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How Does CBD Oil Help Improve Longevity and Anti-Aging?

How Does CBD Oil Help Improve Longevity and Anti-Aging? CBD oil has several applications to contribute to a longer, more vibrant life. CBD oil is probably most known for decreasing pain and inflammation. But studies also show that it may have neuroprotective effects. And some also use it improve the quality of their skin. The Best CBD Product for Longevity: For longevity and anti-aging, we recommend a high potency CBD tincture like NewTimesCBD! The best CBD oil to use for anti-aging properties depends on your purpose. For whole body improvement, we recommend an oral tincture taken daily. For immediate relief of pain or anxiety, we recommend vaping. For localized pain or to improve skin quality, we recommend a topical cream or skin serum. Getting older is not a disease, but its symptoms can...

People 65 Years and Older & Influenza

It has been recognized for many years that people 65 years and older are at high risk of developing serious complications from flu compared with young, healthy adults. This is in part because human immune defenses become weaker with increasing age. While flu seasons can vary in severity, during most seasons, people 65 years and older bear the greatest burden of severe flu disease. In recent years, for example, it’s estimated that between about 70 percent and 85 percent of seasonal flu-related deaths have occurred in people 65 years and older, and between 50 percent and 70 percent of seasonal flu-related hospitalizations have occurred among people in this age group. So, influenza is often quite serious for people 65 and older. A Flu Vaccine is the Best Protection Against Flu The best way to...

Perfect Holiday Gifts for Seniors!

5 keepsake gifts that celebrate special memories 1. Custom photo album Showcase special photos or events so your older adult can reminisce anytime. For people with Alzheimer’s or dementia, you could create a custom book they’ll love to read by adding simple text to photos or images they enjoy. Walmart – from $10 Mixbook – from $16 Shutterfly – from $16 2. Custom photo calendar Help your older adult keep track of days, months, and appointments while seeing smiling family faces. Walmart – from $10 Mixbook – from $25 Shutterfly – from $25 3. Custom photo blanket Keep your older adult warm and cozy with familiar faces all around. These photo blankets are especially nice for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Walmart – from $45 Shutterfly fleece blankets, woven blankets, or custom duvets – fr...

Mental Health This Holiday and Beyond: How to Fight Loneliness During the Holidays

By Danielle Fritze | 12.15.2016 Mental Health This Holiday and Beyond: 4 Steps to Combat Loneliness in Seniors It’s December, and the holiday season is in full swing. It’s the time of year for good food, and good friends and family—at least for most of us. But for many others the holiday season can remind them of just how lonely they are. The U.S. Census estimates that as many as 28% of adults aged 65+ lived alone in 2010, but a person doesn’t have to live alone to feel lonely. Loneliness can affect anyone who doesn’t feel meaningful connections with other people. Loneliness is more than an emotional issue; it has real implications for physical and mental health. Recent research has shown that feeling lonely or being isolated affects mortality in a similar way to that of a smoking habit of...

How to Use Cannabis to Help with Holiday Stress

People talk about the holidays as a happy and carefree time, but the reality is, for many of us, they’re a recipe for stress. Thirty-eight percent of people in one survey said their stress increases around the holidays, citing lack of time and money, the pressure of gift exchanges, and family gatherings among the top stressors. Another survey by Healthline found that 62% of people consider the holidays stressful, with money being the biggest source of anxiety. “The holiday season is notorious for being a stressful time as consumers decorate their homes, shop for gifts, and plan travel accommodation while also handling the usual day-to-day rituals of work, family, and home management,” said Nimesh Patel, MD, co-founder and Vice Chairman of the Board of Redbird Bioscience. “Even though...

Signs a Senior Needs Help at Home

Admitting the need for help and accepting assistance is not easy for people as they age. The responsibility often falls on family members to recognize the signs that an aging loved one might need support with completing the activities of daily living. How do you know if it is time for in-home care? Look for the red flags listed below. Changes in Physical Function and Mental Status Difficulty keeping track of time Sleeping for most of the day Poor diet or weight loss Loss of interest in hobbies and activities Changes in mood or extreme mood swings Difficulty getting up from a seated position Difficulty with walking, balance and mobility Unexplained bruising or injuries Marks or wear on walls, door jams, furniture and other items being used to help with stability while walking through the ho...

