#60 The Promise and Possibilities of Medical Cannabis, Hiring a Caregiver Privately vs. Hiring a Firm, The Responsibility for and Power of Sexual Arousal and “Food For Thought”

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 29th and 30th, 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 promise and possibility of cannabis with Bruce McEachern,  hiring a caregiver privately vs. hiring a firm with David Bernstein; the power of and responsibility for sexual arousal with Carlyle Jansen and the documentary “Food For Thought” with filmmaker Leora Eisen

We specifically discuss:

The Possibility and Promise of Medical Cannabis:

  • What does the Promise and Possibility of Medical Cannabis mean?
  • How does somebody new to medical cannabis get started?
  • What do patients do who don’t want to smoke cannabis?
  • Are people now avoiding medical cannabis to self-medicate?
  • Are insurers covering medical cannabis?
  • Medical Cannabis as an alternative to opioids and anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Medical cannabis and quality of life
  • Are we hardwired for medical cannabis?

Hiring a Caregiver Directly vs. Hiring a Firm:

  • What are the pros of hiring a caregiver directly?
  • What are the cons of hiring a caregiver directly?
  • What are the benefits of hiring a firm?
  • Screening, insurance, training
  • Training for PSW’s and nurses
  • Complicated scheduling for extended care-giving
  • Situations change in care-giving
  • Extra value in hiring a firm – collateral benefits

The Responsibility for, and Power of, Arousal:

  • Importance of responsibility and power of pleasure in a long term relationship
  • “How would you like me to touch you?”
  • “How would I like you to touch me?”
  • Patterns of interaction
  • “How do I know what I want?”
  • Emotional honesty
  • Wheel of Consent
  • We have to “grow up”
  • Setting boundaries when you don’t want to be touched

SOUL SEGMENT: Relationships

“Food For Thought”:

  • Why is food so complicated?
  • We need to rethink our diet
  • The devaluation of cooking
  • Should we be concerned about calories?
  • fibre, carbohydrates, fats
  • why diets don’t work
  • stop eating ultra-processed foods

For more information about show sponsor AgMedica Bioscience go here.

To learn more about David Bernstein go here.

To read Carlyle Jansen’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about “Food For Thought” go here.

#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.