Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 16 and 17, 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 weight loss drugs with clinical pharmacist Andy Donald, the benefits of yoga for those with Parkinson’s Disease with yogi Elisabeth Kolenko, the prevention and treatment of slip and fall injuries with rehab expert and chiropractor Sender Deutsch and dining out during the holidays with tastemaker Brigitte Foisy.

We specifically discuss:

Are Weight Loss Drugs Right For You?

  • What is Ozempic?
  • How does Ozempic help to manage Type 2 Diabetes?
  • How does Ozempic help you lose weight?
  • Alternatives to Ozempic (in the same class)
  • Wegovy
  • Mounjaro
  • Victoza
  • Safety precautions when taking Ozempic
  • Collateral concerns in taking Ozempic for weight loss
  • Muscle mass loss
  • Nutrients
  • Expense
  • Other alternatives


The Benefits of Yoga For Those with Parkinson’s Disease

  • The benefits of yoga for those with physical limitations
  • The benefits of yoga for those with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Poses and postures
  • Newbies
  • Cautions or restrictions
  • Chair yoga at OmTO!


The Prevention and Treatment of Slip and Fall Injuries

  • Are there a lot of slip and fall injuries?
  • What type of injuries occur during slip and falls?
  • Steps to prevent slip and fall injuries
  • Protocol once you’ve had a slip and fall
  • Are doctor referrals necessary?
  • Treatments for slip and fall injuries
  • Why is rehabilitation so important after a slip and fall injury?


Dining Out Over the Holidays


To learn more about show sponsor, Pharma-Z powered by the Health Depot go here

To learn more about Andy Donald go here

To learn more about Elisabeth Kolenko go here

To learn more about Sender Deutsch go here

To learn more about Brigitte Foisy go here.