#59 Cannabis Post October 17, Mindfulness and Coping With Family Gatherings, Lifelong Learning and Yoga and Social Media

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 22 and 23 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 cannabis post October 17 with Shekhar Parmar, mindfulness and coping with family with Tracey Soghrati, lifelong learning with Donna Dupuy and yoga and social media with Julie Watson.

We specifically discuss:

Cannabis Post October 17th

  • Shortages of cannabis supply
  • The licensing of new facilities
  • How has legalization impacted the medical cannabis market?
  • The “black market” space
  • Canada as a world leader in the cannabis sector
  • The USA as a competitor in the marketplace
  • Barriers to capitalization
  • American federal legislation
  • Europe, Australia and Asia as new markets
  • Production of Cannabis
  • Employment in the Cannabis sector
  • The branding of Cannabis
  • Educating physicians about Cannabis

Mindfulness and Coping With Family Over The Holidays

  • Family and feeling compelled to be together
  • Relationship dynamics
  • Reflection before getting into the social situation
  • Shutting down the dynamic
  • Avoiding the pattern of behaviour
  • Matching the energy
  • How do you change your reaction?
  • What if things go awry?

Lifelong Learning – The New Horizons Band

  • What is the New Horizons Band?
  • Who is the band for?
  • What musical experience is required?
  • How do you choose an instrument?
  • Do you need your own musical instrument?
  • What is the commitment?
  • Why do people join and stay with the band?
  • Learning music and maintaining cognitive function

SOUL SEGMENT: Career

Yoga and Social Media

  • The social media addiction
  • How has yoga been changed by social media?
  • Absorbing the information in bits
  • “The Highlight Reel”
  • Yoga has been normalized by social media
  • social media scaring people away from yoga
  • the commodification of yoga
  • narcissism
  • Has the spirit of yoga been subverted by social media?
  • getting through the veneer of social media

Links:

For more information about show sponsor Harvest Medicine go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.

To learn more about the New Horizons Band go here.

To learn more about Julie Watson go here.

#43 Fall Immune Issues, Restaurant Etiquette Do’s and Don’ts, Changing Lifestyle to Prevent Dementia and Acupuncture for Pain Treatment

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 1st, 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 explore Fall immune issues with Dr. Gordon Chang, discuss restaurant etiquette do’s and don’ts with Vito Marinuzzi, how changing your lifestyle might prevent dementia with Dr. Nicole Anderson and acupuncture for pain relief with Ted Snider

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

We specifically discuss:

Fall Immunity Issues:

  • The Immune System
  • cancer cells and the immune system
  • white blood cells, passive immunity
  • natural remedies to boosting immunity
  • priming the white blood cells
  • antibodies
  • vaccinations
  • athletes and heavy training

Restaurant Etiquette Do’s and Don’ts:

  • the restaurant is the “show”
  • communication
  • reservations: no/shows, lateness, cancellation fees
  • ordering
  • menu reading
  • altering dishes
  • bad behaviour

Changing Your Lifestyle to Prevent Dementia:

  • What is dementia?
  • Alzheimer’s disease causes dementia
  • manifestations of dementia
  • cognitive functions
  • no current treatments for dementia
  • building cognitive reserve – neuroplasticity
  • higher education: continued education
  • physical exercise
  • healthy diet
  • Baycrest clinical trials

PURE BEAUTY: Aloe Vera

Acupuncture for Pain Relief:

  • Pain relief and modern medicine
  • acupuncture is non-invasive
  • treating the root cause
  • What is acupuncture?
  • acupuncture and pain
  • back pain
  • neck and shoulder pain
  • chronic vs acute pain
  • headaches
  • acupuncture as a complimentary treatment

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha go here.

To learn more about Vito Marinuzzi or book a table at his restaurants go here.

To learn more about Dr. Nicole Anderson go here.

To learn more about Ted Snider go here.