Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 2 and 3 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 how to make the most of summer with Dr. Kaitlyn Richardson ND, the dangers of processed foods with David Nelson ND, natural garden amendments for thriving plants with Melissa Cameron and the hidden costs of aging in place with Anna Knight

We specifically discuss:

Making the Most of Summer

  • Managing summer stress
  • Adaptogens: rhodiola and ashwagandha
  • L-Theanine and lavender
  • Heat and hydration
  • Electrolytes
  • Is Vitamin D supplementation necessary in Summer?
  • Dealing with low energy
  • Arnica and menthol for weekend warrior aches and pains


Processed Foods and Polyphenols

  • What is a processed food?
  • Ultra-processed foods are most problematic
  • Intake of ultra-processed foods leads to higher food intake
  • What is food?
  • Less processed foods leads to higher satiation
  • The addictive aspects of ultra-processed foods
  • Food deserts: social equality of the availability of the food supply


Garden Amendments for Healthy Plants

  • What is a garden amendment?
  • Container garden amendments
  • Listening to your plants
  • Amending vs. fertilizing
  • Nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus
  • Coffee grounds and egg shells
  • Composting
  • Jora composters
  • If you can’t amend your soil, protect it with mulch


The Hidden Costs of Aging in Place

  • Home maintenance
  • Assistance
  • Are Canadians thinking about living in place?
  • Where should money be spent?
  • Is location relevant?
  • Other options to living in place
  • Considerations for living in place


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

To learn more about Dr. Kaitlyn Richardson ND go here

To learn more about David Nelson go here.

To learn more about Melissa Cameron go here

To learn more about Anna Knight go here.