#60 The Promise and Possibilities of Medical Cannabis, Hiring a Caregiver Privately vs. Hiring a Firm, The Responsibility for and Power of Sexual Arousal and “Food For Thought”

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 29th and 30th, 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 chat about the promise and possibility of cannabis with Bruce McEachern,  hiring a caregiver privately vs. hiring a firm with David Bernstein; the power of and responsibility for sexual arousal with Carlyle Jansen and the documentary “Food For Thought” with filmmaker Leora Eisen

We specifically discuss:

The Possibility and Promise of Medical Cannabis:

  • What does the Promise and Possibility of Medical Cannabis mean?
  • How does somebody new to medical cannabis get started?
  • What do patients do who don’t want to smoke cannabis?
  • Are people now avoiding medical cannabis to self-medicate?
  • Are insurers covering medical cannabis?
  • Medical Cannabis as an alternative to opioids and anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Medical cannabis and quality of life
  • Are we hardwired for medical cannabis?

Hiring a Caregiver Directly vs. Hiring a Firm:

  • What are the pros of hiring a caregiver directly?
  • What are the cons of hiring a caregiver directly?
  • What are the benefits of hiring a firm?
  • Screening, insurance, training
  • Training for PSW’s and nurses
  • Complicated scheduling for extended care-giving
  • Situations change in care-giving
  • Extra value in hiring a firm – collateral benefits

The Responsibility for, and Power of, Arousal:

  • Importance of responsibility and power of pleasure in a long term relationship
  • “How would you like me to touch you?”
  • “How would I like you to touch me?”
  • Patterns of interaction
  • “How do I know what I want?”
  • Emotional honesty
  • Wheel of Consent
  • We have to “grow up”
  • Setting boundaries when you don’t want to be touched

SOUL SEGMENT: Relationships

“Food For Thought”:

  • Why is food so complicated?
  • We need to rethink our diet
  • The devaluation of cooking
  • Should we be concerned about calories?
  • fibre, carbohydrates, fats
  • why diets don’t work
  • stop eating ultra-processed foods

For more information about show sponsor AgMedica Bioscience go here.

To learn more about David Bernstein go here.

To read Carlyle Jansen’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about “Food For Thought” go here.

#59 Cannabis Post October 17, Mindfulness and Coping With Family Gatherings, Lifelong Learning and Yoga and Social Media

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 22 and 23 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 cannabis post October 17 with Shekhar Parmar, mindfulness and coping with family with Tracey Soghrati, lifelong learning with Donna Dupuy and yoga and social media with Julie Watson.

We specifically discuss:

Cannabis Post October 17th

  • Shortages of cannabis supply
  • The licensing of new facilities
  • How has legalization impacted the medical cannabis market?
  • The “black market” space
  • Canada as a world leader in the cannabis sector
  • The USA as a competitor in the marketplace
  • Barriers to capitalization
  • American federal legislation
  • Europe, Australia and Asia as new markets
  • Production of Cannabis
  • Employment in the Cannabis sector
  • The branding of Cannabis
  • Educating physicians about Cannabis

Mindfulness and Coping With Family Over The Holidays

  • Family and feeling compelled to be together
  • Relationship dynamics
  • Reflection before getting into the social situation
  • Shutting down the dynamic
  • Avoiding the pattern of behaviour
  • Matching the energy
  • How do you change your reaction?
  • What if things go awry?

Lifelong Learning – The New Horizons Band

  • What is the New Horizons Band?
  • Who is the band for?
  • What musical experience is required?
  • How do you choose an instrument?
  • Do you need your own musical instrument?
  • What is the commitment?
  • Why do people join and stay with the band?
  • Learning music and maintaining cognitive function

SOUL SEGMENT: Career

Yoga and Social Media

  • The social media addiction
  • How has yoga been changed by social media?
  • Absorbing the information in bits
  • “The Highlight Reel”
  • Yoga has been normalized by social media
  • social media scaring people away from yoga
  • the commodification of yoga
  • narcissism
  • Has the spirit of yoga been subverted by social media?
  • getting through the veneer of social media

Links:

For more information about show sponsor Harvest Medicine go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.

To learn more about the New Horizons Band go here.

To learn more about Julie Watson go here.