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Magazine publisher, Jamie Bussin hosts this engaging and evocative podcast that takes an expansive approach to health and wellness. He'll discuss the issues that matter to you with the top experts. Topics include natural health, fitness, mindfulness, meditation, yoga, food trends, nutrition, sex, cannabis, urban living and anti-aging. Originally heard on Saturdays at 11:00am on AM740 and FM 76.7 in Toronto.

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Magazine publisher, Jamie Bussin hosts this engaging and evocative podcast that takes an expansive approach to health and wellness. He'll discuss the issues that matter to you with the top experts. Topics include natural health, fitness, mindfulness, meditation, yoga, food trends, nutrition, sex, cannabis, urban living and anti-aging. Originally heard on Saturdays at 11:00am on AM740 and FM 76.7 in Toronto.

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

    #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.



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    #200 Stress As We Age, How To Find Confidence, Cooking With Zucchini and Avoiding Yoga Injuries

    #200 Stress As We Age, How To Find Confidence, Cooking With Zucchini and Avoiding Yoga Injuries

    Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 4 and 5, 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 stress as we age with Dr. Juliana Rosario Yeung ND, how to stop second guess yourself and find confidence with Heather Lillico, cooking with zucchini with Shauna Lindzon and how to avoid yoga injuries with Jelayna Da Silva

    We specifically discuss:

    Stress As We Age





    * Stress in older Canadians

    * Covid-19’s impact on older Canadians

    * Reduced recreational opportunities

    * Chronic stress vs. acute stress

    * Responding to chronic stress: safety and health

    * Vitamin D

    * Probiotics

    * Forest bathing

    * Gardening

    * Family face time

    * Magnesium



    Stop Second Guessing Yourself, and Find Confidence



    * Second guessing yourself: a decision every 2 seconds

    * Two thought loops: Rumination and “all or nothing” thinking

    * The first step: noticing

    * The lens that we we our actions

    * After noticing comes acceptance

    * Redirecting our thinking: “I got this!”

    * What does confidence look like?

    * Misconceptions about confidence



    Cooking With Zucchini



    * The nutritional benefits of zucchini

    * Chocolate chunk zucchini loaf

    * Zucchini fritters

    * Summer minestrone soup

    * Jamie’s zucchini pasta

    * Grilled zucchini

    * Fried zucchini



    Avoiding Yoga Injuries



    * Is yoga really a gentle practice?

    * The types of yoga injuries: shoulders, wrists, lower back and pre-existing injuries

    * Weight lifting: to build strength

    * Pilates: the “homework of yoga”

    * Cross training: Mindful strength

    * Proper warm up for your wrists

    * Biofeedback: listen to your body

    * Have an instructor watch your form



    For more information about show sponsor New Roots Herbal go here.

    To learn more about Dr. Juliana Rosario Yeung ND go here

    To learn more about Heather Lillico go here.

    To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

    To learn more about Jelayna Da Silva go here

     



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    #199 Why You Shouldn’t Sleep Laying Flat, Integrating Back Into Normal Life After Covid-19, Reducing Waste When You Cook and The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

    #199 Why You Shouldn’t Sleep Laying Flat, Integrating Back Into Normal Life After Covid-19, Reducing Waste When You Cook and The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

    Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 28 and 29, 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 why you shouldn’t sleep laying flat with Adarsh Shah, integrating back into normal life after Covid-19 with Dr. Iman Taheri, reducing waste when you cook with Naomi Bussin and the Canadian Longitudinal Study On Aging with Dr. Parminder Raina

    We specifically discuss:

    Don’t Sleep Laying Flat



    * Why is it that we sleep horizontally and flat?

    * How are humans designed to sleep?

    * Why would a curved sleeping surface be best for humans?

    * Memory foam and adjustable base

    * Sleeping on your back in “zero gravity” position

    * The health benefits to curved sleeping

    * Do most people sleep on their back?

    * Snoring and the “pillow tilt”

    * “Too young” for an adjustable bed

    * The cost of adjustable beds

    * Can you use an existing mattress with an adjustable base?



    Integrating Back To Normal Life After Covid-19



    * Why has the pandemic caused people to struggle so greatly?

