Cannabis May Not Be Right for Everyone – and That’s Okay
It’s true that not all cannabis products are right for everyone and, therefore cannot be used to treat everyone in the same way. We all have an endocannabinoid system, which is our primary regulatory system and we produce our own endogenous endocannabinoids. When the body has certain deficiencies in endogenousRead
How Do Cannabinoid Receptors Affect Motivation to Eat or Exercise?
Physical inactivity is a common factor in lifestyle diseases – and one that is often linked to the excessive consumption of fatty and/or sugary foods. The opposite scenario of excessive physical activity at the expense of caloric intake can also be harmful, as cases of anorexia nervosa illustrate. These scenariosRead
The Endocannabinoid System and the Gut
“The brain and the gut speak the same language” (1) Ethan Russo, MD, Renown Cannabinoid Scientist The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a network of receptors and enzymes that are spread throughout the body. This system can interact with one’s own cannabinoids (endogenous or endocannabinoids) because of substances found in natureRead
Clinical Fundamentals of Full-Spectrum Hemp with Dr. Derrick DeSilva, Part 1 & 2
Full-spectrum hemp is gaining a remarkable reputation among clinicians as a fundamental and safe botanical for a variety of clinical purposes. In these short videos, Derrick DeSilva, MD and Rob Lutz, founder of Today’s Practitioner, reviews the safety, side effects and clinical uses of full-spectrum hemp (cannabidiol). What you willRead
Cannabinoid Receptors and the Endocannabinoid System: What Is it and What Does it Do?
The endocannabinoid system consists of endogenous cannabinoids (endocannabinoids), cannabinoid receptors and the synthetic and degrading enzymes responsible for synthesis and degradation of endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are so named because they were first identified as activating the same receptors as cannabinoids, the primary psychoactive components of cannabis. Published in Journal of Neuroendocrinology 20Read