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This episode is brought to you courtesy of Nirvana Dispensaries in Oklahoma. Check out my interview with Adam Lasi, CEO, who explains why Oklahoma is the country's most dynamic cannabis market.

As I explain in more detail on this podcast, this will be the last recording for a few weeks. I am taking some time off to absorb and reflect upon the many changes this year has brought. Before saying good bye I want to leave you with this wonderful podcast on The Endocannabinoid Diet and to thank the Nirvana Group for sponsoring this episode.

When Dr. Chin first described the Endocannabinoid Diet, my ears perked up. While she's still developing the thesis more thoroughly, I thought I'd bring you this peak into her observations. This from her desk:

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is the largest neurotransmitter system in our body. It modulates responses to internal and external stimuli and it is activated by both endocannabinoids (produced in the brain and body) and phytocannabinoids (produced from plants).

Many people are not producing optimal amounts of endocannabinoids -- some experts are calling this an endocannabinoid deficiency. Studies have shown that patients with chronic pain and inflammation -- that often underlie at migraines, fibromyalgia, depression, PTSD, ADHD, weight gain, and irritable bowel syndrome -- have lower levels of anandamide, one endocannabinoid produced by our body.

The vexing question to date is: What causes low levels of endocannabinoids? There’s no simple answer. If you’re experiencing pain and inflammation, not sleeping well or having difficulty with mood, anxiety, stress, or concentration, your ECS may be out of balance. According to Dr. Bruno, nutrition professor of Huntington University of Health Sciences, recent research suggests that in some cases, “A diet low in phytocannabinoids—low in plant foods—may also play a role. The fact is, inadequate levels of endocannabinoids may be associated with their production, metabolism, or the state of cannabinoid receptors.

”To learn more about how changing your diet to include more cannabinoids can impact your health, listen in!

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