Health

5 Ways Marijuana Can Improve An Active Lifestyle

Feel like taking your physical activities to the next level? Use some weed next time you work out. Before, after, during — they all have their places. Cannabis being the enhancement plant that it is, it’s no wonder that keeping active and using marijuana go hand in hand. For many, pot is part of a well rounded lifestyle that includes nutrition, fitness and a balanced work life. To begin with, no matter how often you work out or eat healthily, an essential ingredient for good health is good rest. Cannabis, especially an indica or indica heavy hybrid, puts us in a state where we can more easily drift off to dreamland. Whether power napping before that crunches class or getting a full night’s sleep before tackling a tough day, marijuana helps. Many yoga studios and private teachers in legaliz...

Cannabis, Alzheimer’s And Hope Are On The Horizon

One area of scientific research that deserves much more attention as cannabis is further scrutinized for its therapeutic benefits is that of Alzheimer’s and dementia. There have already been a handful of studies conducted that show some positive results — not in preventing the disease or curing it, but in slowing its progression and improving quality of life. In one mice based study, THC, CBD and other cannabinoids were combined and administered to the subjects while they were experiencing the early symptomatic stage of Alzheimer’s. THC and CBD did the most to “prevent learning impairment,” and there was change in the plaques responsible for building up and causing memory blockages. The anti-inflammatory role of cannabis also played a large role in the experiment, and it was found that the...

8 Reasons You Should Give up Painkillers in Favor of Medical Cannabis

Tylenol, Advil, and private label painkillers produce billions in revenue every year. But, over-the-counter painkillers are not the root of the decades-long epidemic of painkiller addiction and abuse. We’re talking cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and pharmaceuticals opioids like Vicodin and OxyContin. These drugs are effective painkillers, but they also kill people. Medical cannabis can trump their effect and value easily. 8 Reasons You Should Give up Painkillers in Favor of Medical Cannabis: #1  Safer Alternative: Arguing with US Attorney General Jess Sessions, Richard A. Friedman of The New York Times asserts, “Marijuana isn’t a gateway drug to opioid addiction; it’s a safer alternative to pain medicines.” JAMA reported a study of the effect of medical marijuana laws on opiate-related deaths ...

The 15 Most Common Health Concerns for Seniors

People in America today can expect to live longer than ever before. Once you make it to 65, the data suggest that you can live another 19.3 years, on average, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For many, then, senior living includes carefully managing chronic conditions in order to stay healthy. Making healthy lifestyle choices, like quitting smoking and losing weight, can help you avoid senior health risks, though “you also need to be physically active and eat a healthy diet,” explains Jeanne Wei, MD, PhD, executive director of the Reynolds Institute on Aging at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Including a geriatrician, a doctor who specializes in the health concerns of aging, on your senior healthcare team can help you ...

The Summer Skinny On CBD Sunscreen

As stated in the 1997 Baz Luhrmann’s spoken-word sensation, “Everybody’s Free To Wear Sunscreen,” it’s highly important not to forget such cream. Strong sun rays on unprotected skin can be as dangerous as a pack of cigarettes. Now, in what seems like an unending slew of usefulness, CBD is being incorporated into sunscreens for more than just the buzzword. Aside from being a skin-friendly carrier oil, CBD also has anti-inflammatory properties, which keeps skin from becoming inflamed by the sun. Of course CBD is working in conjunction with zinc oxide, and they seem to make a mighty team. Cannabinoid alchemists everywhere seem to be infusing sunscreen with CBD. In one example, NeuCana has developed a whole flower CBD potion intended for one’s delicate facial tissue. With 360 milligrams of CBD...

10 FDA-Approved Drugs Researched Less Than Cannabis

It is a bizarre world, the United States drug market. Although the federal government, specifically the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, must first deem a medication “safe and effective” before it is distributed to patients all across the country, the drug sometimes comes back to bite them in the ass. There have been a number of medications recalled throughout the years because their side effects end up proving detrimental to patients. This is funny, considering that the cannabis plant still remains a Schedule I dangerous drug under the DEA’s Controlled Substances Act. Meanwhile, somewhere around 30 states have legalized it for medical purposes. So far, no shocking side effects have reared their ugly head. Still, the feds continue to block any chance of making it easier to research the h...

