#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.

#36 Natural Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction, Mindfulness: Brain Training 101, The Top Recipes for Summer Entertaining and Medical Marijuana and the Aging Population

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 14 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 Natural Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction with Dr. Gordon Chang, Training your Brain with Mindfulness Expert Tracey Soghrati, the best healthy Summer entertaining recipes with Tonic Cookbook Reviewer Naomi Bussin and Medical Marijuana and the Aging Population with Tonic Medical Marijuana Expert, Rick Gillman

Also….the Soul Segment with Lisa Marvin and Pure Beauty with Dr. Kristen Ma ND

We specifically discuss:

Natural Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction

  • Causes of Sexual Dysfunction
  • Men: micro circulation, fatigue
  • Women: fatigue, brain, stress
  • holistic approach
  • increasing testosterone
  • dealing with stress
  • sleep
  • diabetes – micro-vascular damage – ginko
  • natural products – safety margins
  • vitamins: B vitamins
  • antioxidants
  • adaptogens herbs: valerian, cava cava
  • anti aging: ginseng
  • exercise- sleep
  • mind-body connection
  • balancing hormones
  • gut health and sexual health

Mindfulness: Brain Training 101

  • mindfulness practice
  • Why should I care about mindfulness?
  • rumination: going over the past
  • anxious fantasy
  • the brain as a tool
  • fight or flight
  • insomnia
  • Why is being present in the moment important?
  • the stories in your head: cataloging past events
  • projection
  • transference
  • focusing on the present moment
  • breath work
  • our brains are serial processors

THE SOUL SEGMENT: Money and your month

The Top Summer Entertaining Recipes

  • Grilling meat: “Meat” by Pat LaFrieda
  • “Zahav” by Michael Solomonov
  • “Sunday Suppers” by Karen Mordechai

PURE BEAUTY: Sun Damage

Medical Cannabis and the Aging Population:

  • cannabis and pain treatment
  • concerns regarding opioids
  • quality of life
  • CBD
  • Israeli research
  • pain relief
  • anxiety, PTSD, depression
  • long term memory

Links:

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha go here.

To learn more about Tracey go here.

To read Naomi’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

To read Rick Gillman’s article on Medical Marijuana and the aging population in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.

To connect with Dr. Kristen Ma of Pure+ Simple go here.