#103 Cannabis and Mental Health, Mental Training For Healing Your Body, Three Great Overlooked Grains and Mindful Communications

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 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 as a treatment for mental illnesses with Dr. Mandeep Singh, mental training for healing your body with Rucsandra Mitrea, three great overlooked grains with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen and Mindful Communications with Tracey Soghrati

We specifically discuss:

Medical Cannabis and Mental Health

  • A holistic approach to treating mental health issues
  • How does medical cannabis fit in with a holistic approach?
  • Doctors’ reluctance to prescribe medical cannabis
  • Treating anxiety
  • Treating insomnia
  • Treating depression
  • ADHD
  • PTSD
  • Addiction risk to medical cannabis
  • Side affects of medical cannabis
  • Contraindications to using medical cannabis

Mental Training for Healing Your Body

  • Why dealing with pain is like training for the Olympics
  • The desire to heal is the driving force
  • The belief that you will heal
  • Facilitating mental and emotional health to help the body heal
  • A gradual process to changing beliefs
  • How to start the snowball rolling

Three Great Overlooked Grains

  • Cooking with whole grains
  • Farro
  • How to cook Farro
  • Amaranth
  • How to cook Amaranth
  • Millet

Mindful Communications

  • How do you mindfully listen?
  • What do people do in communication that is off-putting?
  • How do we improve our communication?
  • Being present to your own experience

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#62 Efficacy and Safety of Herbal Remedies, Sneaking More Vegetables Into Your Meals, Mindfulness and Being Effective and Extreme Restaurant Food Trends

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on January 12th and 13th, 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 chat about the efficacy and safety of herbal remedies with Dr. Gordon Chang, how to get more vegetables into your meals with Megan Horsley; mindfulness and being effective with Tracey Soghrati and extreme restaurant food trends with Vito Marinuzzi

We specifically discuss:

Efficacy and Safety of Herbal Remedies:

  • Do herbal remedies work?
  • The question of dosage
  • Pathways – opioid, cannibanoid, etc.
  • Toxicity of herbal remedies
  • Health Canada regulations
  • Safety of herbal remedies
  • How you make herbal remedies; active ingredients
  • How do you get an effect from herbal remedies?
  • Herbal remedies are more effective for chronic as opposed to acute conditions

Getting More Vegetables in your Meals:

  • Why is it important to eat vegetables?
  • How do we get vegetables into the diet?
  • Swapping out grains
  • Cauliflower rice and spiralized vegetables
  • Swap out wraps
  • Sauces
  • Kale chips
  • Smoothies

Mindfulness and Effectiveness:

  • Effective Action
  • All actions have a cost or consequence
  • Five Gates of Speech
  • Is it the right time to say what I want to say?
  • Window of tolerance
  • Is what you want to say factual?
  • fact vs. opinion
  • Can I say what I want to say gently?
  • Is what I’m going to say to benefit all parties involved?
  • Is it actually necessary to say what I’m going to say?
  • holding the moment of uncomfortableness

Extreme Restaurant Food Trends:

  • People are eating more vegetables in restaurants
  • Pescatarian, Vegan, Raw Foodists
  • Vegetable forward restaurants: Quetzal, Rosalinda, Planta
  • Amending restaurant menus to meet diets

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To read Megan Horsley’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more Tracey Soghrati go here.

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