#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.

 

#15: The Health Benefits of Activated Charcoal, Hard and Easy Cookbook Recipes, and Multi-Generational Workouts

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on February 17, 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 health benefits of Activated Charcoal with Master Herbalist, Joel Thuna; hard and easy cookbook recipes with Tonic Cookbook Reviewer Naomi Bussin and multi-generational workouts with mother/daughter personal trainers Jodi and Alexa Farber

We specifically discuss:

Health Benefits of Activated Charcoal:

  • What is Activated Charcoal?
  • How does Activated Charcoal attract toxins?
  • The traditional use of Activated Charcoal
  • How does Activated Charcoal help kidney health?
  • How does Activated Charcoal help liver function?
  • Activated Charcoal and Cholesterol
  • Activated Charcoal and Digestion
  • The taste of Activated Charcoal

The Hard and Easy Cookbook Recipes:

  • Complicated “chefy” recipes vs. everyday recipes
  • Macarons vs. Tiger Cakes
  • “Baking Chez Moi” Dorie Greenspan
  • Roasted Cauliflower
  • “Mozza At Home” Nancy Silverton
  • “Vegetable Butcher” Cara Mangini
  • Bee Stung Fried Chicken “Seven Spoons” Tara Brady
  • Sheet Pan Dinner Chicken “Smitten Kitchen” Deb Perelman

Multi-Generational Workouts:

  • The benefits of working out as a family
  • The challenges of working out as a family
  • Modifications
  • Recommended family exercise

Links:

For Joel’s article about Milk Thistle in Tonic Magazine go here. 

For Naomi’s latest article on Cookbooks in Tonic Magazine go here.

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