#103 Cannabis and Mental Health, Mental Training For Healing Your Body, Three Great Overlooked Grains and Mindful Communications

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 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 as a treatment for mental illnesses with Dr. Mandeep Singh, mental training for healing your body with Rucsandra Mitrea, three great overlooked grains with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen and Mindful Communications with Tracey Soghrati

We specifically discuss:

Medical Cannabis and Mental Health

  • A holistic approach to treating mental health issues
  • How does medical cannabis fit in with a holistic approach?
  • Doctors’ reluctance to prescribe medical cannabis
  • Treating anxiety
  • Treating insomnia
  • Treating depression
  • ADHD
  • PTSD
  • Addiction risk to medical cannabis
  • Side affects of medical cannabis
  • Contraindications to using medical cannabis

Mental Training for Healing Your Body

  • Why dealing with pain is like training for the Olympics
  • The desire to heal is the driving force
  • The belief that you will heal
  • Facilitating mental and emotional health to help the body heal
  • A gradual process to changing beliefs
  • How to start the snowball rolling

Three Great Overlooked Grains

  • Cooking with whole grains
  • Farro
  • How to cook Farro
  • Amaranth
  • How to cook Amaranth
  • Millet

Mindful Communications

  • How do you mindfully listen?
  • What do people do in communication that is off-putting?
  • How do we improve our communication?
  • Being present to your own experience

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For more information about Dr. Mandeep Singh go here.

For more information about Rucsandra Mitrea and Vital Directives go here.

For more information about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here.

For more information about Tracey Soghrati go here.

#102 Research on Medical Cannabis for Seniors, Mediterranean Cookbooks, Sex Isn’t Just About The Orgasm and Setting Up A Home Gym On A Shoestring

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 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 current research on medical cannabis for seniors with Philippe Lucas, cookbooks celebrating the foods of the Mediterranean with Naomi Bussin, that great sex isn’t just about having an orgasm with Carlyle Jansen and how to set up a home gym on a budget with Kathleen Trotter.

We specifically discuss:

Current Research into Medical Cannabis for Seniors

  • An ongoing study on medical cannabis and older patients
  • How is the study being conducted?
  • The impact of medical cannabis on prescription drug use
  • CBD vs. poly-pharmaceutical approach
  • 80% of patients 55+ prefer CBD vs. THC
  • 75% of patients 55+ prefer to ingest vs. inhalation of cannabis
  • Normalization of medical cannabis
  • Tracking of adverse events
  • CBD products that contain trace elements of THC

Mediterranean Cookbooks

  • Why do people enjoy the food of the Mediterranean?
  • Southern Italian cuisine
  • Food of the Italian South
  • Polenta with wild greens, Zucchini soup. Cavatelli with wild mint and tomatoes
  • Greek cuisine
  • Orexi!
  • Israeli cuisine
  • Sababa
  • Dips, Salads, Flatbread, Hummus, Lemon Cauliflower on Labneh

Sex Isn’t Just About the Orgasm

  • Orgasms as a goal vs. “the icing on the cake”
  • Inability to reach orgasm
  • Pleasure is important
  • Focus on pleasure vs. an orgasm
  • How do we get more pleasure?
  • Mindfulness and sex
  • Stimulants¬† – alcohol, cannabis etc.
  • Risk and Authenticity
  • Communication

Setting Up a Home Gym on a Budget

  • Benefits of exercising at home
  • The importance of consistency
  • The space for a home gym
  • Cardiovascular exercise and strength training
  • Inexpensive fitness equipment: Skipping ropes, bands, free weights, mini-trampoline, gliders, stability ball, foam rollers

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For more information about Philippe Lucas go here.

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

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

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here.