#63 The Factors Impacting the Residential Real Estate Market in Toronto, Cannabis and Seniors, Healthy Cooking Hacks and Traveling to Morocco

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on January 19 and 20 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 the factors impacting the residential real estate market in Toronto with Mitchell Abrahams, cannabis and seniors with Dr. Jonas Vanderzwan, healthy cooking hacks with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen and traveling to Morocco with Elaine Dixson

We specifically discuss:

Factors Impacting the Residential Rental Market in Toronto

  • How long can you be in a positive real estate market?
  • The cultural/political impetus to be a home owner
  • Historically lower interest rates
  • Foreign investment
  • AirBnB and short term rental
  • Interest Rates and Boomers
  • Interest Rate Income
  • Millennials and the Real Estate Market
  • Development Constraints
  • Is Toronto a “World Class City”?

Cannabis and Seniors

  • Shift in demographics – seniors and cannabis
  • Lifting the stigma of cannabis
  • Why did doctors not previously embrace cannabis?
  • Senior population: poly-pharmacy, drug interactions
  • Cannabis instead of other medications
  • Legalization of the recreational market
  • Benefits of medical vs. self-medication with recreational market

Healthy Cooking Hacks

  • Setting Food Intentions
  • Changing sugar – switching out white sugar for coconut sugar
  • Changing dairy – switching to goat milk
  • Changing coffee – switching to matcha
  • Changing gluten – switching to fermented sourdough
  • Meal prepping

Traveling to Morocco

  • The Sahara Desert
  • Variety of landscapes and terrains
  • Agriculture
  • Spices
  • Moroccan cuisine
  • Wine culture
  • Hammam
  • Argan Oil
  • Cities and UNESCO World Heritage sites

Links:

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

To learn more about Dr. Vanderzwan and WeedMD go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner-Cohen and get recipes discussed today go here.

To read Elaine Dixson’s article in Tonic go here.

 

#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.