Mental Health first aid

Mental Health first aid

One in two of us will develop a mental illness at some point in our lives – so you or someone you know will experience a psychological problem, which could be serious. You probably know how to do CPR, but do you know what to do in a mental health emergency? Mental...
How do twins develop?

How do twins develop?

Norman Swan explores the differences in twins’ development. Tonic TV | T-S015 | S03E12
Cystic fibrosis documentary

Cystic fibrosis documentary

A documentary about the challenges of living with cystic fibrosis – we follow four people to witness life’s ups and downs.
Hormone Replacement

Hormone Replacement

Many people aren’t aware of how important testosterone is for women, particularly when it comes to their sex drive. However there are risks and side effects, and women may end up with more ‘man’ than they bargained for. Female sexual dysfunction can be a loss of...
Viewer question: honey and bacteria

Viewer question: honey and bacteria

Norman answers the question “Does eating honey have an effect on the natural bacteria on your bowel?” Tonic TV | T-S025 | S01E08
A new way of doing mammograms (Part 2)

A new way of doing mammograms (Part 2)

A lot of women have dense breast tissue, making them more susceptible to getting breast cancer, yet most of them don’t know it. Mammograms find it hard to pick up breast cancer in women with dense breast tissue – so Associate Professor Deborah Rhodes and her team at...
A new way of doing mammograms

A new way of doing mammograms

A lot of women have dense breast tissue, making them more susceptible to getting breast cancer, yet most of them don’t know it. Mammograms find it hard to pick up breast cancer in women with dense breast tissue – so Associate Professor Deborah Rhodes and her team at...
Fun, Fit, Fast – Core

Fun, Fit, Fast – Core

Casey and Michael explore ‘core’ muscles and what exercises are best. Tonic TV | T-S036 | S02E13
Food Fix – Baked cheesecake

Food Fix – Baked cheesecake

When we think of therapy we often think of medications, but food can be therapeutic too. On this week’s Food Fix, Nikki Heyder shows us how to make a delicious, low fat cheesecake that’s high in calcium to help prevent osteoporosis. Why not make this delicious treat...
Banana porridge with berries

Banana porridge with berries

When we think of therapy we often think of medications, but food can be therapeutic too. On this week’s Food Fix, Nikki Heyder puts a healthy spin on classic porridge. It’s simple, it’s delicious, and it’s good for you, the best way to start the day! Ingredients...
Food Fix – Chocolate cake

Food Fix – Chocolate cake

Tonic’s Food Fix looks at foods that help when it comes to your health. Studies have suggested chocolate can help improve feelings of depression, so Nikki Heyder bakes an indulgent chocolate cake with fresh berries – guaranteed to brighten your day. Ingredients...
Food Fix – lamb stew

Food Fix – lamb stew

Our newest segment Food Fix looks at foods that studies suggest will help improve your health and aid in fighting common illnesses. With the focus on iron this week, our resident kitchen whiz Nikki Heyder has the perfect lamb and lentil stew to keep you toasty warm...
Food Fix – Salmon patty cakes

Food Fix – Salmon patty cakes

When we think of therapy we think of medications, but food can be therapeutic too. On this week’s Food Fix, Nikki Heyder serves up delicious and easy Salmon patties packed with healthy Omega 3 fatty acids. Tonic TV |T-S043 I S03E10
Food Fix – Vegetarian lasagne

Food Fix – Vegetarian lasagne

When we think of therapy we often think of medications, but food can be therapeutic too. One of the biggest problems affecting Australians is not getting enough fresh fruit and vegetables in their diet, so on this week’s Food Fix, Nikki Heyder shows us how to make a...
Asian Chicken Salad – Tonic Food Fix

Asian Chicken Salad – Tonic Food Fix

Asian Chicken Salad – Tonic Food Fix with Nikki Heyder Chef Nikki Heyder prepares her own take on the paleo diet with her own simple and refreshing Thai chicken salad. To watch all the videos in this series, please click below – The Origins of Language...
Asian Chicken Salad – Tonic Food Fix

Asian Chicken Salad – Tonic Food Fix

Asian Chicken Salad – Tonic Food Fix with Nikki Heyder. Chef Nikki Heyder prepares her own take on the paleo diet with her own simple and refreshing Thai chicken salad. Ingredients Carrot Red onion, finely sliced Carrot, grated Spinach Chinese cabbage Red...
Moroccan Baked Eggs – Food Fix

