Dr. Ethan Russo: Medical Implications of Cannabinoids and Endocannabinoid Deficiency
In this episode of the Smarter Not Harder Podcast, host Jodi Duval is joined by guest Dr. Ethan Russo to give one-cent solutions to life’s $64,000 questions that include:
- What is the endocannabinoid system's role in human health and how does it have potential in treating conditions like migraines, fibromyalgia, and irritable bowel syndrome?
- What is the medicinal potential of lesser-known cannabinoids like CBG and THCV in treating anxiety, specific cancers, and MRSA infections?
- How do lifestyle factors like diet and exercise influence the endocannabinoid system and how can an anti-inflammatory diet and aerobic activity boost endocannabinoid levels?
Who is Dr. Ethan Russo?
Ethan Russo, MD, is a board-certified neurologist, psychopharmacology researcher, and author. He is the Founder and CEO of credo-science.com.
What did Jodi Duval discuss with Dr. Ethan Russo?
[02:04] Dr. Ethan Russo’s journey into the world of cannabis and medicinal plants, his transformative experience with the Machiguenga tribe in the Amazon, and his work on the endocannabinoid system and clinical endocannabinoid deficiency
[20:55] The potential of cannabigerol (CBG) and other cannabinoids like THCV and CBDV, the concept of the 'entourage effect', and the therapeutic promise of acid cannabinoids such as THCA
[33:40] The efficacy of cannabis-based medicines, the science behind cannabinoid and terpenoid formulations, insights from Dr. Russo's work at Carito Science, the challenges faced by the cannabis industry, and the importance of natural, soil-based growth and sustainable agriculture.
[47:47] The current landscape and future potential of cannabis research, its promise in treating various health conditions, and advice on optimizing the endocannabinoid system through diet and activity
[55:55] The relationship between music and the endocannabinoid system, including the idea that singing can elevate endocannabinoid levels and contribute to improved mood and alertness
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