#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

#129 Understanding Immunity, How to Safely Bring Groceries Into the Home, Home-care during Covid-19 and Personal Training and Fitness While Social Distancing

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on April 25 and 26, 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 bolstering your immunity with Joel Thuna, how to safely bring groceries into the home with Shauna Lindzon, the state of home care during Covid-19 with David Bernstein and personal training and fitness while social distancing with Ali Lubin

We specifically discuss:

Bolstering Your Immunity

  • The immune system
  • The skin, mucus membrane and white blood cells
  • Blind spots in the system
  • Hand washing…with soap
  • A health diet
  • Spices – turmeric, cinnamon, ginger
  • Prebiotics and Probiotics
  • Supplements – Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Zinc
  • Lifestyle
  • Daily detox

Bringing Groceries Into The Home

  • Efficient grocery shopping
  • Social distancing while shopping
  • Washing food and washing your hands
  • Cleaning supplies

Home Care During Covid-19

  • The challenges of providing home care during Covid-19
  • Increasing the length of shifts
  • What happens if client or care giver has Covid-19?
  • Supplies for care givers
  • Do gloves help prevent the spread of Covid-19?

Personal Training and Fitness While Social Distancing

  • Motivation to exercise
  • Exercise and health
  • Covid-19 and the fitness industry
  • Maintaining the fitness community
  • Personal trainers
  • Maintaining fitness
  • Starting fitness

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 David Bernstein go here

To learn more about Ali Lubin go here