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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.

    #159 Shopping For Mattresses and Bedding Online, Spousal Support During Covid-19, the Natural Approach to IBS, and Spices 101

    #159 Shopping For Mattresses and Bedding Online, Spousal Support During Covid-19, the Natural Approach to IBS, and Spices 101

    Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 21 and 22, 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 buying mattresses and bedding online with Adarsh Shah, spousal support during Covid-19 with Daniel Dominitz, the natural treatment of IBS with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and spices 101 with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen

    We specifically discuss:

    Buying Mattresses and Bedding Online





    * Can you buy mattresses and bedding online?

    * Is now the time to buy mattresses and bedding?

    * The online retail experience: quality, timing, delivery, return policy

    * Canadian consumer product standards

    * Bedding brands

    * The process

    * Expertise



    Spousal Support and Covid-19



    * What is spousal support?

    * Determining entitlement to spousal support

    * Determining quantum of spousal support

    * Factors impacting the quantum of spousal support

    * Has Covid-19 changed the determination of quantum?

    * How are the courts reacting to Covid-19?

    * Court backlogs

    * Negotiations and mediation

    * Self-representation

    * Best advice for obtaining and varying support



    The Natural Treatment of IBS



    * What is IBS?

    * What are the risk factors for IBS?

    * The “Fodmap” diet

    * The brain/gut connection

    * Stress and anxiety

    * Foods to avoid

    * Probiotics and Fiber

    * Supplements: peppermint, melatonin



    Spices 101



    * Salt and pepper

    * Purchasing and storing spices

    * Spice recommendations

    * Peppercorns, bay leaves, cinnamon, granulated garlic, cumin, paprika, turmeric, sumac, oregano, chili powder, flaked onion and garlic, fennel seed, mustard seed

    * Herb blends: zaatar



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

    To learn more about Daniel Dominitz go here

    To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski ND go here

    To learn more about Carolyn Tanner-Cohen, go here



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    #158 Natural Eye Health, Self Care and a Preventative Wellness, Preparing for Winter Sports and Mood Boosting Foods

    #158 Natural Eye Health, Self Care and a Preventative Wellness, Preparing for Winter Sports and Mood Boosting Foods

    Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 14 and 15, 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 natural approach to eye health with Joel Thuna, self care and a preventative approach to wellness with Tanya Salituro, preparing for Winter sports with Stacy Irvine, and mood boosting foods with Heather Lillico

    We specifically discuss:

    Natural Eye Care



    * The boundaries of human eyesight

    * Common eyesight problems

    * Cataracts

    * Diabetic Retinopathy

    * Dry Eye Disease

    * Glaucoma

    * Macular Degeneration

    * Diet/nutrients for better eyesight

    * Vitamin K2

    * Vitamins A, C and E

    * Lutein and Zeaxanthin

    * DHA Omega3

    * Zinc



    Self Care and Preventative Wellness





    * A diagnosis of Cancer

    * Listening to your body

    * Be your own health advocate

    * Access to information

    * Barriers to self-advocacy

    * The importance of community and connection to your health



    Preparing for Winter Sports





    * Proper attire

    * Weekend warriors

    * Warming up

    * Cooling down

    * Is hydration a concern in Winter?

    * Skating/Hockey

    * Downhill Skiing

    * Cross-Country Skiing



    Mood Boosting Foods





    * Jerusalem Artichokes for pre-biotics

    * Rutabagas for GABA

    * Brussels Sprouts for folate

    * Microbiomes

    * Probiotics and fermented foods

    * SAD

    * Mindfulness



    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 Tanya Salituro and CanPrev go here.

    To learn more about Stacy Irvine go here.

    To learn more about Heather Lillico go here.