    * How do we address people’s uncertainty and anxiety about integrating?

    * What are the concerns of people post pandemic?

    * What can we do to cope with anxiety?

    * What is the best way to start integrating back into society?

    * How can we help our kids going back to school?

    * Prioritizing health and safety during family gatherings

    * The politics of vaccine



    Reducing Waste While Cooking



    * What does cooking sustainably mean?

    * One Pot, One Planet, Anna Jones

    * One pot/pan recipes

    * Cooking with “one ingredient”

    * Cooking quick dishes

    * Sustainable food preparation: vegetarian proteins

    * Food storage and shopping inventories

    * The most wasted foods…and how to use them

    * Shopping protocols

    * Living with less plastic

    * The environmental impact of certain foods



    The Canadian Longitudinal Study On Aging



    * What is a longitudinal study and why is it so important?

    * The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

    * What questions are asked of the study participants?

    * What assessments of participants are conducted?

    * Has Covid-19 changed the process or the focus of the study?

    * Covid-19 related data collection

    * Public access to information collected

    * How is the collected data used?

    * The CLSA website



    For more information about show sponsor Ultramatic and Adarsh Shah go here.

    To follow Dr. Iman Taheri on Instagram go here.

    To read Naomi Bussin’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

    To learn more about Dr. Parminder Raina’s work with the Canadian Longitudinal Study On Aging here.



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    #198 Why We’re Talking About Stress (Again), Is Sex Important to a Relationship, Treating Dowager’s Hump and Quick Summer Pasta Sauces

    #198 Why We’re Talking About Stress (Again), Is Sex Important to a Relationship, Treating Dowager’s Hump and Quick Summer Pasta Sauces

    Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 21 and 22, 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 the natural treatment of stress (and why we’re doing so again) with Dr. Krista Mackay ND, whether sex is important to your relationship with Carlyle Jansen, treating Dowager’s Hump with Dr. Erin Boynton and quick Summer pasta sauces with Carolyn Tanner Cohen

    We specifically discuss:

    Why We’re Talking About Stress (Again)





    * Why are we talking about stress…again?

    * Acute stress vs. chronic stress

    * Does the adrenal system work the same way for men and women?

    * What is ‘adrenal fatigue’?

    * Lifestyle choices to aid adrenal fatigue: Exercise, Diet, Mindfulness etc.

    * Vitamin B Complex,

    * Magnesium

    * Adaptogens

    * Probiotics

    * What should consumers look for in purchasing supplements to deal with stress?



    Is Sex Important to a Relationship?



    * The priorities of relationships

    * Are sexless relationships common?

    * Is it okay to go without sex in your relationship?

    * When sexual needs don’t coincide

    * Conceptualizing why sex is important

    * Alternatives of sexual expression

    * Is it as simple as making sex a priority?



    Treating Dowager’s Hump



    * What is a Dowager’s Hump?

    * Why is Dowager’s Hump bad for you?

    * Is Dowager’s Hump fixable?

    * The causes of Dowager’s Hump

    * Sleeping on your back

    * Bracing

    * Which practitioners can help?

    * Activating muscles: fascial stretches

    * Guy Voyer’s exercises

    * Tennis balls in a sock

    * The ramifications of not treating Dowager’s Hump



    Quick Summer Pasta Sauces



    * The single ingredient approach

    * Pasta shapes and textures

    * Cooking pasta properly

    * Barbecued tomato sauce

    * Pea + bocconcini

    * Corn + parmesan

    * Raw Summer squash + goat cheese



    For more information about show sponsor New Roots Herbal go here.

    To learn more about Dr. Krista Mackay ND go here

    To read articles by Carlyle Jansen in Tonic Magazine go here.

    To learn more about Dr. Erin Boynton go here.

    To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here

     



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    #197 Sexual Health As We Age, Growing Garlic, Cooking With Tomatoes and Stopping Self-Abandonment

    #197 Sexual Health As We Age, Growing Garlic, Cooking With Tomatoes and Stopping Self-Abandonment

    Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 14 and 15, 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 sexual health as we age, with Joel Thuna, growing garlic with Melissa Cameron, cooking with tomatoes with Shauna Lindzon and how to stop self-abandonment with Tracey Soghrati

    We specifically discuss:

    Sexual Health As We Age



    * What sexual issues arise as we age?

