We have discussed how CBD is used for chronic pain, autoimmune diseases, sleep, PTSD, and anxiety. On this week’s show, we tackle the topic of CBD and weight loss. When our guest Ana Goldseker, owner of Soul Maté Yerba, lost 45 pounds, she discovered taking quality CBD oil helped maintain the weight loss. She shares her story and more. To explain the role CBD plays in weight loss, Dr. Ben González breaks down how our body’s reaction to stress, food cravings, injuries, anxiety, and pain lead to an imbalance in its ability to make endocannabinoids. If you are attempting to lose weight or finding it difficult managing a healthy weight, this episode is a must listen.
40% of reported Covid-19 deaths are residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Essential healthcare services are reacting swiftly to provide a safe environment for both their residents and employees. We ask Dave Pyser from a local home care service provider called Visiting Angels how Covid-19 has changed the lives of his elderly clients and if CBD oil has a future in this industry. Before we close the show with Mailsaaaack, Dr. G’s Corner covers the important distinctions between CBD and marijuana and why it is safe for use in the home healthcare setting.
Arthritis affects ~50 million Americans and is the most common cause of disability among adults. We are talking today with Patty Wessels, a 16-year certified physical therapist from Mind Body Physical Therapy. She discusses how some of her arthritic clients relieve their joint and bone pain by using CBD oil, in addition to stretching and exercise. However, if you are experiencing arthritic symptoms or have been diagnosed with one of the over 100 kinds of arthritis and relation conditions, how should you approach trying CBD? Dr. G explains the Do’s and Don’ts when choosing CBD as a treatment choice.
This week, we welcome back Eryck Stamper. Listen as we learn the reasons that led this veteran to establish a non-profit called Veterans Initiative 22 and how the non-profit works with NORML of Maryland, Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC), Americans for Safe Access (ASA), and Veteran Affairs in changing U.S. laws. Plus, Dr. Benjamin González discusses why CBD products sold in grocery stores and gas stations distract from the health benefits of a full spectrum CBD oil.
On July 20, 2020, Congress approved a measure allowing CBD use by U.S. military service members. We talk with Eryck Stamper, a 23-year retired Navy Veteran and a Maryland cannabis advocate, about what this means for active military members, veterans and private citizens. Plus, chronic inflammation brought on by the Covid-19 virus or other autoimmune diseases wreak havoc on the body and could cause serious illnesses. In “Dr. G’s Corner”, Benjamin González, MD from Atlantis Medical Wellness Center reveals how CBD oil can be more effective than traditional steroid medication and compares each treatment’s side effects.
I tried putting my finger on the best part of this episode but found it impossible. I mean, too much to choose from. It must have been Dana from Ft Lauderdale, right? A longtime CBD skeptic now calling CBD, “The Miracle Bottle”. Dana now rubs it on her tennis elbow, into her temples for migraines, on her collarbone when that aches and it helps her anxiety. And that’s only the beginning of the list! She even sent some to her cousin abroad who burnt his hand on a grill and that worked! Then there was Jake Madar, a recent college graduate who just finished studying with Dr. Raphael Mechoulam in Israel and learned things there that he could never learn in the U.S. His advice? Use it everyday for sleep issues and anxiety and even with medications that work, CBD can still be utilized in a safe, positive way. Doc G chimed in with important CBD research being done at the University of Arizona (his alma mater) and dropped this bombshell: “Politics and myth have hidden the benefits of this effective medical tool for decades…until now. Guys, if you’re not on board yet with CBD, better hurry up. The train’s filling up…
Wow – what a show this was! We ran the gamut starting with an anxious 18-year old Jacob saying how well he’s slept since committing to CBD. Lots of pressure on kids these days and the youngster had tried melatonin to get some shuteye but it gave him bad dreams. No side effects from CBD. Nada. Dr Tara Kern was next up and she may have been the greatest guest we’ve ever had. The Upstate New York native and Buffalo Bills fan had noticed a big change in her dog, Bandit, after giving him CBD. No more freak out with thunderstorms and laundry machines. The pooch loves it. Happy pooch, happy life, am I right? Then Dr. Kern dropped the bombshell — the ultimate compliment — CBD is affordable and effective! Words to live by. Doc G had some great info on botox and CBD for muscular issues. Never even thought of that…and in Mailsaaaack we heard from Anna whose wounded knee feels so much better she doesn’t even know it’s there…wow.
