Michelle Sexton ND

Michelle Sexton ND

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgVd-siI0sc&t=6s
I love this video my friend Tracey Chester edited! I love working with women in my medical practice, having been a midwife and herbalist since 1990. If you like this video, watch for a new educational series I'm launching with my friend Lindsey Ward. It will cover the endocannabinoid system and how cannabis impacts this system in women's health care across the lifespan!
Today I celebrated National Doctor’s day, but also the beginning of my new medical practice in the UCSD system! I’ll continue to see patients in private practice at Pain Trauma Institute while celebrating being the first ND to provide clinical care in the UCSD system! We can bill some insurances for ND care through the Centers for Integrative Health at UCSD.
Starting in February!
I'm proud to report that I am going to be the first Naturopathic Doctor hired for clinical care in the UCSD system! In addition, the clinic was approved for cannabis consultations, so it is the first 'cannabis clinic' at a major medical institution! I'm very excited to be a part of delivering integrative, naturopathic primary care and functional medicine to the patients of UCSD. We will be able to bill insurance!! I'm looking forward to the New Year and bringing naturopathic care to the Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSD!

#naturopathicdoctor #cannabismedicine #integrativehealth #bravenewworld #plantmedicine #botanicalmedicine #integrativemedicine #functionalmedicine #cannabisdoctor #plants #herbalmedicine ##treatthewholeperson #treatthecause #ucsdhealth
I’m excited to announce this open access article from a cannabis monograph published by the National Cancer Institute! This is from proceedings of the meeting that was a year ago. I’m proud to have worked with this group of authors in getting this information disseminated. #cannabisandcancercare #openaccess #appetite #sleep #anxietyrelief #cancerpain You can see the entire monograph here: https://academic.oup.com/jncimono/issue/2021/58
I'm relocating my clinical practice! Time to see patients in person again, but I also have telehealth appointments available. I'm working at the Pain Trauma Institute in San Diego, where we work with the body, mind and spirit to help transform lives. If you have felt stuck and need some comprehensive services, this may be the place for you!
https://www.paintraumainstitute.com/resources
A brief overview of the science. Dose matters!
Name this part of the brain described by Sapolsky!
The Endocannabinoid System regulates many aspects of human health, including reproduction and the transition out of this phase of life. As these changes happen women are faced with a potential myriad of symptoms, with sleep disturbance affecting more than 60% of women both before and after menopause. Insomnia has been linked to increased stress, inflammation, cognitive dysfunction and sexual health. Join me with @eir_club tomorrow for a deep dive into this topic along with @helloagainproducts and Dominic Fontaine @sageintegrativewellness and give-always and discounts from @humboldtapothecary ! There is still time to register (link in bio).
Living your best life, naturopathically? Show the world and support the California Naturopathic Doctors Association!
Please join me with LabAroma and host Colleen Quinn as we discuss cannabis and women's health and more!
Navigating Hormones, Perimenopause + Menopause With Cannabis - https://mailchi.mp/144636416a7e/cannabisandmenopause

Medicine to enhance the landscape of the body/mind. Dr. Sexton is the ECS Doctor, doctor for your endocannabinoid system. This system connects the body and the brain!

You can schedule an individual appointment with Dr. Sexton or access education online!

Operating as usual

Cannabis in the Wise Woman Years, by Michelle Sexton, ND 04/08/2022

Cannabis in the Wise Woman Years, by Michelle Sexton, ND

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgVd-siI0sc&t=6s
I love this video my friend Tracey Chester edited! I love working with women in my medical practice, having been a midwife and herbalist since 1990. If you like this video, watch for a new educational series I'm launching with my friend Lindsey Ward. It will cover the endocannabinoid system and how cannabis impacts this system in women's health care across the lifespan!

Cannabis in the Wise Woman Years, by Michelle Sexton, ND

03/31/2022

Today I celebrated National Doctor’s day, but also the beginning of my new medical practice in the UCSD system! I’ll continue to see patients in private practice at Pain Trauma Institute while celebrating being the first ND to provide clinical care in the UCSD system! We can bill some insurances for ND care through the Centers for Integrative Health at UCSD.

