Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 25 and 26, 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 what it’s like to live with schizophrenia with Marie Roder, health choices in your 30’s that impact illnesses in middle age with naturopath Dr. Barb Woegerer, what you should eat if you’re taking Ozempic for weight loss with registered dietician Shauna Lindzon, and the top restaurants in Toronto (according to the latest lists) with tastemaker Brigitte Foisy.

We specifically discuss:

What It’s Like To Live With Schizophrenia

  • The biggest misconception regarding schizophrenia
  • Symptomatology
  • Diagnosis
  • Hereditary component to schizophrenia
  • The challenges of living with schizophrenia
  • Prejudices
  • The biggest needs for those suffering with schizophrenia
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Does Canada do a good job supporting those with mental illnesses?
  • Barriers to treatment
  • The Ontario Institute for Advancements in Mental Health
  • Recovery is possible


Health Choices in Your 30’s

  • Patients in their 30’s with autoimmune and chronic illnesses?
  • Why are we seeing more chronic illnesses in younger Canadians?
  • A society of convenience
  • Dietary choices in your 30’s
  • Protein
  • Gut health
  • Polyphenols
  • Supplementation
  • Lifestyle choices


What To Eat When Taking Ozempic for Weight Loss

  • Is a special diet required if you’re taking Ozempic (and the ilk)?
  • Side effects
  • Hydration
  • Eating enough to get nutrients
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Whole foods
  • Nutritional deficiencies as a result of taking Ozempic


The Top Restaurants in Toronto…According to the Lists

  • Best restaurant lists…skewing towards luxury
  • The Toronto Life Top New Restaurant List
  • The Canadian Top 100 Restaurant List
  • Are these lists really helpful?


To learn more about Marie Roder go here

To learn more about Dr. Barb Woegerer go here

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here

To learn more about Brigitte Foisy go here