On Instagram @AndreaHardyRD, I talk about using cannabis for IBS treatment and what you should know before self-medicating!
As a GI dietitian (and previous oncology dietitian) – I have seen a lot of my patients use cannabis. With it being legalized in Canada, I also now see a lot more self-medicating and experimenting in regards to #IBS symptoms.
I think it’s CRUCIAL that patients be informed and assessed by a physician if they’re taking cannabis for medical reasons.
Because (whether you want to hear it or not), cannabis, and how you take it has risks. (and, potential benefits dependent on the reason for administering it.)
I’ve seen patients benefit from cannabis use, and I’ve seen patients do poorly with cannabis use.
Similar to what I always say about probiotics (an even less regulated industry) – we want to match the right kind/form to the right person for the right reason, AND measure the outcomes/frequently re-assess. (Which is my philosophy on all drug use both pharmacological and non-pharmacological).
To learn more about IBS and cannabis, AND non-cannabis ways to stimulate your endocannabinoid system, I wrote a post on the @Ignite.Nutrition.Inc blog – link in my profile @andreahardyrd