#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.

#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.