CBD: Medical “Marijuana” Without the High

Bottom Line: You don’t have to get high to get healed Now legal in 29 states, medical cannabis (aka marijuana) can treat a wide variety of ailments from cancer pain to seizures. But what if you don’t want to get high to get relief? That’s where cannabidiol (CBD), a compound derived from marijuana, comes in. Unlike its more famous cousin, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD doesn’t cause even mild euphoria…or give you the munchies. Yet CBD is the subject of some of the most exciting medical research in the field today—it has numerous potential therapeutic applications that may turn it into the next wonder drug for treating epilepsy, anxiety, Alzheimer’s and a host of other diseases and ­ailments. Case in point: Epidiolex, a newly developed drug (key ingredient: CBD), reduces seizures by 3...

Floyd Landis Is Now a CBD Mogul

BY BILL GIFFORD | PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRYAN BANDUCCI | VIDEO BY DEREK CALL Nov 13, 2019 Floyd Landis is up to his eyebrows in cannabis. Actually, higher than that: Most of the plants in this one-acre patch, rich and lushly green, stand a good foot or two taller than the former pro cyclist and disqualified Tour de France winner. On this warm Thursday in mid-September, Floyd and two colleagues are making the rounds of Amish farms in southern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, checking on their crops. The plants are the same species—Cannabis sativa—that produces the marijuana that people smoke to get high, only they are technically hemp, special strains bred for low THC content (the chemical responsible for the “high”) and high concentrations of CBD or cannabidiol, the substance used in the creams, e...

Michigan recreational marijuana retail sales to begin Dec. 1

By Gus Burns | [email protected] LANSING, MI — Michigan residents will be able to legally purchase marijuana from stores beginning Dec. 1, the state Marijuana Regulatory Agency announced Wednesday, Nov. 13. Any businesses seeking a recreational license to grow more than 1,000 plants, process or sell recreational marijuana must currently be licensed under the state’s medical marijuana licensing rules. The state announced existing medically licensed businesses that are pursuing equivalent recreational licenses may transfer up to half their inventory, which is already deemed legal and has been tested for the medical marijuana market, to the recreational side for general sales. Any finished products currently for sale in medical dispensaries must have been in the business inventory for 30...

How Seniors Can Help with Thanksgiving Dinner

Seniors should never be left out of the equation, especially when it comes to the holidays. There are a few ways that they can help in the kitchen without getting in the way. They’ll be thrilled to contribute, and you get some assistance at the same time. Here’s how your aging loved ones can help this Thanksgiving. 1. Picking the Menu Seniors have a lot of experience with Thanksgiving. Include your aging loved ones when planning the menu. Seniors may have special dietary restrictions or may have trouble eating certain foods. Involve your senior when building your menu and select foods that everyone will love. 2. No-Bake Side Dishes There are all sorts of side dishes that don’t involve any cooking at all. Set the ingredients out on the counter along with the recipe. Let th...

6 Signs of Caregiver Burnout

The tasks of caring for an elderly loved one can add up quickly, leaving you exhausted and stressed out. Chances are, if you’ve been a caregiver for more than a few weeks you’ve experienced a certain degree of caregiver burnout. Be on the lookout for these six common signs of burnout. If you find yourself thinking or saying these things, you may want to seek help from your doctor and consider finding some respite care. 6 Signs of Caregiver Burnout I just don’t feel like talking to or seeing anyone today—even my friends and family. If you discover that you consistently don’t want to interact with people, especially close family and friends, it could be a sign that caring for your elderly loved one is becoming too draining. I used to really enjoy reading mystery novel...

Turmeric and Dementia

via Alzheimer's Society. Org Curcumin is an extract of turmeric that has been shown to break down amyloid-beta plaques (a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease) in lab-based (in vitro) studies. Turmeric is not easily absorbed and there is no real evidence that supports turmeric being used as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, but the specific effects by curcumin on amyloid-beta plaques could be a useful target for future investigations into potential treatments. Can curcumin break up amyloid-beta plaques? There is a lot of research into the potential role of turmeric as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, along with some anecdotal evidence about its benefits. Much research is centred around curcumin, a chemical found in turmeric, which has been shown to have anti-oxidant, an...