#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.

#47 Arthritis and Self-Advocacy, Meal Prep Mastery, Having that Long Term Care Conversation and Sleep Hygiene

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 29 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 talk about diagnosing and advocating Arthritis, with Janet Yale; meal prep master with Tonic Sex Expert Megan Horsley; how to have that long term care conversation with David Bernstein and sleep hygiene with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND.

Also….the Soul Segment with Lisa Marvin

We specifically discuss:

Arthritis and Advocacy

  • What is Arthritis?
  • osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • symptoms of arthritis
  • Who can diagnose arthritis
  • The Symptom Checker
  • Who is affected by arthritis?
  • chronic pain
  • self advocacy
  • medical cannabis
  • quality of life

Having that Long Term Care Conversation

  • How do you enter into the conversation?
  • The starting point: Where do they want to live?
  • retro-fitting the home
  • Issues around the living will
  • avoiding falling
  • the financial concerns
  • managing expectations
  • health binder
  • speak with the doctors
  • speak with the lawyers, accountants and investment specialists

Meal Prep Mastery

  • Are meal boxes necessary?
  • Carving out the time
  • What are the benefits of meal prep?
  • Find your inspiration
  • Buying in bulk
  • Expanding recipes – simple recipes
  • quality containers
  • what types of foods are appropriate?

THE SOUL SEGMENT: Fulfillment

Sleep Hygiene:

  • Why is sleep important?
  • sleep and weight loss
  • sleep and disease
  • sleep and aging
  • What is stopping us from sleeping properly?
  • Eating before sleep
  • Sleep rituals
  • Sleep temperature
  • Light regulation
  • snoring
  • Sleep apnea and weight loss
  • herbal remedies
  • jet lag and melatonin

For more information about show sponsor The Arthritis Society go here.

For more information about David Bernstein and Caregiver Services go here

To read Megan’s article on yoga breathing in Tonic Magazine go here.

For more information about the Big Carrot go here.

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski ND go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.