Cannabidiol (CBD) containing products are the latest craze to hit the health industry, with everyone from neighborhood pharmacies, national franchise supermarket chains, tobacco smoke shops, and medical marijuana dispensaries taking part. With so much information out there, a common question I am asked is, “What is the difference between CBD derived from medical marijuana and the CBD oil you can purchase in a retail store?”
Over the weekend I was speaking with a fellow physician, whom does not participate in the New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program (NJMMP), about recreational marijuana being legalized in New Jersey. As someone who keeps up with news, he is well aware of Governor Phil Murphy’s commitment to the medical marijuana and the reported challenges the medical marijuana community faces. But he wanted to know, what is it really like from an insider. I thought to share our conversation and my insight looking back over the past 2 years of being a certified physician in New Jersey’s medical marijuana program.
For many people, the burning sensation in their chest associated with heartburn is described as mild discomfort. However, if you experience heartburn regularly, this malady can have drastic effects: limiting your diet, necessitating the ingestion of daily medications, and even undergoing various medical procedures such as an endoscopy, which requires anesthesia.
A similar iteration of the well-known Atkins Diet and Low Carb Diet, the Ketogenic Diet is an extremely low carb program and its purpose is to force your body to burn fat. If you eat saturated fat frequently, the systems in your body upregulate the process of burning fat, either your own body fat or fat from the food you eat.
Lately it seems everyone is talking about the ketogenic diet, intermittent fasting, or Bulletproof Coffee. In fact, all three methods are very much interrelated and work best when used synergistically. If you are looking for a “bullet proof” way to lose weight, then intermittent fasting on a ketogenic diet with a daily cup of Bulletproof coffee can be extremely beneficial.
Contrary to belief, my next statement may very well be rebuffed by the mainstream medical community. However, it is my belief that pure, unfiltered sunlight, might be the most powerful cancer remedy available on the Earth today.
Maybe a family member has just enrolled in the medical marijuana program or has been a patient for some time, you just want to know how you can best support them. With the ever-changing regulations of medical marijuana program and a lot of misinformation out in the public, I have put together some tips to help you navigate the muddy waters.
Whether you’ve just been enrolled into the New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program or you’ve been a member for some time, with the ever-changing regulations and misinformation in the public, you need to know how to navigate yourself as a medical marijuana patient.
As a patient enrolled in the New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program, it’s evident that you already suffer from a debilitating condition. However, have medical professionals attributed other chronic conditions, such as asthma, anxiety, headaches, fatigue, leaky gut syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, etc. as side effects of the originating condition? As a holistic physician as well as a certified physician in the NJMMP, my immediate reaction would be to test for mold sensitivity and reaction. And given that you are already a medical marijuana patient, the importance of good air quality is essential to your health and life.
PTSD is a chronic condition where you will suffer from severe and painful emotional stress when “triggered” to remember past traumatic experiences. In this infographic, we reveal some of the triggers, symptoms and secondary symptoms that may occur.