#64 Medical Cannabis and Integrated Health Care, Confidence is a Skill, Entering into the Edibles Market and What To Do When The Circumstances Change In The Care Of Your Loved One

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on January 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 and integrated health care with Shekhar Parmar, confidence is a skill with Carlyle Jansen, entering into the edibles market with Peter Neal and what to do when the circumstances change in the care of your loved one with David Bernstein.

We specifically discuss:

Medical Cannabis and Integrated Health Care

  • Medical Cannabis in the context of Western medicine
  • Quality of life
  • What does integrated health care mean?
  • Why is medical cannabis conducive to integrated health care?
  • What symptoms does medical cannabis treat?
  • Access to medical cannabis in context of integrated health care
  • minimum viable dosage
  • genetic markers and the metabolizing of medical cannabis
  • difficulties in dispensing information
  • opportunities for medical cannabis because it is different

Confidence is a Skill

  • Accepting your own body
  • What can we do to love ourselves?
  • Focus on the positive
  • How do we address what we’d like to improve?
  • Breaking down the concerns
  • Lifestyle for confidence – exercise, health, sleep
  • Get your partner involved
  • There’s more than one kind of sexy
  • The process takes time

Entering Into The Edibles Market

  • Why enter the edibles market?
  • Advocating for cannabis through good food
  • Edibles legalization in October/November 2019
  • Product lines – confectionery, snacks
  • Micro-dosing to 100milligrams
  • Packaging concerns
  • Best practices in food production
  • Healthy ingredients in edibles
  • How do the other ingredients impact the cannabis?

What To Do When The Circumstances Change In The Care of Your Loved One

  • Health cares situations are dynamic
  • Event driven necessity
  • Private caregivers need more help
  • Small incremental changes
  • Differing Opinions as between family members
  • Which incremental changes are more serious?
  • Safety, Independence, Quality of Life
  • Risk of Falling
  • The cost of private care
  • Being a caregiver changes personal relationships between family members
  • Quality of Time as a Family

Links:

For more information about show sponsor Harvest Medicine go here.

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

To learn more about Peter Neal and Neal Brothers go here.

To learn more about David Bernstein and Caregivers go here.

#53 Healthy Cholesterol, When Caregivers and Loved Ones Disagree, Your Personality Characteristics and Your Sex Life and Treating Fibromyalgia with Cannabis

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 10th, 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 healthy cholesterol with Dr. Gordon Chang; discuss what to do when caregivers and loved ones disagree with David Bernstein; learn how your personality characteristics correlates with your sex life and find out how fibromyalgia can be treated with cannabis.

We specifically discuss:

Healthy Cholesterol:

  • Cholesterol and aging – 40+
  • Cholesterol produced by the liver
  • Clean and detoxify your liver – supplements
  • Cholesterol produces steroidal hormones
  • High density lipoprotein – HDL
  • Low density lipoprotein – LDL
  • Controlling LDL intake
  • Diet, exercise and antioxidants intake
  • plaque formation
  • anti-inflammatory
  • fibre
  • niacin – flushing response

When Caregivers and Loved Ones Disagree:

  • It is the Senior’s wishes that are most important
  • care vs. control dynamic
  • dignity
  • Where does the senior live?
  • Mobility issues
  • Focus on safety
  • Quality of Life – purpose, connectedness
  • Fall Risks – balance, muscle weakness, 4+ medications

Your Personality Characteristics and Your Sex Health:

  • 5 Principal Personality Characteristics
  • Openness to Experience
  • Conscientiousness
  • Introvert/Extrovert
  • Agreeableness
  • Neuroticism

Treating Fibromyalgia with Cannabis:

  • Fibromyalgia – pain disorder
  • symptoms of Fibromyalgia
  • cannibanoids and Fibromyalgia
  • endocannibanoid system
  • CBD and THC
  • Recent empirical survey
  • Cannabis research

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha go here.

To learn more about David Bernstein go here.

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

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