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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.

    #182 The Importance of Vitamin K2D3, Yoga and Emotional Agility, The Best ofSpring Eating and Fitness Goals as We Age

    #182 The Importance of Vitamin K2D3, Yoga and Emotional Agility, The Best ofSpring Eating and Fitness Goals as We Age

    Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 1 and 2, 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 health efficacies of vitamin K2D3 with Ian Clark, how yoga can help foster emotional agility with Jelayna DaSilva, Spring eating with Shauna Lindzon and setting reasonable fitness goals in your 40’s, 50’s and 60’s with Dr. Stacy Irvine

    We specifically discuss:

    Vitamin K2D3





    * What is Vitamin K2D3?

    * How does Vitamin K2D3 work?

    * Which organs impacted by Vitamin K2D3?

    * Bone mineralization and preserving bone integrity

    * Immune support

    * The cardio-vascular system: calcification



    Yoga and Emotional Agility





    * What is emotional agility?

    * What is the role of emotion?

    * Should we act on our emotions?

    * How can we act on and communicating our emotions?

    * Emotional granularity

    * The role of yoga

    * Breath exercises



    Spring Eating



    * Spring produce

    * Greenhouse grown produce

    * Strawberries and asparagus!

    * (a bit of off-topic digression)

    * Herbs

    * Buying local

    * Delivery boxes



    Fitness Goals For Your 40’s, 50’s and 60’s





    * Exercising in your 40’s – efficiency and maintenance

    * A reasonable workout schedule

    * What changes in your 50’s?

    * Muscle atrophy and sleep patterns

    * Scaling back +warm up and cool downs

    * Increasing mobility work

    * Posture

    * The 60’s and beyond

    * Balance and mobility

    * Preventing falls and building bone mass

    * Maintaining cardio ability

    * Combining exercise with your social life



    For more information about Ian Clark show sponsor Activation Products go here.

    To learn more about Jelayna DaSilva go here.

    To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here

    To learn more about Dr. Stacy Irvine go here.



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    #181 The Natural Treatment of Diabetes, Dealing With Anxiety and Stress, Cooking With Chocolate and Eco-Friendly Sleep Options

    #181 The Natural Treatment of Diabetes, Dealing With Anxiety and Stress, Cooking With Chocolate and Eco-Friendly Sleep Options

    Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on March 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 natural treatment of diabetes with Joel Thuna, dealing with anxiety and stress with Alexandra Leon, cooking with chocolate with Carolyn Tanner Cohen and eco-friendly sleep options with Adarsh Shah

    We specifically discuss:

    The Natural Treatment of Diabetes



    * Diabetes in Canada

    * Type 1, 2 and 3 Diabetes

    * How does Diabetes impact your health?

    * Managing Type 2 Diabetes through lifestyle

    * Diet recommendations: Carbohydrates, Salt and Fat

    * Exercise

    * Soluble and insoluble Fiber

    * Vitamin K2-MK7

    * Chromium

    * Milk Thistle

    * Ginseng



    Dealing With Anxiety and Stress



    * Why do we experience stress?

    * Why is stress problematic?

    * How do people deal with stress?

    * What are the negative effects of stress?

    * Why is it difficult for us to stop stressing out?

    * How do we break the stress cycle?

    * Magnesium, L-theanin, Skull Cap, Linden and Chamomile.



    Cooking With Chocolate



    * What does chocolate bring to your cooking?

    * Dutch process vs. natural cocoa powder

    * How dark should the chocolate be that you cook with?

    * Should you use “baking chocolate”?

    * Preferred brands of chocolate

    * Blocks, wafers, chips and bars



    Eco-Friendly Sleep Options



    * What are most mattresses made from?

    * Can we use eco-friendly fabrics to make sleep products?

    * The manufacturing process

    * The wear and tear of natural fabrics

    * Comfort as a factor

    * Durability as a factor

    * Organic and synthetic latex

    * Organic certifications

    * Recycling mattresses

    * The “green premium”



    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 Alexandra Leon and Nutripur go here.

    To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here.

    To learn more about Adarsh Shah and Ultramatic go here.



