A man diagnosed with a brain tumour said he would rather be “illegally alive than legally dead” after calling for cannabis to be legalised for medical use.
Phil James, 32 from Oakenholt, has taken CBD, found in cannabis, for two years, and hasn’t had a seizure since last March, after previously suffering one every six to eight weeks.
He was diagnosed with a grade three Anaplastic Astrocytoma (brain tumour) at the end of 2015.
Mr James says he has had six clear brain scans meaning there is on
Around three to six out of 1,000 children are said to have autism in the United States. The numbers are still escalating and there’s no sign of a drop. Autism is a complex neurobehavioral disease which presents as impairment in communication and socialization skills. This limits what an autistic patient can do in his or her day-to-day life. You can often spot a person with autism due to their repetitive behavior. Autism is said to comprise a wide spectrum of disorders that affects the mental facets of an individual.
Does age have something to do with the curse of arthritis? Well, based on statistics, both adults and children can suffer from arthritis. However it is, of course, more prevalent in adults than children. Most adults who are 65 years and older experience arthritic pain and discomfort. This is said to be on top of the most common causes of factors of disability in America.
According to the Amercian Arthritis Foundation, around 50 million adults and approximately about 1 in 250 children experience arthritis. This is a shocking numb
A drug derived from cannabis reduces certain epilepsy patients’ risk of a fit by nearly 50 per cent, new research shows.
Sufferers of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, which is a rare, severe form of the condition, are 43.9 per cent less likely to have a drop seizure if they take the medication every day for 14 weeks, a US study found. Drop seizures cause a brief lapse of muscle tone and usually last less than 15 seconds.
Christina SanInocencio, executive director of the Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Foundation, said: “Additional
The use of cannabidiol (CBD) oil for medicinal purposes has been met with apprehension and fear especially because the notorious variant of cannabis, THC, was identified as a dangerous drug.
Now, cannabis is fast becoming the next billion-dollar industry in the United States as well as in Europe and Canada. No doubt, it’s a booming industry and CBD has become popular because of it medicinal, therapeutic, and non-psychoactive benefits for many patients who can’t seem to find the remedy they need from most traditional OTC medica
Alzheimer’s disease can make or break you. It’s not just the patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease that is affected by this progressive neurological disorder; but it also affects primary caregivers or family and friends. On that note, battling Alzheimer’s should not be fought alone. An army of supportive family, colleagues, and friends could win you half the battle.
The Perils of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)
According to the World Health Organization, 46.8 million people in the world suffer
The World Health Organization (WHO) released a new report describing medical marijuana's main component as non-toxic and not addictive. The report also states medical marijuana's merits in treating epilepsy among other conditions.
Non-Toxic And Non-Addictive
With so many studies revealing contradictory results as to the detrimental effects and health benefits of medical marijuana, it's easy to get confused and perhaps even torn whether to give medical marijuana a shot. Now,
(CNN) The World Health Organization (WHO) endorsed a gentle view of cannabidiol this week.
Cannabidiol, a naturally occurring chemical found in marijuana plants, is "not likely to be abused or create dependence," an initial review by the WHO's Expert Committee on Drug Dependence found.
The organization decided that international prohibitio
In 2015, the National Institute of Health allotted $21.2 million of its $111 million cannabinoid research budget towards projects exploring the medicinal potential of these compounds. These projects proposed to manipulate the body’s endocannabinoid system, either by modifying endocannabinoids or with phytocannabinoids from the cannabis plant.
While the primary psychoactive phytocannabinoid, delta 9-THC, has acknowledged medicinal value, cannabidiol (CBD) is wi
A recent survey conducted by the Brightfield Group and HelloMD with 150,000 members revealed that almost half of the respondents who are currently using medicinal marijuana have stopped taking traditional Over the Counter (OTC) medicines altogether. This is regarded as the largest survey conducted in line with cannabidiol (CBD)usage and benefits to date.
CBD use has large potential for effective treatment for wide range of illnesses such as chronic pain, autism, anxiety, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, depression, ADHD, PTSD, ep
The number of cannabis oil users across the UK has doubled in the space of one year, startling new figures reveal.
Regulatory body data shows there are now 250,000 users across the home nations - up from the 125,000 recorded this time last year.
Cannabis Trades Association UK also states there are now around 1,000 new users each month, despite the oil being shrouded in controversy.
