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 […]

Sleep and the Endocannabinoid System

I recently got asked a question about sleep and sleep regulation. How this works under the endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a great example of how your body regulates a major function we all experience and it also presents an opportunity to discuss how medicine and conditions like sleep depravation might be viewed with new eyes. […]

The Endocannabinoid System and The Future of Health

What will health look like for our children? If we have our way at GnuPharma, way different than it looks now. We have more control over our health then we realize and have been taught. Let’s use an analogy to describe what I mean. We all understand that our cars have different “systems”. Our car […]

3 Points On The Endocannabinoid System

How is it that we have a system in our body, that, arguably, is our MOST IMPORTANT SYSTEM, and we know nothing, absolutely nothing about it? In modern times how could this be the case?  “Cannabis” was discovered and mapped out in the 1940’s by a gent named Roger Adams. Adams had identified THC and CBD […]

CBD Nuances

What is it with all the CBD terms? Broad Spectrum vs Full Spectrum? Isolate vs Distillate? Anyone else confused? What does it all mean? Let’s see if we can provide some explanations that might be useful. Take the easy terms first – “broad” vs “full” spectrum. While some CBD companies may form their own terminology […]