    * What impacts sexual health as we age?

    * Communication: with your partner and health practitioner

    * Lifestyle: the interconnection of exercise, diet, sleep and mental health

    * Supplementation: be wary

    * Imperial Ginseng: for men, not women

    * Vitamin B12

    * Protein: whey protein is best

    * Horny Goat Weed

    * Saw Palmetto: for prostate health

    * Dong Quai: “female ginseng” for vaginal dryness



     Growing Garlic



    * Why should we grow our own garlic?

    * Where to you find garlic plants to grow?

    * Hard neck and soft neck garlic

    * Planting garlic in the Fall

    * How do you plant garlic? (sunlight, depth, spacing, mulching)

    * Garlic and predators

    * Can you plant garlic from your grocery store?

    * Which parts of the garlic plant do you eat? – cloves scapes and bulbiles

    * How do you know when to harvest your garlic?

    * Do you need to dry out your garlic?

    * The “Music” varietal



    Cooking With Tomatoes



    * The nutritional value of tomatoes: Lycopene

    * The versatility of tomatoes

    * How to best eat tomatoes

    * Caprese salad

    * Tomato sauce

    * Roasted tomato soup

    * Gazpacho

    * Pane con tomate, bruschetta



    How To Stop Self-Abandonment



    * What does it mean to abandon yourself?

    * How does self-abandonment manifest?

    * The root causes of self-abandonment

    * What are the consequences of self-abandonment?

    * How do you overcome self-abandonment?



    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 Melissa Cameron go here.

    To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

    To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.



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    #196 Women’s Health Over 50, Sustainable Entertaining, Avoiding Injuries When Going Back To The Gym, Top Tips For Reducing Post-Covid Anxiety

    #196 Women’s Health Over 50, Sustainable Entertaining, Avoiding Injuries When Going Back To The Gym, Top Tips For Reducing Post-Covid Anxiety

    Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 7 and 8, 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 women’s health issues as they age with Dr. Gordon Chang, sustainable entertaining with Candice Best, how to avoid injuries when going back to the gym with Dr. Stacy Irvine and how to reduce post-Covid anxiety with Heather Lillico

    We specifically discuss:

    Women’s Health Over 50





    * Changes as women age

    * The benefits of exercise

    * Digestive enzymes for processing food

    * Osteoporosis: calcium, magnesium and trace minerals

    * Healthy skin: hyaluronic acid, collagen

    * Mitigating hormonal change: phytoestrogen

    * Multivitamins

    * Essential fatty acids: Omegas

    * Natural approach to diabetes control

    * Metabolizing protein: milk based vs. plant based protein supplementation



    Sustainable Entertaining



    * Why is sustainability top of mind?

    * Cueing the guests via invitation

    * Setting the scene: start with what you have

    * Dinnerware options: renewables, borrowing, BYO

    * The food: plant based options, buying local, low carbon footprint, repurposing

    * Weaving sustainability into the conversation

    * Craft table for kids



    Avoiding Injuries When Going Back To The Gym



    * The risk of injury

    * Our bodies are different after Covid: weight, deconditioning, posture and atrophy

    * Being away from the heavy weights

    * Improving posture

    * What injuries should we specifically try to avoid?

    * Core – back pain – hip flexors

    * Ankles – mobility/change of directions

    * Shoulders – the “hunch” and the rotator cuff



    Reducing post-Covid Anxiety



    * Why are some people anxious about resuming activities?

    * Coping with the unknown: Be kind to yourself

    * Personal comfort levels

    * Is striving for “zero anxiety” reasonable?

    * Self compassion

    * Setting expectations too high

    * Is there such a thing as “too much compassion”?

    * What can you do if you’re feeling panicky?

    * Does diet have a role in coping with anxiety?

    * Fermented foods and prebiotics



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

    To learn more about  Candice Best go here.

    To learn more about Dr. Stacy Irvine go here.

    To learn more about Heather Lillico go here.



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