#137 The Importance of Colon Health to Your Immunity, Mindful Social Activism, In-Home Fitness and Nutrition and The Natural Treatment of Allergies

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 20 and 21 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 how your colon health impacts your immunity with Dr. Gordon Chang, how mindfulness coincides with social activism with Tracey Soghrati, in home fitness and nutrition with Megan Horsley and the natural treatment of allergies with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND

We specifically discuss:

How Does Your Colon Health Impact Your Immunity?

  • The road to good health is paved with good intestines
  • The importance of fiber
  • Fiber as a prebiotic
  • Probiotics – specific types
  • Getting probiotics from your diet
  • Digestion worsens with age
  • Digestive enzymes
  • What type of digestive enzymes are right for you?
  • What form of digestive enzyme should you look for – pill or liquid?
  • Digestion in the small intestine

Mindful Social Activism

  • Is there a link between mindfulness and social activism?
  • Rhonda Magee
  • Starting with curiosity
  • Gathering information
  • Being open and accepting
  • The role of social media vs. depth of connection

In Home Fitness and Nutrition

  • Personal training as it connects with holistic nutrition
  • Fit at home guide
  • Correcting form
  • Who is the program for?
  • The nutrition component – increasing protein
  • Wellness is a lifestyle decision – sustainability

The Natural Treatment of Allergies

  • Why do allergies occur?
  • Asthma and eczema
  • Typical treatments – antihistamines, allergy shots, cortical steroids
  • Supporting the immune system: probiotics
  • Vitamin D
  • Stinging Nettle and quercetin
  • Reducing exposure to allergens: dust reduction, hepa filters, natural cleaners

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha and Dr. Gordon Chang go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here

To read Megan Horsley’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski ND go here.

#134 The Health Benefits of Vitamin D, Eating Lighter For Spring, Metabolic Training and Baking Sourdough Bread

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 30 and 31, 2020 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 health benefits of Vitamin D with Joel Thuna, eating lighter for Spring with Shauna Lindzon, whether metabolic training is right for you with Noah Schwartz and baking sourdough bread with Naomi Bussin

We specifically discuss:

The Health Benefits of Vitamin D

  • Why discuss Vitamin D?
  • What is Vitamin D?
  • Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3
  • Sunlight and Vitamin D
  • Vitamin D added to foods
  • Which form of Vitamin D should you take?
  • Osteoporosis
  • Muscle function
  • Mood and Depression
  • Stroke recovery
  • Cognitive decline
  • Cancer – slowing development, decreased risk
  • Weight gain – regulating cortisol
  • Immunity – fighting infections of the respiratory tract
  • Correct dosage

Eating Lighter For Spring

  • Asparagus
  • Beets and beet greens
  • Fiddle-heads
  • Ramps and garlic scapes
  • Ontario greenhouse vegetables – strawberries, tomatoes etc.
  • Rhubarb
  • Batch cooking Spring produce

Is Metabolic Training Right for You?

  • What is metabolic training?
  • Low impact training – walking, jogging
  • Consistency and lifestyle
  • What are the benefits of metabolic training?
  • What does a metabolic training session look like?
  • Can anybody do metabolic training?
  • Does metabolic training require a requisite level of fitness?
  • Contraindications

Baking Sourdough Bread

  • Why is everyone talking about sourdough bread?
  • The homemade bread controversy
  • What is sourdough?
  • Fermentation
  • How do you start?
  • Flour, Water, Salt, Yeast – Ken Forkish
  • Josey Baker Bread – Josey Baker
  • Bien Cuit  – Zachary Golper
  • What do you need to bake sourdough bread?
  • Broadflour – fresh milled flour in Toronto
  • Don’t throw out the sourdough discard – pancakes, waffles, brownies, crackers

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

To read articles by Joel Thuna in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here

To learn more about Noah Schwartz go here

To read articles by Naomi Bussin in Tonic Magazine go here