Infused: Cannabis & Your Health with Russell Bennett

Infused: Cannabis & Your Health with Russell Bennett

Listen to “Infused: Cannabis and Your Health” on Spreaker.

Cannabis lawyer and author Russell Bennett sits down with Chef JJ Witherspoon and Tricia Ryan, VP Marketing at CannTx Life Sciences, to discuss health and safety issues surrounding cannabis infused foods and beverages. Hear how JJ treated her cancer and get some commonly asked questions answered like: What does 10 mg of THC in an edible mean? Does body type affect a person’s reaction to edibles? How does a person find their optimal dose? What marketing claims can be made on packaging? How do you cook with cannabis? Whether you’re a recreational user, a medical user or part of the growing canna-curious segment, there’s something here for you. Plus, host Russell Bennett takes it upon himself to eat an edible to see what happens to his aches and pains over the course of the podcast.

In this podcast you’ll also hear:
02:30 – Tricia’s professional path to becoming a cannabis marketer
03:15 – JJ’s path to becoming a vegan and gluten-free chef
03:45 – JJ’s stage 3 cancer diagnosis
07:00 – Cannabis health claims and promotion
11:05 – CBD claims
13:10 – Dose – what is 10mg of THC?
16:00 – How different people respond to THC
23:45 – What is THC, CBD, terpenes and ratios?
26:45 – How to get cannabis for medical purposes with a prescription in Canada
34:20 – How to find your optimal dose in edibles
34:35 – How long does the effect last?
35:20 – Product quality, use of pesticides & irradiation
49:15 – US experience
50:30 – Edibles packaging
53:20 – Edibles and beverage dosage: Canada v. U.S.
56:15 – Cooking and baking with cannabis; how she makes her caramels
57:35 – What is decarboxylation?

The Gut-Brain Axis

The Gut-Brain Axis

Listen to “Gut-Brain Axis” on Spreaker. The connection between the gut and the brain is fascinating! In this episode of Doctors+, Dr. Simran Rattan, MD, integrative medicine physician, integrative health coach, meditation coach and certified tai chi instructor, explains the gut-brain axis and how inflammation, mental health and chronic disease fit in.  You’ll learn about leaky gut, our microbiome and what causes gut imbalance.  Plus, discover what foods can help restore gut balance, including a discussion about prebiotics, probiotics and fermented foods. In this podcast you’ll hear: 5:45 – Gut-brain axis: a 2 way street 8:15 – Microbiome and leaky gut 10:15 – Gluten sensitivity and leaky gut 11:15 – The connection between gut imbalance and eczema 12:47 – Signs of leaky gut (bloating, heartburn, diarrhea, constipation, mood changes, abdominal pain) 13:20 – Stomach aches & migraines in children 17:00 – Mind body therapy 17:35 – What causes gut imbalance? 19:00 – Relationship between gut health, nutrition and mental health 19:20 – Whole foods 19:40 – Anti-inflammatory foods & Mediterranean diet 22:50 – Fermented foods, prebiotics & probiotics 27:55 – Mental health and mind-body therapy

Organic and Other Health Food Buzzwords Explained

Organic and Other Health Food Buzzwords Explained

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Are you confused by some of the health food terms you hear about or read on labels? This podcast explains 10 commonly used health food words. 

In this podcast you’ll hear about:

 0:40 –  Non-GMO

2:00 –  All Natural

2:35 –  Superfood

5:15 –  Grass Fed 

6:00 –  Grass Finished

6:30 –  Whole Food

7:30 –  Naturally Sweetened

8:45 –  Pasture Raised

9:30 –  Organic

11:30 – Macronutrients & Micronutrients

Episode 4: Food Poisoning, Parasites and Food Safety with Dr. A. Salomon

Episode 4: Food Poisoning, Parasites and Food Safety

Listen to “Food Poisoning, Parasites and Food Safety” on Spreaker.

What can you do to prevent foodborne illness? How long does food poisoning last? In this episode of Doctors+, Dr. Ashley Salomon, M.D., discusses what foodborne illness is and how to avoid it both at home and while travelling.

In this podcast you’ll hear:

2:40– Causes of foodborne illness

3:05 Length of symptoms 

3:30– Food offenders 

4:25 Sushi warning

8:20– Water

9:30– Common viral infections 

10:45– Symptoms

12:20– When to consult a doctor

14:20– How to stay hydrated (water, ginger tea, electrolytes)

15:25 Role of integrative medicine for foodborne illness (diagnostics & treatment)

21:35: Difference between foodborne illness and food poisoning

23:15– Who is high risk

25:10 Prevention tips at home 

26:45– Most common food offenders

29:00 Travel prevention tips

33:10– Foods and herbs that can protect our stomach

Doctors+ Episode 3: Heavy Metals in Food & Water: What You Need To Know with Dr. A. Salomon

Episode 3: Heavy Metals in Food & Water: What You Need To Know with Dr. A. Salomon

Listen to “Toxic Heavy Metals in Food & Water with Dr. A. Salomon” on Spreaker. Episode 3 Toxic Heavy Metals in Food & Water with Dr. A. Salomon What are heavy metals and why are they in our food? In this episode, MIT, Princeton and Rush Medical College graduate (to name a few), Dr. Ashley Salomon, MD, provides examples of toxic heavy metals, the big food offenders, and the symptoms and illnesses associated with heavy metal exposure. You’ll learn what foods can protect you plus hear about some great alternatives to foods that are high in heavy metals. Brown or white rice? How should you rinse your rice? Red or white wine? If you’re a fan of sushi, rice and/or wine, you’ll want to listen to this one!

