Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 9 and 10, 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 allergy prevention and coping strategies with  Dr. Gordon Chang, proper Summer hydration with Stacy Irvine, vegetarian proteins with Shauna Lindzon and The Terry Fox Ride of Hope with Darrell Fox

We specifically discuss:

Allergy Prevention and Coping Strategies

  • You can’t beat avoidance
  • Medications and side effects
  • Allergic response is an inflammatory response
  • Anti-oxidants as anti-inflammatories
  • Quercetin as a preventative measure
  • Stinging Nettle
  • Liver detox for seasonal allergies
  • Vitamins C and D
  • Probiotics for food allergies
  • Omega 3 oils


Proper Summer Hydration

  • Our basic need for water
  • What happens when we’re dehydrated?
  • When should you hydrate?
  • How do you hydrate?
  • Consider your environment
  • Strategic hydration
  • Electrolytes
  • Avoid liquids with sugar
  • Does the temperature matter?
  • Sipping


Vegetarian Proteins

  • Trending towards plant based eating
  • Why do we need protein?
  • Why choose plant based proteins?
  • Legumes and pulses
  • Beans – aren’t necessarily a complete protein
  • How to buy beans
  • Preparing beans


The Terry Fox Ride of Hope

  • What was the inspiration for the Ride of Hope?
  • The Ride is different from other Terry Fox initiatives
  • Who can participate?
  • Curating your own ride
  • What is the goal?
  • The Ride and Terry’s legacy
  • How are the funds used?


To learn more about show sponsor OmegaAlpha and Dr. Gordon Chang go here.

To learn more about Stacy Irvine go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon  go here.

To learn more about the Terry Fox Ride of Hope go here.