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Do you have endocannabinoid deficiency?

Do you have endocannabinoid deficiency?

Every human and almost every single animal has an Endocannabinoid System (ECS): a network of receptors and neurotransmitters that help control some of your most vital life functions related to memory, appetite, mood, pain sensation, and immune system.  The...

Do you have endocannabinoid deficiency?

Every human and almost every single animal has an Endocannabinoid System (ECS): a network of receptors and neurotransmitters that help control some of your most vital life functions related to memory, appetite, mood, pain sensation, and immune system. 

The function of the ECS is to maintain balance or homeostasis of the body. Why haven’t you learned about this system? Why hasn’t your doctor discussed this system with you?

Sadly most health professionals do not learn about this important body system as part of their education and training due to the status of cannabis as a Schedule I drug. As a Schedule I drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970, cannabis is considered to have “no accepted medical use.” 

For more on the history and timeline of cannabis research tune into Episode #1 and #2 of The Kush Nurse Podcast where I dive deep into the challenging history of cannabis as medicine.

In 1992, scientists searching for answers on why cannabis produced psychological effects on humans discovered that humans produce their own “endo” cannabinoids and the ECS was identified. 

Technically, the ECS is simply being supplemented when a person consumes cannabinoids, terpenes, or other chemicals from an herb like a cannabis plant that happen to bind with the receptors within this system.

Many medical professionals and researchers have identified a shortage of endocannabinoids as a condition called endocannabinoid deficiency. Dr. Ethan Russo is one of the leading experts and researchers in cannabis medicine. The core concept of Dr. Russo’s theory is that some illnesses are related to defects in the endocannabinoid system. In other words, a better understanding of the endocannabinoid system might lead to significant breakthroughs in understanding diseases that affect millions of people, like migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, and post traumatic stress disorder.

Want to learn more about the Endocannabinoid System and how cannabis works. Download our ECS basics video to get started.

Cupping: Alternative methods for pain management

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Many saw cupping, a chinese medicine practice, in the mainstream during the 2016 Olympics. When Olympic Swimmer, Michael Phelps, appeared on the global stage during his swim meet with circular bruises on his back and legs it gained a lot of attention. Many athletes...

It’s more than just medicine

It’s more than just medicine

In this episode, we will be discussing a one of the benefits of cannabis which gets often dismissed. Cannabis is more than just a medicine it can be a tool used to help you check in, reset and even focus. Cannabis can be a way for you to find peace. As the resident...

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What is Cannabis Nursing with guest Cannabis Nurse Heather

What is Cannabis Nursing with guest Cannabis Nurse Heather

Listen in as we talk to Cannabis Nurse Heather about:  The Role of the Cannabis NurseHow to care for the Endocannabinoid System (ECS): the largest receptor signaling system in the body.The impact of the cannabis nurses in the healthcare systemFree education for...

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Cannabis: A Complicated History Pt.2

Cannabis: A Complicated History Pt.2

In this episode, we continue looking at the complicated history of cannabis.  We pick up in the 1980s and the Reagan era with the war on drugs. We learn of the discovery of the endocannabinoid system almost 30 years later by Israeli scientist, Dr. Rafael...

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Cannabis: A Complicated History Pt.2

Cannabis: A Complicated History

In this episode, we begin to discuss the complicated history of cannabis.  I will share the findings of cannabis from 10,000 years ago through the era of cannabis as medicine and then to the criminalization and demonization of the drug. We begin by looking at the...

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99% of the people I speak with have no idea they have an ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM. The entire role of this system is to maintain balance in our bodies. When we are out of balance due to stress, diet and other factors our body welcomes disease, inflammation and more.

Yes cannabis is medicine but it works because we have this system that responds and interacts with the plant. It also produces compounds similar to THC and CBD.

I made a quick video you can download about this system. 🙃https://bit.ly/ECSbasics
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Wishing you a very merry Christmas filled with love and simple joys.

Thankful for this gift of community. 🎄🎄🎄
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We had 31 participants in yesterday's Kush Class! 🎉🙃🌿

Congratulations to those who took the time to elevate their knowledge with The Kush Nurse.
Here's what attendees had to say:

"So informative. Thank you!"

"This has been very informative, thank you"

"you are such a great speaker, so knowledgeable"

"Thank you so much for all of the information. This was a great webinar."

"Such a wonderful presentation Sandra!"

If you missed this opportunity, we have one class before the year ends. Next class is tomorrow, Thursday, Dec 9th at 8pm PST.

Register: bit.ly/KUSHFAMILY or link in bio
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Working with my clients means I provide advocacy, education and support their health needs. Speaking to doctors and helping patients navigate this complicated space is truly something I enjoy! Thanks Cannabis Nurses Network for the opportunity to share my perspectives and encourage nurses and physicians worldwide. ...

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