#60 The Promise and Possibilities of Medical Cannabis, Hiring a Caregiver Privately vs. Hiring a Firm, The Responsibility for and Power of Sexual Arousal and “Food For Thought”

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 29th and 30th, 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 promise and possibility of cannabis with Bruce McEachern,  hiring a caregiver privately vs. hiring a firm with David Bernstein; the power of and responsibility for sexual arousal with Carlyle Jansen and the documentary “Food For Thought” with filmmaker Leora Eisen

We specifically discuss:

The Possibility and Promise of Medical Cannabis:

  • What does the Promise and Possibility of Medical Cannabis mean?
  • How does somebody new to medical cannabis get started?
  • What do patients do who don’t want to smoke cannabis?
  • Are people now avoiding medical cannabis to self-medicate?
  • Are insurers covering medical cannabis?
  • Medical Cannabis as an alternative to opioids and anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Medical cannabis and quality of life
  • Are we hardwired for medical cannabis?

Hiring a Caregiver Directly vs. Hiring a Firm:

  • What are the pros of hiring a caregiver directly?
  • What are the cons of hiring a caregiver directly?
  • What are the benefits of hiring a firm?
  • Screening, insurance, training
  • Training for PSW’s and nurses
  • Complicated scheduling for extended care-giving
  • Situations change in care-giving
  • Extra value in hiring a firm – collateral benefits

The Responsibility for, and Power of, Arousal:

  • Importance of responsibility and power of pleasure in a long term relationship
  • “How would you like me to touch you?”
  • “How would I like you to touch me?”
  • Patterns of interaction
  • “How do I know what I want?”
  • Emotional honesty
  • Wheel of Consent
  • We have to “grow up”
  • Setting boundaries when you don’t want to be touched

SOUL SEGMENT: Relationships

“Food For Thought”:

  • Why is food so complicated?
  • We need to rethink our diet
  • The devaluation of cooking
  • Should we be concerned about calories?
  • fibre, carbohydrates, fats
  • why diets don’t work
  • stop eating ultra-processed foods

For more information about show sponsor AgMedica Bioscience go here.

To learn more about David Bernstein go here.

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

To learn more about “Food For Thought” go here.

#20: Managing Stress, Four Mistakes That Can Derail Your Fitness and Natural Nutrition Month

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on March 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 how to manage stress with Tawnya Ritco; the mistakes that derail your fitness with Kathleen Trotter and Natural Nutrition Month with Claire Le Gresley.

We specifically discuss:

How To Manage Stress:

  • How can you tell if you’re stressed out
  • chronic stress
  • response to chronic stress
  • adrenaline and cortisol
  • back-up sex hormones
  • recognizing stress triggers
  • coping mechanisms
  • diaphragmatic breathing
  • unplugging
  • adaptogens

Mistakes that Undermine Fitness:

  • self-sabotage
  • lack of awareness
  • small things add up
  • steady-state cardio vs.interval training
  • strength training – body-weight training
  • caring about calories vs. nutrition density
  • have realistic expectations

Natural Nutrition

  • Why is healthy eating so complicated?
  • media’s role and influence
  • experiment vs. immediate acceptance
  • be skeptical of external authorities
  • do ideal diets exist?
  • sustainability
  • pack a snack!

Links:

For more information about show sponsor Purica go here.

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here.

To read Claire Le Gresley’s article on natural nutrition in Tonic Magazine go here.