Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 8 and 9, 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 holistic approach to weight loss with naturopath Dr. Dasha Leneva ND, the top foods for your health when cost matters with researcher Dr. Charles Platkin PhD, virtual dermatological care with dermatologist Dr. Annie Liu and the story behind the “lucky iron fish” with Dr. Gavin Armstrong PhD

We specifically discuss:

The Holistic Approach To Weight Loss

  • Hormone balance and weight loss/management
  • Chronic stress
  • Emotional eating and cravings
  • Supplements for stress: Adaptogens
  • The benefits of exercise
  • Mindfulness and self-regulation
  • Gut health: diversity in the gut microbiome
  • Prebiotics
  • Sleep


The Top Foods For Your Health…When Cost Matters

  • The Mediterranean Diet
  • You don’t have to be rich to eat healthy foods
  • The “North American” diet
  • Eating healthy if you don’t have a lot of resources
  • Personal research and prioritizing good food
  • ….but what kind of vegetables should you eat?


Virtual Dermatological Care

  • The dermatology crisis
  • The impacts on dermatologists
  • Virtual clinics
  • Not  every skin condition can be treated virtually
  • Why is virtual care declining?
  • The technology gap
  • Dermcafe.ca


The Lucky Iron Fish

  • The “lucky iron fish” story
  • Malnourishment: iron deficiency
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Dealing with BIG social problems
  • Challenges and setbacks
  • …how does the lucky iron fish make food taste?
  • Data, scale, resources and future innovation


For more information about show sponsor New Roots Herbal go here

To learn more about Dr. Dasha Leneva ND go here

To learn more about Dr. Charles Platkin PhD go here

To learn more about Dr. Annie Liu MD go here

To learn more about Dr. Gavin Armstrong PhD  go here