Moroccan Baked Eggs – Food Fix

Chef Nikki Heyder prepares Moroccan Baked Eggs, a perfect treat for a weekend breakfast or brunch! Tonic TV | T-S149 | S05E05
Food Fix – Gluten Free Banana Bread

Food Fix – Gluten Free Banana Bread

Chef Nikki Heyder prepares a healthy banana bread, that is perfect to share or as a lunchbox snack for your children. Click to view the recipe PDF here http://tonicondemand.com.au/Portals/TonicTV/PDF/TonicTV-Banana-Bread.pdf Ingredients 2 ripe bananas 5 eggs 2 ½ cups...
Sceptic – Kids and dirt

Sceptic – Kids and dirt

Sceptic: Kids and dirt: The dirt on clean children The immune system’s most important job is fighting germs, but in our sanitised houses full of hygiene and antibacterial cleaning products, germs are at an all time low. Without exposure to germs our immune systems get...
What’s in a name

What’s in a name

There are a few things Tonic’s resident sceptic would like to achieve before he turns 30. Stop squeezing pimples, that’s one. Do an air on his surfboard, that’s in there too. He’d also really like to get a disease named after him, so how do you go about getting a...
Asthma and Exercise recommendations

Asthma and Exercise recommendations

Many people with asthma avoid exercise but there are new guidelines that say not only is exercise okay (and recommended) it can actually help improve asthma symptoms. Tonic TV |T-S006 I S02E02
Get to know your condition

Get to know your condition

Chronic illness –can the way you view it affect the way it affects you? 6 out of 10 of us have a long term or chronic illness like asthma or diabetes, but few of us take our medication as often as we should, or as often as is recommended by our health professionals....
Climate change and your health

Climate change and your health

NASA is using satellite imagery to predict changing patterns in the environment that could warn us about climate factors that have big impacts on our health, like malaria, allergies and asthma. Karen finds out what they’ve discovered about the health of the earth, and...
The buteyko technique for asthma

The buteyko technique for asthma

The Buteyko technique is a breathing exercise that can help people with asthma. Casey Beros explains how to do it and whether it works.
Asthma – Diagnosis

Asthma – Diagnosis

In a special edition of Tonic, Dr Norman Swan explores the lives of people with asthma. One in six children and one in ten adults suffer from it, yet many aren’t taking their medication properly (or taking the right medications) and their health is suffering as a...
Carer Challenges – Late Stage Dementia

Carer Challenges – Late Stage Dementia

The decision about when to seek residential care for a loved one with advanced dementia is challenging and can be traumatic. We talk to carers who have experience in this part of the dementia journey to gather insight into ways to manage this stage well. Tonic TV |...
Carer Challenges – Early Stage Dementia

Carer Challenges – Early Stage Dementia

For most types of dementia, deterioration occurs over years and quality of life can be significantly improved by understanding how the disease is likely to progress, what the challenges are likely to be and some strategies for minimizing the effects. Tonic TV | T-S159...
Carer Challenges – Diagnosis

Carer Challenges – Diagnosis

Prior to a diagnosis of dementia, most families go through at least a few years of suspecting changes in their loved ones, but not able to find a specific cause. The diagnosis of dementia can be extremely challenging for both the patient and the families. We explore...
Diet, TV, Fertility

Diet, TV, Fertility

Exploring fascinating research into diet and behaviour and the chances of falling pregnant, when you’re trying to…. Including whether watching television might be a cause of infertility in men.
Diagnosing Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Diagnosing Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Osteoarthritis of the knee is a common, very chronic condition that can last for decades, and is the leading cause of knee pain. Diagnosing osteoarthritis is easy and low cost, and yet the evidence shows that many clinicians are using the wrong tests and as a result...
Exercise for Osteoarthritis

Exercise for Osteoarthritis

Many public hospitals require all patients on waiting lists for total knee replacement to undergo physiotherapy with targeted exercises – and the results have been very good, delaying knee replacement surgery for many years and in around 15% of all patients getting...
Total Knee Replacement for Osteoarthritis

Total Knee Replacement for Osteoarthritis

Total knee replacement is serious surgery and is usually reserved for end stage osteoarthritis. It involves extensive surgery, a lot of pain and weeks of rehabilitation exercises to regain adequate function in the new knee. Tonic TV | T-S144 | S05E06
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