Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 29 and 30, 2023 on AM740 and FM 96.7 in Toronto. Topics covered on the show track the lifestyle articles and themes published in The Tonic Magazine. This week we’ll discuss the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle with emergency room physician Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng, the treatment of strokes with Dr. Ted Wein, the top tips to grow tomatoes with organic master gardener Melissa Cameron and how to get more vegetables into your diet with cookbook reviewer Naomi Bussin.

We specifically discuss:

The Dangers of a Sedentary Lifestyle

  • How do you know when you have to go to the hospital?
  • The impacts of poor health on emergency situations
  • Dr. K’s “4 Pillars of Health”
  • Supplements that can “change your life”
  • Who is the 28 Day Reboot for?
  • What makes for real habit change?


The Treatment of Strokes

  • What is a stroke?
  • What happens after you suffer a stroke?
  • Is there a way to prevent a stroke?
  • Is there a hereditary aspect to the risk of getting a stroke?
  • Post-Stroke Spacity (PSS)
  • Higher risk of a fall
  • The treatment and management of PSS
  • How do you know if you’re having a stroke?
  • FAST
  • REACT – identifying PSS
  • The key facts to know about strokes and post-stroke care


Top Tomato Growing Tips

  • The top tip: proper pruning
  • Determinate and indeterminate tomato plants
  • Watering tips
  • Brown and mushy bottom tomatoes
  • Is there a specific fertilizer for tomatoes?
  • Gaia Green Power Bloom
  • Tomato varieties
  • Dealing with a big harvest
  • Storing tomatoes
  • Melissa’s top tomato recipes


How To Get More Vegetables Into Your Diet

  • Why is it so hard for some people to eat vegetables?
  • Changing palate
  • How do you make vegetables taste good?
  • How to cook vegetables
  • Eating fresh vegetables
  • Meal planning with vegetables
  • Salad Seasons by Sheela Prakash
  • Marinated fennel salad with fried capers
  • Scorched sugar snap peas with burrata and mint
  • Smoky grilled eggplant with feta and mint
  • Torn and marinated zucchini with blistered corn
  • Sicilian cauliflower couscous salad


To learn more about show sponsor, 28 Day Reboot and Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng, go here

To learn more about Dr. Ted Wein go here

To learn more about Melissa Cameron go here

To read articles by Naomi Bussin go here