Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 12 and 13, 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 a pharmacist can help you manage type 2 diabetes with Pharmacist Mandeep Sandaur, how to jazz up your tired work out with fitness expert Dr. Stacey Irvine DC, the treatment of psoriasis with Dermatologist Renita Ahluwalia and an assessment of the new provincial legislation to spur development with developer Mitchell Abrahams

We specifically discuss:

How a Pharmacist Can Help You Manage Type 2 Diabetes

  • What is a certified diabetes educator (CDE)?
  • What are the qualifications to be a CDE?
  • What information can a CDE give to customers?
  • Dealing with customers who are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes
  • The potential role for pharmacists and CDE in diabetes care
  • Advice for those diagnosed with type 2 diabetes
  • What is blood glucose screening?
  • The dangers if type 2 diabetes is undetected
  • Who is a candidate for blood glucose screening?
  • Services provided to customers with Type 2 diabetes
  • Drug interactions for those on diabetes medications
  • A personal account of diabetes diagnosis


How To Jazz Up Your Tired Workout

  • Why should you change up your workouts?
  • Muscle efficiency leads to diminishing returns
  • Engaging your brain through changing your workout
  • How do we change in a safe manner?
  • Changing reps, timed exercises and pyramids
  • The 3-7 technique
  • Play sports
  • Hire a personal trainer
  • Group classes


New Treatments for Psoriasis

  • What is psoriasis?
  • What are the stigmas and challenges of psoriasis?
  • Is psoriasis treatable?
  • How does one develop psoriasis?
  • Is psoriasis hormonally driven?
  • What treatments are available to treat psoriasis?
  • Vitamin D and topical retinol
  • Light therapy
  • Biologic treatment – targeted therapy
  • What do you do if you think you have psoriasis?
  • Diet and lifestyle choices – dealing with stress
  • Resources


Will New Provincial Legislation Spur Residential Development?

  • Provincial efforts to increase supply of housing
  • 1.5 million more homes in the province over 10 years
  • The “missing middle” – allowing for up to 3 units on a lot
  • Override of size restrictions, parking, parkland dedication etc.
  • Infrastructure needs of Toronto
  • Narrowing of conservation authority
  • Raising taxes for foreign ownership
  • Supply chain delays, increased commodity costs and labour shortages


For more information about show sponsor Walmart Canada go here.

To learn more about Dr. Stacey Irvine DC go here

To learn more about Dr. Renita Ahluwalia  go here.

To learn more about Mitchell Abrahams go here