01/30/2022

Starting in February!

We are excited to announce that Integrative Health Grand Rounds begins this February with Dr. Melanie Fiorell discussing women's health and menopause. For more details and registration please see the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/integrative-health-grand-rounds-womens-health-and-menopause-tickets-254816241237

01/01/2022

I'm proud to report that I am going to be the first Naturopathic Doctor hired for clinical care in the UCSD system! In addition, the clinic was approved for cannabis consultations, so it is the first 'cannabis clinic' at a major medical institution! I'm very excited to be a part of delivering integrative, naturopathic primary care and functional medicine to the patients of UCSD. We will be able to bill insurance!! I'm looking forward to the New Year and bringing naturopathic care to the Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSD!

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12/01/2021

I’m excited to announce this open access article from a cannabis monograph published by the National Cancer Institute! This is from proceedings of the meeting that was a year ago. I’m proud to have worked with this group of authors in getting this information disseminated. You can see the entire monograph here: https://academic.oup.com/jncimono/issue/2021/58

Michelle Sexton ND updated their phone number. 07/09/2021

Michelle Sexton ND updated their phone number.

Michelle Sexton ND updated their phone number.

Resources — Pain Trauma Institute 07/05/2021

Resources — Pain Trauma Institute

I'm relocating my clinical practice! Time to see patients in person again, but I also have telehealth appointments available. I'm working at the Pain Trauma Institute in San Diego, where we work with the body, mind and spirit to help transform lives. If you have felt stuck and need some comprehensive services, this may be the place for you!
https://www.paintraumainstitute.com/resources

Resources — Pain Trauma Institute We help you find what works for you. There is no one size fits all approach to mental health or chronic pain management.

05/28/2021

A brief overview of the science. Dose matters!

05/22/2021

Name this part of the brain described by Sapolsky!

04/26/2021

The Endocannabinoid System regulates many aspects of human health, including reproduction and the transition out of this phase of life. As these changes happen women are faced with a potential myriad of symptoms, with sleep disturbance affecting more than 60% of women both before and after menopause. Insomnia has been linked to increased stress, inflammation, cognitive dysfunction and sexual health. Join me with @eir_club tomorrow for a deep dive into this topic along with @helloagainproducts and Dominic Fontaine @sageintegrativewellness and give-always and discounts from @humboldtapothecary ! There is still time to register (link in bio).

#LivingNaturopathically | Bonfire 04/23/2021

#LivingNaturopathically | Bonfire

Living your best life, naturopathically? Show the world and support the California Naturopathic Doctors Association!

#LivingNaturopathically | Bonfire Support the mission of Realize a Healthy California, by Foundation for Natural Health.. Learn more about our past and current projects at www.realizeahealthycalifornia.org

Michelle Sexton | LabAroma Podcast 04/20/2021

Michelle Sexton | LabAroma Podcast

Please join me with LabAroma and host Colleen Quinn as we discuss cannabis and women's health and more!

Michelle Sexton | LabAroma Podcast Dr. Michelle Sexton, ND, began her career as a midwife and herbalist. Michelle is a veteran cannabis clinician. In this episode, she talks to us about neuropathic pain, minor cannabinoids, and transition times in women's health.

Navigating Hormones, Perimenopause + Menopause With Cannabis 04/17/2021

Navigating Hormones, Perimenopause + Menopause With Cannabis

Navigating Hormones, Perimenopause + Menopause With Cannabis - https://mailchi.mp/144636416a7e/cannabisandmenopause

Navigating Hormones, Perimenopause + Menopause With Cannabis

04/13/2021

What’s cannabis got to do with the disruptive, confusing, and, at times, isolating reproductive life cycle of women?
A LOT, and EIR Women’s Cannabis Club’s got you covered with the need-to-know information.
On Tuesday, April 27 at 6 pm MST, EIR will be joined by Naturopathic Doctor Michelle Sexton, aka the ECS Doctor, Hello Again Co-Founders Carrie Mapes and Patty Pappas, and Green Nurse and founder of Sage Integrative Wellness Dominique Fontaine, BSN, RN, HNB-BC, HWNC-BC, for a deep dive into how cannabis can support women’s bodies during each reproductive phase and prepare it for inevitable transitions!! Giveaways by @humboldtapothecary ! Register at the link in my bio!!

