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The Endocannabinoid System: What is it & Why is it Important?

I’m Dr Elisabeth Philipps and I’m a clinical neuroscientist here to champion our endocannabinoid system.

“Our endo-what?” I hear you ask! 

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Well, we’ve all got an endocannabinoid system (or ECS for short); it connects nearly every system and organ in our bodies and its function is critical for all aspects of our health from physical to emotional and psychological wellness. 

“So why haven’t I heard about my ECS?”

It’s only in the last 30 years that the ECS was discovered and now research is rapidly showing quite how important it is to our health and the roles in plays in many varied diseases.

The ECS is integral to the balance and healthy function of nearly every system in our bodies: it’s linked to our immune health; pain response (both physical and emotional); sleep patterns; mood; gut function; gut microbiome; appetite; metabolism; hormone balance; fertility and so much more. In fact the ECS is now being demonstrated to play central roles in diseases and conditions ranging from insomnia, pain, anxiety, PTSD, Alzheimer’s disease and endometriosis.

So how can we better support our ECS? Well diet and lifestyle play a role; stress is one of the major factors that can impact ECS function. Certain foods, namely plant-based herbs, tea and vegetables contain chemicals that interact with our ECS, as well as the importance of eating dietary omega essential fatty acids in endocannabinoid synthesis.

And then there’s hemp – or more specifically the phytocannabinoid cannabidiol, or CBD as it’s more commonly known, which directly balances our ECS and has been shown to support many different areas of health from sleep, joint function and mood.

This is a fascinating and novel topic and in order to truly support your health and resilience then you need to consider supporting your ECS. Find out more with endocannabinoid and CBD expert Dr Elisabeth Philipps on this nutrihub webinar.

Dr Elisabeth Philipps is a clinical neuroscientist and runs a health consultancy specialising in nutritional neurology, the endocannabinoid system and phytocannabininoids including CBD. She regularly presents at conferences and events, and provides expert opinion for the national press, specialist healthcare publications and health companies. You can contact Elisabeth via social media:

instagram – @drelisabethphilipps

Twitter – @drphilipps

Linked In – Dr Elisabeth Philipps

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