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Wed
19
Aug

How To Incorporate CBD Oils In Your Daily Routine?

CBD has been a trending item since it became accepted and legalized in 2018. The many health claims and benefits associated with CBD have intrigued people around the world who want to try the product for themselves. However, many people are still intimidated by the negative connotations associated with the product.

If you’ve been wondering how to start using CBD oil, you’re in luck. Here are some tips and tricks for incorporating CBD oils into your daily routine.

Wed
19
Aug

Can CBD help deter hormone disrupter chemicals?

Sometimes, emotions are like fireworks, suddenly exploding into colourful arrays, spilling down into every facet of life. Talk to any woman who has fluctuating hormone levels and she’ll tell you that feeling unbalanced or “out-of-whack” is something that she wishes never occurred.

Scientists have long been looking into the link between hormone imbalance, early menstruation and quality-of-life. While not solely caused by environmental factors (some of these are genetic or induced by thyroid problems or stress) hormone imbalances can affect mood, weight gain, hair loss and pain levels.

Wed
19
Aug

Clinical trial shows potential of cannabis to lessen sickle cell disease pain

In a first of its kind clinical trial using gold-standard methods, cannabis has been shown to mitigate the pain of sickle cell disease.

People who live with sickle cell disease suffer chronic pain. In this clinical trial co-led by University of California, Irvine, researcher Kalpna Gupta and Dr Donald Abrams of UC San Francisco, cannabis appears to be a safe and potentially effective treatment.

Tue
18
Aug

Microdosing Marijuana: What Doctors Say Is The Best Way To Consume

Although microdosing may go against the grain of the old time stoner philosophy, doctors say that finding the “minimum effective dose” is the key to medical treatment.

There are those cannabis connoisseurs who enjoy getting super stoned at the end of a long day at the office, while others are embracing microdosing, a method that allows the user to moderate their mind by taking small doses throughout the day.

Tue
18
Aug

Survey reveals most patients don’t feel their doctors are informed about cannabis

Less than a fifth of patients believe their doctors are a good source of information regarding cannabis, the results of a new survey revealed. 

Published in the Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, the survey included over 1,000 adult primary care patients in Vermont. These patients were asked to anonymously judge their primary caregivers’ knowledge on CBD and THC products, as well as their thoughts on the efficacy of cannabis in helping treat various disorders and symptoms. 

Cannabis has been legal in Vermont for medical use since 2004, while recreational use was legalized in 2018. However, only 18% of the patients surveyed “rated their provider as a good source of information regarding cannabis.” 

Tue
18
Aug

These Are The Conditions CBD Can Treat, According To Science

There’s a lot of misinformation and exaggeration regarding the benefits of CBD. Here are some conditions that the compound can help alleviate.

Despite the incredible popularity that CBD has amassed over the past couple of years, there’s a lot that scientists and experts still don’t know about the compound. While it’d be great if CBD could do all of the things many companies promise it does, it’s a compound like any other, with its fair share of limitations. It’s also one that stands on rocky legal ground, meaning that it needs much more research in order for us to get a clearer picture of what it does and how it functions with our bodies.

Tue
18
Aug

Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program sounds alarm about cannabis- and vaping-related harms

Data from the latest report of the

Mon
17
Aug

Is Medical Marijuana Right for People With Lung Cancer? Here’s What the Experts Say

Do you wonder if medical marijuana can help you feel better? You aren’t alone! Many people with lung cancer consider whether or not medical marijuana can make them feel better as a complementary therapy, alongside a prescribed treatment course. The answer is it certainly could… but like all diagnoses, it’s an individual matter and there’s no one-size-fits-all approach that works for everyone.

Mon
17
Aug

The Mind/Gut/CBD Connection - Dr. Chin Explains CBD'S Impact on Gut Health

Have you ever wondered why you have butterflies in your stomach when you are stressed? Or why you run to the bathroom before speaking in front of an audience? These are clear examples of how your gut responds to stress. There is a gut-brain connection that links the nervous system to the digestive system.

There are two competing components to your nervous system: the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. The sympathetic system is the “fight or flight” response. This system kicks into gear when you have to speak publically, meet a deadline, or exercise. The sympathetic system causes your pupils to dilate, heart rate to increase, blood pressure to rise, and body to sweat. 

Fri
14
Aug

Cannabidiol Boosts Blood Flow To Brain Memory “Shipping Center”

University College London researchers have found a single dose of cannabidiol boosts blood flow to an important part of the brain.

The hippocampus is part of the brain’s medial temporal lobe (MTL). It plays important roles in shifting information from short-term memory to long-term memory, and in spatial memory that enables navigation. If the hippocampus is damaged, it can impact a person’s existing memories and their ability to form new memories.

The progressive shrinking of the hippocampus is responsible for the short-term memory loss that accompanies Alzheimer’s Disease, the most common form of dementia affecting up to 70% of all people with dementia.

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