Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 4 and 5, 2024 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 the natural treatment of seasonal allergies with naturopath Dr. Colleen Hartwick ND, overcoming mind fog with round table experts David Nelson, Joel Thuna and Sender Deutsch, policies for smart senior care and housing with author and policy analyst Rosalie Wyonch, and the impact of climate change and seasonal allergies with researcher Dr. Jeffrey Brook PhD.

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Treatment of Seasonal Allergies

  • The physiology of an allergic reaction
  • Conventional treatments for seasonal allergies
  • Lifestyle strategies to manage seasonal allergies
  • Foods that make allergy symptoms worse
  • Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory foods
  • Alcohol/Fermented foods and histamines
  • Supplements
  • Probiotics
  • Best daily natural health practices


Overcoming Mind Fog

  • What is mind fog?
  • The connection between physical health and mental health
  • Exercise and other aspects of our health
  • Strength training and cognitive health
  • A “train station” analogy and what exercise does physiologicially
  • Nootropics


Policies for Smart Senior Care and Housing

  • Why is senior care and housing important?
  • Is aging ‘in home’ practical?
  • Hospital care
  • Recommendations for aging in home
  • Naturally occurring retirement communities
  • Tax credits in Quebec
  • Hospital bed shortages and long term care
  • Public community care expansion


Climate Change and Seasonal Allergies

  • Is there a correlation between climate change and seasonal allergies?
  • Floods and wildfires
  • Why is it important to consider how climate change impacts allergies?
  • Can we track and measure allergens?
  • Technical advances in testing
  • Can we mitigate the impact of climate change?


For more information about show sponsor New Roots Herbal go here

To learn more about Dr. Colleen Hartwick ND go here

Learn more about the round table, David NelsonJoel Thuna and Sender Deutsch

To learn more about Rosalie Wyonch go here

To learn more about Dr. Jeffrey Brook PhD  go here