Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 23 and 24, 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 discuss how to control blood sugar naturally with Joel Thuna, forgiveness with Hina Khan, yoga for seniors with Emily Sann,  and dealing with financial trauma with Aseel El-Baba.

We specifically discuss:

Controlling Blood Sugar Levels

  • Why is what we eat so important?
  • Almost 1/4 of Canadians are obese
  • What are the risks of being obese?
  • The role of culture and media in our eating patterns
  • Understanding calories
  • Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia
  • Macronutrients
  • How the body stores excess calories
  • 4 Simple ways to tame your blood sugar levels
  • Swapping protein for carbohydrates



  • What is therapeutic forgiveness?
  • Why is therapeutic forgiveness relevant?
  • Is there any benefit to “holding on”?
  • How would forgiveness impact your everyday life?
  • Moving on from feeling justified
  • How to forgive


Yoga For Seniors

  • Experience in teaching yoga for seniors
  • How did the pandemic impact teaching yoga to seniors
  • The “why” of seniors taking yoga classes
  • Special training for teaching yoga for seniors
  • What are the benefits of taking yoga for seniors?
  • Do you need baseline physical ability to take yoga classes?
  • What are the first steps for seniors who’d like to start a yoga practice?


Dealing With Financial Trauma

  • What is financial trauma?
  • The misconceptions of financial trauma
  • Financial trauma can impact anyone
  • The relationship you have with money
  • How does financial trauma manifest?
  • The trauma “egg” exercise
  • What does financial trauma do to us?
  • Steps to deal with financial trauma
  • How do we know when we’re healed?

To learn more about show sponsor Pure Le Natural go here.

To read articles by Joel Thuna in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Hina Khan go here.

To read Emily Sann’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Aseel El-Baba go here