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Alternative Health

Guest Heretic Rachna Patel, Medical Marijuana Doctor

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Dr Patel Medical Marijuana on the Nutrition Heretic PodcastIf you thought that medical marijuana was about being a pot head, then you definitely need to listen to today's episode. We’re talking with Dr. Rachna Patel, the Medical Marijuana Expert. She’s sharing with us marijuana's history as a medicine, the politics behind why it fell out of favor, how she works with people to find the right dose of the right strain to treat patients and much more. There’s no getting high but you will become well-informed. Dr. Rachna Patel has been practicing in the area of Medical Marijuana since 2012. She walks patients through step-by-step on how to use medical marijuana for their specific medical condition without getting high, without getting addicted, and without smoking it. She speaks from the experience of having treated thousands of patients and having thoroughly reviewed the medical research on marijuana.

She completed her medical studies at Touro University in California and her undergraduate studies at Northwestern University in Illinois.You can learn more about the work she does through her website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel. 

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Highlights from today's episode:

04:00 ~ How marijuana got such a bad rap.

09:25 ~ What led Dr. Patel to become interested in medical marijuana.

08:43 ~ The difference between hemp and marijuana.

21:29 ~ The endocannabinoid system; what is it?

30:49 ~ Other ways to access the endocannabinoid system.

27:40 ~ Does medial marijuana give a high and is it addictive?

39:42 ~ Medical marijuana can work well for these disorders.

36:36 ~ Who should not use medical marijuana.

40:58 ~ The difference between medical marijuana and the marijuana plant.

45:17 ~ The difference between THC and CBD and their benefits.

50:42 ~ Are medical marijuana doctors respected in the profession?

32:46 ~ The many ways medical marijuana can be used and why what works for one may not work for another.

59:16 ~ Lisa asks, "Is there any benefit for dementia patients?"

Rachna Patel, Marijuana Doctor on the Nutrition Heretic Podcast

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Do You Need the D? Why Your Loved Ones Try to Sabotage You

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Do You Need the D? Why Your Loved Ones Try to Sabotage You Amy Elizabeth Gordon on the Nutrition Heretic podcast Oh My! Groundhogs to mongooses and unintentionally hilarious government health ads along with a discussion on why family and friends sometimes fail to support your attempts to improve your health and diet.

Our guest is relationship coach Amy Elizabeth Gordon who helps people address support and communication issues such as this. In our interview, Amy Elizabeth offers solid strategies for helping your friends and family cope with your new dietary needs that may appear to threaten those relationships.

You can contact Amy via her website, Amy Elizabeth Gordon.

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Dealing with the Diagnosis of Food Allergies and Intolerances

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Julia Stüber

Julia Stüber

When Julia Stüber was diagnosed with celiac disease and a host of food allergies, she was relieved to know the source of her health problems... until her next meal. In this episode, Julia shares how she rides the roller coaster of emotions that pop up when she finds herself confronted with foods she can no longer eat and how to cope emotionally with and deal with food allergies especially during the holidays.

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