#39 Lessons Learned in Developing Apartments, The Top Herbs and Supplements to Treat Depression, Best Middle-Eastern Recipes and the Psychological Impact of Working in The Sex Trade

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 4 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 lessons learned in developing apartments with Mitchell Abrahams, the natural treatment of depression with Ted Snider, the best Middle-Eastern recipes with Tonic Cookbook Reviewer Naomi Bussin and the psychological impact of working in the sex trade with Andrea Werhun

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

We specifically discuss:

Lessons Learned in Developing Apartments

  • The approval process of developments
  • Development charges
  • Infrastructure
  • Downloading of costs to the end-user
  • Apartment layout: planning rules are outside-in not inside out
  • Energy efficiency
  • High cost of electricity
  • The market for rental in a “World Class” city

The Top Herbs and Supplements to Treat Depression

  • do anti-depressants work?
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Curcamine (Turmeric)
  • Saffron
  • 5-HTP
  • Essential Fatty Acids (Omega 3, Omega 6)
  • B Vitamins (Folic Acid)
  • Rhodiola Rosea
  • Vitamin D
  • Probiotics

THE SOUL SEGMENT: Love and Relationships

The Best Middle-Eastern Recipes

  • Feast: Food of the Islamic World
  • Palestinian Table
  • Shaya: An Odyssey of Food
  • Golden

PURE BEAUTY: Rosecea

The Psychological Impact of Working In The Sex Trade

  • The most difficult part of being a sex worker
  • stigma
  • opinions about men
  • the toll on the body and mind
  • criminalization

Links:

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

To learn more about Ted Snider go here.

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

To learn more about Andrea Werhun go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.

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

#29 What it Takes To Build an Apartment in Toronto (Part 2), Body Image and Weight Loss and Cooking Healthy for One

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 26, 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 what it takes to get an apartment building built in Toronto (part 2) with Mitchell Abrahams, body image and weight loss with Claire LeGresley and cooking healthy for one with Carolyn Tanner Cohen.

We specifically discuss:

How To Get An Apartment Built in Toronto (Part 2):

  • After a building site is approved
  • What’s planned isn’t always built
  • Detailed design (structural, aesthetics, city needs)
  • Marketing and design
  • cost benefit analysis
  • risks in building an apartment

 

Body Image and Weight Loss

  • Body based praise
  • “Have you lost weight?”
  • the problems with compliments
  • bodies change for different reasons
  • How do we do better?

 

Healthy Cooking for One:

  • Is it possible to cook healthy for one?
  • The hardest part: leftovers
  • cooking vs ordering in
  • batch cooking for one
  • pantry staples
  • meal prep groups

 

Links:

For more information about The Benvenuto Group go here. 

For Claire’s article in Tonic Magazine on body image go here.

For more information about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here.