#108 Why It’s So Hard To Discuss Medical Cannabis, Healthy Holiday Party Planning, Eating Nutritiously On a Budget and Stomach Cancer Awareness Day

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 30 and December 1, 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 why it’s so difficult to discuss medical cannabis meaningfully with Dr. Jonathan Simone, healthy holiday party planning with Stacey Evans, how to eat nutritiously on a budget with Shauna Lindzon and stomach cancer awareness with Teresa Tiano

We specifically discuss:

Discussing Medical Cannabis

  • What are the challenges of speaking about medical cannabis?
  • The stigma of cannabis
  • The previous illegality of cannabis
  • Prohibition of clinical studies
  • The research of medical cannabis
  • Cannabis Use Disorder
  • My Cannabis Evidence Portal
  • Educating physicians about medical cannabis
  • How does cannabis affect the body?
  • Cannabinoids
  • Where is the research into cannabis going?

Healthy Holiday Party Planning

  • Why would you hire a party planner for a smaller event?
  • What makes an event memorable?
  • What are the mistakes that people make in hosting an event?
  • Set your budget first
  • What are ways to save money on your event?
  • How can you host a healthy and mindful event?
  • How do you host an event for those on special diets?
  • Party In A Box

Eating Nutritiously On A Budget

  • Basic shopping tips
  • Make a shopping list
  • Avoid processed and prepared foods
  • Flip (app) and comparative shopping
  • Affinity programs
  • Buying in bulk
  • Have the proper storage tools: freezer bags and class containers
  • Leftovers

Stomach Cancer Awareness Day

  • Living with the diagnosis of stomach cancer
  • The nature of stomach cancer
  • My Gut Feeling
  • Stomach Cancer Awareness Day

For more information about show sponsor Aphria and Dr. Jonathan Simone go here.

To learn more about Eventspot and Stacey Evans go here.

To lean more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

To learn more about Teresa Tiano and My Gut Feeling go here.

#107 Humanizing Health Care In The Digital Age, Strong Muscles Equals Strong Bones, Holistic Holiday Gifts For The Health Conscious and Chasing Yoga Feels

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 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 humanizing health care in the digital age with George Barakat, why strong muscles lead to strong bones with Dr. Stacy Irvine, holistic holiday gifts for the health conscious with Megan Horsely,  and sensation junkies chasing their “yoga feels” with Jelayna DaSilva

We specifically discuss:

Humanizing Health Care

  • Aging gracefully: “Live Your Best Life”
  • What are the problems with our current health care system?
  • Retail health as a solution to “Hallway Medicine”
  • Digital health strategy as a Canadian export strength
  • What do patients want from their health care system?
  • Visibility and clarity into health records
  • Usage of “wearables” and digital records
  • How will digital health tools be used going forward?
  • Telemedicine
  • Personalizing health care

Strong Muscles = Strong Bones

  • Bone health and morbidity
  • The cost of bone fractures to the economy
  • Bone density and preventative health
  • The connection between muscle and cortical bone density
  • Metabolic factors that impact bone health
  • Hormonal impact on bone health
  • Weightlifting
  • Diet and bone-density
  • Calcium and Vitamin D
  • When is it too late to deal with bone density?
  • Balance and stability

Holistic Holiday Gifts

  • Essential Oil Travel Pack
  • Class passes – experiential gifts
  • Personal training sessions
  • Massages
  • Workout wear and accessories
  • Health store gift cards
  • Alternative lifestyle cookbooks

Yoga Sensation Junkies

  • What is a “sensation junky”?
  • What is the problem with chasing sensations?
  • The mindful element of yoga
  • What do you get from “finding the calm” in our yoga practice?
  • Back body awareness
  • How do you find your calm?

For more information about show sponsor Jack Nathan Health and George Barakat go here.

To learn more about Dr. Stacy Irvine go here.

To read Megan Horsely’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To read Jelayna Da Silva’s article on Tonic Magazine go here.