Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 3 and 4, 2023 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 to prepare yourself for the heat of Summer, naturally, with Dr. Ludovic Brunel ND, AI and your wellness with researcher David Nelson ND, mindful eating habits for women as they age with registered dietician, Nicole Osinga and how a doctor misdiagnosed his own non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis with Dr. Elie Karam

We specifically discuss:

Preparing for Summer, Naturally

  • The symptoms of dehydration
  • Electrolytes
  • The advocacy of “sports drinks”
  • Natural alternatives to water
  • Supporting your heart health during the Summer
  • Omega 3 fish oil
  • Is vitamin D supplementation necessary during the Summer?
  • Gut health
  • Probiotics and travel


AI and Your Wellness

  • How is AI currently being used in the wellness community?
  • The tangible benefits of using AI
  • Privacy issues and competency
  • Should we be concerned about the use of AI in the wellness industry?
  • The future of AI


Mindful Eating for Women

  • Is there a difference between men’s and women’s dietary health needs?
  • Women tend to under-consume fat
  • Refined sugar
  • Debunking common food myths
  • Lack of meal planning
  • Journalling (or tracking food intake)
  • How to get iron into your diet
  • How to get fiber into your diet
  • The importance of reflection tools
  • Exercise nutrition


How a Doctor Misdiagnosed his Own Arthritis

  • What is non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis?
  • The misdiagnosis of the disease
  • What are the impacts of the disease?
  • Biologic agent: RINVOQ
  • Access to MRI testing
  • Advocating for new treatment…as after 5 years 50% become resistant to treatment
  • The two types of back pain: chronic and inflammatory
  • The Canadian Spondylitis Association


For more information about show sponsor New Roots Herbal go here

To learn more about Ludovic Brunel ND go here

To learn more about David Nelson ND go here

To learn more about Nicole Osinga go here

To learn more about Dr. Elie Karam go here