Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on January 22 and 23, 2022 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 whether as a species “we’re on the clock” with Tony Wall, the best fitness apps with Suzan Galluzzo, a new documentary “The Science of Cooking” with Leora Eisen and why you can never outperform your self-image with Hina Khan.

We specifically discuss:

The Human Condition: Are We On The Clock

  • What does noesis mean?
  • What is the mission of The Noesis Project?
  • Central assumptions
  • We all came from the same place
  • Migration …then settlement
  • “the Human Injury”
  • The role of resentment
  • Is extinction inevitable?
  • The evolutionary forces that shape modern behaviour

The Best Fitness Apps

  • During the pandemic downloads of fitness apps have increased 67%
  • The Sweat App
  • The app features
  • pros and cons
  • The Jillian Michaels App
  • The app features
  • pros and cons
  • Narrated walking

“Chefs Secrets: The Science of Cooking” 

  • What was the inspiration of the documentary?
  • Cooking based on chemistry and microbiology
  • The focus of the documentary: what’s happening from a scientific perspective when you cook
  • Chefs who are also scientists
  • The secret to caramelizing onions
  • How to make your mashed potatoes less lumpy
  • How does no churn ice cream work?

Why You Can Never Outperform Your Self-Image

  • What is self image?
  • Why does it matter what we think of ourselves?
  • Why can’t you outperform your self-image?
  • The “thermostat” metaphor
  • Where is there less resistance?
  • Does self image directly impact our results?
  • How do we facilitate change?
  • What are the actions of someone who has achieved their goals?
  • Harmonizing actions with self-image

To find out more about Tony Wall and The Noesis Project go here.

To learn more about Suzan Galluzzo go here.

To learn more about “Chefs Secrets: The Science of Cooking” go here.

To learn more about Hina Khan go here.