#63 The Factors Impacting the Residential Real Estate Market in Toronto, Cannabis and Seniors, Healthy Cooking Hacks and Traveling to Morocco

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on January 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 the factors impacting the residential real estate market in Toronto with Mitchell Abrahams, cannabis and seniors with Dr. Jonas Vanderzwan, healthy cooking hacks with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen and traveling to Morocco with Elaine Dixson

We specifically discuss:

Factors Impacting the Residential Rental Market in Toronto

  • How long can you be in a positive real estate market?
  • The cultural/political impetus to be a home owner
  • Historically lower interest rates
  • Foreign investment
  • AirBnB and short term rental
  • Interest Rates and Boomers
  • Interest Rate Income
  • Millennials and the Real Estate Market
  • Development Constraints
  • Is Toronto a “World Class City”?

Cannabis and Seniors

  • Shift in demographics – seniors and cannabis
  • Lifting the stigma of cannabis
  • Why did doctors not previously embrace cannabis?
  • Senior population: poly-pharmacy, drug interactions
  • Cannabis instead of other medications
  • Legalization of the recreational market
  • Benefits of medical vs. self-medication with recreational market

Healthy Cooking Hacks

  • Setting Food Intentions
  • Changing sugar – switching out white sugar for coconut sugar
  • Changing dairy – switching to goat milk
  • Changing coffee – switching to matcha
  • Changing gluten – switching to fermented sourdough
  • Meal prepping

Traveling to Morocco

  • The Sahara Desert
  • Variety of landscapes and terrains
  • Agriculture
  • Spices
  • Moroccan cuisine
  • Wine culture
  • Hammam
  • Argan Oil
  • Cities and UNESCO World Heritage sites

Links:

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

To learn more about Dr. Vanderzwan and WeedMD go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner-Cohen and get recipes discussed today go here.

To read Elaine Dixson’s article in Tonic go here.

 

#62 Efficacy and Safety of Herbal Remedies, Sneaking More Vegetables Into Your Meals, Mindfulness and Being Effective and Extreme Restaurant Food Trends

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on January 12th and 13th, 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 the efficacy and safety of herbal remedies with Dr. Gordon Chang, how to get more vegetables into your meals with Megan Horsley; mindfulness and being effective with Tracey Soghrati and extreme restaurant food trends with Vito Marinuzzi

We specifically discuss:

Efficacy and Safety of Herbal Remedies:

  • Do herbal remedies work?
  • The question of dosage
  • Pathways – opioid, cannibanoid, etc.
  • Toxicity of herbal remedies
  • Health Canada regulations
  • Safety of herbal remedies
  • How you make herbal remedies; active ingredients
  • How do you get an effect from herbal remedies?
  • Herbal remedies are more effective for chronic as opposed to acute conditions

Getting More Vegetables in your Meals:

  • Why is it important to eat vegetables?
  • How do we get vegetables into the diet?
  • Swapping out grains
  • Cauliflower rice and spiralized vegetables
  • Swap out wraps
  • Sauces
  • Kale chips
  • Smoothies

Mindfulness and Effectiveness:

  • Effective Action
  • All actions have a cost or consequence
  • Five Gates of Speech
  • Is it the right time to say what I want to say?
  • Window of tolerance
  • Is what you want to say factual?
  • fact vs. opinion
  • Can I say what I want to say gently?
  • Is what I’m going to say to benefit all parties involved?
  • Is it actually necessary to say what I’m going to say?
  • holding the moment of uncomfortableness

Extreme Restaurant Food Trends:

  • People are eating more vegetables in restaurants
  • Pescatarian, Vegan, Raw Foodists
  • Vegetable forward restaurants: Quetzal, Rosalinda, Planta
  • Amending restaurant menus to meet diets

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha go here.

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

To learn more Tracey Soghrati go here.

To learn more about Vito Marinuzzi go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.