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    #157 Garlic to Boost Immunity, Testosterone and Men’s Health, The Top Tips for Cooking With Online Recipes and Hypofrontality and Mindfulness

    #157 Garlic to Boost Immunity, Testosterone and Men’s Health, The Top Tips for Cooking With Online Recipes and Hypofrontality and Mindfulness

    Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on March 28 and 29, 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 how garlic can boost your immunity with Dr. Peter Josling, testosterone and men’s health with Robert Pierce, tips for cooking with online recipes with Shauna Lindzon and hypofrontality and mindfulness with Tracey Soghrati

    We specifically discuss:

    Garlic and Boosting Immunity





    * Keeping your immune system strong

    * Allicin, Vitamin D and Vitamin C

    * “Power Foods”

    * What is stabilized Allicin?

    * Why is Allicin effective?

    * Allicin vs. other garlic compounds

    * Contraindications

    * Side effects



    Testosterone and Men’s Health





    * What does male pattern baldness tell you about a man’s health?

    * Signifiers of a hormone imbalance

    * Factors that can cause lower testosterone

    * Dealing with cortisol and estrogen

    * How do you keep up your testosterone levels up?

    * Top tips for men to live by



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    The Top Tips For Cooking With Online Recipes



    * Deciding which online recipe to use

    * Curated classic cooking websites

    * Cooking technique websites

    * Read the whole recipe before you start

    * How relevant are the comment sections?

    * Recommended websites

    * Recipe editing

    * Food photography

    * Top Tip: look for recipes with fewer steps



    Hypofrontality, Addiction and Mindfulness





    * What is hypofrontality?

    * The pre-frontal cortex

    * The amygdala and a “low boiling point”

    * The limbic system

    * The brain’s reward system

    * Impulse control, risk taking and addiction

    * How does mindfulness help with hypofrontality?



    To learn more about Allicin and the work of Dr. Peter Josling go here.

    For more information about Robert Pierce and Prairie Naturals go here.

    To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

    To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here

     



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    #156 Your Partner’s Prostate Health, How Technology Can Impact Your Sleep, Digestion and Your Colon and Wound Care During Covid-19

    #156 Your Partner’s Prostate Health, How Technology Can Impact Your Sleep, Digestion and Your Colon and Wound Care During Covid-19

    Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 4 and 5, 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 natural treatment of the prostate with Andrea Donsky, how technology can impact your sleep with Adarsh Shah, colon health and your digestion with Nadia Kotsos, and wound care during Covid-19 with Dr. Hance Clarke.

    We specifically discuss:

    Your Partner’s Prostate Health





    * What is the prostate gland and what does it do?

    * What can happen to the prostate gland?

    * Statistics surrounding BPH

    * Causes of BPH

    * What are the symptoms of BPH?

    * BPH vs. Cancer symptoms

    * Taking responsibility for your own health

    * After a diagnosis of BPH

    * Supplements

    * Lifestyle choices



    How Technology Can Impact Your Sleep





    * Technology can both enhance or inhibit sleep

    * Sleep tracking technology wearables

    * Measuring heart rate, temperature, blood oxygen levels, sound, movement and breathing

    * Withings watch

    * Oura ring

    * Sleep hygiene and electronics

    * Blue light

    * Avoiding screen time



    Your Colon and Digestion





    * How do you know when you’re not digesting your food properly?

    * Looking at your poop

    * How often should you poop?

    * What does your skin tell you?

    * Colon health

    * How does poor colon health manifest?

    * Food combining

    * Resetting the digestive tract

    * A whole food diet for colon health

    * A herbal “tea-tox”

    * Aloe vera

    * Bone broth



    Wound Care During Covid-19





    * What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

    * Hyperbaric oxygen therapy assists in wound care

    * Wound care in Ontario

    * Why is it important to get oxygen to a wound?

    * Flaps and grafts

    * Studying hyperbaric therapy for Covid-19

    * How has Covid-19 impacted pain and wound treatment?

    * Is wound care being impacted by telemedicine?

    * What supports are necessary to improve wound care?

    * hyperbaric.ca



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

    For more information about Andrea Donsky go here.

    To learn more about Adarsh Shah and Ultramatic go here.

    To learn more about Nadia Kotsos go here.

