#103 Cannabis and Mental Health, Mental Training For Healing Your Body, Three Great Overlooked Grains and Mindful Communications

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 26 and 27, 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 medical cannabis as a treatment for mental illnesses with Dr. Mandeep Singh, mental training for healing your body with Rucsandra Mitrea, three great overlooked grains with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen and Mindful Communications with Tracey Soghrati

We specifically discuss:

Medical Cannabis and Mental Health

  • A holistic approach to treating mental health issues
  • How does medical cannabis fit in with a holistic approach?
  • Doctors’ reluctance to prescribe medical cannabis
  • Treating anxiety
  • Treating insomnia
  • Treating depression
  • ADHD
  • PTSD
  • Addiction risk to medical cannabis
  • Side affects of medical cannabis
  • Contraindications to using medical cannabis

Mental Training for Healing Your Body

  • Why dealing with pain is like training for the Olympics
  • The desire to heal is the driving force
  • The belief that you will heal
  • Facilitating mental and emotional health to help the body heal
  • A gradual process to changing beliefs
  • How to start the snowball rolling

Three Great Overlooked Grains

  • Cooking with whole grains
  • Farro
  • How to cook Farro
  • Amaranth
  • How to cook Amaranth
  • Millet

Mindful Communications

  • How do you mindfully listen?
  • What do people do in communication that is off-putting?
  • How do we improve our communication?
  • Being present to your own experience

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#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.