Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on April 20, 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 get the 411 on CBD with Shekhar Parmar, and we’ll discuss how to have a mindful marriage with Tracey Soghrati, how to increase longevity naturally with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and what makes a good cookbook with Naomi Bussin

We specifically discuss:


  • What is CBD?
  • How does CBD work?
  • What can CBD help us with?
  • The endocannabinoid system
  • The delivery systems for CBD
  • THC in CBD products
  • The Entourage Effect
  • CBD from cannabis vs. hemp
  • CBD is a regulated substance
  • Contraindications for CBD

How to Have a Mindful Marriage

  • Core-Negative Image (CNI)
  • Mindfulness vs. CNI
  • The practice of mindfulness and auto-regulation
  • Being more present in your marriage
  • Turning towards your partner’s bids

Increase Longevity Naturally

  • Blue zones
  • What do they eat in the blue zones?
  • Strong community and activities
  • Regular exercise
  • Fasting
  • Purpose
  • Sexual activity
  • Outdoor activity
  • Exposure to cold

What Makes a Good Cookbook?


For more information about show sponsor Harvest Medicine go here.

To find Naomi’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.

To learn more about Emily Lipinski go here.