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Cannabis for Seniors

By Beverly A. Potter

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Format: Paperback, 200 pages
Published In: United States, 01 April 2017
Cannabis for Seniors is written for independent seniors looking for ways to manage their everyday health concerns without resorting to powerful, habit-forming, potentially dangerous medications. It is also written for younger family members who care for seniors or simply "keep an eye on" a mother or father who is aging and needs a little help managing physical ailments and mental challenges. Cannabis for Seniors reviews the latest scientific research regarding the health effects of marijuana and the effectiveness of various cannabis strains for managing specific health conditions. It also presents anecdotal reports on cannabis use by seniors -- so readers can learn about people "just like them" who have tried medical marijuana and had good results. The book addresses the myths and worries that many seniors have about marijuana use showing which concerns are founded in fact and which are simply based on inadequate or partial information. It discusses various methods of administering medical marijuana, explaining which conditions are best handled by smoking, eating, or using skin patches containing active medicinal cannabis components. It deals in detail with the major conditions that cannabis can help: * Sleep issues * Depression * Alzheimer's disease * Chronic pain * Anxiety * Digestive disorders * Cancer * Glaucoma * Multiple sclerosis * Parkinson's disease * Concussions * Stroke * and many more For each condition, Cannabis for Seniors explains the scientific research and personal anecdotes supporting use of medical marijuana -- helping seniors decide for themselves, or with the help of a caregiver, how best to cope with their personal health situations. Cannabis for Seniors also discusses social elements of life that are facilitated by marijuana. Research shows that seniors who remain connected to friends, family members and community live longer, happier and healthier lives. The book shows how medical marijuana can help with these important social connections.

Table of Contents

1. Why Cannabis for Seniors? 2. The Endrocannabinoid System 3. Cannabis Myths 4. Routes into The Bloodstream 5. How to Use Cannabis 6. Cannabis Therapeutic Strains 7. Tailor Your Program 8. Senior Opioid Epidemic 9. Reducing Opioid Dependency 10. Cannabis and Depression 11. Cannabis and Anxiety 12. Cannabis and Pain Management 13. Mind/Body Pain Management 14. Quelling Discomforts 15. Get a Good Night's Sleep 16. Neuroprotection 17. Cannabis Promotes Socializing 18. Using Cannabis Topicals 19. Healing Laughter 20. Cooking with Cannabis 21. DIY Cannabis Medicines Bibliography Author Bio -- Docpotter

About the Author

Mark J. Estren, Ph.D., is a psychologist and medical journalist, former producer of "Report on Medicine" for CBS, author of numerous health and medicine articles for publications including The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Miami Herald, Bottom Line/Personal, Bottom Line/Health, and others. Nationally known journalist and Pulitzer winner. Named one of the "People to Watch" by Fortune magazine. Executive producer (CBS and ABC News; also PBS). Major contributor to In a Word (Dell). Current contributor to The Washington Post. Current contributor to Bottom Line newsletter group. Current contributor to Journal of Animal Ethics.

Reviews

CULTURE The #1 Cannabis Lifestyle Magazine May 2017 Cannabis for Seniors Senior citizens often face may obstacles when it comes to finding the best treatment options available for the many aliments with aging. CANNABIS FOR SENIORS was written by Dr. Beverly A. Potter, and it gives those of a certain age who are considering cannabis medicine insight into how consuming the plant has the potential to provide a higher quality of living and health. By debunking myths that surround cannabis medicine to discussing the countless options of cannabis treatments and more, this new book contains all the evidence and information senior citizens look toward when considering cannabis to treat their medical conditions. --Jacob Cannon--Jacob Cannon "Culture " Cannabis for Seniors is informative work that presents alternative ways to maintain quality of life. Beverly Potter explores the ways that aging baby boomers may find relief for what ails them in Cannabis for Seniors. This quick yet comprehensive guide is designed to educate a possibly ailing senior population on the therapeutic benefits of marijuana. In just over twenty chapters, Potter addresses why cannabis should be considered, as well as how to overcome the stigmas and perceptions that many still have about the plant--which, she points out, is a natural product, as opposed to the plethora of synthetic pharmaceutical drugs on the market. She also discusses how cannabis affects humans and how to use it to treat certain conditions. Even though medical marijuana is legal in many jurisdictions, it's not easy to write a book on the health benefits of cannabis. After a century where marijuana was misrepresented with melodramas like Reefer Madness and made ridiculous with comedy acts like Cheech and Chong, Potter knows that many people still have reservations about cannabis as a medical treatment. Potter makes a compelling case for the use of cannabis as a therapeutic tool while never being preachy or pushy. While she presents this perspective armed with credited and sourced information, Potter is largely persuasive because of her friendly, approachable tone. She is easy to understand and stays away from overly medical and scientific jargon, even when tackling subjects like the different types of trichomes on marijuana or the biphasic properties of cannabis. The book also includes sections on selecting plant strains based on therapeutic properties, ways to cook with cannabis, and how to use the plant as a salve or poultice. By showing the practical uses of cannabis, it reduces the stigma around the plant, making it seem more like an everyday product. The work is clearly and handily organized. Topics, from the history of cannabis as a therapeutic tool to how cannabis is routed through the bloodstream, are arranged in a logical order, and pictures and illustrations are included. Brief chapters are chunked into different short topics. This makes the book easy to put down and pick up again, or simple to reference a particular topic. A large font avoids eye strain, and the overall package is appealing. Cannabis for Seniors is informative work. No matter what condition a person faces at the end of their days, Potter's book shows that there is an alternative to help them maintain a good quality of life. May 9, 2017--Katerie Prior "Foreword Clarion Review "

EAN: 9781579512422
ISBN: 1579512429
Publisher: Ronin Publishing (CA)
Dimensions: 21.59 x 14 x 1.12 centimetres (0.18 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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