#323 Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Too Much Magnesium, New Findings Regarding Celiac Disease and The Black Physicians Association of Ontario
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Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on March 2 and 3, 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 importance of Omega 3 fatty acids with naturopath Dr. Ludo Brunel, whether you are taking too much magnesium with naturopath Dr. Barb Woegerer, new findings regarding Celiac disease with charity leader Melissa Secord and the work of the Black Physicians Association of Ontario with executive director Chenai Kadungure.

We specifically discuss:

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

  • Why are Omega-3’s so important?
  • 2 out of 5 Canadians aren’t getting enough Omega-3’s
  • Natural sources of Omega-3s
  • The advantages of supplementation
  • What can Omega-3’s help with other than heart health?
  • Omega-6 fatty acids
  • Does it make sense to reduce intake of Omega-6 fatty acids?
  • The cost factor
  • What to look for in a supplement
  • Vegetarian sources of Omega-3 fatty acids


Too Much Magnesium?

  • Why do we need magnesium?
  • Can you get too much magnesium?
  • Symptoms of too much magnesium
  • Absorbability of magnesium
  • Absorbing other minerals
  • You can’t get too much magnesium through diet alone
  • Renal conditions
  • Addison’s Disease
  • What should you do if you think you’re taking too much magnesium?
  • Is the timing of when you take magnesium relevant?


Celiac Disease: New Findings

  • Why is Celiac Disease misunderstood?
  • What is Celiac Disease?
  • A new survey and report
  • Neurological symptoms of Celiac Disease
  • Affordability of the Celiac diet
  • Diagnosis of Celiac Disease
  • Celiac Disease is genetic
  • Survey findings: next steps
  • Public policy in Italy


The Black Physicians Association of Ontario

  • What does the Black Physicians Association of Ontario do?
  • Issues in racialized health
  • Recent symposium
  • Addressing institutionalized racism
  • Remote hubs across Ontario
  • Community Health Centre Education program
  • Racial concordance


For more information about show sponsor New Roots Herbal go here

To learn more about Dr. Ludo Brunel ND go here

To learn more about Dr. Barb Woegerer ND go here

To learn more about Melissa Secord’s work go here

To learn more about Chenai Kadungure’s work go here


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