MAR 29, 2018 09:00 AM PDT

The Intersection of Cannabis and Nutrition for the Treatment of Cancer Patients

C.E. CREDITS: P.A.C.E. CE | Florida CE
Speakers
  • Medical Director, ForwardGro
    Biography
      Debra Kimless, M.D. graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Muhlenberg College with a double major in Natural Sciences and Biology. She attended medical school at Rutgers, and residency at Temple University Hospital and is a board-certified Anesthesiologist with a subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine and is recently board certified by the American/International Lifestyle Medicine Board.

      Motivated by her mother who, at the end of her life suffered with intractable pain and who responded paradoxically to opiates, Dr. Kimless traveled the world to learn if medical cannabis could have been a treatment option. She studied under the most respected experts in cannabis medicine and research and has become a passionate champion for medical cannabis.

      In addition to being the Medical Director of ForwardGro, a medical cannabis cultivation and processing company in Maryland, Dr. Kimless shares her knowledge by speaking with physicians and other health care providers, patients and legislators about using medical cannabis as a therapeutic option. She consults with patients, pro bono, treating them with whole food all plant diets and medical cannabis, and collects patient data and presents the cases at national and international conferences and seminars.

      Her passion is to use education to de-stigmatize cannabis and explain how it may be used as an effective medical choice.

      In her spare time, Dr. Kimless enjoys sharing her home cooked whole food all plant meals with family and friends. She will never turn down a cup of coffee.

    Abstract:

    Studies have demonstrated how cannabis may contribute to cancer treatment not only by treating symptoms but also by: cancer cell apoptoss, anti-proliferation, anti-metastatic and anti-angiogenesis. Studies have also demonstrated that a whole food plant only diet also contributes to cancer treatment through apoptosis and anti-proliferation. We will discuss these mechansims of action and share case studies combining both diet and cannabis as either an alternative or complementary treatment.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand why nutrition plays an essential role in the treatment of cancer patients
    • Understand the use of a full extract cannabis oil in a  microdose formulation to help treat cancer patients

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