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In episode 13 I am very honored and excited to have as my guest Eloise Theisen MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC, the founder of Green Health Consultants, a clinic dedicated to ensuring patients receive the qualified counseling they need to safely and effectively use cannabinoids to manage a health condition, treat an illness and reduce their intake of pharmaceuticals.
She and her team are compassionate, highly knowledgeable, professionals that provide patients with phone, Skype, office and in-home counseling and individualized treatment plans developed in collaboration with dietitians and their patient’s doctor.
Eloise started her career at John Muir Medical Center caring for patients suffering from a multitude of chronic conditions and from there worked her way up to management.
Following that, her work with Aunt Zelda’s and the American Cannabis Nurses Association gained her extensive knowledge of the Endocannabinoid system and how cannabis and cannibinoids can be used successfully to treat patients.
Eloise was a board director for the American Cannabis Nurses Association (2014-2016) where she helped develop a certification and credentialing training program for medical practitioners in cannabinoid therapeutics. She is also a member of the Americans for Safe Access Now and United Patients Group, working to help further legalize and destigmatize therapeutic cannabis therapy. She’s a regular speaker at industry events and teaches classes at several universities in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Eloise also provides education and training to other medical practitioners on the therapeutic potential of cannabis as a treatment option.
She has a Post Masters certification as an adult-Geratric nurse practitioner from University of Mass, Boston; an MSN in Nursing Administration from California State University; and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from San Francisco State University.
In the interview Eloise answers the following questions:
Will you tell us a bit about who you are and what you do?
Will you tell us the story of how you became such a strong advocate for medical cannabis leading you to founding Green Health Consultants?
let’s talk about Green Health Consultants and how you help so many people with a focus on medical cannabis.
Is Green Health able to provide services to people in other states or countries where cannabis is illegal? If so, how?
Will you talk some about how cannabis actually works in our bodies, specifically with the endocannabinoid system? What is it and why is it so important to our health?
What are some of the more common misconceptions that many people have in regards to medical cannabis?
I’d like to have you talk about some of the chronic conditions that you have experiencing with treating with cannabis. Let’s start off with cancer. What is your approach and how successful is cannabis with treating cancer?
I’m very interested in your approach and success with treating neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s Disease and seizure disorders. How does cannabis work with them?
Another area that a lot of my listeners are very interested in is chronic pain. How is cannabis used to treat chronic pain?
And finally, I’d like to take a look at how cannabis can help the millions of Americans who are dependent and even addicted to pharmaceutical medications, and oftentimes, many of them. Can cannabis be used as an effective and safer replacement for these drugs AND can cannabis be helpful with detox when getting off these drugs?
Do you have any experience with using raw cannabis?
What do you see as the future of cannabis?
And lastly, do you have any advice for anybody listening who may be suffering from a chronic condition but may be very reticent or even scared for any number of reasons from considering medical cannabis as a treatment option for their condition?