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In episode 22, I am very proud to present this fascinating, in-depth, interview with Dr. Joe D. Goldstrich. In this informative conversation, Dr. Joe, which he likes to be called, discusses how he uses medical cannabis to treat his patients with cancer.
If you or a loved one are fighting cancer than you won’t want to miss this interview.
Dr. Joe received his degree as a medical doctor from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 1964 and then attained fellowships in metabolism, diabetes, and cardiology. Dr. Joe has worked with the American Heart Association and the Pritikin Longevity Center, and helped found the Free Clinic in Dallas.
Dr. Joe has always been a strong proponent of natural medicine and nutrition and now focuses his attention on helping patients with cancer, as well as many other chronic conditions through the use of cannabis.
Dr. Joe’s insights on how he develops individualized protocols is state-of-the-art and important information for you to know when considering cannabis as a treatment for cancer.
Dr. Joe is the director of Calla Spring Wellness, a one-of-a-kind medical consultation service which is able to effectively work with patients around the world via telephone or Skype. I often recommend this service to the members of the medical pot guide.
From left to right: Dr. Joe, Mara Gordon, Dr. Christina Sanchez, Stuart Smith and Dr. Manuel Guzman
In this interview, Dr. Joe answers the following questions:
- You’ve had a long and successful career in medicine prior to your focus on medical cannabis. Will you tell us the story of how you got involved with treating patients with cannabis eventually leading you to becoming the Director of Calla Spring wellness.
- Dr. Joe talks about how Mara Gordon, of Aunt Zelda’s was instrumental to his education on treating patients with cannabis.
- Can you talk a bit about Calla Spring Wellness and the service that you provide there?
- Do you work directly with the patient’s doctor?
- Do you work with people in illegal states too? If so, How?
- You specialize in treating cancer patients with cannabis. What are the most important things that you have learned about treating cancer with cannabis?
- Which cancers seem to respond best to treatment with cannabis?
- Do you find that any specific strains are more effective for treating cancer?
- I know that dosing can vary dramatically for each individual patient. What is the dosing protocol that you recommend for your patients to enable them to dial-in the dose that works best for them?
- A lot of people believe that the higher the dose, the better. Have you found that smaller doses can sometimes be more effective?
- How does the cannabis treatment change if you are able to successfully send a cancer into remission? What do you do to ensure that it stays in remission?
- Do you think that cannabis has a role, not just in treating disease, but also in the prevention of disease? Can it be used as part of a healthy lifestyle?
- What do you see as the future of medical cannabis and its role in changing the landscape of healthcare?
- Do you have any final thoughts for any listeners who are struggling with a serious medical condition, such as cancer, and are considering the use of medical cannabis for treatment?