Marijuana Treatment

Marijuana Treatment with Dr. Rob Streisfeld

In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Dr. Rob Streisfeld talks about marijuana treatment and the medical health benefits of marijuana and cannabinoids.

Doc Rob is a passionate consumer advocate and educator with over 12 years of Natural Health & Natural Products Industry experience. He is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and Certified Natural Food Chef. His most recent passion is rooted in cannabis, cannabinoids, and the benefits they offer.

Main Questions Asked:

  • What are some of the health benefits of marijuana treatment?
  • What components of marijuana are medically helpful?
  • What areas of research aare focusing on marijuana treatment?
  • What kinds of benefits does cannabis have on sleep?
  • What does it mean for our health that there are a lot of receptors for cannabis in our digestive tract?
  • Is there any research that shows cannabis can help your digestive tract by treating pain?
  • What are some resources we can use to educate ourselves?

Key Points Made by Doc Rob:

  • Studies have shown that cannabis can help conditions like cancer, and epilepsy.
  • Many cultures have used cannabis medicinally for years.
  • THC is one of the most dominant cannabinoids but there are many others.
  • Using the plant by juicing is a way to ingest it without getting the psychoactive effects.
  • Heating marijuana is how people typically use it to get high but there are health benefits in all forms of consumption.
  • In addition to cancer and epilepsy, research has shown that cannabis and opiate based medications can have a synergistic effect.
  • Cannabis can be used effectively to treat pain.
  • Cannabis has effects on many different cell types, not just the nervous system.
  • Even small doses of cannabinoids can have beneficial effects.
  • Each strain of cannabis can have different effects in different people, some respond to THC and some respond better to CBD. Cannabis can help the body adapt to stress, which can then help with sleep.
  • The digestive tract is the source of much of our overall health. Cannabis can help your gut biome function better by regulating stress which can lead to more energy, better mood, and more.
  • The majority of prescription medications today can have long term effects that reduce the body’s ability to cope with pain and stress. The cannabinoid approach works more effectively with the body’s natural methods of handling pain.
  • Cannabis is making a comeback into common medicinal use.
  • There are some side effects to be aware of with CBD.
  • We shouldn’t moralize the use of cannabis when treating pain or dying patients.
  • The top health 5 reasons to use cannabis:
    • It can proactively help with optimal health.
    • It can help treat cancer in conjunction with traditional therapy.
    • It can treat epilepsy and seizure type conditions.
    • It can help treat digestive disorders like Crohn’s.
    • It can help treat many forms of pain and stress.

Resources Mentioned:

Aunt Zelda’s

Doc Rob’s website

Doc Rob’s email

DocRob on Twitter

DocRob on Facebook

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