Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on January 27 and 28, 2024 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 disturbing rise in incidences of dementia in Canada with researcher Dr. Joshua Armstrong, why words are important with life coach and author Becky Kemp, the negative impacts of sugar with registered nutritionist Maria Dello and a recent survey into Candians’ opinions on healthy lifestyle with nutraceutical CEO Bill Russell.

We specifically discuss:

The Rise in Incidences of Dementia

  • “The Many Faces of Dementia” study
  • Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
  • What is dementia?
  • Key takeaway points of the study
  • The indiginous population
  • Factors contributing to health or dementia outcomes
  • The Asian population
  • Potential policy solutions
  • Recommendations
  • Takeaways for the Alzheimer’s Society
  • Family and caregivers
  • Women and dementia


Why Words Are Important

  • The power of words
  • Thoughts and action
  • Becky’s story
  • Accept yourself unconditionally
  • “Acknowledge”
  • What about negative thoughts?
  • Perspective
  • “Ask” and the power of inquisitivity


How Sugar Can Harm Your Health

  • An issue since the 70’s with high fructose corn syrup
  • Obesity, Diabetes and heart disease
  • Blood Glucose levels
  • Excess sugar stored as fat
  • Sugar in processed foods
  • Chromium levels
  • Aging
  • Hyperactivity in children
  • Tooth decay and gum disease
  • Sugar depletes nutrients from your body


Canadians’ Perspective on Healthy Lifestyle

  • A new survey regarding Canadians’ aspirations regarding a healthy lifestyle
  • Interesting findings from the survey
  • The importance of healthy foods and nutrients
  • Protein and muscle mass
  • Protein solutions


To learn more about Dr. Joshua Armstrong PhD go here

To learn more about Becky Kemp go here

To learn more about Maria Dello go here

To learn more about Bill Russell’s company¬† go here.