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Jun 16, 2021

Travel Gluten Free Podcast

Episode 141

Using Medical Cannabis to Reduce Auto-Immune Inflammation with Tim Pickett of Utah Therapeutic Center


Welcome to the Travel Gluten Free Podcast, where you can listen in on how to lead a gluten-free lifestyle with more fun and ease! Travel Gluten Free gives you valuable information from finding a safe restaurant to knowing what food is safe to eat when you travel; I'll be with you every step of the way on your gluten-free journey. Lead your gluten-free life, don't let being gluten-free lead your life. Enjoy Food, Enjoy Travel, and Enjoy Life with your show host, Elikqitie!


In this episode, I'm chatting with Tim Pickett, who is the founder of the Utah Therapeutic Center. Tim sees patients with chronic illnesses such as chronic pain, auto-immune diseases and terminally ill patients, all of whom are seeking relief from their symptoms without using pharmaceutical drugs.


What is Medical Cannabis?


Medical cannabis is using the marijuana plant and extracting the healthy, inflammation-fighting components of the plant. You can receive medical cannabis in tinctures, edibles, whole flowers, vape cartridges, balms, and sprays. “The art of Medical Marijuana and plant-based medicine is to ascertain what ratio and strain might be right for the patient, how best to administer the plant as medicine, and how to utilize patient feedback to get the best outcome.”


Medical Cannabis is different from using marijuana for recreational use. With medical cannabis, patients are using this plant for relief of symptoms, not to get high. If you’re looking to find relief from your chronic condition and find that you want to balance the THC in your cannabis, you can try using CBD for a more balanced effect.


How Can I Get a Medical Marijuana Card?


In Utah, you have to qualify under one of the qualifying conditions to get a medical marijuana card. These conditions are Aids, Alzheimer’s, chronic pain, terminal illness, ALS, Autism, Chron’s, Ulcerative Colitis, seizures, MS, PTSD, muscle spasms, and cancer. To apply for a card, you must have a QMP - a qualified medical provider - who has taken and passed the certification to recommend medical cannabis. I’ve had only positive experiences at the Utah Therapeutic Clinic with their caring and professional staff.


Once you have been approved for a medical marijuana card, you can meet with a pharmacist at the dispensary located near you to find out which types of cannabis are a good fit for your specific symptoms. 


Where Can I Find Medical Marijuana in Utah?


There are almost ten dispensaries located and dispersed throughout Utah. My go to pharmacy is Deseret Wellness in Park City. You can find a list of Utah licensed dispensaries on the Utah Therapeutic Website.


How Should I Dose My Medical Marijuana?


Like other medicinals used, you always want to start with small doses and work your way up. Also, you’ll want to try one or two strains at first, then change up to or add medical cannabis as needed. I’ve had great results using Limonene during the day for depression and their 1:10 tincture for joint pain. In addition, I’ve been getting much better quality sleep using the Dragonfly Bites, which are edibles.


Why Utah Therapeutic Center for Medical Cannabis?


While you can choose from any medical provider in Utah, my girlfriend recommended Utah Therapeutic Center as she loved their professional customer service. I was really impressed with how much time they spent listening to my health issues and how well they guided me through the process.


Get $25 Off Your First Appointment with Utah Therapeutic Health Center


Mention you heard UTHC on the Travel Gluten Free Podcast and you’ll receive $25 off your new patient visit. You can also use the code TravelGlutenFree when booking online for your $25 discount!


The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free

Are you anxious about traveling with Celiacs Disease? Does the thought of getting sick on vacation worry you to no end? Unsure of what travel options are safe and how to choose a safe restaurant away from home for you and your children?

The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free will walk you through the process of planning and enjoying your next gluten-free travel adventure! Take the guesswork out of how to travel, where to go, and how to eat safely when you follow the information in my guide. Whether you are celiacs or gluten intolerant, my guide will give you handy information to delight in your next vacation experience!

Learn how to take a trip safely, what questions to ask when you are at a restaurant and which online tools and apps to utilize to find safe, dedicated gluten-free restaurants and food options. Find out what stores to shop at to purchase gluten-free food, determine if a restaurant is gluten-free or celiac friendly, and when you should walk out of a restaurant. 

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