Thursday, February 15, 2007

Appetites

Appetite, craving for food, is a constant and powerful stimulator of the gastric glands. ~Ivan Pavlov

I remember when I was still a young, impressionable fresh nurse, one of my elderly patients got put on medical marijuana. This was about 5 years before medical marijuana even became a big deal in the media and it was a very unorthodox treatment. Apparently, she had a loss of appetite and was diagnosed with 'failure to thrive'. She was in the hospital for about 8 days and twice a day, she would get a hit of marijuana. It made her really laid back and chill, of course, and did perk up her appetite. She would eat for hours after that. For those MJ lovers out there---No, we didn't dole it out to her in the truest, natural form, it was in a pill form!! It worked like a charm and she started gaining weight almost instantly. I always think from time to time what happened after she went home---did she ever get natural MJ? Was she hooked to it?

Don't tell anyone I said this, but marijuana is one of the best diet pills out there.

2 comments:

eb0nie said...

lol So I can smoke and lose weight too? ... those pills scare me. lol Now if somebody invent ways to transfer my fat to my skinny friends then that would be the business!

Vixen said...

Yeah fo real....not just skinny friends, skinny peeps in general. In my ideal world, everyone should be between size 6-12 and feel fab.