Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 25 and 26 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 the preferred supplement type of mushroom with nutraceutical formulator Dr. Gordon Chang, how to beat the high cost of foods and still eat healthy with nutritionist Shauna Lindzon, the latest research about obesity with Dr. Sean Wharton and the annual cookbook holiday gift guide with reviewer Naomi Bussin

We specifically discuss:

The Preferred Type of Mushroom Supplementation

  • The interest in mushrooms
  • What are mushrooms?
  • Chitin and polysaccharides
  • Beta Glucans
  • Decoctions vs. powders and capsules
  • The denaturing of polysaccharides
  • Cooking with mushroom decoctions
  • The fruiting body of mushrooms
  • The medicinal value of mushrooms


How To Eat Healthy On a Budget

  • Comparison shopping
  • Staples
  • Pasta with ….canned fish
  • Fried rice…with cabbage/Brussels sprouts
  • Lentils and other legumes
  • When in grocery aisles…look up and down
  • Buy a larger amount and freeze the extra
  • Batch cooking


The Latest Research Into Obesity

  • Obesity and racial disparity
  • Structural racism resulting in obesity
  • Food deserts and care disparity
  • BMI…is a racialized tool
  • Obesity and our children
  • Medication supporting obese teens
  • Obesity and comorbidities in older Canadians
  • Behavioural psychology and keeping weight off


The Annual Cookbook Holiday Gift Guide

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

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Dr. Sean Wharton go here.

To read Naomi Bussin’s annual Cookbook Gift Guide in The Tonic Magazine go here.