Drs. Blair Interview Pt 5 – Dr. Philip Blair’s Journey to Hemp In His Medical Practice

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Dr. Emek Blair held an interview session with Col. Philip Blair, MD, about organic hemp, liposomal hemp, and how it is transforming his practice with patients. We are releasing the videos and transcripts in 6 parts. So let me just start asking, if you don’t mind, a few questions about yourself. These aren’t technical questions; these are just something personal if that’s OK. How did you get into this? Why is hemp something that’s important to you? Well I was looking for solutions for a lot of the diseases that we are manifesting – some of the obesity and the diabetes and the neuropathies and and the eye problems and kidney disease. And I was looking for a solution. If you follow the guidelines that are currently in practice, they help, but they don’t always achieve the return to normalcy and the return to normal function, allowing people to be all of their potential. So in looking for that I was introduced to Cannibidiol as a potential, I looked at the literature saw thousands of articles about it and the potential benefits that were there had a chance to use it myself, in my family, and my friends and neighbors, and then into patients everywhere and extend that to an international practice of advising people how to use it for the most broad range of conditions I could ever imagine. You know I’m actually asking for people with orphan diseases to talk to me because I think that there’s a good chance that CVD can correct some of those problems and improve their lives. You know, that’s kind of interesting because, the way my brain works, as I heard that basically you found a new tool to put into your toolbox. Yes. And the other thing you know this is kind of like “well we’re little kids and you’re finding out what is this tool useful for” What can we use it for. Yes. And the reality is this research hasn’t been done and you’re going to execute that research or you actually are executing our research and you’re saying look if you’ve got an orphan disease let me give you this food supplement and see does it help. Feed you and the cannabinoid system. And see if it does help alleviate some of the basic malnourishment to your body. Well I talked earlier about the different mechanisms that are available for cannabidiol counting over 160 different pathways where those hundred and sixty pathways then it’s possible that hemp could connect with some of these diseases which are – we don’t understand why they’re being manifest. We have an idea where a problem is but hemp may provide the patch to help correct or improve their conditions. I’ve already seen that with a number of conditions. I’m excited to look at more and see if we can make some big changes for them. Yeah I mean that’s really what we’re doing. Let me ask this: What other new things are you working on right now. Well I’m still I’m looking at combinations of using cannabidiol with other lifestyle changes. Whether that’s including the diet, the type of exercise, not only just aerobic exercise, but strengthening type of exercise, and even a mechanism called whole body vibration which has a real potential for people who have been immobilized and don’t have the flexibility or are restricted by some impairment using a whole body vibration exercise of them as well. And then combine that with meditation and good practices and family relationships. I’m looking at the whole individual and what needs to be there and also looking at other substances and herbal approaches because I’ve found, in learning about cannabidiol and experiencing it, I realized that I’ve overlooked a major area of medicine that has huge potential in natural foods and herbs about changing people’s lives and using that in combination with cannabidiol could be the key to making some radical improvements in major health issues. Yeah I mean it always kind of amazed me. So we always think about your endocannabinoid system as akin to needing hemp or something like that. But when you look at food and herbs that we’ve been using for thousands of years – turmeric, ginger, green tea, et cetera, we’re seeing that those herbs, too, are feeding your endocannabinoid system and a lot of the mechanisms that we attributed to reduced inflammation or to help with digestive tract or anything like that, couldn’t quite be explained. But now that we’re seeing that, well you know, turmeric and curcumin helps feed you and the cannabinoid system and maybe that’s where that extra action, that extra biochemical mechanism is coming from. I mean it’s really just very exciting that now we can view this whole new system that’s only been understood or discovered 20-30 years ago, right? Identified in 1992 – that’s as soon as it has been but now we’re realizing that a lot of the drugs that we’ve been using have connections with the endocannabinoid system or some of the same mechanisms. But what kind of drugs? Well aspirin and Tylenol – they actually work on some of those processes that are working within the body and many of the other drugs that we have been connecting some of the epileptic drugs are working in the same pathways that cannabidiol is. The herbs that are working then, the common herbs and basil and black pepper actually have a similar mechanism and pathway that the cannabinoids use in order to effect different changes in the body. So what we’re finding out now though: In 1992 we discovered this new system in our body. That’s the master regulatory system. We’re finding out is that hemp was the natural way that we’ve been dealing with it for thousands of years. When that was taken away that was a great opportunity maybe for other people to come in and come up with drugs or other ways that could affect that endo cannabinoid mechanism in your body. And so it almost seems like. I mean for lack of a better word we’re kind of using a second rate version right. You know that’s something that accidentally deals with your endo cannabinoid system instead of purposefully deals with your endocannabinoid system. No I don’t completely follow. I guess what I’m saying is that these drugs Ah. accidentally deal with the endocannabinoid system rather than purposefully like “Hey look here is hemp. This is the most potent and most natural way we’ve been dealing with any cannabinoid system you know for five thousand years.” “Well instead here’s Tylenol or here’s another. Here’s aspirin or something like that, instead.” Right? So I understand exactly what you’re saying and that’s a good point that you’re making there. In fact those drugs are associated with major adverse effects in terms of the liver toxicity Tylenol offers with an overdose. It’s incredible. Well I mean it causes suicide. I mean Tylenol is the number one overdose drug in the United States. Alcohol is number two. So more people have negative outcomes and deaths from Tylenol than any other drug available over the counter or by prescription in the United States. But my point is that these drugs have these major adverse effects and yet we’re not seeing those adverse effects when you’re talking about cannabidiol or hemp products. We’re not seeing that from the non psychoactive cannabinoids to the point that there are drugs that have been developed specifically to work on the endocannabinoid system. There was one that was developed as a dietary agent. And it was associated with and came on the market. The FDA approved but it had to be withdrawn because of toxicity and then not too long – about two or three years ago in France – a drug was released that was working on the endocannabinoid system but it too had to be withdrawn after a number of deaths and brain injuries as a result of using. These artificial substances when you take some of the mechanisms and you try to incorporate artificial or synthetic, affecting the endocannabinoid system without understanding the whole concept then you’re faced with toxicities and adversities that we don’t completely understand, but by and large, in fact in all cases, what we’re seeing with the [liposomal hemp] cannabidiol is a very benevolent response and effecting in a positive way, rather than having any significant negative consequences using cannabidiol in humans. This is Part 5 of 6. < Back to Part 4Continue To Part 6 >

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