#58 Rent Control, Surviving the Holidays With Systems Not Willpower, Lifestyle Hints for Improving Mood and Diabetes and the Risk to Eye Health

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:

Rent Control

  • 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
  • vacancy decontrol
  • How will continued growth impact the rental market?
  • The benefits of a new/modern rental unit
  • Freeing up rental supply
  • Income growth

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
  • Antidepressants
  • Exercise
  • Diet
  • Supplements
  • Cannabis
  • 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
  • collateral symptoms
  • 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?

Links:

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

To learn more about Kathleen Trotter go here.

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski ND go here.

To learn more about The Canadian Ophthalmological Society go here.

 

#38 Enhancing Your Brain Power, The Myth of Sexual Normalcy, Medical Cannabis vs. Opioids, Summer Wellness and The Top Healthy Pantry Staples

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 28, 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 enhancing your brain power with Tawnya Ritco; the myth of sexual normalcy with Tonic Sex Expert Carlyle Jansen, Medical Cannabis vs. Opioids with Dr. Hance Clarke, Summer wellness with Dr. Jodi Larry ND and the top healthy pantry staples with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen.

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

We specifically discuss:

Enhancing Your Brain Power:

  • Exercise and Brain Health
  • Emotional Fitness
  • Mental Fitness
  • learning something new
  • Healthy Fats for the Brain
  • Sugar and the Brain
  • Foods for the Brain
  • Supplements for the Brain
  • Lion’s Mane, Curcamine, Magnesium

The Myth of Sexual Normalcy:

  • We want to be normal
  • What’s the frequency?
  • Body Image
  • The pressure of the sexual act

THE SOUL SEGMENT: Celebrity Reading – Tom Cruise

Medical Cannabis vs. Opioids:

  • Prescribing Opioids – knee jerk reaction
  • dampening the nervous system
  • prescribing pain medication
  • cannabis does have an affect on pain
  • recreational vs. medical cannabis
  • standards and testing of medical cannabis
  • institutional policy

PURE BEAUTY: Rosacea

Summer Wellness:

  • Balance fun with health
  • Alcohol: stay away from sugar
  • Tequila!
  • Hangover cure
  • Bring your own dessert
  • Leave out the burger and hotdog bun

The Top Healthy Pantry Staples

  • Frozen Kale
  • Cauliflower
  • Sweet Potato
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Lemons

Links:

For more information about show sponsor Purica go here.

To read Carlyle’s article on the myth of sexual normalcy in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Dr. Hance Clarke go here.

To learn more about Dr. Jodi Larry go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.

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