Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 24 2018 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 future of medical cannabis with Shekhar Parmar, mindfulness and distress tolerance with Tracey Soghrati, the state of care-giving in Ontario with Christa Haanstra and the health benefits of dark chocolate with Ted Snider.
We specifically discuss:
The Future of Medical Cannabis
How does the new legislation impact the medical cannabis market?
Supply to the medical and recreational markets
Procedure to access medical cannabis in Ontario
Ailments qualifying potential medical cannabis patients
Ailments that disqualify one from medical cannabis
How do you start the process of accessing medical cannabis?
New products and delivery mechanisms
Mindfulness and Distress Tolerance
Tolerating the “not knowing”
Window of tolerance
notice your feelings
describe what you observe about your feelings
The State of Care-giving in Ontario
Mandate of the Change Foundation
The Role of Caregivers in the Health System
What is a caregiver?
Caregivers don’t self-identify
Systemic issues in the health system precludes support for caregivers
Why do caregivers struggle?
What is the “caregiver experience”?
Long term caregivers
How do caregivers feel about care-giving?
Where do caregivers go (and don’t go) for help?
The Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate
dark chocolate flavanoids
chocolate and heart health
cholesterol, blood pressure, circulation
How much chocolate should we eat?
chocolate and diabetes
chocolate and mood
chocolate and brain health
chocolate and weight loss/exercise
For more information about show sponsor Harvest Medicine go here.
Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 17 2018 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 pros and cons of offloading responsibility for Toronto’s infrastructure to the province with Mitchell Abrahams, digital access to health records in Canada with Michael Green, healthy fats with Dr. Emily Lipinski and prebiotics vs. probiotics with Tonic Holistic Nutritionist Megan Horsley.
Also….the Soul Segment with Lisa Marvin
We specifically discuss:
Offloading Responsibility for Toronto’s Infrastructure to the Province
What is Infrastructure?
Tax collection and responsibility
Sources of revenues and raising capital
raising capital through public/private collaboration
Provincial growth plan: Urban growth centers
Growing the region
Benefits: Private Sector Suppliers
Cons: Less local say
Digital Access to Health Records in Canada
Current status of records in our health system
Adopting new technology
Reasons to update technology
Will some be left behind: age and affordability
Access and mobility concerns
Aspirations: Controlling health care through mobile devices
Resources required to make change
Timeline for changes:
Jurisdictions and resources to coordinate provinces and territories
Should we avoid fats?
Sugar is the new fat
Quality of fats
We need fat in our diets
Healthy vs. Unhealthy fats
Prebiotics vs. Probiotics
What are probiotics?
What do probiotics do?
How do we know we need more probiotics?
Where do we get probiotics from?
Supplementation, fermented foods
What do prebiotics do?
What are prebiotics?
For more information about show sponsor The Benvenuto Group go here.
To learn more about Michael Green’s work and Access 2022 go here.
To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski ND go here.
To read Megan Horsley’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.