Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 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’ll discuss weight loss and the journey to wellness with Terri Lowe and Emily Bjerkness, how to plan your garden for next season with Melissa Cameron, the treatment of atopic dermatitis with Dr. Melinda Gooderham and cooking with apples with Carolyn Tanner Cohen

We specifically discuss:

Weight Loss and The Journey to Health

  • Terri Lowe‘s journey to weight loss and wellness
  • Why is it important to pause, pivot or reassess wellness goals
  • Setting realistic goals and expectations
  • WW tools – PersonalPoints
  • Influencers and followers: accountability
  • How to manage your health during the holidays
  • Adjusting weight loss strategies during Covid-19
  • Emily Bjerkness‘ journey to weight loss and wellness
  • Restrictive diets
  • WW tools – PersonalPoints
  • D360 coaching
  • Responding to setbacks
  • Setting reasonable goals


Garden Planning 101

  • During Fall set yourself up for the next growing season
  • Journaling what worked and didn’t
  • Contacting landscape architects and planners
  • Hardscaping and planting times
  • Covid related supply chain issues
  • Mood boarding
  • Gardening idea resources
  • Seed catalogs
  • Tree pruning
  • Why is garden planning important?


The Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis

  • What is atopic dermatitis?
  • Eczema
  • How do you diagnose atopic dermatitis?
  • Symptoms
  • The stigma of atopic dermatitis
  • New treatments for atopic dermatitis
  • Misconceptions about atopic dermatitis
  • Trends in chronic skin conditions


Cooking With Apples

  • McIntosh apples: apple sauce
  • Apples for pies
  • Honeycrisp apples: proper uses
  • Fuji: baked apples
  • Granny Smith apples: French apple tart
  • Red Delicious: blech
  • Making apple vinegar
  • Apple cakes

To learn more about Terri Lowe go here.

To learn more about Dr. Melinda Gooderham go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here.