#11: A Second Opinion on The Opioid Crisis, Training for Winter Activities and Smart, Green, Amenities of The Future

Jan 20, 2018

By Valerie Massie

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Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on January 20, 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 smart and green apartment amenities of the future with Mitchell Abrahams. We get a second opinion on the opioid crisis with pain specialist Dr. Hanse Clarke and we learn how to train for winter activities like skating, skiing and shoveling with fitness expert Kathleen Trotter.

We specifically discuss:

Apartment Amenities of the Future:

  • What green and energy efficient amenities will be available in apartments?
  • Will the green amenities be cost neutral to the tenants?
  • What smart amenities will be available to the tenants?

A Second Opinion on The Opioid Crisis:

  • What did recent articles (ie in the Globe and Mail) get right and wrong about opioids?
  • Is there really a “crisis”?
  • What is the risk of doctors weaning their patients off of opioids?
  • What are the alternates to opioids that are offered to patients and what are the downsides?

Training for Winter Activities

  • Can we train for activities that involve new muscle groups (like skating or shoveling)?
  • Can we specifically train for different motions?
  • What does it mean to train for core strength and how do we do it?
  • Can we train for balance?


To learn more about the sponsor for this episode, The Benvenuto Group, go here.

For more information about Dr. Hanse Clarke’s pain management work go here.

For more information on Kathleen Trotter go here.

A SPECIAL OFFER! Show sponsor, Pure-Le Natural, is offering $10 off of online orders over $50, with free shipping. The offer is good until the end of January 2018. go hereand enter the code “THE TONIC”.

ANOTHER SPECIAL OFFER We-Vibe is offering The Tonic listeners an extra 5% off all products on we-vibe.com. The offer is good until the end of January 2018. Use the code “TONIC” at purchase.

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