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    #180 Immunity and the Hygiene Hypothesis, Indonesian Cuisine, Sex Myths and Mistakes and Cooking With Asparagus

    #180 Immunity and the Hygiene Hypothesis, Indonesian Cuisine, Sex Myths and Mistakes and Cooking With Asparagus

    Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on April 17 and 18, 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 your immunity and the hygiene hypothesis with Dr. Ludovic Brunel ND, the cuisine of Indonesia with Naomi Bussin, sex myths and mistakes that people make with Carlyle Jansen and cooking with asparagus with Shauna Lindzon

    We specifically discuss:

    Immunity and the Hygiene Hypothesis





    * Immunity is still a relevant health and wellness topic

    * Auto-immune rates are increasing

    * “The Hygiene Hypothesis”

    * Decreasing exposure to bacteria and other microbes

    * Probiotics

    * How do probiotics trigger the auto-immune function?

    * How do probiotics get to the intestines?

    * Enteric coating

    * Can our diet help our immunity?

    * Fiber

    * Vitamin D

    * Zinc and Astragalus for older Canadians

    * Supplement recommendations



    The Cuisine of Indonesia



    * Why talk about Indonesian cuisine?

    * What are the flavours and ingredients of Indonesian cuisine?

    * Max Restaurant, Amsterdam

    * Little Sister, Toronto

    * Lion City, Mississauga

    * Samara Kitchen, Mississauga

    * Coconut and Sambal, Lara Lee

    * Tomato Sambal Baked Fish, Coconut Rice, Nasi Goreng, Balinese Roast Chicken



    Sex Myths and Mistakes That People Make



    * Orgasms

    * Sex techniques

    * Does size matter?

    * Everybody else is having better sex than you



    Cooking with Asparagus



    * Why should we cook with asparagus?

    * Prepping and cooking your Spring asparagus

    * Storage

    * Roasted

    * Grilled

    * In puff pastry

    * In a frittata,

    * With cacio e pepe pasta

    * Pureed in soup



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

    To learn more about Dr. Ludovic Brunel go here

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

    To read Carlyle Jansen’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

    To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.



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    #179 Maintaining Blood Glucose Levels, Avoiding Gardening Injuries, Micro-changes For Your Health and The Ins and Outs of Organics

    #179 Maintaining Blood Glucose Levels, Avoiding Gardening Injuries, Micro-changes For Your Health and The Ins and Outs of Organics

    Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on April 10 and 11, 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 how to maintain blood glucose levels naturally with Dr. Gordon Chang, avoiding gardening injuries with Dr. Stacy Irvine, micro-changes for your health with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and the efficacies of organic foods with Heather Lillico

    We specifically discuss:

    Maintaining Blood Glucose Levels





    * Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

    * What is Type 2 Diabetes?

    * Liver support – preventing oxidative damage

    * Milk Thistle

    * The ATP process

    * How do minerals help the process?

    * The role of protein

    * How should you source protein?

    * How do natural products interact with new weight loss drugs?

    * Alpha Lipoic Acid

    * HIIT and regular exercise



    Avoiding Gardening Injuries



    * Gardening is on trend!

    * The health benefits of gardening

    * Gardening is real activity

    * Warm up, change positions and avoiding repetitive actions

    * Lower back spasms

    * Kneeling – knees

    * Wrist and elbow injuries

    * The proper equipment and clothing

    * The communal nature of gardening

    * Engaging and stretching for gardening



    Micro-changes For Your Health



    * What is a micro-change?

    * Kaizen

    * What does a micro-change look like?

    * What is a “5 Minute Action”?

    * Big changes can be overwhelming

    * Does going “cold turkey” work

    * How do you implement a micro-change?

    * When is the time to implement a micro-change?

    * The Ripple Effect, Greg Wells

    * Change Your Life in 5 Minutes a Day, Joanne Mallon



    Organic Foods 



    * What makes food organic?

    * What sort of foods are organic?

    * Does organic mean that the food is healthier?

    * Are there nutritional differences between organic and convention foods?

    * Pesticides

    * What are the drawbacks of organic foods?

    * The “Dirty Dozen” foods

    * The “Clean Fifteen” foods

    * How do you save money while eating organics?



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

    To learn more about Dr. Stacy Irvine go here.

    To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski go here.

