Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 15 and 16 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 rent control with Mitchell Abrahams, maintaining your health over the holidays with systems not willpower with Kathleen Trotter, lifestyle hints for improving your mood with Dr. Emily Lipinski and Diabetes and the Risk to your Eye Health with Dr. Varun Chaudhary and Anida Westlake.
We specifically discuss:
What is Rent Control?
Recent Liberal changes to rent controls in Ontario
Institutional investing in the rent control environment
The cost of building and maintaining an apartment
subsidies to build or rent affordable housing
changing land use to allow for affordable housing – loosening zoning regulation
condominiums vs. purpose built rental buildings
How will continued growth impact the rental market?
The benefits of a new/modern rental unit
Freeing up rental supply
Maintaining Your Health Over The Holidays
Positive habits over the holidays
Mindfully indulge in what you love
Set up systems for your future self
Look at menus ahead of time
Bring your food to a party
Avoid mindless eating
“The Mustard Rule”
Planning your indulgence
Lifestyle Hints for Improving Your Mood
What makes us sad?
Commit to making a change to your mood
Mindfulness and meditation
Diabetes and the Risk to Eye Health
What is the risk to vision for diabetics?
diabetic retinopathy (“DR”)
the retina and vision loss
treatments for DR
Can an eye exam act as a diagnosis of diabetes?
Are diabetic eye checks routine?
What’s it like to be diagnosed with DR?
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Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 24 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 the future of medical cannabis with Shekhar Parmar, mindfulness and distress tolerance with Tracey Soghrati, the state of care-giving in Ontario with Christa Haanstra and the health benefits of dark chocolate with Ted Snider.
We specifically discuss:
The Future of Medical Cannabis
How does the new legislation impact the medical cannabis market?
Supply to the medical and recreational markets
Procedure to access medical cannabis in Ontario
Ailments qualifying potential medical cannabis patients
Ailments that disqualify one from medical cannabis
How do you start the process of accessing medical cannabis?
New products and delivery mechanisms
Mindfulness and Distress Tolerance
Tolerating the “not knowing”
Window of tolerance
notice your feelings
describe what you observe about your feelings
The State of Care-giving in Ontario
Mandate of the Change Foundation
The Role of Caregivers in the Health System
What is a caregiver?
Caregivers don’t self-identify
Systemic issues in the health system precludes support for caregivers
Why do caregivers struggle?
What is the “caregiver experience”?
Long term caregivers
How do caregivers feel about care-giving?
Where do caregivers go (and don’t go) for help?
The Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate
dark chocolate flavanoids
chocolate and heart health
cholesterol, blood pressure, circulation
How much chocolate should we eat?
chocolate and diabetes
chocolate and mood
chocolate and brain health
chocolate and weight loss/exercise
For more information about show sponsor Harvest Medicine go here.