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Cannabis as Medicine

1st Edition

By Betty Wedman-St.Louis

CRC Press

304 pages | 22 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9780367150549
pub: 2019-09-10
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Description

As more states are legalizing medical cannabis, prescribers need a reliable source which provides clinical information in a succinct format. This book focuses on the science of cannabis as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory supplement. It discusses cannabis uses in the human body for bone health/osteoporosis; brain injury and trauma; cancer; cardiovascular diseases; diabetes; gastrointestinal conditions; gynecological issues; mental health disorders; insomnia; neurological conditions; eye disorders; and inflammation. There is emphasis on using the whole plant- from root to raw leaves and flowers discussing strains, extraction and analysis, and use of cannabis-infused edibles.

Table of Contents

Cannabis as Nutraceutical. Cannabis as Dietary Supplement with GRAS Status as Antioxidant & Anti-Inflammatory. Endocannabinoid System & Cannabinoid Receptors: Innate & Phytocannabinoid Sources Function throughout the Body. Research Beyond THC & CBD with Emphasis on Entourage Effect/Whole Plant. Does Cannabinoid Deficiency = Disease? Cannabis as Medicine. Cannabis Treatment Plan: Understanding the Cannabis Consumer. Drug-Cannabis Interactions. Administration: Raw, Vape, Edible, Cream/Salve, Suppositories, and Emerging Markets. Cannabis Use throughout the Human Body. Bone Health & Osteoporosis. Brain Injury & Trauma. Cancer. Cardiovascular: Hypertension, Stroke, and Heart Disease. Endocrine: Diabetes. Gastrointestinal: Crohn's Disease, IBS, GERD, Pancreatitis, Nausea & Vomiting. Gynecological: Endometrious, Menstrual Pain, Morning Sickness, Pregnancy, and Lactation. Infections: Bacterial, Viral, and AIDS/HIV. Mental Health: ADHD, Anxiety, Autism, Depression, Bi-polar, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Sleep/Insomnia. Neurological: Alzheimer's, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, Huntington's, Parkinson's, Migraines, Seizures, Tourettes. Ocular: Glaucoma, Eye Disorders. Pain: Joints and Arthritis. Respiratory: COPD and Asthma. Skin: Dermatitis and Psoriasis. Cannabis for Pets. Cannabis-Infused Edibles. Overview. Making Edibles at Home. Commercial Products. Cannabis the Plant-Seed to Harvest, Storage & Root Uses. History of Hemp use Around the World and Different Strains. Extraction & Analysis Update.

About the Author

Dr. Betty Wedman-St Louis is a licensed nutritionist specializing in digestive diseases, bariatric surgery, cancer and multiple chemical sensitivity who has been in practice for over 40 years. Her B.S. in foods and nutrition from the University of Minnesota introduced her to how the food industry influences eating habits. She completed her M.S. in nutrition at Northern Illinois University where she studied the relationship between weightlessness and prolonged bed rest on potassium requirements in adults. Dr. Wedman-St Louis practiced at the Hinsdale Medical Center, Hinsdale, Illinois, before completing her Ph.D. in nutrition and environmental health from The Union Institute in Cincinnati. She is the author of numerous published articles on current nutrition topics and authored columns for the Hinsdale Doings, Chicago Sun Times, Columbian Missourian, and the Tampa Bay Times along with teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on nutrition.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED004000
MEDICAL / Alternative Medicine
MED060000
MEDICAL / Nutrition
MED078000
MEDICAL / Public Health
TEC012000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Food Science