Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on  December 9 and 10 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 fiber and your digestive process with nutraceutical formulator Dr. Gordon Chang, the health benefits of yoga with local yogi Julie Watson, using psychedelics for treatment with health researcher Dr. David Nelson ND and alternate sources of protein with registered dietician Shauna Lindzon

We specifically discuss:

Fiber and Digestion 

  • Absorbable vitamins and minerals
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • The  benefits of fiber: bulking, voiding toxins and vitamins/nutrients
  • Are all fibers the same?
  • Fiber and weight loss
  • Bacteria


The Health Benefits of Yoga 

  • Omto!
  • A journey to yoga
  • The physical benefits of yoga
  • Yoga and your mental health
  • Peace of mind
  • Sleep


Psychedelics for Treatment

  • What are psychedelics?
  • Why is there renewed interest in psychedelics?
  • Guided journeys
  • Empirical vs. Clinical research
  • MDMA
  • PTSD and anxiety
  • Emotional and spiritual shift
  • Risks and hazards of psychedelics
  • Governance


Alternate Sources of Protein

  • Why do we need protein?
  • Meat, fish, p0ultry
  • Eggs, nuts, seeds, legumes, whole grains
  • Pasta!?!
  • Are all proteins created equal?
  • How much protein do we need?
  • Vegan diet: How do you get necessary protein?
  • Does it matter when you eat protein?
  • Do you need protein after exercise?
  • The best “bang for your buck” protein


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

To learn more about Julie Watson go here.

To learn more about David Nelson go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.