1:00 –  Dr. Salomon’s educational and professional background

3:25 –  What is functional medicine

10:20 – Examples of heavy metals

12:00 – Symptoms and illnesses associated with heavy metal exposure

16:37 –  Arsenic in rice; brown rice v. white rice

17:40 – Recommendation for soaking rice

18:45 – Mercury in fish; fish with higher metal levels v. lower metal levels

20:20 – Who should avoid foods with heavy metals

22:20 – Omega 3’s

22:50 – Alternatives to foods with high heavy metal levels

24:00 – Water and water filtration

26:00  – Protective foods

29:00 – Pesticides and heavy metals

30:45 – Wine

31:40 – Heavy metals in medicinal herbs & supplements

34:00 – More on wine and heavy metals

37:30 – Testing for heavy metals

Doctors+ Episode 2: Integrative Medicine with Dr. E. Konigsberg Part 2

Episode 2: Integrative Medicine with Dr. E. Konigsberg Part 2

Listen to “Integrative Medicine with Dr. Konigsberg Part 2” on Spreaker.

Episode 2
The Role of Food in Integrative Medicine
This is Part II of AFN’s interview with Dr. Esther Konigsberg, MD CCFP, where she discusses the role of food and nutrition in integrative medicine versus western medicine. While food and nutrition are often discussed in the context of maintaining general good health, what about food as medicine? Do students in medical school learn about nutrition? Diet changes to help with pain, inflammation and digestive problems are just a few of the topics discussed in this podcast. In this podcast you’ll hear:

1:50 – The large role of food and nutrition in integrative medicine

3:20 – Inflammation and diet

5:30 – Gluten-free diet

6:55 – Is diet and nutrition being taught in medical school?

11:50 – Dr. Konigsberg’s recommendations for educating current and future MD’s about nutrition

16:05 – Listen to your body

17:50 – The misinformation about soy

20:13 – Nutrition in the media

Doctors+ Episode I: Integrative Medicine with Dr. E. Konigsberg Part I

Episode I: Integrative Medicine with Dr. E. Konigsberg Part I

Listen to “Integrative Medicine with Dr. E. Konigsberg Part I” on Spreaker.

Episode 1
What is Integrative Medicine?
This is Part I of AFN’s interview with integrative medicine consultant Dr. Esther Konigsberg, MD CCFP. Dr. Konigsberg, whose teachers and mentors include Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. Andrew Weil, explains what integrative medicine is, why patients seek it out and how it fits in with an overall treatment plan. The podcast also explores whether western and alternative healthcare practitioners are really on opposite sides or is the landscape changing? This episode leads into Part II of the interview with Dr. Konigsberg which delves into the role of food and nutrition in integrative medicine. In this podcast you’ll hear:

2:15 – Why Dr. Konigsberg wanted to go to medical school and become a doctor

3:05 – Dr. Konigsberg’s experience in medical school

4:30 – Dr. Konigsberg’s pursuit of further education and her mentors

8:00 – Dr. Konigsberg’s views on evidenced-based medicine

10:00 – Benefits of Integrative Medicine

14:10 – Are western and alternative/complementary medicine practitioners still on ‘opposite sides’?

16:25 – What to look for in an alternative healthcare practitioner

18:10 – Integrative medicine in the U.S. v. Canada

The Plant-Based Diet: What Is It and How To Start

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Curious about what plant-based eating is all about? AFN’s latest podcast about plant-based eating is published! Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan or a meat eater interested in integrating more plant-based foods into your diet, there’s no question that plant-based has gone mainstream. But it’s more than just fruits and vegetables. A plant-based diet can include nuts, seeds, oils, whole grains, legumes and beans also. And it is not synonymous with being a vegan. Technically, a plant-based diet contains proportionately more foods from plant sources.

The stories and health struggles of Fay Knights and Ashley Swanson MPH, RDN, LDN are revealed in the podcast. After consulting with healthcare professionals and doing their own research on plant-based eating, they each decided to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diet and achieved positive results.

What you’ll hear:

  • Fay’s story: Her mitochondrial disorder and why she changed to a more plant-based diet
  • Ashley’s story: Her struggles with GI issues in her youth and being raised on an Indiana cattle farm, becoming a dietician but only later learning how to use food to heal herself
  • How Fay and Ashley educated themselves
  • How long did it take to start to see results?
  • The good and the bad when introducing plant-based foods
  • Is plant-based eating expensive?
  • Kids and plant-based eating
  • Recipes
  • Food as medicine
  • Baby steps to plant-based eating

How To Plan A Party For Guests With Food Allergies

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Event and party planning can feel overwhelming, especially if there are guests with food restrictions. From wedding receptions to conferences to birthday parties, what can you do to keep your guests safe? What is the role of the guest in communicating their food needs? What should parents of allergic children do when their child is invited to a birthday party? Instead of getting stressed, get insightful tips in this podcast from award winning event planner Jodie Katz and registered dietician Ahuva Magder.