in Health and Wellness Products
Changes to the health and wellness industries in the 1990’s
The production of amino acids
What to look for in an amino acid
What are the differences between multi-vitamins in the Canadian market?
What should we look at in Melatonin?
Obtaining licensing for thyroid products
Treating Meniscus Tears
What is the meniscus?
How can you injure your meniscus?
The structure of the meniscus: the red and white zones
Operations vs. other treatments
Factors determining whether you’re a candidate for orthoscopy
Torn meniscus and arthritis
Long term problems of a torn meniscus
Exercise to help recovery
Surgical repair of a torn meniscus
Downsides of surgery
Building Muscle as We Age
Natural loss of muscle as we age
Reasons for building muscle
Reasonable expectations for building muscle over 50
Considerations if you’re intent on building muscle
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
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?
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?
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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.