#67 Medical Cannabis for Veterans and Seniors, Food = Love, Natural Treatment of Addiction and The New Canadian Food Guidelines

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on February 16 and 17 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 and for veterans and seniors with Shekhar Parmar, how food = love with Naomi Bussin, the natural treatment of addictions with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and the New Canadian Food Guidelines with dietician Shauna Lindzon.

We specifically discuss:

Medical Cannabis for Veterans and Seniors

  • Veterans are being helped by medical cannabis
  • PTSD – anxiety, sleep, flashbacks, nightmares, reliving the trauma
  • Previous abuse of the system
  • Guidelines – cost covered for veterans, up to a limit (3 grams/day)
  • Process to get more cannabis for veterans
  • The costs to Veterans Affairs increased 120x in the past few years
  • The real qualitative costs saved by medical cannabis
  • The Canadian vs. American approach to medical cannabis for veterans
  • Seniors and medical cannabis
  • Improvement to quality of life
  • Dispensing medical cannabis to seniors in care facilities
  • Training for caregivers of seniors regarding medical cannabis

Food = Love

  • The connection between food and love
  • How are food and love connected?
  • The social aspect of eating
  • Negative connections with food
  • How do we share our love for food?
  • Chicken Soup!
  • Dessert
  • Jamie Oliver’s Baked Chocolate Tart
  • Taste and Technique

Treating Addictions Naturally

  • Alcohol abuse/misuse
  • Guidelines are different for men and women
  • Alcohol and your health
  • Recreational Cannabis
  • Cannabis Abuse
  • Natural Remedies
  • Dopamine, amino acids, B12

The New Canadian Food Guidelines

  • The new food guidelines
  • No consultation with industry, no predetermined portions
  • The plate theory
  • Plant based proteins
  • Whole grains
  • Whole foods, minimally processed foods, ultra-processed foods
  • No more meats + alternative or dairy +alternative groups
  • Why is the guide important?
  • Criticism of the new guide

Links:

For more information about show sponsor Harvest Medicine go here.

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

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

#57 Getting a Good Night’s Sleep, Why You Should Indulge Over the Holidays, Vertical Farming and Cannabis and Christmas

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 8th and 9th, 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 boosting energy with Dr. Gordon Chang; discuss why you should indulge over the holidays with Megan Horsley; learn all about vertical farming with Bob Legault and cannabis during Christmas with Rick Gillman. And there’s a Soul Segment too!

We specifically discuss:

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep:

  • Why do we get less sleep this time of year?
  • Sunlight and Vitamin D
  • Stress of the season
  • Valerian
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Kava Kava
  • Magnesium
  • Melatonin
  • Lifestyle changes for sleep
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Why do we need to sleep?

Why You Should Indulge Over The Holidays:

  • Why do some people dread this time of year?
  • Setting up parameters
  • Its the holidays (stupid) – enjoy
  • Bring your own healthy food to the celebration
  • Mixing it up for your metabolism – avoiding starvation mode
  • Reducing fat or eating good fats
  • Indulging before New Years

Vertical Farming:

  • What is vertical farming?
  • LED lighting mimicking sunlight
  • What are the benefits of vertical farming?
  • Hydroponics and Aquaponics
  • Recycling process
  • Is vertical farming cost effective?
  • Is this considered an organic product?

SOUL SEGMENT: Your Love Life

Cannabis and Christmas:

  • What issues and problems are people dealing with this time of year?
  • PTSD, Anxiety and Depression
  • How does cannabis help with mental health issues?
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Cannabis strains for mental health issues
  • Cannabis and interactions with alcohol
  • Cannabis and gift giving
  • Cannabis and the holiday celebrations
  • Cannabis dosing in holiday foods

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha go here.

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

To learn more about vertical farming and Back 40 Growers go here.

To read Rick Gillman’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.