• Hemp

    The Endocannabinoid System and the Important Role it Plays in Human Health

    Hemp has been outlawed in the U.S. since 1938. Thankfully, the latest Farm Bill signed into law at the end of 2018 makes it legal. In this interview, board-certified clinical nutritionist and expert on phytocannabinoids, Carl Germano, discusses the exciting implications of this change. Now, there’s a difference between cannabidiol (CBD) products made from hemp and those made from marijuana. While many mistakenly believe hemp and marijuana are interchangeable, they’re actually two different plants. “Both are considered Cannabis sativa by genus and species, but that’s where the similarity ends,” Germano explains. “Hemp has been cultivated for many reasons for the past few thousand years — food, clothing, fiber and fuel. The plant…

  • Cannabis

    Cannabis Kills Cancer Cells

    Until recently chemotherapy and radiation have been considered the only game in town for someone to attempt to beat cancer. This, despite the fact that such treatments are poisons destroying the health of the immune system and its vital healing function while killing cancer cells — definitely counter-intuitive. Fortunately, cancer patients have gained the scientific seal of approval when it comes to using cannabis for symptom management of chemotherapy and radiation therapies. It reduces nausea and helps to slow down and/or prevent muscle-wasting syndrome, the cause of 20% of deaths in cancer patients, and is also used in palliative care. The big scientific news, however, is that the most researched active…

  • Cannabis

    Marijuana and Epilepsy: Here’s How Cannabis Stops Seizures (12 Studies)

    Source: Wakeup World November 11, 2018 By Marco Epilepsy is a broad term for neurological disorders that are characterized by recurring episodes of seizures. The types of seizures that patients experience can vary from very short and subtle in intensity, to forceful and violent convulsions that can last for hours on end. In severe cases, it’s not unusual for sufferers to sustain physical injuries from seizures, and the duration and frequency of these attacks can be really detrimental for the patient’s quality of life. The seizures themselves can be caused by numerous factors, including brain injuries, tumors and infections. Unfortunately, for the majority of patients with epilepsy, the cause of the disease…

  • CBD

    5 Amazing Benefits of Using CBD Vape Oil

    Source: Waking Times November 2, 2018 Sofia Adamson CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is one of many cannabinoids derived from the cannabis plant. It is noteworthy that CBD and other cannabinoids communicate with the human endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system is responsible for keeping balance in our bodies, regulating functions like pain, sleep, appetite, emotions, moods, digestion, metabolism, memory, inflammation, and so forth. Furthermore, the human body naturally produces endocannabinoids, so when you use CBD, this fantastic compound imitates endocannabinoids. As revealed by several recent studies, CBD can be used as a treatment for a wide array of illnesses, medical conditions, and symptoms. As a result, the popularity of…

  • Cannabis

    Big Pharma Tries to Monopolize CBD Oil Market

    Source: Waking Times December 11, 2017 Dr. Mercola The cannabinoids in cannabis — cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — interact with your body by way of naturally-occurring cannabinoid receptors embedded in cell membranes throughout your body. In fact, scientists now believe the endocannabinoid system may represent the most widespread receptor system in your body.1 There are cannabinoid receptors in your brain, lungs, liver, kidneys, immune system and more, and both the therapeutic and psychoactive properties of marijuana occur when a cannabinoid activates a cannabinoid receptor. Your body actually makes its own cannabinoids, similar to those found in marijuana, albeit in much smaller quantities than you get from the plant. The…