Top Five Benefits And Uses of CBD Oil

Cannabidiol known as CBD is very known and Natural medicine used by many people worldwide. CBD is one of the 104 chemicals known as cannabinoids found in the marijuana plant. THC is also one of the contents which are found in cannabis and causes the “high.” But CBD is not psychoactive like THC and has a lot of medication usage and benefits. CBD has been the boon to the people who are suffering from several problems. CBD has become more popular these days due to increase in depression, anxiety and lot of other problems in the youngsters. On top of that, it doesn’t even contain any of the components, which are illegal. CBD helps in most of the pain without the mind-altering effects of marijuana or any drug. CBD oil is made by obtaining CBD from the marijuana plant and then diluting them with...

Is Cannabis an Effective Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic, painful autoimmune disorder that commonly affects the feet, hands, elbows, knees, wrists and ankle joints. RA occurs when our own immune system goes awry and attacks our body parts, leading to inflammation, swelling, pain and damage of affected area(s). Prolonged inflammation of the joints leads to permanent damage of surrounding cartilage and bone. The inflammation may also affect other organs, including the heart and lungs. Some of the common symptoms of RA are morning stiffness for more than 30 minutes, joint pain with swelling, involvement of more than one joint (mostly small joints), fatigue, low-grade fever and anorexia. Untreated RA may lead to formation of rheumatoid nodules, anemia, photophobia, and inflammation of blood vessels and lungs. T...

Does Cannabis Offer Better Pain Relief Than Aspirin?

Aspirin has been around a long time. Not nearly so long as cannabis, but people have been treating with aspirin since the middle of the 19th-century. Aspirin or acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) is derived from willow extract, a folk remedy dating to ancient Egypt. Available under scores of brand names, aspirin is as the go-to over-the-counter solution for mild headaches, aches, pains. Considering that some cannabis strains and CBD-derivatives treat the same problems, you might wonder if cannabis offers better pain relief than aspirin. All about aspirin Parents and doctors have recommended aspirin for generations to treat fever, common cold symptoms, head- and toothaches, arthritis inflammation, and more. Labeled as a salicylate or NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug), aspirin is part of ...

13 Must-Know Facts for Cannabis Beginners

People will wonder. People will ask questions about cannabis, especially if they have never used it before. People will try cannabis-derived products when they know the facts. So, here are 12 things about cannabis you must know: 1.  What’s this stuff called “cannabis?” Hemp, cannabis, and marijuana are not quite the same. Hemp is a cannabis raised for its fiber, an agricultural crop dating back to 8,000 B.C.E. It has been incorporated into the manufacture of health foods, textiles, paper, rope, beauty products, and nutraceuticals. “Marijuana” and “cannabis” are used interchangeably, but cannabis usually refers to the plant and genus Cannabaceae while marijuana identifies the cannabis-derived product that is smoked or consumed. 2.  How many types of cannabis are there? Most discussion focus...

9 Life-Improving Ways to use CBD

Cannabidiol (CBD) is all the rage in alternative treatment, and tons of people are using CBD products as an alternative to prescription medications and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. But what is CBD? CBD is a natural cannabinoid compound found in the hemp plant, although, unlike other cannabinoids, CBD is non-intoxicating. That means, it doesn’t produce a “high” or impair motor functions. It does, however, have many medical benefits by interacting with the body’s own, natural endocannabinoid system (ECS). What are some of the benefits of CBD oils? Check out nine of the most popular ways people are replacing harmful prescription drugs with cannabidiol. 1. CBD For Anxiety and Depression Anxiety and depression are some of the most common disorders affecting North Americans. Millions of people ...

Cannabis and Mental Health

Cannabis and Mental Health   Often, we spend tons of time tending to our physical health, dieting, grooming and exercising. But with hectic schedules that balance work and social lives with self-care, it can be easy to neglect mental health. Here are a few ways to make sure you are tending to that aspect of self-care as well.   Depression If you notice you are feeling depressed for longer periods of time, and for no reason at all, you may be suffering from depression. If you are over or under-eating or having issues with too much or too little sleep, this may especially be the case. See a doctor if you are suffering, and talk to them about trying medication or seeking permanent therapy. Leafly suggests that mild cannabis use can also help some with their depression symptoms. Make...

  • 1
  • 2
  • 8