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Medical Cannabis with
Dr. Marni Brooks, MD

“It takes a lot of confidence and risk tolerance to even consider treating a patient with cannabis, given the limited evidence we have to back it up.” These are words from Dr. Marni Brooks, BSc, MSW, MD, a family physician specializing in the area of cannabinoid medicine. In this episode she discusses how she began specializing in this area, the current evidence for medical cannabis, the type of patients she treats and the various ways to use cannabis.

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How To Build Your Immune System

What can you do to strengthen your immune system? At the time of the recording of this podcast, there is an outbreak of the coronavirus called COVID-19. In this episode of Doctors+, Dr. Esther Konigsberg, MD CCFP, discusses integrative strategies to boost the immune system. You’ll learn about foods and vitamins that can boost the immune system, and what to avoid if you have COVID-19.

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Inflammatory and Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Having produced podcasts for the last couple of years related to food and health, there is consistent mention by our distinguished podcast guests and medical professionals of the connection between inflammation and diet. Based on information from these interviews, here’s a summary of inflammatory and anti-inflammatory foods.

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