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Tag Archives: Endocannabinoid System

Plenty of Promise for the “Wonder Weed”

The anecdotal evidence that cannabis has a positive effect on a long list of medical conditions from epilepsy, pain, cancer, even Alzheimer’s Disease is building. However, to date there’s been scant clinical evidence to back up these claims. At long last that may be changing. Researchers are now applying scientific rigour to convert anecdote into […]

How Cannabis Rebalances…

The “simplest” accurate description of the effects of Cannabis in humans is that it modulates the regulation of homeostasis. According to  Biology on line… “Homeostasis refers to the ability of the body or a cell to seek and maintain a condition of equilibrium or stability within its internal environment when dealing with external changes. It […]

Study Shows Blocking Brain’s ‘Internal Cannabis’ May Trigger Early Alzheimer’s Deficits…

Alzheimer’s disease is the leading cause of dementia among the elderly population in Canada. According to Stats Canada “Dementia is the most common type of neurodegenerative disorder. In 2010 an estimated 35.6 million people worldwide were living with dementia, a number that is expected to double in 20 years!” At present this is no cure […]

Cannabis Science: How the Endocannabinoid System Controls Appetite

There are two types of cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2, and they are found in the body in locations such as the brain, intestines, and the immune system. When a cannabinoid receptor is stimulated by an endocannabinoid, various physiological functions in multiple systems of the body are activated including memory, pain sensation, mood, and most […]

Doctors Speak Out About the Endocannabinoid System & Health Benefits of CBD

It doesn’t have a high potential for abuse, and there are very legitimate medical applications. In fact, sometimes Marijuana is the only thing that works… It is irresponsible not to provide the best care we can as a medical community, care that could involve Marijuana. We have been terribly and systematically misled for nearly 70 […]

Cannabis as a Possible Treatment for Prostate Cancer?

According to Prostate Cancer Canada… Prostate cancer is the most common cancer to affect Canadian men. One in eight men will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime.Prostate cancer is a disease where some prostate cells have lost normal control of growth and division. They no longer function as healthy cells. A cancerous prostate […]

The Neuro-Protective Properties of Cannabinoids

“Cannabis was considered medicine for thousands of years and only over the last eighty years has it been stigmatized as a drug of abuse.  Thanks to countless scientists and their curiosity, we now understand that the compounds in cannabis interact directly with a widespread and complex system, named the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which works to […]

Medicinal Cannabis for Treating Skin Cancer?

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. According to the Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation… “Over 80,000 cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in Canada each year, more than 5,000 of which are melanoma, the mostly deadly form of skin cancer. Canadians born in the 1990s have two to three times higher lifetime risk […]

The Endocannabinoid System & How THC Kills Cancer Cells

Watch this informational video featuring  Dr. Christina Sanchez. Dr Sanchez is a molecular biologist working on cannabis and cancer research. She is a part of a larger team that made the discovery that THC effectively kills tumors in both cultured cells and animal models. At this time their work has been focused on brain and […]

Gut Health:How Cannabis Effects the Gut…

Very informative video on how cannabis effects the gut by Laura Lagano, MS, RDN, CDN founder of Holistic Cannabis Network. Laura Lagano, MS, RDN, CDN is an Integrative Clinical Nutritionist based in New Jersey. She has advanced training in functional medicine, which has her positioned her to become one of the first certified RDNs with […]

The Endocannabinoid Signaling System…

Great informational video explaining the endocannabinoid system and the role of cannabinoids in pain modulation.  A Master’s Research Project submitted fo Masters of Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Developed in collaboration with Biomedical Communications, Department of Biology, University of Toronto at Mississauga, The Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids and with […]

Medicinal Cannabis Treatment for Psoriasis…

According to the definition from MNT “Psoriasis is a dry, scaly skin disorder. It is a common, chronic, autoimmune inflammatory disease that affects more than 127 million people worldwide. Research suggests that it happens when the immune system mistakenly goes into action and starts producing skin cells too quickly.” Because Psoriasis is autoimmune in nature, […]

Beginners Guide to the Endocannabinoid System…

“Cannabis medications work so efficiently because of the endocannabinoid (EC) system, present in all humans and many animals as well. This system consists of a series of receptors that are configured only to accept cannabinoids, especially tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Not enough research has been done on the other ones, cannabinol (CBN) and cannabigerol (CBG) […]