E42 - PTSD: getting to the Hart of the matter

 

Episode Description

Kirk and Trevor discuss PTSD with Dr. Mike Hart founder of ReadyToGo Clinic.  Dr. Hart talks about how PTSD, migraines, IBS and some other conditions are due at least in part to an endocannabinoid deficiency.  That means cannabis is an obvious treatment for PTSD.  Also hear how cannabis can also be used in sports medicine and about Kirk's Runners' High on the Columbia Ice Fields.

Music by:
 
Bif Naked - Santa Claus is Comin to Town - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8zb5VVydpA
 
(Yes we got a SOCAN membership to use this song all legal and proper like)
 
Additional Music: 
Desiree Dorion
Marc Clement
 
Links:
 
Dr. Mike Hart's Joe Rogan Interview (Episode 1246): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHwSmwEwmV4&t=38s
 
Scientific American "The Case of a Woman Who Feels Almost No Pain Leads Scientists to a New Gene Mutation" - March 30/19 - Jacquelyn Corley -  https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-case-of-a-woman-who-feels-almost-no-pain-leads-scientists-to-a-new-gene-mutation/
 
Readytogo Clinic -  https://mikehartmd.com/
 
 
Benzodiazepines for PTSD: A Systemic Review and Meta-Analysis.  Guina et al. Journal of Psychiatric Practice.  July 2015 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26164054
 
Reductions in Circulating Endocannabinoid Levels in Individuals with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Following Exposure to the World Trade Center Attacks.  Matthew N. Hill et al. Psychoneuroendocrinology.  Sept 2013. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3870889/
 
Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency Reconsidered: Current Research Supports the Theory in Migraine, Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel, and Other Treatment-Resistant Syndromes. Ethan Russo. Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. July 2016. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28861491

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