• The Endocannabinoid System Doctor

    Integrative and Functional Medicine

    Michelle Sexton N.D.

  • Eat, Sleep, Relax, Protect, Forget

    An Endocannabinoid Guide

    to Systems Wholeness for Womxn

    Eat, Sleep, Relax, Forget Protect (recombined here) is a phrase that was coined by the endocannabinoid system (ECS) researcher Vincenzo Di Marzo, published in a paper in 1998 . The paper states as a hypothesis: “Thus, ‘relax, eat, sleep, forget and protect’ might be some of the messages that are produced by the actions of endocannabinoids (ECB), alone or in combination with other mediators”. 

    In his publication, Di Marzo speculated that endocannabinoids (eCBs) have a general function as ‘stress-recovery factors”, now substantiated by the body of research on the ECS.


    These roles of the ECS to provide that we eat, sleep, relax, protect and forget are all necessary for survival. The ECS modulates signaling across all of our tissues and biochemical processes. This book will outline the ECS, provide information on how it can be used as a systems biology approach for stress recovery,  how to 'tone the ECS for  homeostasis of systems, and for health, healing and well-being. Each section outlines specifics for women's health along with other naturopathic principles and approaches.


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  • Your Healing Journey

    Toning the Endocannabinoid SystemWomen's Health Across the Lifespan, Geriatric medicine, Healing from Pain, and more. . . 


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  • The Endocannabinoid System

    The EndoCannabinoid System (ECS) enables us to: eat, sleep, relax, forget and protect!

    The ECS is a predominant system involved in energy balance and protection. Protein receptors for cannabinoids are everywhere in humans, found in the brain, immune system, connective tissues, glands, and internal organs. The eCS has differing roles depending on the function. Overall, maintaining balance is the overarching goal of this system. Human-formed cannabinoids (endocannabinoids), plant cannabinoids and other integrative approaches can help to fine-tune you from the molecular to the whole-person level.

    Naturopathic Medicine

    Naturopathic medicine works to integrate body, mind and spirit wellness. The Endocannabinoid system is a regulatory system functioning across the human body. We will use a whole person approach to address causes, opposed to simply treating symptoms. Natural products, such as herbs and nutrient supplements will balance biochemistry and stimulate the body's healing processes. Dr. Sexton uses this approach to help you minimize or eliminate pharmaceutical medications. Dr. Sexton may also order laboratory analysis to enhance diagnosis and treatment of your medical condition.

    Who can benefit ?

    • Those who want to improve their quality of life
    • Anyone wanting to be free from reliance on pharmaceutical drugs
    • Active players in creating their own healing process
    • Those who want to address underlying causes, and not just treat symptoms
    • Patients who want to be an egalitarian partner, willing to make the necessary lifestyle changes to create wellness.

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    Dr. Sexton is an experienced, kind, and sees the patient from comprehensive angle/ mind/body/spirits all taken into consideration in her health care approach. She does not rush, she gives her full attention. I felt that I can definitely benefit from her natural health care for my sensitive body and mind. I highly recommend her to any of my friends.