#55 The Future of Medical Cannabis, Mindfulness and Distress Tolerance, The State of Care-giving in Ontario and the Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate
Nov 24, 2018
By Valerie Massie
Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on November 24 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 future of medical cannabis with Shekhar Parmar, mindfulness and distress tolerance with Tracey Soghrati, the state of care-giving in Ontario with Christa Haanstra and the health benefits of dark chocolate with Ted Snider.
We specifically discuss:
The Future of Medical Cannabis
How does the new legislation impact the medical cannabis market?
Supply to the medical and recreational markets
Procedure to access medical cannabis in Ontario
Ailments qualifying potential medical cannabis patients
Ailments that disqualify one from medical cannabis
How do you start the process of accessing medical cannabis?
New products and delivery mechanisms
Mindfulness and Distress Tolerance
Tolerating the “not knowing”
Window of tolerance
notice your feelings
describe what you observe about your feelings
The State of Care-giving in Ontario
Mandate of the Change Foundation
The Role of Caregivers in the Health System
What is a caregiver?
Caregivers don’t self-identify
Systemic issues in the health system precludes support for caregivers
Why do caregivers struggle?
What is the “caregiver experience”?
Long term caregivers
How do caregivers feel about care-giving?
Where do caregivers go (and don’t go) for help?
The Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate
dark chocolate flavanoids
chocolate and heart health
cholesterol, blood pressure, circulation
How much chocolate should we eat?
chocolate and diabetes
chocolate and mood
chocolate and brain health
chocolate and weight loss/exercise
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