Episode 90: Stuart Tomc


Description: Today’s show features Stuart Tomc, a natural health aficionado and science guru who’s worked at a litany of blockbuster nutrition companies, such as Nordic Naturals, North American Herb & Spice, and, most recently, Cannavest. If you’re a science buff, and you’re ready to dive into the nitty gritty mechanics of the emerging science on CBD (cannabidiol) and omega-3 fatty acids, then you won’t want to miss this episode. First, Stuart sheds light on the optimal testing required to make sure you’re getting the omega-3 intake your body type needs. Then, Elle and Stuart dive into an in-depth review of the current scientific literature supporting the various benefits of compounds found in hemp. Those benefits range from neuroprotective, anxiolytic, seizure-reducing, and metabolic optimizing effects. Elle and Stuart go over the fundamental differences between the compound typically recognized in popular culture, THC, and the rich array of other compounds found in the plant that has an unmistakable history of controversy. So pop on your thinking caps, folks, and tune into this episode that doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to hard science!

Show Notes:

  • What are the best uses or oregano oil? [2:25]
  • What’s the religion of nutrition? [9:10]
  • The go-to book on Omega-3s [10:30]
  • Stop guessing and start testing: Omega-3 blood spot test [12:04]
  • The importance of nutritional choice, not judgement [23:30]
  • Which factors are the actors? Resolvins and neuroprotectins [24:05]
  • Synaptinoids, soy intake, and food-seeking behavior [26:00]
  • What is CBD? [28:20]
  • What’s the difference between CBD and THC? [32:30]
  • Can you catch a buzz from CBD? [39:50]
  • What are some of the medical uses of CBD? [42:00]
  • Government patents on cannabidiol and health applications [48:50]
  • CBD and implications for fat loss [51:20]
  • Overactive brains and the benefits of cannabinoids [1:01:00]
  • Breaking negative self-defeating feedback loops [1:06:00]
  • Go to pubmed.com and search CBD [1:08:00]
  • Cannavest [1:08:40]

Selected Links from the Episode:
Fish, Omega-3 and Human Health
Raphael Mechoulam
The Scientist
Nora Volkow

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