Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on Jun 22 and 23, 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 and The Tonic Newsletter. This week we’ll discuss authenticity and human connection with empowerment coach Val Vee, the importance of proper hydration with naturopath, Dr. Barb Woegerer, how to face your fears and counter your phobias with author Christopher Paul Jones, and the details of the Medical Reformation Vegan Renaissance Bible, with author Dr. Peter Rogers

We specifically discuss:

Authenticity and Human Connection

  • What does authenticity mean?
  • Truth vs. perspective
  • “Owning who you are”
  • Speaker Slam
  • Covid and broken human connection
  • The barriers to human connection
  • Honesty and human connection
  • Resilience and growth


The Importance of Proper Hydration

  • The benefits of staying hydrated
  • What is chronic dehydration?
  • The health risks of chronic dehydration
  • Hydration and kidney function
  • Hydration and detoxification
  • How much water do we actually need?
  • How to reach necessary hydration
  • Is coffee a hydrator or dehydrator?


Face Your Fears, Counter Your Phobias

  • What are phobias and how do they come about?
  • Its not the thing itself, its the meaning you give it
  • Techniques to counter phobias
  • Some tools are self-help tools
  • Do the techniques and tools work for everyone?
  • Common and specific phobias
  • What to look for in a therapist


The Medical Reformation Vegan Renaissance Bible

  • Medical reformation
  • The underlying causes of diseases
  • A low fat, low sodium, vegan diet
  • Protein…is a non-issue
  • Supplementation
  • Don’t think like a herbivore
  • Exercise


To learn more about Val Vee go here

To learn more about Dr. Barb Woegerer go here

To learn more about Christopher Paul Jones go here

To learn more about Dr. Peter Rogers go here