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S01E05 | Cannabis and Insomnia - Putting It All Together
This series was a journey, and we hope we were able to help you learn about and explore insomnia and cannabis as a viable solution. Zana Medical is engaged in finding safe, validated solutions and working with you to implement them. In this episode, we wrap up all the loose ends and discuss next steps so you can start on your journey in the best way possible.
S01E04 | Cannabis, Seniors, and Insomnia
Seniors today are taking an enormous amount of pharmaceuticals to cope with the natural process of aging, and it’s having a terrible effect on their health and quality of life. Could cannabis be the solution to reduce dependence on pharmaceuticals people while significantly improving their quality of life? In this episode, we'll explore many of the issues specific to seniors, both as they experience insomnia. We'll also hear from clinicians and researchers on why cannabis could be a better solution to help seniors with sleep, pain, anxiety/depression, arthritis and even stiffness.
S01E03 | Cannabis, Veterans & Insomnia
Coming out of the military and adjusting to civilian life can be challenging -- to say the least. Just ask Jake Scallen, an Iraq War veteran who had to deal with PTSD and insomnia. Put on a cocktail of drugs, he described life as often “unbearable.” Although never being much of a cannabis user, he turned to the plant at the advice of a friend. He claims it’s been a "godsend." Or, former law enforcement officer and veteran, Roger Martin, who dealt with years of insomnia and chronic pain, ultimately developing a dependency on prescription opioids. A cannabis skeptic, Martin eventually found cannabis helped him cope with chronic pain, sleep better, and get off of more dangerous prescription medications. Nonetheless, cannabis is not a panacea for everyone, so we'll explore the complex issues surrounding cannabis as a treatment. And, in particular, issues unique to veterans.
For free downloadable resources and show notes, visit the episode page on Zana HealthLab (www.http://zanahealthlab.com/insomnia3).
S01E02 | Cannabis, Women & Insomnia
In this episode, hear from Nick Jikomes, PhD on gender differences; Eloise Thiesen, RN on insomnia after menopause; Dr. Kimberly Babson on the prevalence of insomnia in society. Also hear from Dr. Tishler on how to talk to your physician, and Kathy LG Smith, RN on potential patient shaming and advice on your journey.
S01E01 | Foundational Knowledge: Insomnia, Healthy Sleep, and Cannabis
Insomnia, which can be devastating to one’s physical and mental health, is far too common in our modern culture. With increasing acceptance of cannabis, it’s no surprise that growing numbers of Americans are ditching pills for cannabis. But, what does the scientific evidence say? In this inaugural episode, we lay the foundation covering the essentials of cannabis and insomnia. Meet the patients, clinicians, and scientists featured in this series.