#201 Glucosamine For Joint Health, 3 Common Obstacles to Weight Loss Over 40, Refinancing Your Mortgage Before You Retire and Knowing Yourself

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 11 and 12, 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’ll discuss glucosamine and joint health with Dr. Gordon Chang, 3 common obstacles to weight loss for those over 40 with Dr. Sher Bovay, why refinancing your mortgage before retirement is important with Sarah Makhomet and knowing yourself with Tracey Soghrati.

We specifically discuss:

Glucosamine and Joint Health

  • Why do we hear so much about joint pain this time of year?
  • Which natural ingredients help with joint pain?
  • Anti-inflammatories and Anti-oxidants
  • What does glucosamine do?
  • Natural sources of glucosamine
  • Types of glucosamine
  • Our body’s ability to manufacture glucosamine as we age
  • Glucosamine Sulfate
  • Glucosamine Hydrochloride
  • Are their contraindications to taking Glucosamine as a supplement?
  • Other than glucosamine, what else can we do to help with joint health?

3 Obstacles to Weight Loss For Those Over 40

  • Personal journeys of weight loss
  • Keeping weight off is the key
  • Body changes over 40
  • Lack of consistency
  • Mindset and prioritization
  • Why is it that people struggle with staying on track?
  • Yoyoing

Refinancing Your Mortgage Before You Retire

  • Why is it important to refinance your mortgage before you retire?
  • Income not equity is the qualifying factor
  • Historically low interest rates
  • Why go to a mortgage broker?
  • Who does a mortgage broker work for?
  • Who pays a mortgage broker?
  • The process of loan approval
  • Is it possible to get a mortgage if you don’t have income?
  • What information will a mortgage broker need from a prospective borrower?
  • Necessary lead time

Knowing Yourself

  • Introspection: accountability
  • What does it mean to know yourself?
  • Curating a life that has purpose
  • Why is it that people don’t know themselves?
  • Sitting with yourself – meditation
  • What does it look like to know yourself?
  • Shifting and changing
  • “Spidey senses”
  • Noticing your patterns of thinking and emotion
  • What is the impact of knowing yourself visa vis the rest of the world?

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

To learn more about Dr. Sher Bovay go here.

To learn more about Sarah Makhomet go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.

#144 The Fabulous End of Summer Detox, Getting Better Access to Public Eye Care, When Only One Person in the Home is Dieting and Yoga For Home Workouts

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 8 and 9, 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 why end of (this) Summer might be a great time to detox with Joel Thuna, the importance of greater public access to eye care with Dr. Yvonne Buys, what to do when you’re the only one in the house dieting with Shauna Lindzon and yoga for home workouts with Jodi Fischtein

We specifically discuss:

Why the End of (this) Summer is the Time To Detox

  • Why would someone contemplate a detox?
  • Why is Spring the traditional time for detoxing?
  • Covid-19 stress and toxin build up
  • Hydration
  • Chlorophyll
  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Eating clean
  • Aiding digestion: soluble Fiber, enzymes and probiotics

Greater Access to Public Eye Care

  • Ophthalmologists, Optometrists and Opticians
  • What eye ailments do adult Canadians suffer from?
  • Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy
  • The benefits of early treatment
  • Higher risk for different income level Canadians
  • Routine eye exams
  • For more information Seethepossibilities.ca
  • What can you do to prevent eye ailments?

When You’re The Only One in the House Dieting

  • Have a variety of foods around
  • Family style meals
  • Mindful eating
  • Preventing junk food from being in the house?
  • Single servings
  • The 80/20 concept vs. dieting
  • Healthy food as convenience food
  • Do separate meals make sense?

Yoga and Home Workouts

  • What sort of home workouts are people doing?
  • Restorative yoga, the yoga wheel and the stability ball
  • Targeting areas: back and hip flexors
  • Developing core strength and posture
  • Dragon lunge
  • Breathing into the shape
  • When do you do yoga relative to the work out?

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 Dr. Yvonne Buys and The Canadian Ophthalmologist Society go here

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here

To learn more about Jodi Fischtein, go here