Episode 9: Dr. Lam on the Use of CBD In Medicine

Episode 9: Dr. Lam on the Use of CBD In Medicine

Dr. Lam has been in clinical practice for over 11 years and has a very strong interest in the potential health implications of cannabinoids. In this episode, Dr. Lam reveals how he got interested in studying the plant and really believing in the value of its benefits. Cannabinoids can have various effects on the body; so, Dr. Lam dives deep into how they work with the body’s endocannabinoid system. Dr. Lam also describes the differences between THC, CBD, CBG, and CBN. Tune in as we chat about the research behind marijuana and why you should do your homework when it comes to CBD treatments!

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • [03:20] How Dr. Lam got into studying the plant and really believing in the value of its benefits.
  • [10:40] Cannabinoids can have various effects on the body – Dr. Lam dives deep into how they work with the body’s endocannabinoid system.
  • [16:15] The differences between THC, CBD, CBG, and CBN.
  • [26:40] Research on the marijuana plant is hard to come by because it is considered a Schedule 1 drug. However, it’s difficult to find any negative effects around the plant.
  • [29:50] Why Dr. Lam says you need to do your homework when considering CBD as a treatment.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Cannabinoids can have different effects on the body. They helps our cells communicate with each other and some have been associated with lowering inflammation and pain.
  • Cannflavin A and B have 30 times greater anti-inflammatory effects per gram than traditional prescription drugs.
  • THC, CBD, CBG, and CBN are essentially cannabinoids that are found within the cannabis plant.
  • CBG is the mother of all cannabinoids. It can decrease inflammation, has good antioxidant effects, and is excellent for skin care.

BIO

Dr. Lam grew up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and performed his undergraduate studies as well as medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After completing his anesthesia residency at Mr. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, he attended pain fellowship at the Tri-Institute Program in New York City. This included training at Weill Comeli Presbyterian Hospital for Special Surgery, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering.

Upon completing his fellowship training he came back to North Carolina and is a partner at Carolina Pain and Spine in Raleigh. He has been in clinical practice for over 11 years and has a very strong interest in the potential health implications of cannabinoids. He feels that we are only scratching the surface when it comes to the benefits of the cannabis plant. He is excited to have finally found a farm-to-family company, run by the right people with a strong mission statement.

LINKS MENTIONED:

Dr. Lam’s Website
https://www.drlamcoaching.com/

Dr. Lam on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/user/doctormlam



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