Photos from Michelle Sexton ND's post 04/08/2021

Camping and climbing with a bestie from medical school! Lifelong connections!! We’ve still got it- can still climb! So good for the soul to get out in nature and disconnect from technology. Necessary.

03/24/2021

Medicinal Mushrooms are all over the place! Good for you in so many ways, and now also endocannabinoid toning for immune regulation. No surprise here.

Photos from Michelle Sexton ND's post 03/09/2021

For International Women’s Day, take a minute to listen to your heart. Heart disease is preventable, and heart attacks have some unique symptoms for women compared to men. Heart attack is preventable and it is important to know your risk! Exercise, diet, stress reduction and other Naturopathic medicine approaches can help reduce risk!

02/04/2021

Have you heard of cannabigerol? It is a plant cannabinoid, unlike CBD or THC. I am offering a survey along with Dr. Ethan Russo and Carrie Cuttler to learn more about the use of CBG. If you have used CBG please consider participating!! @myriams_hemp @societyofcannabis

01/19/2021

What matters. What would MLK do?

Photos from Michelle Sexton ND's post 01/16/2021

I volunteered yesterday at the UCSD vaccine site, and it was such an amazing experience. The organization and flow was seamless, I saw no anaphylaxis, only minor reactions, mostly vasovagal. I went back this morning and had my first dose, and then went for a two hour paddle -out! If you are on the fence about getting the vaccine, I’m happy to try to help demystify anything!!
Here is an article on the topic that may help: https://coronavirus.medium.com/decoding-modernas-covid-19-vaccine-ingredients-23ea87c5f234

Michelle Sexton ND updated their address. 01/12/2021

Michelle Sexton ND updated their address.

Michelle Sexton ND updated their address.

The Mysterious Link Between COVID-19 and Sleep 12/30/2020

The Mysterious Link Between COVID-19 and Sleep

"Is one of the most glaring omissions in public-health guidelines right now simply to tell people to get more sleep?" Quality sleep: Always a foundation of health! I've been telling patients for a while that "Melatonin is for more than just sleep!" Inflammation, low vitamin D, hormones, neurotransmitters, so much at play in insomnia. If you need help with your sleep, I can help!

The Mysterious Link Between COVID-19 and Sleep The coronavirus can cause insomnia and long-term changes in our nervous systems. But sleep could also be a key to ending the pandemic.

New U.S. Dietary Guidelines Reject Recommendation to Cut Sugar, Alcohol Intake Limit 12/30/2020

New U.S. Dietary Guidelines Reject Recommendation to Cut Sugar, Alcohol Intake Limit

I hope you are not confused, as I am, by these new dietary guidelines🤔. Eliminating sugar and alcohol, always a good idea, and cutting back is also wise. What’s up with ignoring scientific reports?

New U.S. Dietary Guidelines Reject Recommendation to Cut Sugar, Alcohol Intake Limit A scientific advisory committee had advised lower limits on sugar and alcohol, citing health risks.

12/22/2020

Happy Solstice to all! May we all envision a brighter future!

nci-cannabisresearch (Agenda) | Events Registration 12/15/2020

nci-cannabisresearch (Agenda) | Events Registration

Happening Now and for the next 3 days: the National Cancer Institute Cannabis, Cannabinoids and Cancer Research Symposium.