    To learn more about Dr. Hance Clarke go here.



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    #155 A Vision of the Future of Health Clinics, Improving Your Posture, Thyroid Health and Has Covid-19 Killed Toronto?

    #155 A Vision of the Future of Health Clinics, Improving Your Posture, Thyroid Health and Has Covid-19 Killed Toronto?

    Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 24 and 25, 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 future of medical clinics with George Barakat, how to improve your posture with Dr. Stacy Irvine, a natural approach to thyroid health with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and whether Covid-19 spells the death of Toronto with Mitchell Abrahams

    We specifically discuss:

    The Future of Health Clinics





    * Hub and spoke health clinics

    * An ecosystem in healthcare: instantaneous referrals

    * The “circular health care experience”

    * Combined access to primary healthcare

    * Growth, connectivity and community

    * Duplicating the “hospital experience” without the wait



    How To Improve Your Posture





    * Why is posture so important?

    * What are the common posture problems?

    * What are the implications of poor posture?

    * Stacking of vertebrae

    * Upper Cross Syndrome

    * What can we do to help our posture?

    * Exercises for better posture

    * Rowing and cross-country skiing

    * Are posture problems reversible?



    A Natural Approach to Thyroid Health





    * What is the thyroid gland and what does it do?

    * Are thyroid conditions common?

    * How do you develop a thyroid condition?

    * The connection between auto-immune disease and the thyroid gland

    * Genetic predisposition to auto-immune disease

    * The auto-immune disease trigger

    * Intestinal permeability and auto-immune disease

    * Leaky Gut Syndrome

    * Reducing the risk to thyroid disease

    * Testing for thyroid disease

    * Is thyroid disease reversible?

    * Lifestyle choices and supplementation



    Did Covid-19 Kill Toronto?



    * Toronto and the pandemic

    * What is driving the “exodus” from the city?

    * The history of the cycle of pandemics and booms

    * Can we work remotely indefinitely?

    * The key drivers of cities

    * International cities

    * Post-pandemic immigration

    * The hidden costs of leaving the city

    * The future approach to pandemics



    For more information about show sponsor Jack Nathan Health and George Barakat go here.

    To learn more about Dr. Stacy Irvine go here.

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

    To learn more about Mitchell Abrahams go here



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    #154 Seasonal Changes and Your Health, Improving Your Happiness, Soups and Stews Using Fall Produce and Mindful Self Care

    #154 Seasonal Changes and Your Health, Improving Your Happiness, Soups and Stews Using Fall Produce and Mindful Self Care

    Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 17 and 18, 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’ll discuss preventative health heading into colder weather with Dr. Gordon Chang, Improving your happiness with Dr. Jon Cowan cooking soups and stews with Fall produce with Shauna Lindzon,  and mindful self care with Tracey Soghrati.

    We specifically discuss:

    Changing Seasons and Your Health





    * Prepping our body systems to optimize health

    * Vitamin D: efficacies and dosage

    * Detoxing

    * Liver Cleanse

    * Herbal Cleanse

    * Reasonable expectations from cleansing



    Improving Happiness





    * Are North Americans less happy?

    * Measuring happiness

    * Happiness vs. lack of stress

    * The link between happiness and addiction

    * How do we regain our happiness?

    * What happens if we don’t train ourselves to be happy?

    * What are the health benefits of being happy?



    Cooking Soups and Stews with Fall Produce





    * Comfort foods and hearty foods

    * Roasting squash

    * Fennel

    * Leeks

    * Cumin

    * Cardamom

    * Cinnamon

    * Storing herbs and spices

    * Toasting spices

    * Garnishes



    Mindful Self Care





    * What is self care?

    * Helping professions

    * Mental, physical and emotional stress

    * How does self care connect to mindfulness?

    * Frequency and consistency

    * Discipline in your practice

    * What are examples of self care practices?



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

    To learn more about Dr. Jon Cowan and the Happi Trainer go here

    To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

    To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.



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