#64 Medical Cannabis and Integrated Health Care, Confidence is a Skill, Entering into the Edibles Market and What To Do When The Circumstances Change In The Care Of Your Loved One

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on January 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 and integrated health care with Shekhar Parmar, confidence is a skill with Carlyle Jansen, entering into the edibles market with Peter Neal and what to do when the circumstances change in the care of your loved one with David Bernstein.

We specifically discuss:

Medical Cannabis and Integrated Health Care

  • Medical Cannabis in the context of Western medicine
  • Quality of life
  • What does integrated health care mean?
  • Why is medical cannabis conducive to integrated health care?
  • What symptoms does medical cannabis treat?
  • Access to medical cannabis in context of integrated health care
  • minimum viable dosage
  • genetic markers and the metabolizing of medical cannabis
  • difficulties in dispensing information
  • opportunities for medical cannabis because it is different

Confidence is a Skill

  • Accepting your own body
  • What can we do to love ourselves?
  • Focus on the positive
  • How do we address what we’d like to improve?
  • Breaking down the concerns
  • Lifestyle for confidence – exercise, health, sleep
  • Get your partner involved
  • There’s more than one kind of sexy
  • The process takes time

Entering Into The Edibles Market

  • Why enter the edibles market?
  • Advocating for cannabis through good food
  • Edibles legalization in October/November 2019
  • Product lines – confectionery, snacks
  • Micro-dosing to 100milligrams
  • Packaging concerns
  • Best practices in food production
  • Healthy ingredients in edibles
  • How do the other ingredients impact the cannabis?

What To Do When The Circumstances Change In The Care of Your Loved One

  • Health cares situations are dynamic
  • Event driven necessity
  • Private caregivers need more help
  • Small incremental changes
  • Differing Opinions as between family members
  • Which incremental changes are more serious?
  • Safety, Independence, Quality of Life
  • Risk of Falling
  • The cost of private care
  • Being a caregiver changes personal relationships between family members
  • Quality of Time as a Family

Links:

For more information about show sponsor Harvest Medicine go here.

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

To learn more about Peter Neal and Neal Brothers go here.

To learn more about David Bernstein and Caregivers go here.

#55 The Future of Medical Cannabis, Mindfulness and Distress Tolerance, The State of Care-giving in Ontario and the Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 24 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 the future of medical cannabis with Shekhar Parmar, mindfulness and distress tolerance with Tracey Soghrati, the state of care-giving in Ontario with Christa Haanstra and the health benefits of dark chocolate with Ted Snider.

We specifically discuss:

The Future of Medical Cannabis

  • How does the new legislation impact the medical cannabis market?
  • Supply to the medical and recreational markets
  • Procedure to access medical cannabis in Ontario
  • Ailments qualifying potential medical cannabis patients
  • Ailments that disqualify one from medical cannabis
  • How do you start the process of accessing medical cannabis?
  • Online consultations
  • Online resources
  • New products and delivery mechanisms

Mindfulness and Distress Tolerance

  • Tolerating the “not knowing”
  • Distress tolerance
  • Window of tolerance
  • Anxious fantasy
  • notice your feelings
  • describe what you observe about your feelings
  • letting go

The State of Care-giving in Ontario

  • Mandate of the Change Foundation
  • The Role of Caregivers in the Health System
  • What is a caregiver?
  • Caregivers don’t self-identify
  • Systemic issues in the health system precludes support for caregivers
  • Why do caregivers struggle?
  • What is the “caregiver experience”?
  • Long term caregivers
  • Intensive caregivers
  • How do caregivers feel about care-giving?
  • Where do caregivers go (and don’t go) for help?

The Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

  • dark chocolate flavanoids
  • How dark?
  • chocolate and heart health
  • cholesterol, blood pressure, circulation
  • How much chocolate should we eat?
  • chocolate and diabetes
  • chocolate and mood
  • chocolate and brain health
  • chocolate and weight loss/exercise

Links:

For more information about show sponsor Harvest Medicine go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.

To learn more about the Change Foundation go here.

To learn more about Ted Snider go here.