Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on April 13 and 14 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. We’ll discuss women’s health at any age with nutraceutical formulator Dr. Gordon Chang PhD, how to boost your energy with round table experts David Nelson, Joel Thuna and Sender Deutsch, the technology to prevent doctor burnout with Med Tech Expert Sarah Wilkinson and how to get the courage to shine with author Dr. Eileen Forrestal MD.

We specifically discuss:

Women’s Health at Any Age

  • The problem with prevetion
  • Women in their 30’s – lifestyle choices
  • Menstrual cycle – low iron and red blood cell count
  • Dong quai
  • North American ginseng
  • Essential fatty acids
  • Calcium and magnesium
  • B vitamins
  • Manganese, zinc and copper
  • The importance of exercise and diet
  • Hormonal support


How To Boost Your Energy

  • Exercise: how to get motivated to work out
  • Workout buddies
  • Proximity and convenience
  • Exercise helps your mitochondria be more efficient
  • If you don’t get enough sleep, your gut is negatively impacted
  • Sleep and glymphatic draining
  • Your morning coffee
  • Exercise decreases inflammation
  • Supplements: Caffeine shouldn’t be a crutch
  • B12 for new blood cells
  • Iron transport of oxygen throughout the body
  • Beetroot produces nitric oxide
  • Chlorophyll allows you to take in more oxygen
  • Adaptogens and probiotics
  • Creatine
  • Protein
  • Magnesium


Med Tech to Alleviate Physician Burnout

  • Physician burnout
  • Administrative tasks and billing
  • Reasons for the increase in administrative tasks
  • Rural vs. urban practitioners
  • Rural physicians get compensated differently
  • How can medical technology help?
  • What are the key goals of the necessary medical technology?
  • Adopting new technology
  • Security
  • Interactive technology: Backwards compatibility
  • Resistance to change


How To Get The Courage To Shine

  • What an anesthesiologist learned
  • Why is it important to ‘find your voice’?
  • Being an authentic self
  • Writing/journalling in order overcome obstacles
  • Writing can be difficult
  • The work of writing


To learn more about show sponsor OmegaAlpha and Dr. Gordon Chang PhD go here.

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

To learn more about Sarah Wilkinson go here

To learn more about Dr. Eileen Forrestal MD go here