Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 29 and 30 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 vision loss resulting from diabetes with Dr. David Chow,  how to recognize (and deal with) subconscious blocks with relationship coach Lise Janelle, growing microgreens, sprouts and mushrooms indoors with organic master gardener Melissa Cameron; and cold weather skin care with beauty expert Vee Mistry.

We specifically discuss:

Diabetic Retinopathy

  • What is Diabetic Retinopathy (DR)?
  • What is Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)?
  • What are the risks of DR or DME?
  • Post Covid trends
  • The importance of regular screening for diabetics
  • Current vs. Old treatments
  • The future of DR/DME treatment
  • Warning signs and preventative measures


Recognizing Subconscious Blocks

  • What is a subconscious block?
  • Learned behaviours; not a “fight or flight response”
  • How do you know if you have a subconscious block?
  • Why are subconscious blocks detrimental?
  • Holding yourself back so you won’t be resented
  • How do you overcome a subconscious block?
  • Believing that you’re worthy of love


Growing Microgreens, Sprouts and Mushrooms Indoors

  • What is the difference between microgreens and sprouts?
  • What equipment is required to grow indoors?
  • The benefits of growing microgreens and sprouts
  • Recommendations for beginners
  • Where to buy the equipment and seeds
  • Mumms
  • Recommended types of seeds
  • Why are sprouts and microgreens better than growing salad greens?


Cold Weather Skin Care

  • What does cold weather do to our skin?
  • What about transitioning from cold outdoors to warm indoors?
  • Preventative measures if you have to be out in the cold?
  • Moisturizing
  • Are there any benefits to being out in the cold?
  • UV protection
  • SPF protects from blue light damage from our electronic devices too!
  • How do you repair skin damage caused by cold weather?
  • Foods for healthier skin


To learn more about Dr. David Chow go here

To learn more about Lise Janelle go here

To learn more about Melissa Cameron go here.

To learn more about Vee Mistry go here