Unlocking the potential of the endocannabinoid system with Dr. Jacques & Dr. Fitzgerald

The endocannabinoid system is made up of an extensive web receptors that are found almost everywhere in the body. Hence, it plays an important role in regulating and influencing every system in the body, from the digestive and nervous system to he hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis. Yet the importance of this system isn’t taught to most practitioners in training —and confusion (and some times alarm) swirl around exogenous ways to strengthen and tone the endocannabinoid system since many of the healing compounds are derived from the same plant as marijuana. In this episode of New Frontiers, Dr. Fitzgerald talks to the senior vice president of portfolio development at Thorne Research, Dr. Jacqueline Jacque, about the endocannabinoid system and ways to support with food, spices, and targeted supplements.

In this podcast you will hear:

  • How the endocannabinoid system (ECS) works
  • About the top line function of the ECS as a homeostatic agent in the body
  • About the health-improving role that a robust ECS plays in supporting the body’s other systems, including the nervous system, reproductive system, digestive system, and emotional wellbeing
  • How to support the ECS with specific foods, spices, and supplements
  • About the importance of starting with low doses when introducing ECS-supporting supplements to a patient’s protocol
  • What differentiates hemp from marijuana and the legal issues around ECS-supporting supplements
  • About the benefits of whole plant extracts and the limitations of reducing supplements down to one isolated strain, e.g. only CBD


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