Dr. Paula Dall’Stella, a leading cannabis clinician in Brazil interviewed by Martin Lee, of Project CBD, a leader in CBD Education.
August 14, 2019
Dr. Paula is a Neuro-oncology, Functional Medicine specialist.
Science is showing us that 80 percent of disease is related to our lifestyle and less related to our genes. So this is very important. It’s very powerful, actually – knowledge. When you know that your lifestyle is causing or promoting disease, you have the power of changing it, right. So, functional medicine is looking for what’s wrong, what are you doing wrong. It includes exercise, diet of course, which is the basis of our health, vitamins and supplements, how is your hormone balance, how is the power of your detoxification. All combinations of those things create and promote disease.
Functional medicine is area of medicine where doctors are searching for what is wrong in the lifestyle of the patient. Functional medicine searches for what is wrong in the lifestyle of the patient … When you know that your lifestyle is causing or promoting disease, you have the power to change it.
Dr Paula Dall’Stella, is one of the first doctors in Brazil to prescribe cannabis and has been doing it for six years. “What I realize is that it’s about two things: One it’s our endocannabinoid system – and it’s related to our lifestyle. So what means creating disease? Creating disease means, for example, if you are a negative person and every day you wake up and you have negative thoughts – you are expressing types of genes. If you are a positive person, you are expressing different types of genes. So, if you have good relationships, you are expressing types of genes. If you have bad relationships – this goes for every part of your life. But we never relate that to our disease.
And the correlation, going further, means our endocannabinoid system is co-related to our all systems in our body, right. So, when we are creating stress – and creating stress means not just creating stress about thinking, it’s also about food, for example, too much bad food creates high stress in our body. This stress causes inflammation. And when we have inflammation, or we have a disturbance in our endogenous [cannabinoid] system, we are more open to have disease. So, what I do in my practice, it’s focused very much on lifestyle, and using cannabis as a tool to treat in a more gentle way the symptoms that those patients still have. And, of course, you cannot just drop the medications from one day to another. We have to do it through time – and cannabis is a tool to help those patients to pass through this modification,” says Dr. Paula Dall’Stella.
Watch the video or read the transcript below to see how cannabis played a major role with Dr. Paula’s patients
In this installment of Cannabis Conversations, Project CBD Director, Martin A. Lee, discusses neuro-oncology, functional medicine, and medical cannabis in Brazil with Puala Dell’Stella.
You can read the full transcipt of this video online >> projectcbd.org/science/neuro-oncology-functional-medicine-and-medical-cannabis-brazil