Eloise Theisen

Eloise Theisen, AGPCNP-BC, is a dedicated and patient-focused nurse. For over 17 years, she has specialized in aging, cancer, chronic pain, dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, and various autoimmune and neurological diseases. The founder of Radicle Health, she started her career at John Muir Medical Center caring for patients suffering from cancer, terminal illnesses, respiratory failure/complaints, drug overdoses, acute alcohol ingestion, gastrointestinal bleeds, traumatic brain injury, and multiple traumas. Through her work with Aunt Zelda’s and the American Cannabis Nurses Association, Elosie has extensive knowledge of the endocannabinoid system and how cannabis and cannabinoids can be used successfully to treat patients.

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Great question. There have been concerns around COVID and whether or not inhaling cannabis puts one at greater risk of infection or...

I want to try cannabis or CBD for chronic pain. Where should I start? I want to try cannabis or CBD for chronic pain. Where should I start? I want to try cannabis or CBD for chronic pain. Where should I start? I want to try cannabis or CBD for chronic pain. Where should I start?


Hello Arthur,Great question! As a medical professional I will always encourage you to work with a qualified healthcare professional. There...

What symptoms of Cannabinoid Hyperemesis should I be looking for? What symptoms of Cannabinoid Hyperemesis should I be looking for? What symptoms of Cannabinoid Hyperemesis should I be looking for? What symptoms of Cannabinoid Hyperemesis should I be looking for?


Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS) is a side effect that can occur in heavy, long-term cannabis users. Currently, it is believed to...

With recent news around vaping and lung injuries, how concerned should I be with vaping cannabis? With recent news around vaping and lung injuries, how concerned should I be with vaping cannabis? With recent news around vaping and lung injuries, how concerned should I be with vaping cannabis? With recent news around vaping and lung injuries, how concerned should I be with vaping cannabis?


Great question. There has been a lot of attention on vaping in the news recently due to the reported lung injuries and even deaths...

What is anandamide, why is it important, and how does using marijuana affect it? What is anandamide, why is it important, and how does using marijuana affect it? What is anandamide, why is it important, and how does using marijuana affect it? What is anandamide, why is it important, and how does using marijuana affect it?


Anandamide (AEA) is a naturally occurring endocannabinoid. Our bodies can produce AEA on demand and when produced, it activates the CB1...

My wife has Parkinson’s Disease. We have been making infused olive oil tinctures, but what else can we be doing? My wife has Parkinson’s Disease. We have been making infused olive oil tinctures, but what else can we be doing? My wife has Parkinson’s Disease. We have been making infused olive oil tinctures, but what else can we be doing? My wife has Parkinson’s Disease. We have been making infused olive oil tinctures, but what else can we be doing?


Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is expected to affect close to a million people in the US by 2020. Men are 1.5 times more likely to be...

A model of a human brain next to cannabis leaves and a stethoscope. A model of a human brain next to cannabis leaves and a stethoscope. A model of a human brain next to cannabis leaves and a stethoscope. A model of a human brain next to cannabis leaves and a stethoscope.


Good question.Lately there have been articles stating that cannabis use can cause psychosis and even schizophrenia. For example, the New...

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Cannabidiol (CBD) does appear to be everywhere and is poised to become mainstream. Recently, large box pharmacies in the United States like...

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There has been an increase of glioma patients who are considering cannabis as a treatment modality. Finding — and trusting —...

Are cannabis suppositories safe, and will they get me high? Are cannabis suppositories safe, and will they get me high? Are cannabis suppositories safe, and will they get me high? Are cannabis suppositories safe, and will they get me high?


Suppositories are a popular method of cannabis administration and can be effective at treating some conditions and disease. However,...

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In most cases, the symptoms associated with shingles last about one month and resolve on their own. In these instances, cannabis (via...

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The most common question that we receive from Radicle Health patients is “What type of cannabis would help with____________?&rdquo...

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With cannabis edibles, there exist multiple factors that affect the onset of action and the potency of a dose, and these factors can create...

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