#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.

#38 Enhancing Your Brain Power, The Myth of Sexual Normalcy, Medical Cannabis vs. Opioids, Summer Wellness and The Top Healthy Pantry Staples

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 28, 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 enhancing your brain power with Tawnya Ritco; the myth of sexual normalcy with Tonic Sex Expert Carlyle Jansen, Medical Cannabis vs. Opioids with Dr. Hance Clarke, Summer wellness with Dr. Jodi Larry ND and the top healthy pantry staples with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen.

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

We specifically discuss:

Enhancing Your Brain Power:

  • Exercise and Brain Health
  • Emotional Fitness
  • Mental Fitness
  • learning something new
  • Healthy Fats for the Brain
  • Sugar and the Brain
  • Foods for the Brain
  • Supplements for the Brain
  • Lion’s Mane, Curcamine, Magnesium

The Myth of Sexual Normalcy:

  • We want to be normal
  • What’s the frequency?
  • Body Image
  • The pressure of the sexual act

THE SOUL SEGMENT: Celebrity Reading – Tom Cruise

Medical Cannabis vs. Opioids:

  • Prescribing Opioids – knee jerk reaction
  • dampening the nervous system
  • prescribing pain medication
  • cannabis does have an affect on pain
  • recreational vs. medical cannabis
  • standards and testing of medical cannabis
  • institutional policy

PURE BEAUTY: Rosacea

Summer Wellness:

  • Balance fun with health
  • Alcohol: stay away from sugar
  • Tequila!
  • Hangover cure
  • Bring your own dessert
  • Leave out the burger and hotdog bun

The Top Healthy Pantry Staples

  • Frozen Kale
  • Cauliflower
  • Sweet Potato
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Lemons

Links:

For more information about show sponsor Purica go here.

To read Carlyle’s article on the myth of sexual normalcy in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Dr. Hance Clarke go here.

To learn more about Dr. Jodi Larry go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.

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