#82 The Natural Approach to Longevity, Treating a Torn Meniscus, The Benefits of Early Detection Via Proactive Health Management and Gut Health

Jun 04, 2019

By Valerie Massie

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Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 1, 2019 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 discuss the natural approach to longevity with Joel Thuna, the treatment of a torn meniscus with Dr. Khalil Masri, the benefits of early detection via proactive health management with George Barakat and gut health with Shauna Lindzon.

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Approach to Longevity

Is 50 really the new 40?
What’s great about aging?
Does genetics play a role in aging?
How do we determine our health outside of genetics?
Lifestyle choices can influence genetics
Stop smoking
See your doctor regularly
Try to maintain a healthy weight
Eating a balanced diet that is vegetable and fruit forward
Take steps to reduce stress
Get enough sleep
Stay mentally active
Do weight bearing exercise
Does having a positive attitude make you feel younger?
Treating A Torn Meniscus

What is a meniscus?
How does a meniscus tear?
Do knee injuries correlate to aging?
Is there a way to keep a meniscus from degenerating with age?
Weight bearing exercises and warming up are key
Stretching before and after activities
The signs of a torn meniscus
First steps to diagnose a meniscus tear
Surgery and post-surgery regimen
Post-surgery susceptibility to repeat tears
The Benefits of Early Detection Via Proactive Health Management

Early detection protocols
Access to integrated medicine
What is the best way to facilitate early detection?
Wait times for referrals
Annual health assessment vs. check up
What health issues can be identified in an assessment?
What components of the health assessment is covered by OHIP?
Gut Health

How do we properly balance good and bad bacteria in our gut?
How do you get probiotics into your system?
Why do want probiotics in our system?
Prebiotics are the food for the probiotics
Do we have to have probiotics every day?
Can you supplement for probiotics?
Are there any contraindications for probiotics?

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