#85 What Statistics Say About Renting in Toronto, The Unexpected Cause of Wear and Tear On The Body, Summer Entertaining and The Attachment Theory of Relationships

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 22 and 23, 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 what the statistics tell us about renting in Toronto with Mitchell Abrahams, the unexpected cause of wear and tear on the body with Rucsandra Mitrea, Summer entertaining with Carolyn Tanner Cohen and the “Attachment Theory” of relationships with Carlyle Jansen

We specifically discuss:

What Statistics Tell Us About Renting in Toronto

  • 5/10 of highest priced residential rental markets are in Toronto
  • Population gains, immigration and employment = demand
  • Vancouver vs. Toronto
  • As at April /2019 – highest level of housing construction starts
  • Dealing with supply issues at the lower end of the market
  • Average and median rents have decreased by 2% in May/19 in Canada, except for Toronto
  • Correlation between single family dwellings and rental markets
  • Benjamin Tal: Risk in the marketplace: current prices are fair

The Unexpected Cause of Wear and Tear on the Body

  • Obvious causes of stress on the body: injuries, age, birth defects
  • Dehydration and connective tissue
  • compressed joints
  • sustained stress
  • misalignment

Summer Entertaining

  • Planning at the beginning of the Summer
  • Drinks: Large batch- Margaritas
  • Appetizers: Beet Gravlax, Slow Roasted Tomatoes
  • Main Course: Pasta Salad. Grilling with Salsa Verde, Spice Rubs
  • Dessert: Frozen Galette Dough, Ice Cream stuffed Cannoli Shells

The “Attachment Theory” of Relationships

  • What is the Attachment Theory?
  • Did you feel secured and cared for by a primary caregiver?
  • Secure attachments
  • Anxious/Preoccupied attachments
  • Dismissive/Avoidant attachments
  • Fearful/Avoidant attachments
  • How can we tell what sort of attachment style we have?
  • What can we do about our attachment style?

Links:

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

To learn more about Rucsandra Mitera and Vital Directives go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner-Cohen go here.

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

#84 Ailments That Allicin Can Treat, Aging From a Public Health Perspective, The Benefits of Elder Companionship and Hot Topics in Lung Health

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 15 and 16, 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 which ailments allicin can treat with “The Garlic Guru” Peter Josling, aging from a public health perspective with Dr. Paula Rochon, the benefits of elder companionship with Kristina Dobbin and hot topics in lung health with Chris Haromy

We specifically discuss:

What Ailments Allicin Can Treat

  • The compound Allicin
  • Bacterial skin infections – staph
  • Bacterial internal infections – e.coli, salmonella, MERSA etc.
  • Viruses – prevention of reinfection
  • Viruses – herpes, rhinovirus, Epstein-Barr
  • Fungus – candida
  • Lyme Disease

Aging From a Public Health Perspective

  • Why is it important for us to think about aging?
  • What can we do to promote health for aging adults?
  • Common sense health and wellness lifestyle decisions
  • Key differences for men and women as they age
  • Helping the aging population with drug therapies
  • What are “prescribing cascades”?

The Benefits of Elder Companionship

  • The impact of isolation and loneliness on seniors
  • Factors that increase social isolation
  • Peer health care and companionship
  • What is the extra value in companionship in care-giving?
  • The aging workforce
  • Finding the right fit between care-giver and senior
  • What factors are impacting longevity?

Hot Topics in Lung Health

  • Cannabis and risks to lung health
  • The “vaping” epidemic
  • Second hand smoke and vapor
  • The cancer risk of radon gas
  • Air pollution – smog
  • Lung Health and flu shots

Links:

For more information about show sponsor Allimax and Peter Josling go here.

To learn more about Women’s College Research Institute and Dr. Paula Rochon go here.

To learn more about Seniors For Seniors and Kristina Dobbin go here.

To learn more about the Ontario Lung Association and Chris Haromy go here.