#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.

#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.