#171 Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease, What to Look for in Health and Wellness Products, Treating Meniscus Tears and Building Muscle as We Age

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
  • The role of proper nutrition
  • Go to exercises and programs

To learn more about Dr. Alice Cheng go here.

To learn more about Dr. Eldon Dahl ND and LifeChoice go here.

To learn more about Dr. Erin Boynton  go here.

To learn more about Jodi Farber go here.

#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.