What is Anorexia
Anorexia is an eating disorder that makes people lose more weight than is considered healthy for their age and height. Persons with this disorder may have an intense fear of weight gain, even when they are underweight. Additionally, they may diet or exercise too much or use other ways to lose weight.
January 03, 2015The Effect of Cannabinoid Therapy Use on Body Weight
A review, published in Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience July-August 2014, examines the research and information available on the impact of cannabis use on body weight. Their findings are summarized here. Summary One of the most well-known results of cannabis use is appetite stimulation, known commonly as “the munchies”. However, in studies on the effect of cannabis use in patients with cachexia (“loss of weight, muscle [wasting], fatigue, weakness, and significant loss of appetite in someone who is not actively trying to lose weight”) and anorexia (loss of appetite), …
February 14, 2014Study: Cannabis Increases Sensitivity To Smell, Stimulates Appetite
We have known for quite some time that cannabis can be used to mediate hunger. In fact, there is a bevy of evidence that the endocannabinoid system (ECS) plays a major role in the stimulation of appetite. It seems that endocannabinoid activity in the central nervous system regulates food intake. This is because whenever you’re hungry your ECS sends signals to your hypothalamus in your brain to tell you it’s time to eat. It’s clear that this phenomenon has a lot to do with why many people report feeling “the munchies” after consuming …
July 24, 2013The Endocannabinoid System: Cannabis & Your Appetite
It is one of the most common and well-known side effects of consuming cannabis: a seemingly insatiable appetite. The phenomenon dubbed for decades as “the munchies” is one that has permeated throughout our culture so much that even people who have never experienced the process at least know of it. But what actually causes these hunger-inducing effects after a good toke? Before we can explain what makes you ready and able to run through a full package of Oreos in one sitting, there are a few fundamental things that are …