Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on March 30 and 31, 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 lifestyle choices you can make to help prevent heart disease with researcher Dr. Samara Sterling PhD, how to overcome trauma with author and spiritual psychology coach Lainne Love, whether Ozempic has long term effects on the brain with Dr. Henry Mahncke PhD and fighting pet obesity with veterinarian Dr. Carol Osborne

We specifically discuss:

Lifestyle Choices to Help Prevent Heart Disease

  • What is heart disease?
  • Risk factors for heart disease
  • Modifiable risk factors
  • The role of food
  • Foods rich in fiber
  • Limiting salt intake
  • Choosing healthy fats
  • Resveratrol
  • Cholesterol: LDL and HDL
  • Reduce intake of sugar
  • What foods should we include in our diet?
  • Manageable first steps


Overcoming Trauma

  • What is trauma?
  • How does trauma impact our lives?
  • Is everyone capable of treating their own trauma?
  • Our “stuff”
  • How does one go about healing from trauma?
  • What impacts our trauma responses?
  • Are we less resilient?
  • How can you help someone dealing with trauma?
  • “Rewriting your story”


Does Ozempic Have Long Term Effects On The Brain?

  • What is the relationship between Ozempic and the brain?
  • How do our brains work to suppress our appetite?
  • Dopamine
  • Ozempic is not working in our gut but rather in our brain
  • Impulsive behaviours and executive function in our brain
  • Questions regarding long term effects
  • Anhedonia and our reward system
  • Could Ozempic help other addictive behaviours?
  • Risk tolerance is impacted by dopamine


Fighting Pet Obesity

  • Why is obesity a health risk for our pets?
  • What constitutes obesity for our pet
  • Tips for pet exercises you can do with your pet
  • Avoid pet kibble
  • Supplementing your pet’s diet: frozen vegetables


To learn more about Dr. Samara Sterling PhD go here

To learn more about Lainne Love go here

To learn more about Dr. Henry Mahncke PhD go here

To learn more about Dr. Carol OsborneĀ  go here