I have the honor of presenting on day two on the topic of alleviation of anxiety symptoms in cancer care. "Cannabis for Wellbeing: A Worthwhile Goal."

nci-cannabisresearch (Agenda) | Events Registration Agenda Day 1 - December 15, 2020 (all times are Eastern Standard Time) 10:00 am - 10:15 am Opening Remarks Norman E. Sharpless, Director, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) Robert T. Croyle, Director, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, NCI, NIH

12/09/2020

Thank you @emilybeebop for the most excellent birthday swell! Caught 12 big ones- 🤷‍♀️ this is sixty!

11/26/2020

Gratitude. For this one precious life. Be thankful for yourself today!

11/18/2020

One moment at a time. Good thing that we only have one moment at a time to deal with!

11/10/2020

Step outside of ordinary consciousness! There are many ways to do this and plants can be amazing allies!

11/07/2020

Finally, a woman in charge!

11/03/2020

Don’t you know?

Lifestyle Medicine & Nature: Live with Naturopathic Doctors | Realize a Healthy California 10/28/2020

Lifestyle Medicine & Nature: Live with Naturopathic Doctors | Realize a Healthy California

Week 4 of Living Naturopathically is a stellar panel of NDs telling you about healing power of nature, empowering yourself to understand your role in healing, and ho to engage actively in restoring and maintaining your health!

Lifestyle Medicine & Nature: Live with Naturopathic Doctors | Realize a Healthy California Join us for our final week of our health fair celebrating living naturopathically — and this final week pays special attention to the living part itself with lifestyle medicine and the power of nature. October 28th, 5pm PST+ Google Calendar + iCal ExportZoom: https://zoom.us/j/96032546625?pwd=...

10/20/2020

The Change can bring on psychic and physiologic shifts at ‘transition’ time! Women have always sought solace with plants. No surprise that cannabis is still an ally!

More Women Trying Pot to Manage Menopause 10/19/2020

More Women Trying Pot to Manage Menopause

Women seeking relief from peri-menopause and menopausal symptoms may receive benefit from cannabis! There are a number of different symptoms that can be addressed using this safe and non-toxic botanical medicine. I've cared for women across the lifespan, first as a midwife and now as a ND, and have had women of all ages report back on benefits received, from enhancing libido, facilitating, sleep, helping with mood regulation and anxiety as well as taming hot flashes! Thanks to Jennifer Clopton for interviewing me for the article.

More Women Trying Pot to Manage Menopause THC helps lower body temperature, which can help with hot flashes. Pot’s mellowing effects may help settle your mood and improve sleep, but everyone’s reaction may differ.

Living Naturopathically Health Fair | Realize a Healthy California 10/12/2020

Living Naturopathically Health Fair | Realize a Healthy California

Natural Health Fair is in progress! Not too late to get some great tips from Naturopathic Doctors!!

Living Naturopathically Health Fair | Realize a Healthy California A naturopathic medicine online health fair for everyone focusing on both the medicine and the tools patients need to follow their NDs advice.

Enhancing the Landscape of the Body/Mind

We are complex biological beings, each unique, diverse and differently equipped to adapt to a complex chemical world. Using an approach of systems biology, a personalized approach to wellness, you can change your biological destiny! Dr. Sexton has thirty years of experience working with people across the lifespan in facilitating wellness, using nature’s medicine. No two treatment plans are alike! You can be sure that your story will be heard, and that you will be empowered with new tools for shaping your healthy future.

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1001 Garnet Ave Ste 220
San Diego, CA
92109

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Anyone can initiate patient care for integrative treatment options and assessment of endocannabinoid system function and balance. The endocannabinoid system has been described as on that produces "messages" that modulate activities such as hunger and metabolism, sleeping, relaxing, the ability to store and recall memories or to abolish negative ones, and to protect the body from chronic infection. There are many strategies for addressing what could be considered endocannabinoid deficiency or excess. Dr. Sexton sees patients on referral for education on utilizing medical cannabis for chronic conditions.

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Tuesday 1pm - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 1pm - 5pm

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