#58 Rent Control, Surviving the Holidays With Systems Not Willpower, Lifestyle Hints for Improving Mood and Diabetes and the Risk to Eye Health
Dec 12, 2018
By Valerie Massie
Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on December 15 and 16 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 rent control with Mitchell Abrahams, maintaining your health over the holidays with systems not willpower with Kathleen Trotter, lifestyle hints for improving your mood with Dr. Emily Lipinski and Diabetes and the Risk to your Eye Health with Dr. Varun Chaudhary and Anida Westlake.
We specifically discuss:
What is Rent Control?
Recent Liberal changes to rent controls in Ontario
Institutional investing in the rent control environment
The cost of building and maintaining an apartment
subsidies to build or rent affordable housing
changing land use to allow for affordable housing – loosening zoning regulation
condominiums vs. purpose built rental buildings
How will continued growth impact the rental market?
The benefits of a new/modern rental unit
Freeing up rental supply
Maintaining Your Health Over The Holidays
Positive habits over the holidays
Mindfully indulge in what you love
Set up systems for your future self
Look at menus ahead of time
Bring your food to a party
Avoid mindless eating
“The Mustard Rule”
Planning your indulgence
Lifestyle Hints for Improving Your Mood
What makes us sad?
Commit to making a change to your mood
Mindfulness and meditation
Diabetes and the Risk to Eye Health
What is the risk to vision for diabetics?
diabetic retinopathy (“DR”)
the retina and vision loss
treatments for DR
Can an eye exam act as a diagnosis of diabetes?
Are diabetic eye checks routine?
What’s it like to be diagnosed with DR?
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