#68 Building the Dream Apartment For Empty-Nesters, Patient Feedback on Medical Cannabis, Mindfulness of the Ego, How To Live The Best Life For The Rest of Your Life

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on February 23 and 24 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 building the dream apartment for empty nesters with Mitchell Abrahams, prescribing medical cannabis with Dr. Jonas Vanderzwan, mindfulness of the ego with Tracey Soghrati and how to live your best life for the rest of your life with David Bernstein

We specifically discuss:

Building a Dream Apartment for Empty Nesters

  • Location, Transit, Walk-ability, Shopping, Entertainment, Parkland, Family
  • More Living into Less Space
  • Natural Light
  • Energy Efficiency and Building Envelopes
  • Outdoor Space – balconies vs. common spaces
  • Interior Space – bedrooms
  • Modern Kitchens
  • Event Rooms

Patient Feedback on Medical Cannabis

  • What conditions bring people to cannabis?
  • Management of chronic pain
  • Moving off of opioids
  • Cannabis and quality of life
  • Cannabis being used to treat other ailments and symptoms
  • What do patients do when they think they want medical cannabis?
  • Modes of treatment – edibles vs. inhalants
  • Determining the best cannabis options for the patient
  • “Start low and go slow”
  • Proper dosage

Mindfulness of the Ego

  • What do we mean by ego?
  • in tact ego
  • functioning in a role
  • the spiritual ego
  • a sense of self worth outside of the “I”
  • a life purpose that isn’t externally derived
  • How to get started – noticing your thoughts

Living Your Best Life

  • A sense of peace with yourself
  • connectedness, avoiding stress, fulfillment
  • respect – identity and dignity
  • “One day at a time”
  • How to treat our family members?
  • Connecting vs. correcting

Links:

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

To learn more about Dr. Vanderzwan and WeedMD go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.

To learn more about David Bernstein and his business go here.

 

#64 Medical Cannabis and Integrated Health Care, Confidence is a Skill, Entering into the Edibles Market and What To Do When The Circumstances Change In The Care Of Your Loved One

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on January 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 and integrated health care with Shekhar Parmar, confidence is a skill with Carlyle Jansen, entering into the edibles market with Peter Neal and what to do when the circumstances change in the care of your loved one with David Bernstein.

We specifically discuss:

Medical Cannabis and Integrated Health Care

  • Medical Cannabis in the context of Western medicine
  • Quality of life
  • What does integrated health care mean?
  • Why is medical cannabis conducive to integrated health care?
  • What symptoms does medical cannabis treat?
  • Access to medical cannabis in context of integrated health care
  • minimum viable dosage
  • genetic markers and the metabolizing of medical cannabis
  • difficulties in dispensing information
  • opportunities for medical cannabis because it is different

Confidence is a Skill

  • Accepting your own body
  • What can we do to love ourselves?
  • Focus on the positive
  • How do we address what we’d like to improve?
  • Breaking down the concerns
  • Lifestyle for confidence – exercise, health, sleep
  • Get your partner involved
  • There’s more than one kind of sexy
  • The process takes time

Entering Into The Edibles Market

  • Why enter the edibles market?
  • Advocating for cannabis through good food
  • Edibles legalization in October/November 2019
  • Product lines – confectionery, snacks
  • Micro-dosing to 100milligrams
  • Packaging concerns
  • Best practices in food production
  • Healthy ingredients in edibles
  • How do the other ingredients impact the cannabis?

What To Do When The Circumstances Change In The Care of Your Loved One

  • Health cares situations are dynamic
  • Event driven necessity
  • Private caregivers need more help
  • Small incremental changes
  • Differing Opinions as between family members
  • Which incremental changes are more serious?
  • Safety, Independence, Quality of Life
  • Risk of Falling
  • The cost of private care
  • Being a caregiver changes personal relationships between family members
  • Quality of Time as a Family

Links:

For more information about show sponsor Harvest Medicine go here.

To read Carlyle’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Peter Neal and Neal Brothers go here.

To learn more about David Bernstein and Caregivers go here.