You’re like, “Wait, what? Corned Beef and CBD?” Well, somehow the gang made a connection on the firecracker of a show, (see what I did there!) More on corned beef later, but first – when Max & Steven tell you what’s in the bottle, it’s in the bottle! Pure CBD oil, no additives, 3rd party tested, EVERY BATCH! That wasn’t the case with another company in Florida. A class-action suit was brought against that CBD company, challenging it’s claim of their CBD being all natural. Au contraire said a “curious” customer who had it tested and it came back with traces of copper, nickel and lead. Buyer beware!!! Later, Michael Kruger from Reisterstown took time from his holiday weekend to tell us his Parkinson’s story and how CBD has helped him manage the disease. Diagnosed at age 57, Michael’s been battling Parkinson’s for two years and says, “CBD helps with my tremors and helps relax me. It’s unbelievable but my tremors are so minor the next day.” Keep it up Michael, we’re rootin’ for you. On a lighter note, It turns out that all three of the hosts, Max, Steven and Gary worked at deli’s in their younger years (Manny’s Deli where Max and Gary actually worked together and didn’t know each other, CRAAAAZY!!! And Steven at Miller’s which replaced Manny’s later, how’s that for Karma!). They lamented the fact that the corned beef scene in B’more had deteriorated. Stan from Essex called in and said he knew a place. You’ll have to listen to find out where it is. Doc G (in his corner as usual) said he’s seeing patients that are undergoing “crisis fatigue” and he’s got 3 suggestions for dealing with it. Mailsaaaaack was interesting as usual. Evelyn and Ellis came back to the Farmer’s Market and extolled the virtues of the CBD they bought from Max & Steven. Ellis said his wife gave it a rating of 2 out of 10, which apparently for her is GREAT! Also, we met “Piper the Pup”, who after taking CBD is apparently not freaked out about the landscaper anymore! Way to go Pipes!!!
CBD for Migraines? For chronic acute headaches? For back pain? You better believe it! This week on Understanding CBD, Dr. Mary Ann Ley from the Achieve Wellness Center tells us how she talks to her patients about CBD and even sees results within minutes of use right in her office! Oh, she also mentions Max & Steven’s “famous box”, which you won’t want to miss. Doc G tackles migraines and headaches in his “Corner” unit and the three big takeaways for those who suffer from them…(spoiler alert: using CBD is among them!) MAILSAAAAACK touches on topical use of CBD (get it?) and how Zulu (great name BTW) is a much happier dog these days. Oh, and I almost forgot – Max & Steven turn the tables on ME (Gary) and grill ME about what I’VE learned about CBD in the last 18 weeks. You’ll have to listen to see if I passed the audition…
A special “Father’s Day” edition of “Understanding CBD”, gets off to a raucous start when Darlene from Essex, MD divulges that her doctor said the reason why CBD worked for her severe arthritis was because it made her high! Oh doc, please be better than that. Hey, speaking of that, does it get any better than hemp industry pioneer Eric Steenstra joining Max and Steven to talk about his 20+ year crusade to bring CBD into the mainstream medical conversation? Evelyn gives her “Can I Get a Witness” testimony on how much better her bothersome ankle feels after just one topical dose of CBD. Listen in on why Max and Steven call her a “boomerang”! Meanwhile, Anna from Storehouse Dispensary dishes on the noticeable changes (for the better) in her dog’s behavior since she tried CBD. She loves her little dog…And Doc G’s in his Corner yet again, with an anecdote about one of his patients, anxious about missing a doctor’s appointment because of Covid. He recommended she try CBD to calm herself and…tune in for the conclusion!!!