#68 Building the Dream Apartment For Empty-Nesters, Patient Feedback on Medical Cannabis, Mindfulness of the Ego, How To Live The Best Life For The Rest of Your Life

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on February 23 and 24 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 building the dream apartment for empty nesters with Mitchell Abrahams, prescribing medical cannabis with Dr. Jonas Vanderzwan, mindfulness of the ego with Tracey Soghrati and how to live your best life for the rest of your life with David Bernstein

We specifically discuss:

Building a Dream Apartment for Empty Nesters

  • Location, Transit, Walk-ability, Shopping, Entertainment, Parkland, Family
  • More Living into Less Space
  • Natural Light
  • Energy Efficiency and Building Envelopes
  • Outdoor Space – balconies vs. common spaces
  • Interior Space – bedrooms
  • Modern Kitchens
  • Event Rooms

Patient Feedback on Medical Cannabis

  • What conditions bring people to cannabis?
  • Management of chronic pain
  • Moving off of opioids
  • Cannabis and quality of life
  • Cannabis being used to treat other ailments and symptoms
  • What do patients do when they think they want medical cannabis?
  • Modes of treatment – edibles vs. inhalants
  • Determining the best cannabis options for the patient
  • “Start low and go slow”
  • Proper dosage

Mindfulness of the Ego

  • What do we mean by ego?
  • in tact ego
  • functioning in a role
  • the spiritual ego
  • a sense of self worth outside of the “I”
  • a life purpose that isn’t externally derived
  • How to get started – noticing your thoughts

Living Your Best Life

  • A sense of peace with yourself
  • connectedness, avoiding stress, fulfillment
  • respect – identity and dignity
  • “One day at a time”
  • How to treat our family members?
  • Connecting vs. correcting

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 Tracey Soghrati go here.

To learn more about David Bernstein and his business go here.

 

#47 Arthritis and Self-Advocacy, Meal Prep Mastery, Having that Long Term Care Conversation and Sleep Hygiene

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 29 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 talk about diagnosing and advocating Arthritis, with Janet Yale; meal prep master with Tonic Sex Expert Megan Horsley; how to have that long term care conversation with David Bernstein and sleep hygiene with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND.

Also….the Soul Segment with Lisa Marvin

We specifically discuss:

Arthritis and Advocacy

  • What is Arthritis?
  • osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • symptoms of arthritis
  • Who can diagnose arthritis
  • The Symptom Checker
  • Who is affected by arthritis?
  • chronic pain
  • self advocacy
  • medical cannabis
  • quality of life

Having that Long Term Care Conversation

  • How do you enter into the conversation?
  • The starting point: Where do they want to live?
  • retro-fitting the home
  • Issues around the living will
  • avoiding falling
  • the financial concerns
  • managing expectations
  • health binder
  • speak with the doctors
  • speak with the lawyers, accountants and investment specialists

Meal Prep Mastery

  • Are meal boxes necessary?
  • Carving out the time
  • What are the benefits of meal prep?
  • Find your inspiration
  • Buying in bulk
  • Expanding recipes – simple recipes
  • quality containers
  • what types of foods are appropriate?

THE SOUL SEGMENT: Fulfillment

Sleep Hygiene:

  • Why is sleep important?
  • sleep and weight loss
  • sleep and disease
  • sleep and aging
  • What is stopping us from sleeping properly?
  • Eating before sleep
  • Sleep rituals
  • Sleep temperature
  • Light regulation
  • snoring
  • Sleep apnea and weight loss
  • herbal remedies
  • jet lag and melatonin

For more information about show sponsor The Arthritis Society go here.

For more information about David Bernstein and Caregiver Services go here

To read Megan’s article on yoga breathing in Tonic Magazine go here.

For more information about the Big Carrot go here.

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski ND go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.