#64 Medical Cannabis and Integrated Health Care, Confidence is a Skill, Entering into the Edibles Market and What To Do When The Circumstances Change In The Care Of Your Loved One

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on January 26 and 27 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 medical cannabis and integrated health care with Shekhar Parmar, confidence is a skill with Carlyle Jansen, entering into the edibles market with Peter Neal and what to do when the circumstances change in the care of your loved one with David Bernstein.

We specifically discuss:

Medical Cannabis and Integrated Health Care

  • Medical Cannabis in the context of Western medicine
  • Quality of life
  • What does integrated health care mean?
  • Why is medical cannabis conducive to integrated health care?
  • What symptoms does medical cannabis treat?
  • Access to medical cannabis in context of integrated health care
  • minimum viable dosage
  • genetic markers and the metabolizing of medical cannabis
  • difficulties in dispensing information
  • opportunities for medical cannabis because it is different

Confidence is a Skill

  • Accepting your own body
  • What can we do to love ourselves?
  • Focus on the positive
  • How do we address what we’d like to improve?
  • Breaking down the concerns
  • Lifestyle for confidence – exercise, health, sleep
  • Get your partner involved
  • There’s more than one kind of sexy
  • The process takes time

Entering Into The Edibles Market

  • Why enter the edibles market?
  • Advocating for cannabis through good food
  • Edibles legalization in October/November 2019
  • Product lines – confectionery, snacks
  • Micro-dosing to 100milligrams
  • Packaging concerns
  • Best practices in food production
  • Healthy ingredients in edibles
  • How do the other ingredients impact the cannabis?

What To Do When The Circumstances Change In The Care of Your Loved One

  • Health cares situations are dynamic
  • Event driven necessity
  • Private caregivers need more help
  • Small incremental changes
  • Differing Opinions as between family members
  • Which incremental changes are more serious?
  • Safety, Independence, Quality of Life
  • Risk of Falling
  • The cost of private care
  • Being a caregiver changes personal relationships between family members
  • Quality of Time as a Family

Links:

For more information about show sponsor Harvest Medicine go here.

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

To learn more about Peter Neal and Neal Brothers go here.

To learn more about David Bernstein and Caregivers go here.

#63 The Factors Impacting the Residential Real Estate Market in Toronto, Cannabis and Seniors, Healthy Cooking Hacks and Traveling to Morocco

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on January 19 and 20 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 factors impacting the residential real estate market in Toronto with Mitchell Abrahams, cannabis and seniors with Dr. Jonas Vanderzwan, healthy cooking hacks with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen and traveling to Morocco with Elaine Dixson

We specifically discuss:

Factors Impacting the Residential Rental Market in Toronto

  • How long can you be in a positive real estate market?
  • The cultural/political impetus to be a home owner
  • Historically lower interest rates
  • Foreign investment
  • AirBnB and short term rental
  • Interest Rates and Boomers
  • Interest Rate Income
  • Millennials and the Real Estate Market
  • Development Constraints
  • Is Toronto a “World Class City”?

Cannabis and Seniors

  • Shift in demographics – seniors and cannabis
  • Lifting the stigma of cannabis
  • Why did doctors not previously embrace cannabis?
  • Senior population: poly-pharmacy, drug interactions
  • Cannabis instead of other medications
  • Legalization of the recreational market
  • Benefits of medical vs. self-medication with recreational market

Healthy Cooking Hacks

  • Setting Food Intentions
  • Changing sugar – switching out white sugar for coconut sugar
  • Changing dairy – switching to goat milk
  • Changing coffee – switching to matcha
  • Changing gluten – switching to fermented sourdough
  • Meal prepping

Traveling to Morocco

  • The Sahara Desert
  • Variety of landscapes and terrains
  • Agriculture
  • Spices
  • Moroccan cuisine
  • Wine culture
  • Hammam
  • Argan Oil
  • Cities and UNESCO World Heritage sites

Links:

For more information about show sponsor The Benvenuto Group go here.

To learn more about Dr. Vanderzwan and WeedMD go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner-Cohen and get recipes discussed today go here.

To read Elaine Dixson’s article in Tonic go here.