Tonic Toronto - November 2012

Joy McCarthy

Joy McCarthy is Holistic Nutritionist (CNP) and founder of She is the resident nutrition & health expert for Global Toronto's Morning Show, a nutrition coach to clients from around the world, a professional wellness speaker for various corporations across…

Tonic Writing Contest Rules

  The “Tonic Writing Contest” is presented by Tonic Magazine Inc., publisher of TONIC TORONTO magazine, (the “Contest Sponsor”).   This Contest is open to residents within the province of Ontario, aged 18 or over; except those persons employed by…

How It Works

  You read the Contest Rules. Tonic Writing Contest Rules   You write an original, previously unpublished, article.  The articles must be 450 words OR 950 words. The article must be oriented to one of the following topics: health, wellness,…

Natural Antiviral Remedies for the Common Cold

The common cold affects our lives in several ways. We feel miserable and in many cases we miss work or school. We commonly turn to conventional drugs to stop the coughing and break the fever. But, what if an herbal-based remedy could alleviate the symptoms and help our body fight off the infection?

Montasio PDO

Fresh, semi-aged, or very old; Montasio can be milky and buttery when young, and savoury and aromatic when aged.

Not So Keen On Beans?

Allergies occur when the body recognizes a protein in a food as harmful, so the body responds by attacking with antibodies. The legume family, called Fabaceae, contains common allergen proteins: vicilin and convicilin.

Soul Mind Body Medicine

Modern medicine focuses on matter. Traditional Chinese medicine focuses on qi. Qi is vital energy and life force. “if qi flows, one is healthy. If qi is blocked, one is sick.” Traditional Chinese medicine uses herbs, acupuncture and massage to promote the flow of qi for healing.

Celebration-Worthy Bottles

As we celebrate this most wonderful time of the year, it seems the only thing that’s getting a workout is your wallet. No matter if you’re the host with the most, throwing an all-out bash for 100, or providing an intimate dinner for 10, The Hendersons have a list of celebration-worthy bottles that are both splurges and savers.

Bye-Bye Winter Blahs

While 1/3 of Canadians report experiencing “the winter blues”, the 2-3% of the population experiencing SAD exhibit more severe symptoms such as a lack of motivation and interest in daily activities, moodiness, and various sleep disturbances. Find out what you can do to fix it.

The Soup Sisters Cookbook

Since their start-up in 2009, over 60,000 containers of soup have been delivered to shelters across Canada and there is a growing network of over 5500 Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers’ participants across the country.

Warts and All

Although warts are described in medical literature as small, usually painless benign growths, the description fails to capture the discomfort, physical and emotional, experienced by those plagued with warts.

Boomer Beauty

There's a new trend to move away from “anti-aging” and opt for “healthy aging”, which focuses on supporting and rejuvenating our tissues in order to keep them strong, firm and vibrant.

Why Buy Organic Foods?

Most people who buy organic are probably not making the choice based on what they are getting more of (ie vitamins and minerals) compared to what they would in non-organic fruits and vegetables. What organic shoppers are looking for is that produce contains less toxic pesticides.

Fanning The Flames of Desire

For many of us, fitting in a sexual connection with a partner becomes another chore- another item on the to-do list. Where did that passion and that desire to drop everything else and tear each other’s clothes off go that we had at the beginning of our relationship? Carlyle Jansen tells you how to get it back.

Heal the Loss of Loved Ones

For over thirty years, Suzane Northrop has helped thousands worldwide to recover and heal from the loss of family and friends by bridging the gap between the world of the living and the spiritual world. Learn about her work.

The Gluten-Free Garage

When RonniLyn Pustil’s daughter Lily was diagnosed in 2009 with celiac disease at the age of three, she and her husband turned their house into a gluten-free zone and set out on a journey to help their family adapt to the GF lifestyle. Now she's created this great show featuring the best gluten free products Toronto has to offer.