#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.

#51 The Challenges of Getting Life Insurance if You’re Type 2 Diabetic, The Connection between Mindfulness and Grace, The Signs you Shouldn’t Eat at That Restaurant and Health Literacy Month

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 27 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 talk about Type 2 diabetes and life insurance with Boris Brizeli, mindfulness as a path to grace with Tracey Soghrati, the signs that you shouldn’t eat at that restaurant with Vito Marinuzzi and Health Literacy Month with Mack Rogers

Also….the Soul Segment with Lisa Marvin

We specifically discuss:

Type 2 Diabetes and Life Insurance

  • healthy persons vs. Type 2 Diabetics
  • What is Type 2 Diabetes?
  • Type 1 Diabetes vs. Type 2 Diabetes
  • Challenges for those with Type 2 Diabetics who want life insurance
  • Finding information on insurance pricing
  • Inherent unfairness of the process
  • The process in built for healthy people
  • Time lag: application and approval

Mindfulness as a Path to Grace

  • What is grace?
  • Graceful movement and behaviour
  • What underlies grace?
  • Discipline
  • Emotional regulation
  • The practice of mindfulness
  • learning to tolerate what’s going on in your mind and body
  • Are your emotional reactions real?

Why You Might Want to Pass By a Restaurant

  • Are you being greeted properly?
  • Restaurant health infractions?
  • Empty tables?
  • Lack of atmosphere?
  • Index menus?
  • Just opened?

THE SOUL SEGMENT: Life Fulfillment

October is Health Literacy Month

  • 60% Canadians and 88% of seniors aren’t health literate
  • What is health literacy?
  • Why is health literacy so important?
  • Health Literacy Month
  • Do people talk about health literacy?
  • Tools for health literacy
  • Health passport
  • Medical history card
  • Tips for doctor visits
  • Caregiver worksheet

For more information about show sponsor typetrue.ca go here.

To learn more information about Tracey Soghrati go here.

To learn more about Vito Marinuzzi and his restaurants go here.

To learn more about Health Literacy Month go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.