#68 Building the Dream Apartment For Empty-Nesters, Patient Feedback on Medical Cannabis, Mindfulness of the Ego, How To Live The Best Life For The Rest of Your Life

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on February 23 and 24 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 building the dream apartment for empty nesters with Mitchell Abrahams, prescribing medical cannabis with Dr. Jonas Vanderzwan, mindfulness of the ego with Tracey Soghrati and how to live your best life for the rest of your life with David Bernstein

We specifically discuss:

Building a Dream Apartment for Empty Nesters

  • Location, Transit, Walk-ability, Shopping, Entertainment, Parkland, Family
  • More Living into Less Space
  • Natural Light
  • Energy Efficiency and Building Envelopes
  • Outdoor Space – balconies vs. common spaces
  • Interior Space – bedrooms
  • Modern Kitchens
  • Event Rooms

Patient Feedback on Medical Cannabis

  • What conditions bring people to cannabis?
  • Management of chronic pain
  • Moving off of opioids
  • Cannabis and quality of life
  • Cannabis being used to treat other ailments and symptoms
  • What do patients do when they think they want medical cannabis?
  • Modes of treatment – edibles vs. inhalants
  • Determining the best cannabis options for the patient
  • “Start low and go slow”
  • Proper dosage

Mindfulness of the Ego

  • What do we mean by ego?
  • in tact ego
  • functioning in a role
  • the spiritual ego
  • a sense of self worth outside of the “I”
  • a life purpose that isn’t externally derived
  • How to get started – noticing your thoughts

Living Your Best Life

  • A sense of peace with yourself
  • connectedness, avoiding stress, fulfillment
  • respect – identity and dignity
  • “One day at a time”
  • How to treat our family members?
  • Connecting vs. correcting

Links:

For more information about show sponsor The Benvenuto Group go here.

To learn more about Dr. Vanderzwan and WeedMD go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.

To learn more about David Bernstein and his business 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.