Health

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 ...

How Do You Know If Your CBD Is Pure?

With CBD (cannabidiol) oils being a relatively new product on the market, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the seeming myriad and variety of information – sometimes contradictory – available. In most states, regulations regarding CBD are scant and confusing, which has led to clashes between retailers and the legal system in several of those states. From the laws surrounding Florida CBD to the legality of oils on the shelf in Indiana, it can seem like a lot to get into. The confusion surrounding regulations on CBD has led to many customers buying products they don’t know much about. While the Internet may possess so much information that it seems overwhelming, its sheer size provides much of the information you need, especially if you know where to look. It may help to think about CBD product...

How to Talk to Loved Ones about the Benefits of Cannabis

When it comes to educating others about the benefits of cannabis, you seem to be talking down or talking up. You might find yourself explaining the good and bad to your kids or helping your elders appreciate what’s in for them. How to talk to the teens You may feel you can’t tell your teens anything that they will listen to or that will change their minds, But, parenting still requires you to have “the talk” about marijuana. Even regular users understand that teens should wait until they are mature enough to make adult decisions. The fact is that most adolescents do not use cannabis, so the argument that “everybody’s doing it” doesn’t hold. And, the fact that sound science indicates that cannabis use can alter the developing adolescent brain. There are the practical issues that some teens ...

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...

80 Percent of CBD Users Claim it to be Extremely Effective

80 Percent of CBD Users Claim it to be Extremely Effective   As the scientific data finally starts catching up to patients anecdotal stories it begins to prove that cannabidiol, or CBD, is beneficial for those suffering from a number of medical ailments. A survey conducted as a collaborative effort from HelloMD and Brightfield Group researched 2,400 of HelloMD’s 150,000 members to get their opinions on whether CBD is an effective alternative to other medications – and the results they got were surprising to some, while not so much to those who already reap the benefits of CBD. According to their research, 80 percent of CBD consumers found that the products they used were “very or extremely effective” with fewer than 3 percent finding the products to be “slightly effective or ineffectu...

The Perfect St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Date Night-In For Stoners

While some are out drinking away their St. Patrick’s Day some of us prefer a quieter night, with sticky green buds instead of green beers. For those of you who are still trying to figure out how to spend St. Patty’s Day with your significant other when you’d rather stay in, we’ve got you covered! Here’s everything you need to enjoy a THC infused meal with a movie and the perfect strain to toke on as you celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day! First of all, you’re going to need a strain fitting of the day itself – and what better than Lucky Charms? This hybrid of The White and Appalachia offers a perfect split between indica and sativa properties. It’s a strain that won’t put you into couchlock but will certainly relax you and contribute to a mellow evening full of laughs! When it comes to creati...

20 Amazing Gadgets & Accessories For Cannabis Smokers

20 AMAZING GADGETS AND ACCESSORIES FOR MARIJUANA SMOKERS Let’s face it-Marijuana culture is present everywhere, and it is amazing. Here are some accessories and gadgets for marijuana smokers, and as you know, every smoker likes accessories related to marijuana. Some of these gadgets are useful, others are funny, but everyone will find something for themselves. Clock 420 Who needs a clock for which every hour is 4:20? Probably so that you do not wonder if this is the right time for joint inflammation. Twisted Rolling Papers This is useful only for amateurs, because the real Blunt Master turns joints in 30 seconds. Hidden Pipe One of the necessaries for survival escapades. The papers can always end, and the police should not understand what’s going on. Trim Station If you’re fresh after harv...