#54 Offloading Responsibility for Toronto’s Infrastructure to the Province, Digital Access to Health Records in Canada, Healthy Fats and Prebiotics vs. Probiotics

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 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 pros and cons of offloading responsibility for Toronto’s infrastructure to the province with Mitchell Abrahams, digital access to health records in Canada with Michael Green, healthy fats with Dr. Emily Lipinski and prebiotics vs. probiotics with Tonic Holistic Nutritionist Megan Horsley.

Also….the Soul Segment with Lisa Marvin

We specifically discuss:

Offloading Responsibility for Toronto’s Infrastructure to the Province

  • What is Infrastructure?
  • Tax collection and responsibility
  • Sources of revenues and raising capital
  • raising capital through public/private collaboration
  • Provincial growth plan: Urban growth centers
  • Planning ahead
  • Transit
  • Growing the region
  • Benefits: Private Sector Suppliers
  • Cons: Less local say

Digital Access to Health Records in Canada

  • Current status of records in our health system
  • Coordinating technology
  • Adopting new technology
  • Reasons to update technology
  • Will some be left behind: age and affordability
  • Access and mobility concerns
  • Aspirations: Controlling health care through mobile devices
  • Resources required to make change
  • Timeline for changes:
  • Jurisdictions and resources to coordinate provinces and territories
  • Security concerns
  • Identity management

Healthy Fats

  • Should we avoid fats?
  • Sugar is the new fat
  • Trans-fats
  • Quality of fats
  • We need fat in our diets
  • Healthy vs. Unhealthy fats
  • Animal fats
  • Coconut oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Olive oil

Prebiotics vs. Probiotics

  • What are probiotics?
  • What do probiotics do?
  • How do we know we need more probiotics?
  • Where do we get probiotics from?
  • Supplementation, fermented foods
  • What do prebiotics do?
  • What are prebiotics?
  • Contraindications?

Links:

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

To learn more about Michael Green’s work and Access 2022 go here.

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

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

 

#39 Lessons Learned in Developing Apartments, The Top Herbs and Supplements to Treat Depression, Best Middle-Eastern Recipes and the Psychological Impact of Working in The Sex Trade

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 4 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 lessons learned in developing apartments with Mitchell Abrahams, the natural treatment of depression with Ted Snider, the best Middle-Eastern recipes with Tonic Cookbook Reviewer Naomi Bussin and the psychological impact of working in the sex trade with Andrea Werhun

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

We specifically discuss:

Lessons Learned in Developing Apartments

  • The approval process of developments
  • Development charges
  • Infrastructure
  • Downloading of costs to the end-user
  • Apartment layout: planning rules are outside-in not inside out
  • Energy efficiency
  • High cost of electricity
  • The market for rental in a “World Class” city

The Top Herbs and Supplements to Treat Depression

  • do anti-depressants work?
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Curcamine (Turmeric)
  • Saffron
  • 5-HTP
  • Essential Fatty Acids (Omega 3, Omega 6)
  • B Vitamins (Folic Acid)
  • Rhodiola Rosea
  • Vitamin D
  • Probiotics

THE SOUL SEGMENT: Love and Relationships

The Best Middle-Eastern Recipes

  • Feast: Food of the Islamic World
  • Palestinian Table
  • Shaya: An Odyssey of Food
  • Golden

PURE BEAUTY: Rosecea

The Psychological Impact of Working In The Sex Trade

  • The most difficult part of being a sex worker
  • stigma
  • opinions about men
  • the toll on the body and mind
  • criminalization

Links:

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

To learn more about Ted Snider go here.

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

To learn more about Andrea Werhun go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.

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