E53: CBD for CTE: Why Kyle Turley Turned to Cannabis to Fight His Demons

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Kyle Turley is a well-known All-American football player for San Diego State who has won several awards and accolades for his NFL career. In his experience with NFL medical and pharmaceutical practices, painkillers were dispensed without any oversight and often without informed consent. This practice left Turley with an addiction to painkillers and a serious back injury. In 2014, Turley was one of more than 500 former players who took part in a class action lawsuit against the NFL alleging similar complaints.

At 34, he was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and in 2015 he was diagnosed with early onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Turley also has a seizure disorder. He deals every day with serious symptoms of these neurological disorders, and now uses cannabis in place of prescription medication–a choice, he says, that’s saved his life.

Now, Turley has founded the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing medical care and other forms of assistance to retired NFL players in need. His goal is to research the effectiveness of cannabis in treating depression and chronic pain, and help advance policy change regarding the use of cannabis in professional sports.

In this episode, listen to Turley sing praises for the many uses of CBD and cannabis–from building immunity to COVID-19 to treating a tooth abscess. Tune in to hear his experiences and his passion for natural, alternative medicine when it comes to people like Gary, who have experienced cognitive and bodily illness or injury and who are just looking for relief and change.

What You’ll Learn:

How Kyle has helped over twenty people with positive COVID-19 tests using CBD and cannabis
What CBD and cannabis have to offer a person with brain or body injuries that prescription pills cannot
Why Kyle quit prescription medication cold-turkey and turned exclusively to cannabis
And so much more!

Favorite Quote:

“Opinions don’t really matter–CBD is a health care issue, and we need to start standing up for it as such.”

Kyle Turley

How to Get Involved:

You can get a better idea of Kyle Turley’s cannabis journey by following him on Instagram(https://www.instagram.com/kyle_turley/). He is also an advocate for Revenant(https://revenantmj.com/), and the co-founder of the CBD company NXPF(https://neuroxpf.com/).

Gary Roberts, the host of the Good Dudes Grow (http://www.gooddudesgrow.com/) podcast, is the founder and CEO of Pure Body Zen, a company based not only around creating and selling high-quality CBD products, but one that is on a mission to change the landscape on how mental health and addiction are treated. Gary has founded a non-profit called Promises Recovery Centers(http://www.promisesrecoverycenters.com/) for those who need it as well as created the first-ever educational training facility for Physicians, Therapists, and Mental Health advocates using innovative therapeutics like psilocybin, Mdma, and LSD.

You can learn more about Pure Body Zen on their site(https://pbzcbd.com/), on LinkedIn(https://www.linkedin.com/company/purebodyzenteam/), and on Instagram(https://www.instagram.com/purebodyzen/).

If you enjoyed this episode, don’t forget to visit the show on Apple Podcasts(https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-dudes-grow/id1546666698) and leave a rating and review! We love hearing from you!

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