#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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For more information about Dr. Mandeep Singh go here.

For more information about Rucsandra Mitrea and Vital Directives go here.

For more information about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here.

For more information about Tracey Soghrati go here.

#26 The Natural Treatment of Headaches, Yoga as a Medium For Change and The Pros and Cons of Cleansing

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 5, 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 how to treat headaches naturally with Master Herbalist, Joel Thuna; how yoga is a medium for change with Jodi Fischtein and the pros and cons of cleansing with Charlene Day

We specifically discuss:

Treating Athlete’s Foot Naturally:

  • what are Primary Headaches?
  • stress, migraine or cluster headaches
  • causes of primary headaches
  • what are Secondary Headaches?
  • natural remedies and Primary Headaches
  • essential oils
  • herbs and supplements for headache prevention
  • lifestyle prevention of headaches
  • calming treatment for existing headaches

Yoga as a Medium for Change:

  • self-inquiry: seeking dimensions in yourself
  • jettison previous behaviour
  • interconnections
  • listening
  • changes through mindfulness
  • compassion

The Pros and Cons of Cleansing:

  • what is a cleanse?
  • what does a cleanse do?
  • Spring cleanse
  • are cleanses for everyone?
  • types of cleanse
  • prepping for and transitioning out of cleanse
  • commitments to cleanse
  • best and worst part of cleansing

Links:

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

For Jodi’s article taking yoga and change in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Charlene Day Meditation go here.