Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 14 and 15 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 the supplements and lifestyle decisions that will help you age in your home with nutraceutical formulator Dr. Gordon Chang, how improving your vagal tone will improve your health with Dr. Barbara Woegerer ND, how to prepare for a new wave of Covid-19 with Dr. Marc Andre Langois and the importance of womens’ fitness for heart health with researcher Dr. Jennifer Reed.

We specifically discuss:

Supplements To Help You Age In Your Home

  • Inflammation
  • The anti-inflammatory diet
  • Anti-oxidants and supplementation
  • Protein
  • Omega-3 fatty acids


Improving Your Vagal Tone 

  • The vagus nerve
  • The gut-brain axis
  • The sensory branch of the vagus nerve
  • The motor branch of the vagus nerve
  • What impairst the function of the vagal nerve system?
  • What is vagal tone?
  • Why is vagal tone important to our health?
  • How do we strengthen our vagal tone?


Preparing For a New Wave of Covid-19

  • What does tracking data tell us about Covid-19 trends?
  • The current variants of interest – Omicron sub lineages
  • What symptoms can we expect with the current variant?
  • Who is at risk?
  • Comorbidities: diabetes, weight, cholesterol, smoking
  • How do we avoid getting Covid-19?
  • What do you do if you get Covid-19?


The Importance of Womens’ Fitness in Support of Heart Health

  • Is heart health an issue for women?
  • Unique aspects of heart health for women
  • Women tend to be older when the present and seek care for heart health
  • Modifiable comorbidities and health risks
  • Women are still underrepresented in research
  • Why is exercise so important for heart health?
  • Aerobic fitness


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

To learn more about Dr. Barb Woegerer ND go here.

To learn more about Dr. Marc Andre Langois go here.

To learn more about Dr. Jennifer Reed go here.