September 8, 2016
Dr. Natasha Ryz, PhD, MSc, BSc
Does cannabis have any medical benefits?
There have been numerous clinical trials demonstrating the medical benefits of cannabis and cannabinoids, including the major psychoactive compound Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).
There are several cannabinoid-based medications that have been approved by the FDA and Health Canada:
Nabiximols (Sativex®) is a whole plant cannabis extract with a 1:1 ratio of THC and C...
August 26, 2016
On the 100th episode of Hash Church, I mentioned 2 small research studies that show exercise can increase serum THC levels in regular cannabis users (1, 2).
Discussion starts at 40:36 in video below.
Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the major psychoactive compound in Cannabis.
THC is fat soluble, rapidly absorbed and stored in the fat deposits of the body.
THC has been detected in rat fat t...
June 6, 2016
Inside our gut lives a major population of bacteria, called our "commensal flora."
Our gut bacteria play a critical role in keeping us healthy by:
making us vitamins
breaking down complex foods
strengthen the gut barrier
In return, our body provides a stable environment for the bacteria to live along with a steady nutrient supply. When we eat- we are also feeding our gut...
June 4, 2016
I recently attended the Patients Out of Time conference in Baltimore, MD.
Dr. Ethan Russo invited me to speak about the medicinal benefits of Hemp Roots.
Below are some of the highlights from the conference.
Mary Lynn Mathre, President and Co-founder of Patients Out of Time welcomes everyone to the conference (Photo by Doug McVay).
On April 14, 15 and 16, 2016, hundreds of doctors and healthcare professionals along with attor...
June 3, 2016
Dr. Natasha Ryz
We are covered with bacteria!
Although this may sound alarming, the normal bacteria found in our body play an important role in keeping us healthy.
The good bacteria in our gut help us:
make essential vitamins, including vitamin B12 and vitamin K
break down dietary fibers and release beneficial short chain fatty acids
strengthen the intestinal gut wall
And we humans provide...