Marijuana and it s effects on IF & Paleo diet

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 17, 2013 at 7:35 PM

I incorporate the Paleo lifestyle the best I can. I eat mostly paleo-friendly meals, do a full body curcuit 2-3 times a week and fast intermittently everyday. Still, I also consume cannabis regularly (sometimes during my fast), but I manage to control my urges to eat unhealthy foods and I never smoke before a workout.

I'm curious to know how badly the marijuana affects my health considering it doesn't undermine my workouts and eating habits.



on July 17, 2013
at 09:30 PM

When you consume, are you eating it, vaporizing it, or smoking it? Regularly on a weekly basis, or daily / multiple times per day? Is it organically grown or commercial? Assuming it's once a day to relax, organically grown, and vaporized at an appropriate temp, I think you're ok until you notice that you need to cut back, then, do so (though, weekly/monthly would probably be more beneficial.) Smoked several times a day and grown with chemicals to wake up / get in the zone, I'd advise against. If you get w/d type symptoms from cutting back, you should maybe cut back.



on July 17, 2013
at 08:12 PM

I generally feel like smoke & lungs is never a good thing if you want to be truly healthy. Whenever i quit i notice a vast improvement in my daily moods, weight loss/muscle gain, my eyes are brighter, memory better, nicer complexion, higher libido etc... but this is after 10 years of almost daily use so of course when i stop it's going to have big benefits. I now vaporize rarely and make canna-coconut oil, its much more therapeutic when eaten & you can't get high everyday due to tolerance. But if you don't notice any ill effects smoking it who is anyone to tell you otherwise?

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on July 17, 2013
at 10:24 PM

The books of Wade Davis are very interesting on this subject; paleolithic peoples are almost always using some type of psychoactive or at least mood altering leaf or plant for ritual, relaxation, diplomatic gesture and other reasons. The difference with modern street drugs, including technologically produced marijuana, is that the refinements and concentrations are many times higher than what is found in the wild growing varieties, resulting in an experience and possible hazards unknown to the paleolithic user. For example, the use of coca leaf among South American tribesman is all pervasive yet non addictive and purportedly harmless, even beneficial socially and spiritually, even though cocaine can be made from the same plant. I personally have not partaken in many years because a) our modern, high quality hydropnic super-weed gives me severe anxiety attacks, and b) I work in mental health and the number of cases of schizophrenia that were brought on by a chronic weed habit among otherwise and up-to-then normal young people is staggering, and even though the concept of "reefer madness" is widely scoffed at and certainly the 1950s fear-mongering advertisments were hilarious, it becomes the primary trigger for a large percentage of those multitudes with an existing genetic predisposition for mental illness.

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