Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 26 and 27, 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 health benefits of fasting with wellness CEO Greg Lindberg, how to help your dog stay safe in the Summer Heat with integrative veterinarian, Dr. Carol Osborne, how to get credible medical information online with Dr. Charles Rocamboli and whether your dog can help you heal with author Heather Lea Strom.

We specifically discuss:

The Health Benefits of Fasting

  • What is the purpose of fasting?
  • How long have people been fasting?
  • Why has fasting become more common?
  • The 3 stages of fasting
  • What does the body do at the beginning of a fasting period?
  • What is gluconeogenesis?
  • Parallels with ketogenesis
  • High protein diet during feast periods
  • Exercise during fasting
  • First steps: consider the medications you are taking
  • Safety protocols: hydration and electrolytes
  • Monitoring biomarkers: telomeres
  • How quickly would you see results


Help Your Dog Beat The Summer Heat

  • What are the signs of heat stroke in dogs?
  • Water safety tips for dogs
  • Protecting paws
  • Do dogs suffer from “Swimmer’s Ears”?
  • Your dog’s coat during Summer
  • Sunscreen for dogs
  • Flea and tick treatment
  • Top Tip: timing your walks


Get Credible Medical Information Online

  • Why is it so hard to find accurate medical information?
  • The hallmarks of bad information
  • What suggests that information is reliable?
  • Has the research been reproduced?
  • CureCrowd: A different methodology comparing treatment options
  • comparing options instead of comparing treatments to placebos


Can Your Dog Help You Heal?

NOTE: This interview is with someone who expresses her opinions regarding dogs’ abilities to heal. This discussion is not grounded in science but should be understood as a discussion of spirituality.

  • “Canine Spirit Guides”
  • Healing
  • Spirituality


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To learn more about Dr. Carol Osborne go here

To learn more about Dr. Charles Rocamboli go here

To learn more about Heather Lea Strom go here.