#67 Medical Cannabis for Veterans and Seniors, Food = Love, Natural Treatment of Addiction and The New Canadian Food Guidelines

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on February 16 and 17 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 for veterans and seniors with Shekhar Parmar, how food = love with Naomi Bussin, the natural treatment of addictions with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and the New Canadian Food Guidelines with dietician Shauna Lindzon.

We specifically discuss:

Medical Cannabis for Veterans and Seniors

  • Veterans are being helped by medical cannabis
  • PTSD – anxiety, sleep, flashbacks, nightmares, reliving the trauma
  • Previous abuse of the system
  • Guidelines – cost covered for veterans, up to a limit (3 grams/day)
  • Process to get more cannabis for veterans
  • The costs to Veterans Affairs increased 120x in the past few years
  • The real qualitative costs saved by medical cannabis
  • The Canadian vs. American approach to medical cannabis for veterans
  • Seniors and medical cannabis
  • Improvement to quality of life
  • Dispensing medical cannabis to seniors in care facilities
  • Training for caregivers of seniors regarding medical cannabis

Food = Love

  • The connection between food and love
  • How are food and love connected?
  • The social aspect of eating
  • Negative connections with food
  • How do we share our love for food?
  • Chicken Soup!
  • Dessert
  • Jamie Oliver’s Baked Chocolate Tart
  • Taste and Technique

Treating Addictions Naturally

  • Alcohol abuse/misuse
  • Guidelines are different for men and women
  • Alcohol and your health
  • Recreational Cannabis
  • Cannabis Abuse
  • Natural Remedies
  • Dopamine, amino acids, B12

The New Canadian Food Guidelines

  • The new food guidelines
  • No consultation with industry, no predetermined portions
  • The plate theory
  • Plant based proteins
  • Whole grains
  • Whole foods, minimally processed foods, ultra-processed foods
  • No more meats + alternative or dairy +alternative groups
  • Why is the guide important?
  • Criticism of the new guide

Links:

For more information about show sponsor Harvest Medicine go here.

To read Naomi’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

#66 Weight Loss and Gut Inflammation, Sexual Satisfaction and Relationship Satisfaction, Healthy Valentine’s Celebration, and Dental Health and Your Overall Health

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on February 9 and 10, 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 chat about weight loss and gut inflammation with Dr. Gordon Chang, the connection between sexual satisfaction and relationship satisfaction with Carlyle Jansen, Healthy Valentine’s Day Dinner with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen and what the health of your mouth says about your overall health with Dr. Shana Friedman

We specifically discuss:

Weight Loss and Gut Inflammation:

  • Why do people not lose weight?
  • Gut Inflammation
  • Causes of gut inflammation
  • What are the signs of gut inflammation?
  • How does the body stop inflammation?
  • antioxidants
  • food sensitivities
  • Celiacs and gluten sensitivity
  • Stress
  • life balance

Sexual Satisfaction and Relationship Satisfaction:

  • What factors impact sexual satisfaction in a relationship?
  • self esteem
  • emotional intimacy
  • good communication
  • variety, vulnerability and taking risks
  • quantity
  • the connection between sexual satisfaction and relationship satisfaction

Healthy Valentine’s Day Dinner:

  • Valentines’ Day at home
  • Dips and Appetizers
  • Sweet Potato Toasts vs. Crackers
  • Beet Root Hummus
  • Daikon Radish
  • Parsnip Fries
  • Lighter Dinner – Bouillabaisse
  • Mini Chocolate Souffle

What Your Mouth Health Says About Your Overall Health:

  • What can your mouth tell you?
  • What are dentists trained to look for?
  • Displaced pain
  • Ulcers, swelling, discoloration
  • What can our gums tell us?
  • Dry mouth, fungus, yeast infection -Thrush
  • Broken teeth
  • Symptoms that suggest poorly controlled diabetes
  • Bacteria build-up – Trench Mouth
  • Mouths as a source of illness
  • Downside of plaque

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha go here.

To read Carlyle’s article on sexual satisfaction and relationship satisfaction  in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more Carolyn Tanner-Cohen go here.

To learn more about Dr. Shana Friedman go here.