SHR # 1203 :: Could Marijuana Be The Next Diabetic Drug PL

  1. SHR # 1203 :: Could Marijuana Be The Next Diabetic Drug PL


    SHR # 1203 :: Could Marijuana Be The Next Diabetic Drug PLUS Defying Age With Food :: Guest: Dr. Elizabeth Penner - Hannah Buettner - Freda Mooncotch :: Many states are now legalizing Medical Marijuana so it stands to reason that the scientific community turns its interest to this age-old plant. Penner and Buettner discuss their recent study that points to the possibility that marijuana use has a beneficial effect on glucose status and insulin sensitivity. But don't run out just yet to buy that bag of weed as these two scientist discuss that more research needs to be done. PLUS Mooncotch tried the Vegetarian/Vegan lifestyle for a while but found what most find.. that it's difficult to live a health thriving existence on it. Her salvation was an introduction to a more ancestral diet which lead to her publishing this book loaded with great recipes and documentation of her journey back from the brink. The book also includes tastefully done nude photos of her to illustrate that she has nothing to hide when it comes to the beneficial effects her ancestral way of eating has had on her body. Her message to women is you have to eat more of the right foods as starvation leads to rapid aging and disease. ::

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  2. Didn't listen (no time), so I'm responding to the post.

    Soooooo many things have relatively "minor" effects on glucose sensitivity/insensitivity, etc. We often use drugs that do just this to treat diabetes in patients... that is until they're so insulin resistant that they require insulin injections. (At least in Type II diabetics. Type I is a whole different ball of wax). I highly doubt MJ will be keeping people out of the diabetes hot seat because the most significant risk factors -- by far -- appear to be body fat and sedentary lifestyle. Last I checked, pot turns you into a very hungry lazy person.
    "I'm not fat, I'm big boned!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by trn450 View Post
    Didn't listen (no time), so I'm responding to the post.

    Soooooo many things have relatively "minor" effects on glucose sensitivity/insensitivity, etc. We often use drugs that do just this to treat diabetes in patients... that is until they're so insulin resistant that they require insulin injections. (At least in Type II diabetics. Type I is a whole different ball of wax). I highly doubt MJ will be keeping people out of the diabetes hot seat because the most significant risk factors -- by far -- appear to be body fat and sedentary lifestyle. Last I checked, pot turns you into a very hungry lazy person.
    What.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by purebred View Post

    What.
    What part was confusing to you? I addressed marijuana as the "next" diabetic drug and opined skepticism.
    "I'm not fat, I'm big boned!"
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    The last part: the one that is a grossly inaccurate generalization.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by purebred View Post
    The last part: the one that is a grossly inaccurate generalization.
    It is a generalization, but definitely not grossly inaccurate. Increase in appetite, decreased drive, etc. are all very well documented. And, in a diabetic patient (who is also very likely to already be struggling with over-eating and self control), whatever minor benefits you might get in the way of increased insulin sensitivity might easily be counteracted by those side effects in an uncontrolled environment.

    Obviously researchers will hopefully tease out the details over time, but I'm exceedingly skeptical.
    "I'm not fat, I'm big boned!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by trn450 View Post
    It is a generalization, but definitely not grossly inaccurate. Increase in appetite, decreased drive, etc. are all very well documented. And, in a diabetic patient (who is also very likely to already be struggling with over-eating and self control), whatever minor benefits you might get in the way of increased insulin sensitivity might easily be counteracted by those side effects in an uncontrolled environment.

    Obviously researchers will hopefully tease out the details over time, but I'm exceedingly skeptical.
    While it may be true that some strains of marijuana cause those kind of side effects, not all strains create the same feelings in users. That is the basis of my purpose in saying there is a gross generalization present in your post. Not all strains behave the same when consumed and not all users react the same to the same strain. To say, for example, all marijuana increase appetite is inaccurate. Besides, I would venture to say they are very few people kama those who have literally smoked every single kind of marijuana there is available
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