About This Episode
Most people understand that medical marijuana works to deal with the adverse side effects of chemotherapy including the pain, nausea and loss of appetite. We also know that cannabis works even better than synthetic pharmaceuticals for certain neurological conditions like encephalopathy and autoimmune diseases like Chron’s disease. Patients are finding that marijuana cures some conditions that no other medicine has helped.
What I find even more interesting is that cannabis is also helping to improve patient outcomes when combined with conventional treatments. In a recent interview with cannabis researcher and expert, Mara Gordon, we heard that this approach increases odds that a cancer patient can survive beyond average life expectancy for patients in later stages of the disease. They are living proof that medical marijuana cures more than we know. It makes sense when you consider that cannabinoids have natural anti-inflammatory, neuro-protective and restorative qualities – which can mitigate debilitating side effects of toxic synthetic drugs such as those used in chemotherapy.
The question is, how can a patient about to embark on traditional treatment find information about adding the holistic protocol of cannabis? Finding medical doctors to even talk about cannabis options is challenging. Navigating cannabis treatment options alone, especially when undergoing traditional drug treatment for life-threatening conditions, is especially daunting for new patients.
With more and more patients becoming aware of the benefits of medical marijuana, the need for informed medical expertise is at an all time high – no pun intended.
To answer the growing demand for patient guidance, a holistic health clinic in Northern California is now offering a new service where patients can consult with number of integrative health physicians to help guide them.
We are fortunate to have two of these medical doctors with us today to talk about their work and incredible outcomes of patients who integrate cannabis into their treament. I introduce them right after our Medical Marijuana Minute with Dr. Bryan Doner.
About Our Guests
Dr. Joe D. Goldstrich has been practicing medicine since 1964 and has since attained fellowships in metabolism, diabetes, and cardiology. He has worked with the American Heart Association and the Pritikin Longevity Center, and helped found the Free Clinic in Dallas. A big believer in the power of natural medicine combined with conventional treatment, particularly with respect to cancer, his interest in exploring medical marijuana cures began he became aware of patients overcoming complex medical conditions with CBD and other cannabinoid concentrates. He has since devoted his practice to advising patients about cannabis at Callaspring Wellness in Northern Califronia.
Dr. Harry McIlroy is an integrative physician certified with the Institute for Functional Medicine. Before medical school and completion of residency at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, Dr. Harry had a background in nutrition and obtained a Master’s in acupuncture and Chinese medicine. He strives to provide patients with health tools that empower them to improve their wellbeing by combining Eastern medical principles to western medical practice. He began working in cannabis when he met Mara and, at Callaspring Wellness, he applies his knowledge of herbal medicine and whole health approach to healing.
If not for the generosity of our supporters, we wouldn’t be here! We’d first like to thank our sponsors at Hemp Meds and Zephyr Labs. We’d also like to shout out to our producer, Windy West at Star Worldwide Networks, Erik Godal, the composer of our theme “Evergreen,” Dr. Bryan Doner, who has our Medical Marijuana Minute and Compassionate Certification Centers for helping us spread the word. We are grateful!