Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on February 23 and 24 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 building the dream apartment for empty nesters with Mitchell Abrahams, prescribing medical cannabis with Dr. Jonas Vanderzwan, mindfulness of the ego with Tracey Soghrati and how to live your best life for the rest of your life with David Bernstein
We specifically discuss:
Building a Dream Apartment for Empty Nesters
Location, Transit, Walk-ability, Shopping, Entertainment, Parkland, Family
More Living into Less Space
Energy Efficiency and Building Envelopes
Outdoor Space – balconies vs. common spaces
Interior Space – bedrooms
Patient Feedback on Medical Cannabis
What conditions bring people to cannabis?
Management of chronic pain
Moving off of opioids
Cannabis and quality of life
Cannabis being used to treat other ailments and symptoms
What do patients do when they think they want medical cannabis?
Modes of treatment – edibles vs. inhalants
Determining the best cannabis options for the patient
“Start low and go slow”
Mindfulness of the Ego
What do we mean by ego?
in tact ego
functioning in a role
the spiritual ego
a sense of self worth outside of the “I”
a life purpose that isn’t externally derived
How to get started – noticing your thoughts
Living Your Best Life
A sense of peace with yourself
connectedness, avoiding stress, fulfillment
respect – identity and dignity
“One day at a time”
How to treat our family members?
Connecting vs. correcting
For more information about show sponsor The Benvenuto Group go here.
To learn more about Dr. Vanderzwan and WeedMD go here.
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