Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 30 and 31, 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 how Covid-19 has impacted Canadian’s eye health with Laura Feltz and Doug Earle, the characteristics of sexually healthy adults with Carlyle Jansen, type 2 Diabetes research and weight loss with Dr. Thomas Ransom and the connection between instincts and motivation with Stacy Irvine.

We specifically discuss:

Covid-19 Impacting Vision Loss

  • Glaucoma treatment delay due to Covid-19
  • What is glaucoma?
  • Are there warning signs of glaucoma?
  • How does vision loss affect one’s life?
  • Foundational health care
  • Impact of vision loss for Canadians
  • Regular eye exams
  • stopvisionloss.ca
  • The limitations to Canadian healthcare
  • Gene therapy for eyecare
  • fightingblindness.ca

 The Characteristics of Sexually Healthy Adults

  • Physical testing
  • Emotional, Relational health
  • Communication
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Learning – Open to new ideas
  • Our value system
  • Contraception and sexual health
  • Spirituality
  • Your sexual rights

Type 2 Diabetes Research and Weight Loss

  • The SURE study
  • The “after eating hormone” impacting weight loss
  • The feeling of being less hungry
  • “Real World Evidence” of medications
  • Evidence and chronic disease care
  • Covid-19 impacting the study

Instincts and Motivation

  • Why is it so difficult for us to motivate ourselves to better health
  • Instinctual patterns
  • The meaning of “instinct”
  • How do instincts drive motivation?
  • How does modern lifestyle impact our instincts?
  • How to develop our instincts

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For more information about Laura Feltz, Doug Earle and Fighting Blindness Canada go here.

To read articles in The Tonic Magazine or hear more interviews with Carlyle Jansen on the talk show go here.

To learn more about Dr. Thomas Ransom go here

To learn more about Stacy Irvine and her book Your Better Instincts go here.