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Seizure Free with CBD

October 9, 2017

Every week I am amazed by the remarkable improvements many of my patients have been making with the use of various medical cannabis products. I will share stories from time to time because I know many of you love hearing success stories. A couple of weeks ago I saw an 80-year-old man for a follow-up […]

Ketones – What’s the big deal?

September 28, 2017

Many of you may have heard about, or know of people using, a ketogenic diet or taking a bioavailable or another type of ketone supplements and wonder, “What’s the big deal?” While most diets restrict calories, the ketogenic diet works mainly by changing the way energy is utilized in the body from a glycolytic state […]

Hurricane Preparedness Tips to Keep Your Family Safe

September 8, 2017

Here is a list of things to do and think about to help you successfully weather Irma.  Please stay safe and take the necessary precautions now to keep your family safe. Try to get LED flashlights and lanterns.  They last much longer. Have at least one flashlight for every person in your family, and ideally […]

Where is My Medical Cannabis ID Card?

August 30, 2017

To say a few patients have asked us “Where is My Medical Cannabis ID Card?” over the past few weeks, would be a gross understatement. We have dozens of patients who are fully qualified to start medical cannabis treatment and have completed the application process but are still waiting for the Department of Health (DOH) […]

ABC’s to a Successful School Year

August 22, 2017

With the new school year now upon us, it’s time to officially say goodbye to summer and hello to your new family routine. Here are some essential tips to starting off the new school year on the right foot. Address any ongoing or new concerns regarding your child(ren) as early in the school year as […]

Utilizing Medical Cannabis: Routes of Administration

August 8, 2017

I consistently get valuable feedback from my medical cannabis patients. This feedback allows us to develop more effective treatment plans for patients with varying conditions. In this blog post I discuss the various ways cannabis can be taken and how the effects may differ depending on the route of administration. Most people are familiar with […]

Medical Cannabis: Then and Now

July 27, 2017

Although most of the treatments that physicians use have been around only a few decades or less, medical cannabis has been used for millennia. I became even more interested in the early roots of this medicinal herb when our good friend Dr. Barry Gordon of Compassionate Care Clinic of Venice, sent me this photo. It […]

Treating Cancer Diagnoses With Medical Cannabis

July 21, 2017

Cancer is one of the most common diagnoses associated with medical cannabis. It is well-known that cannabis can offer immediate relief to patients undergoing cancer treatments by reducing nausea and vomiting, as well as increasing appetite. Less well-known are the other potential benefits patients report from using medical cannabis. For example, many patients experience chronic […]

Tips for that Unintended Summer Sunburn

July 13, 2017

For many of us, July is filled with flags, fireworks, and fun in the sun.   However, if you or a family member wake up looking like a lobster, you may have overdone the sun exposure. Every sunburn incident results in some level of DNA-damaged skin. Multiple burns increase the risk (by as much as 80%) […]

Medical Marijuana for Treating ADD/ADHD

July 6, 2017

Many people have asked me whether medical cannabis might be able to help someone who has debilitating ADD/ADHD, and if I would be willing to facilitate the treatment. Because one of the known side effects of recreational marijuana is the possibility of reducing attention, memory, and cognitive function (especially in children), one could reasonably ask […]

How I Utilize Medical Cannabis Therapy in Children & Adults

June 29, 2017

As a physician, who for the past 20 years has been at the forefront of developing wholistic treatment protocols, I have often had to navigate new therapies and figure out best how to see what is best for a particular patient.  Within certain medical conditions (autism is a perfect example), we often find that different […]

Why I Treat Children with Medical Cannabis Therapy

June 23, 2017

As a wholistic pediatrician, I have used medicinal herbs to treat variety of childhood ailments for more than 20 years. Back in 1997, if you would have suggested I would be ordering medical cannabis for children in 2017, I probably would have smiled and asked, “What have you been smoking?”

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