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Endometriosis, CBD, & Medical Cannabis

What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is an extremely painful condition in which tissue similar to that which lines the uterus begins incorrectly growing outside of the uterus and can spread to the ovaries and fallopian tubes, among other areas. This tissue acts similarly to cells within the uterus – it builds up, breaks down, and sheds every month and can cause intense pain, inflammation, and scarring. Patients with endometriosis may experience at least one of the following symptoms: Severe cramping Painful bowel movement or urination Painful periods Chronic pain around the back, abdomen, and pelvis Diarrhea or constipation Nausea Difficulty getting…


Fibromyalgia & Medical Cannabis

Medical Cannabis & Fibromyalgia

Welcome to our 14th episode of Medical Cannabis Now! Today we will be discussing Fibromyalgia, its associated symptomatology, and what patients can do to ease their pain, find better sleep, and improve their overall quality of life. There are both lifestyle and medical options that Fibromyalgia patients can keep in their toolbelt to find the best relief and we are excited to share them with you today.   What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a chronic health condition that is characterized by widespread pain of muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown and many go undiagnosed….


Brain Health & Medical Cannabis

Welcome to our 12th episode in our Medical Cannabis Now series where we are focusing on brain health, specifically dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. With over 500,000 Canadians currently living with dementia, we know how important this topic is and we want to discuss how medical cannabis can possibly play a role in helping our patients manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. Can CBD help with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia? There are still many things about medical cannabis we do not know, but it is clear that cannabis can affect our brain. You can find high levels of…


Migraines, Headaches, & Medical Cannabis – Episode 10

Episode 10: Migraines & Medical Cannabis Welcome to the 10th episode in our Medical Cannabis Now series! This month, Arash Taghvai, MD.,  discusses a few different types of headaches, how medical cannabis can play a role, and he’s prepared a couple of case studies at the end alongside answering your questions. We’ll help you understand what causes headaches and what we often see in the clinics of patients looking for relief for not only migraines but co-existing conditions. Thank you to all those who did send questions in and please enjoy!   Migraine Types, Causes & Symptoms This episode we…