As the country and lawmakers in Washington continue to debate the merits (and legality) of marijuana, the state of Colorado has made a startling discovery: The quasi-legalization of recreational pot use there has had a dramatically positive effect on the rate of opioid deaths.
In the instance of cancer, instead of addressing the causes of cancer – toxins, pathogens and a weakened immune system – we see instead treatments that either slash, burn or poison away the tumors and cancer cells, which further weakens an immune system cancer has already defeated and only worsens the conditions that led to cancer to begin with.
Childhood obesity skyrocketing across America, and Big Pharma can’t wait for future wave of patients needing drugs for everything
Parents lead their children by example, and today’s youth are suffering in a big way because of their poor role models. America has an obesity epidemic, with more than a third of adults now falling into this category. Therefore, it’s hardly surprising that childhood obesity is also skyrocketing given the bad example many parents are setting for their little ones. In fact, a new study shows that the number of obese kids and teens is a remarkable ten times higher than it was just 40 years ago, with the number of obese kids around the world reaching 124 million.
Researchers at MIT, Harvard, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are closing in on the development of so-called “intelligence bandages” that will dramatically improve healing times, especially in patients with chronic wounds.
If you were offered poison to eat, but were assured that scientists had added lots of beneficial vitamins and minerals to it, would you grab the opportunity to try some? Likely not, and yet that is what we as a society have been conditioned to do – just think of all those boxes of sugary cereals on the shelf that are marketed as “enriched” with vital nutrients. Parents give them to their children every day, convinced they are a healthy option.
An anonymous donor has joined with the activist group American Nativity Scene and the Thomas More Society in a campaign to provide free Nativity scenes to display at or near statehouses across the nation.
Medical marijuana users in Illinois report that their use of the substance to relieve pain has lessened or stopped their use of other prescription medications such as opioids, as reported by The Daily Mail. The small-scale study from DePaul University and Rush University suggests it could be a solution to the opioid crisis.
Patients taking psilocybin to treat depression show reduced symptoms weeks after treatment following a ‘reset’ of their brain activity.
“After a two hour drive to the hospital, I learned that my husband, the father of my child, the person I am so deeply in love with, had had a brain hemorrhage. Why? The doctors concluded (after running his tox screen and ruling out drugs) that this horrible event was due to his recent excessive energy drink consumption (a habit he had built when he started working longer hours and commuting).”
If you’re a fan of the classic Ben & Jerry’s ice cream line, you’re in for a treat. A survey conducted by the Health Research Institute (HRI) laboratories found traces of glyphosate in 13 out of the 14 tubs of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream sampled in the UK, France, Germany, and the Netherlands.
Cannabis dispensaries are associated with reduced levels of opioid-related treatment admissions and overall drug mortality, according to a study published online on SSRN.com.
Grapes make chemotherapy obsolete? Combination of two powerful nutrients in wild grapes found to destroy cancer stem cells without harming healthy cells
Grapes might be one of the smaller fruits out there, but they punch far above their weight when it comes to providing health benefits. They’ve been revered for everything from their ability to make wine to their convenience and portability compared to other superfoods. Not content to stop there, however, this overachieving fruit is now making headlines for its potential to destroy cancer stem cells.
Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable that was first grown in the Italian province of Campania, and the Ancient Romans immediately saw it as highly valuable due to it’s potent healing effects.
A new study finds that omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) can be an option for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Researchers at King’s College London examined data from seven clinical tests of more than 500 children and teenagers, and data from three other clinical tests of at least 200 children and teenagers. They used the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) guidelines in their meta-analysis study. Furthermore, they used established scientific literature databases to indicate suitable studies for inclusion.
British researchers found that a sugar-rich diet was associated with unhealthily high levels of fat in both the blood and the liver.
Did you know that green tea and black tea are both the same leaves from the same plant? Black tea is simply prepared differently through fermentation. Sometimes it takes awhile for science to widen their scope of study. Poor black tea! It has lived in the shadow of green tea’s health benefits this whole time when it turns out it has many of the same benefits.
Today, the odds are pretty good that you have (or have had) cancer, or know somebody who does. In Canada, approximately 1 million Canadians who were alive at the beginning of 2009 had received a cancer diagnosis in the previous 10 years. Two out of every five Canadians will develop cancer within their lifetime, and one in every four will die from it. In the United States, one out of every two men and one out of every three women will develop this disease.
Each year, more and more people are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The brain is one of the major organs affected by the aging process, with cognitive decline and memory loss being significant changes one can suffer from. If you are looking to fight all of these changes and protect the brain against the actual aging process, cannabis might be the answer you were looking for. A daily dose of cannabis could protect and heal the brain from the aging process and its consequences.
Arteries are these tiny little blood vessels that transport blood throughout body, from your brain all the way down to your toes. Healthy arteries have smooth inner walls, so blood can easily move through them, allowing your body to remain healthy and happy. However, arteries can become clogged due to plaque buildup on their inner walls, preventing blood from flowing properly or, in some cases, blocking it entirely.