Dr. Janet Schloss: Unlocking the Healing Power of Medical Cannabis
In this episode of the Smarter Not Harder Podcast, our guest Dr. Janet Schloss joins our host Jodi Duval to give one-cent solutions to life’s $64,000 questions that include:
- What are some of the intricacies of the endocannabinoid system, and how can it impact our health?
- How can medical cannabis be used in the treatment of chronic disease and conditions?
- What are the challenges of designing research studies around medical cannabis?
WHO IS DR. JANET SCHLOSS?
Dr. Janet Schloss is the Clinical Research Fellow at the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine at Southern Cross University. Janet is an accomplished researcher with extensive experience in coordinating clinical trials. In addition to her academic career, Janet is a practicing clinical nutritionist and naturopath with over 20 years of experience. Following the completion of her doctorate in 2015, Janet has focused her research on supporting people who have cancer through studying the use of complementary medicine to assist side effects of cancer treatments. Janet has completed a number of groundbreaking studies and has over 60 publications, and now focuses a lot of her research on medical cannabis.
WHAT DID JODI TALK ABOUT WITH DR. JANET SCHLOSS?
[00:00] Medical cannabis has gained recognition as a powerful tool in healthcare.
[07:03] Researching medicinal cannabis for GBM
[13:22] Medicinal cannabis has potential but is not right for everyone
[19:15] Understanding the different cannabinoids and their effects
[24:59] Medical cannabis has promising applications in chronic diseases, stress, anxiety, and inflammation.
[30:42] Exciting opportunities in cannabis research for neurological conditions
[36:28] Cannabis products can aid in chemotherapy and adjunct treatment
[41:54] Educating patients on medicinal cannabis is crucial
[47:24] Titration of cannabis is individualized and requires slow and steady dosing.
[52:45] Timing and proper dosage are crucial for effective cannabis treatment
[58:36] Antioxidants are not what we think they are
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