“Absorption” A problem worth solving

At GnuPharma we are always trying to solve what we think are issues within the natural products and cannabis industries.  In the pharma world absorption of a medicine is a big issue.  If you cannot absorb an oral medication, then it has little value.  Pharma has looked at absorption with a rigor that can only come from […]

Delta 8 THC

I get some interesting phone calls.  The other day I got a call from one of the top cops in the State of Oklahoma.  He was asking me about delta 8 THC and what my thoughts were on it.  The State is considering some legislation which would move delta 8 into the regulated marijuana markets […]

A Families Autism Journey

Pictured is McKenzie (left) Mattie (center) Kayden (right) Ten years ago, my husband and I were just getting started on our families Autism journey. At that point in time our son was three years old, our daughter was two, and we were just coming to terms with both of them being diagnosed with Autism. Of […]

Metabolism and Autism

Because autism is a very complex disease, it requires the autistic individual to “evolve” in order to survive.  Without the capacity to build anti-inflammatories from fatty acids, the autistic individual is forced to adapt through changes in the production of short chain fatty acids in the gut which help with inflammation.  While this change saves […]

Stop Eating Corn Syrup

I live an interesting life.  I read research papers everyday.  Research into human function, how we work, how we store nutrients, how we fuel our magnificent bodies.  Well, I can 100% tell you this, we have been misinformed about how we work.  Whether on purpose, or by confusion, or by overload…we have been misled. So, […]

Red Wine, Melatonin and the affects on Sleep

The deeper Gnupharma dives into diet and human function, the more we realize how very little we know about how we really work.  What is that fast food cheeseburger or that glass of red wine really doing to you? So let’s discuss sleep a little.  Sleep is necessary for mammals and other life on the planet.  […]

Cannabis Hypermesis Syndrome

In the use of cannabis, which is upwards of 12,000 years now, there has really only been ONE reported bad outcome.  That is something called Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS).  CHS is characterized by nausea and vomiting, sometimes uncontrollably.  Symptoms can persist even after cannabis use has been discontinued.  I recently read an article which discussed the fact […]

Alcohol, Sleep, and the Endocannabinoid System

Can alcohol affect our sleep cycles and our abilities to get a good restful sleep?  It turns out yes! Our most basic processes can be found in ancestors all the way back to invertebrates.  How did an invertebrate store energy for use?  How did an invertebrate store pre-cursors to build chemical mediators?  Guess what!  They […]

Anthocyanins in Colored Fruits & Vegetables

If you follow what we do at GnuPharma you know that we are deep into ways to modulate the endocannabinoid system with non-cannabis plants. We started discussing these concepts about 4 years ago now and are probably the first to coin the term “master regulatory system”. We are always learning new things and we usually […]

Obesity & The Endocannabinoid System

Are we missing the mark on obesity? Our current medical system is defined by what I like to call the “insurance pyramid” or the “FDA pyramid”. The FDA studies and approves “medicines” for human use, pharmacies “dispense” the FDA approved “medicines”, and physicians prescribe the FDA approved “medicines”. If things are not in the pyramid either in research […]