    To learn more about Heather Lillico go here.



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    #178 Why Canadians with Chronic Ailments Won’t Get Proactive Help During Covid-19, Mindfulness and External Boundaries, The Treatment of Sprained Ankles and How Letting Unpleasant Memories Hold Back our Present and Future

    #178 Why Canadians with Chronic Ailments Won’t Get Proactive Help During Covid-19, Mindfulness and External Boundaries, The Treatment of Sprained Ankles and How Letting Unpleasant Memories Hold Back our Present and Future

    Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on April 3 and 4, 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 Canadians with chronic ailments aren’t seeking treatment during Covid-19 with Dr. Alice Cheng, mindfulness and external boundaries with Tracey Soghrati, , the treatment of sprained ankles with Dr. Erin Boynton and how letting unpleasant memories impact our present and future with Rod MacDonald

    We specifically discuss:

    Why Canadians with Chronic Conditions Aren’t Getting Help



    * Are Canadians reluctant to get help with their chronic conditions during Covid?

    * Virtual healthcare

    * Why 38% of those with chronic conditions are avoiding the health care system

    * Covid related stress

    * Who is most at risk at delaying healthcare?

    * The limitations of virtual health care

    * Is it safe to seek treatment and get testing

    * What can we do to make sure that we’re not jeopardizing our health



    Mindfulness and External Boundaries



    * What are external boundaries?

    * How external boundaries change over time

    * The relationship between mindfulness and external boundaries

    * Can everyone improve their awareness?

    * Examples of external boundaries

    * Suggestions on setting external boundaries



    The Treatment of Sprained Ankles



    * Ankle sprains and twisted ankles

    * High ankle sprains

    * What is the treatment for a rolled/sprained ankle?

    * Isometric exercises

    * When should you seek medical attention for a sprained ankle?

    * Is it okay to walk on a sprained ankle?

    * Is it necessary to get an X-ray?

    * How long does it take for a sprained ankle to heal?

    * Strengthening the muscles around the ankle

    * What can we do to speed up the healing process



    How Unpleasant Memories Can Impact Your Present and Future



    * Revisiting unpleasant memories

    * How can memories hold us back?

    * The emotional elements of memories

    * Modifying or reprogramming unpleasant memories

    * How to modify our memories



    To learn more about Dr. Alice Cheng go here.

    To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.

    To learn more about Dr. Erin Boynton go here.

    To learn more about Rod MacDonald here.



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    #177 The Health Benefits of a Digestive System Cleanse, Nutrition for Those With Diabetes, Reclining Chairs and the Top New Superfoods

    #177 The Health Benefits of a Digestive System Cleanse, Nutrition for Those With Diabetes, Reclining Chairs and the Top New Superfoods

    Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on March 27 and 28, 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 benefits of a digestive system cleanse with Alexandra Leon, the importance of nutrition for those suffering with diabetes with Maha Saade, reclining chairs with Adarsh Shah and the top new superfoods with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND

    Digestive System Cleanses



    * What is the goal of a digestive cleanse?

    * The liver (and gall bladder), kidney and colon

    * Are cleanses about weight loss?

    * What are the health benefits of a cleanse?

    * Is cleansing for everybody?

    * When and how often should you cleanse?

    * What does a cleanse feel like?

    * What are the side effects of a cleanse?

    * What should you look for in a cleanse?



    Nutrition for those with Diabetes



    * Why is it important for people to consider their nutrition?

    * Why do people with diabetes need to be careful about what they eat?

    * What can people do to monitor and improve their nutrition intake?

    * Does better nutrition mean that we have to give up our favourite foods?

    * For more information visit Diabetes Canada



    Reclining Chairs



    * Do people sleep in chairs?

    * Is it okay for people to sleep in a chair?

    * What is a power recliner?

    * Do recliners improve your health?

    * Can recliners help you sleep?

    * Are there lifestyle benefits to a recliner chair?

    * What should you look for in a recliner?



    Top New Superfoods



    * Duckweed

    * Carob

    * Breadfruit



    To learn more about Alexandra Leon and Nutripur go here.

    To learn more about the Freestyle Libre go here.

    To learn more about Adarsh Shah and Ultramitic go here.

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



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