#58 Rent Control, Surviving the Holidays With Systems Not Willpower, Lifestyle Hints for Improving Mood and Diabetes and the Risk to Eye Health

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 15 and 16 2018 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 rent control with Mitchell Abrahams, maintaining your health over the holidays with systems not willpower with Kathleen Trotter, lifestyle hints for improving your mood with Dr. Emily Lipinski and Diabetes and the Risk to your Eye Health with Dr. Varun Chaudhary and Anida Westlake.

We specifically discuss:

Rent Control

  • What is Rent Control?
  • Recent Liberal changes to rent controls in Ontario
  • Institutional investing in the rent control environment
  • The cost of building and maintaining an apartment
  • subsidies to build or rent affordable housing
  • changing land use to allow for affordable housing – loosening zoning regulation
  • condominiums vs. purpose built rental buildings
  • vacancy decontrol
  • How will continued growth impact the rental market?
  • The benefits of a new/modern rental unit
  • Freeing up rental supply
  • Income growth

Maintaining Your Health Over The Holidays

  • Positive habits over the holidays
  • Mindfully indulge in what you love
  • Set up systems for your future self
  • Look at menus ahead of time
  • Bring your food to a party
  • Avoid mindless eating
  • “The Mustard Rule”
  • Planning your indulgence

Lifestyle Hints for Improving Your Mood

  • What makes us sad?
  • Commit to making a change to your mood
  • Antidepressants
  • Exercise
  • Diet
  • Supplements
  • Cannabis
  • Mindfulness and meditation

Diabetes and the Risk to Eye Health

  • What is the risk to vision for diabetics?
  • diabetic retinopathy (“DR”)
  • the retina and vision loss
  • collateral symptoms
  • treatments for DR
  • Can an eye exam act as a diagnosis of diabetes?
  • Are diabetic eye checks routine?
  • What’s it like to be diagnosed with DR?

Links:

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

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here.

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski ND go here.

To learn more about The Canadian Ophthalmological Society go here.

 

#57 Getting a Good Night’s Sleep, Why You Should Indulge Over the Holidays, Vertical Farming and Cannabis and Christmas

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 8th and 9th, 2018 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 boosting energy with Dr. Gordon Chang; discuss why you should indulge over the holidays with Megan Horsley; learn all about vertical farming with Bob Legault and cannabis during Christmas with Rick Gillman. And there’s a Soul Segment too!

We specifically discuss:

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep:

  • Why do we get less sleep this time of year?
  • Sunlight and Vitamin D
  • Stress of the season
  • Valerian
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Kava Kava
  • Magnesium
  • Melatonin
  • Lifestyle changes for sleep
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Why do we need to sleep?

Why You Should Indulge Over The Holidays:

  • Why do some people dread this time of year?
  • Setting up parameters
  • Its the holidays (stupid) – enjoy
  • Bring your own healthy food to the celebration
  • Mixing it up for your metabolism – avoiding starvation mode
  • Reducing fat or eating good fats
  • Indulging before New Years

Vertical Farming:

  • What is vertical farming?
  • LED lighting mimicking sunlight
  • What are the benefits of vertical farming?
  • Hydroponics and Aquaponics
  • Recycling process
  • Is vertical farming cost effective?
  • Is this considered an organic product?

SOUL SEGMENT: Your Love Life

Cannabis and Christmas:

  • What issues and problems are people dealing with this time of year?
  • PTSD, Anxiety and Depression
  • How does cannabis help with mental health issues?
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Cannabis strains for mental health issues
  • Cannabis and interactions with alcohol
  • Cannabis and gift giving
  • Cannabis and the holiday celebrations
  • Cannabis dosing in holiday foods

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha go here.

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

To learn more about vertical farming and Back 40 Growers go here.

To read Rick Gillman’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.