#57 Getting a Good Night’s Sleep, Why You Should Indulge Over the Holidays, Vertical Farming and Cannabis and Christmas

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 8th and 9th, 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 boosting energy with Dr. Gordon Chang; discuss why you should indulge over the holidays with Megan Horsley; learn all about vertical farming with Bob Legault and cannabis during Christmas with Rick Gillman. And there’s a Soul Segment too!

We specifically discuss:

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep:

  • Why do we get less sleep this time of year?
  • Sunlight and Vitamin D
  • Stress of the season
  • Valerian
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Kava Kava
  • Magnesium
  • Melatonin
  • Lifestyle changes for sleep
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Why do we need to sleep?

Why You Should Indulge Over The Holidays:

  • Why do some people dread this time of year?
  • Setting up parameters
  • Its the holidays (stupid) – enjoy
  • Bring your own healthy food to the celebration
  • Mixing it up for your metabolism – avoiding starvation mode
  • Reducing fat or eating good fats
  • Indulging before New Years

Vertical Farming:

  • What is vertical farming?
  • LED lighting mimicking sunlight
  • What are the benefits of vertical farming?
  • Hydroponics and Aquaponics
  • Recycling process
  • Is vertical farming cost effective?
  • Is this considered an organic product?

SOUL SEGMENT: Your Love Life

Cannabis and Christmas:

  • What issues and problems are people dealing with this time of year?
  • PTSD, Anxiety and Depression
  • How does cannabis help with mental health issues?
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Cannabis strains for mental health issues
  • Cannabis and interactions with alcohol
  • Cannabis and gift giving
  • Cannabis and the holiday celebrations
  • Cannabis dosing in holiday foods

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha go here.

To read Megan Horsley’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about vertical farming and Back 40 Growers go here.

To read Rick Gillman’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.

#39 Lessons Learned in Developing Apartments, The Top Herbs and Supplements to Treat Depression, Best Middle-Eastern Recipes and the Psychological Impact of Working in The Sex Trade

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 4 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 lessons learned in developing apartments with Mitchell Abrahams, the natural treatment of depression with Ted Snider, the best Middle-Eastern recipes with Tonic Cookbook Reviewer Naomi Bussin and the psychological impact of working in the sex trade with Andrea Werhun

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

We specifically discuss:

Lessons Learned in Developing Apartments

  • The approval process of developments
  • Development charges
  • Infrastructure
  • Downloading of costs to the end-user
  • Apartment layout: planning rules are outside-in not inside out
  • Energy efficiency
  • High cost of electricity
  • The market for rental in a “World Class” city

The Top Herbs and Supplements to Treat Depression

  • do anti-depressants work?
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Curcamine (Turmeric)
  • Saffron
  • 5-HTP
  • Essential Fatty Acids (Omega 3, Omega 6)
  • B Vitamins (Folic Acid)
  • Rhodiola Rosea
  • Vitamin D
  • Probiotics

THE SOUL SEGMENT: Love and Relationships

The Best Middle-Eastern Recipes

  • Feast: Food of the Islamic World
  • Palestinian Table
  • Shaya: An Odyssey of Food
  • Golden

PURE BEAUTY: Rosecea

The Psychological Impact of Working In The Sex Trade

  • The most difficult part of being a sex worker
  • stigma
  • opinions about men
  • the toll on the body and mind
  • criminalization

Links:

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

To learn more about Ted Snider go here.

To read Naomi Bussin’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Andrea Werhun go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.

To connect with Dr. Kristen Ma of Pure+ Simple go here.