Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 28 andĀ  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 discussĀ  fundraising for Parkinson’s Disease with Parkinson Canada CEO Karen Lee and the National Chair of Women For Parkinson’s Deb Voorheis, lifestyle choices that can reduce the risk of breast cancer with Dr. Rachel Murphy PHD, technology to help us age in home with Professor Josephone McMurray and treatable vision loss with Optometrist Dr. Clark Tardiff

We specifically discuss:

Fundraising for Parkinson’s Disease

  • What is Parkinson’s Disease?
  • What does Parkinson Canada do?
  • Advocacy for Parkinson
  • Resources for those with Parkinson
  • A Canvas of Hope
  • Parkinson’s Research
  • Where do the funds raised go?


Lifestyle Choices That Can Reduce The Risk of Breast Cancer

  • Can women make lifestyle choices that impact breast cancer?
  • The “Compare” study
  • Recommendations to reduce the risk of breast cancer
  • Environmental impacts on healthy choices
  • A personalized approach to cancer prevention
  • The gut microbiome and the development of cancer
  • What if you already have breast cancer?
  • Testing and screening for breast cancer


Technology To Help One Age In Home

  • 96% of Canadians would prefer to age in home
  • What is Age-Well?
  • What is Age-Tech?
  • Existing technologies
  • Emerging technologies
  • AI driven technology
  • Age-Tech Innovation week


Treatable Vision Loss

  • What is vision loss?
  • What are the warning signs of vision loss?
  • Preventative measures
  • What can eye exams tell us?
  • Treatments for vision loss
  • 75% of vision loss is treatable
  • Glaucoma


To learn more about Parkinson Canada’s Canvas Of Hope go here

To learn more about Dr. Rachel Murphy PHD go here

To learn more about Josephine McMurray go here

To learn more about Dr. Clark Tardiff go here.