#90 Social Entrepreneurship, Training Your Thought Patterns, Yoga For All Ages and Daily Practices to Promote Happiness and Fulfillment

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 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 chat about social entrepreneurship with Justin Siklis, training your thought patterns with Kathleen Trotter, Yoga for all Ages with Rishma Malik and daily practices that promote happiness and fulfillment with TingTing Jiang

We specifically discuss:

Social Entrepreneurship:

Training Your Thought Patterns:

  • Mind vs. Brain
  • The “jock’s version of mindfulness”
  • Cue, behaviour and response
  • The opportunity for change in the cue
  • Embrace the pause
  • Hebb’s law
  • Dopamine
  • cognitive distortion – recency bias
  • outsmarting our minds
  • being aware of our habits

Yoga for All Ages:

  • Is yoga for all ages?
  • What can kids get from yoga?
  • What happens in a kid’s yoga class?
  • Limitations regarding yoga for kids?
  • Yoga for seniors and those with mobility issues

Daily Practices to Promote Happiness and Fulfillment:

  • Why are daily practices for your mind so important?
  • Gratitude practice
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Daily affirmations
  • Journals
  • Mindfulness practice – meditation

For more information about show sponsor Chef’s Catering go here.

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here

To learn more about Rishma Malik go here

To learn more about TingTing Jiang go here

#67 Medical Cannabis for Veterans and Seniors, Food = Love, Natural Treatment of Addiction and The New Canadian Food Guidelines

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on February 16 and 17 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 and for veterans and seniors with Shekhar Parmar, how food = love with Naomi Bussin, the natural treatment of addictions with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and the New Canadian Food Guidelines with dietician Shauna Lindzon.

We specifically discuss:

Medical Cannabis for Veterans and Seniors

  • Veterans are being helped by medical cannabis
  • PTSD – anxiety, sleep, flashbacks, nightmares, reliving the trauma
  • Previous abuse of the system
  • Guidelines – cost covered for veterans, up to a limit (3 grams/day)
  • Process to get more cannabis for veterans
  • The costs to Veterans Affairs increased 120x in the past few years
  • The real qualitative costs saved by medical cannabis
  • The Canadian vs. American approach to medical cannabis for veterans
  • Seniors and medical cannabis
  • Improvement to quality of life
  • Dispensing medical cannabis to seniors in care facilities
  • Training for caregivers of seniors regarding medical cannabis

Food = Love

  • The connection between food and love
  • How are food and love connected?
  • The social aspect of eating
  • Negative connections with food
  • How do we share our love for food?
  • Chicken Soup!
  • Dessert
  • Jamie Oliver’s Baked Chocolate Tart
  • Taste and Technique

Treating Addictions Naturally

  • Alcohol abuse/misuse
  • Guidelines are different for men and women
  • Alcohol and your health
  • Recreational Cannabis
  • Cannabis Abuse
  • Natural Remedies
  • Dopamine, amino acids, B12

The New Canadian Food Guidelines

  • The new food guidelines
  • No consultation with industry, no predetermined portions
  • The plate theory
  • Plant based proteins
  • Whole grains
  • Whole foods, minimally processed foods, ultra-processed foods
  • No more meats + alternative or dairy +alternative groups
  • Why is the guide important?
  • Criticism of the new guide

Links:

For more information about show sponsor Harvest Medicine go here.

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

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.