POOR APPETITE & MEDICAL MARIJUANA

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“Trust in yourself, your ability, and your struggles, but not in your appetite.”

Lack of appetite is a symptom of internal combat. Usually, a lack of appetite is transient feeling, a simple message from the body saying – it is not a right time to eat right now.  For example, prior to competition, the body rightfully curbs appetite so maximum energy is available to survive and execute the task at hand.  In the case of nausea, common food poisoning, vomiting and diarrhea is the body’s way to fight by removing food from the body, and starving out invading bacteria and infection.

A chronic lack of appetite usually reflects poor health or sickness.

“Never, never underestimate the power of desire. If you want to live badly enough, you can live. The great question, at least for me: How do I decide I want to live?”   Anorexic patient Hornbacher M

Medical conditions that cause appetite loss include blockage of the digestive tract, digestive dysfunction, chemo, infection, ulcers as well as anxiety and acute stress.

Poor appetite issues are:

  • slow wound healing
  • muscle weakness and atrophy
  • hypoglycemia
  • malnutrition – weight loss
  • weak immune system
  • kidney disfunction
  • hair loss
  • nervous disorders – emotional fragility
  • low body temperature
  • menstruation issues

“The reason we’re so dangerous is because we’re totally harmless.”  Cheech and Chong.

Medical Cannabis Helps with Better Appetite

There are more than 30,000 studies reports all over the world that show many benefits of Medical Marijuana based medicines.  Approximately 30 years ago it was discovered that receptors in the brain that control hunger were affected by Medical Cannabis.

Its interesting that Medical Marijuana is indicated to fight both Obesity and Anorexia, as MMJ tends to normalize hunger signals and balance obsessive behavior, which is at the heart of eating disorders and affects appetite.

  • Marijuana contains high concentrations of medical elements called Cannabinoids.  A Marijuana component known as THC is effective in improving appetite, helping anorexics with their manic obsessions and nausea.  THC is psychoactive and works its wonders in different ways; by jump starting the cells engine – the mitochondria to demand nutrition and by normalizing body receptors that control the release of appetite promoting hormones.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND APPETITE -DOCTOR TESTIMONIALS 

“We recommend Medical Cannabis to patients with wasting associated with  serious disease and health issues. We indicate CBD for patients that cannot tolerate THC.” Dr. W. Rivers MD.

“Rates of obesity are lower by roughly a third in people who smoke medical marijuana at least 2-3 times a week, compared with those who don’t smoke pot at all.”  American Journal of Epidemiology Dr. Luter Morrison

“Marijuana component known as CBD stimulates appetite in patients.” National Cancer Institute /

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APPETITE & MEDICAL MARIJUANA-FURTHER READING – 

Study: Cannabis Helps Patients Gain Weight

Study: Marijuana Helps the Obese

Cannabis and Chemotherapy Induced Weight Loss

Safety of Cannabis – THC Therapy in Weight Recovery

Why Pot Smokers Are Skinnier than Non-Pot Smokers – TIME

Appetite Hormones and Cannabis

MARIJUANA BATTLES THE HORRORS OF CHEMO 

CBD in Cannabis Stimulates Appetite – Without a High

Stabilizing Weigh in Chronic Hepatitis C Patients using Marijuana

Study: THC and Weight Gain