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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. 

Great Resources From Dr. Patel:

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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Guest Heretic Nikola Popović Returns To His Rural Roots, Part I

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Nikola Popović

Nikola Popović

This week on the Nutrition Heretic Podcast we find out what happens to your mental and physical health when you work for me. Our Audio Engineer, Nikola Popović, shares with us how listening to episodes while editing the podcast encouraged him to return to the diet of his youth growing up in rural Croatia and how his health improved dramatically as a result.

Listen to the second halfwhen Nikola continues our talk about how his new dietary approach has healed him from mood disorders, reversed tooth decay and his one year anniversary of having no cold or flu.

Nikola Popović is a freelance audio and video engineer, as well as a voice over artist, and his work includes The Nutrition Heretic podcast.  When he's not mixing tracks, he's enjoying life, solving its mysteries, and spending quality time with his family.

Highlights from today's episode:

  • 04:56 ~ What a Croatian rural diet was like in the '80s.

  • 07:36 ~ Why do you think you let go of that way of eating?

  • 18:27 ~ Nikola's turning point and finding his way back to real food.

  • 13:22 ~ How social anxiety can affect your physical health.

  • 26:00 ~ The biggest influence on Nikola's current health.

  • 34:55 ~ How Nikola now sources his food.

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