Dr. Sulak on a neglected treatment option for opioid addiction: medical cannabis.
In a shorthand that drives scientists mad, serotonin is often called ‘the neurotransmitter of happiness.’ This tag is especially troublesome as more and more flaws become apparent in the ‘serotonin hypothesis’ of depression – the idea that depression is caused by a serotonin deficit, which a pill (a serotonin reuptake inhibitor) could correct.1 Serotonin is a complex molecule in the brain and the periphery with a vast and intricate receptor system classified into seven ma
Linda A. Parker explains the mood enhancing and anti-depressant qualities of CBD and THC.
The endocannabinoid system regulates numerous physiological processes, including intestinal function, glucose metabolism, and stress response. New research discusses the roles of CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors pertaining to diet, digestion, and energy metabolism.
The placebo effect happens when an expectation of benefit in a treatment creates the same response as an actual treatment. How does the power of thought influence the endocannabinoid system and our health?
Numerous plants — not just cannabis — are endowed with compounds that interact directly or indirectly with the endocannabinoid system. The health benefits of many common kitchen spices are mediated by the same cannabinoid receptors in the human brain and body that marijuana activates.
Our video series Cannabis Conversations interviews Dr. Ethan Russo on clinical endocannabinoid deficiency and ways to target the endocannabinoid system for therapeutic benefit.
Low-dose and high-dose treatments, protocols for chronic users, and the potential benefits of psychoactivity.
A recent Care by Design survey of 300 patients suggests that cannabis is better than Big Pharma meds for PTSD issues.