Mike Harlington, chairman of the CTA UK, revealed around 65 per cent of these are women seeking relief for their back pain,
Around 1 million people in the United States are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Accordingly, 10 million people globally are also affected with this neurodegenerative disorder. These recent statistics speaks volumes of how rampant this degenerative disorder is in Americans and other parts of the world.
Parkinson’s disease affects mostly the central nervous system or specifically the motor system – the part that controls movement. This is considered to be the 2nd most common type of neurological disorder or playing second
Over the past five years, the infection rates for MRSA, or methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, have doubled. Yet, we know that cannabinoids can help address this serious health threat. In fact, the scientific proof is stunning! (a perfectly safe solution is available – now)
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), MRSA affects 94,000 Americans each year, and claims the lives of over 18,000 – a grim testimony to the ability of bacteria to mutate and become impervious to antibiotics that were
To date, 29 states and the District of Columbia have passed regulations allowing physicians to recommend medical cannabis to their patients. While anecdotal evidence supports the therapeutic value of medical cannabis, physicians have struggled to recommend specific dosages and treatment strategies as a result of insufficient clinical data.
Fortunately, research institutions around the world are investigating properties of cannabis for a variety of medical treatments. From the Children’s Hospital in Denver to Jerusalem’s Hebr
A new study by a Penn Medicine researcher, published this week in JAMA, found that nearly 70 percent of all cannabidiol products sold online are either over or under labeled, causing potential serious harm to its consumers. Marcel Bonn-Miller, PhD, an adjunct assistant professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and the lead author on the study, believes the mislabeling of cannabidiol products is a direct result of inadequate regulation and oversight.
"The big problem is there are currently no standards for producing, testing, or l
There is a growing awareness and popularity of the medicinal properties derived from the use of CBD oil – and that makes perfect sense.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a derivative of cannabis which is known for its medicinal value without the “high” sensation that you get from tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The use of recreational marijuana has unfortunately put CBD treatments into a bad light. It is precisely for this reason that CBD is seeking to redeem itself.
Cannabidiol as a Universal Treatment for Many Illnesses
A news flash in 2013 which reported that cannabidiol or CBD has effectively reduced seizures of an 8-year-old patient suffering from Dravet syndrome got everyone into a startling frenzy. It was particularly exciting for seizure patients who have been looking and praying for a miracle cure for so many years.
Yes, there has been a call for desperation amongst seizure patients who have badly need treatment because the frequent seizure attacks are taking a huge chunk out of their normal lives.
Charlotte Figi and Paren
In a backpacking hostel during a stag weekend 10 years ago, I fell asleep on a top bunk next to an open window. Of course, that now strikes me as a stupid thing to have done, but at the time I didn’t give it a thought. I was on a weekend away, not a health-and-safety awareness course. At some point during the night, I tried getting out of the bunk, but instead of turning left and using the ladder, I turned right and hopped straight out of the window.
I fell 24ft on to
Around 40 million people in the United States suffer from anxiety. The prelude to cancer or heart attack is stress. Cancer cells are said to be most active in times of stress and heart attack is most often precipitated by undue stress. Ultimately, this is where stress and anxiety wreaks havoc into our body and takes over.
Anxiety is a natural adaptive bodily response that helps us cope with dangers or threats in our environment that could hurt us or a loved one. This triggers the fight or flight response
Are you sleep-deprived? If you are constantly counting sheep yet can’t seem to catch some sleep, then you could be suffering from insomnia or other sleep disorders.
Around 70 million individuals in the United States and 1 billion people globally suffer from insomnia and other sleeping disorders. The age range of sufferers is from 18 to 60 years old, most of which belong to the younger generation. More women are said to be susceptible to insomnia than men.
Sleep is now considered a rare commodity – a luxury even.
She recently revealed that her husband John Easterling grows medicinal marijuana to aid her breast cancer battle.
And on the Today show on Sunday, Australian star Olivia Newton-John voiced her support for the 'healing' plant to be more widely accepted Down Under.
The 68-year-old said how wonderful marijuana is when used to aid people in their health battles.
'I'm really hoping you will have it accessible to people, particularly for people who are in
What is CBD? Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is the name of a compound from the cannabis plant. It has been proven that this compound has medicinal benefits, but does not have psychoactive properties.
On the other hand, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the compound that is associated with traditional marijuana plant that can cause “high” when consumed. We should always keep in mind that cannabis does not always equate to marijuana as there is negligible levels of THC in CBD oil.
As a result, there is always the a
Auckland - Cannabidiol can be prescribed without ministerial approval from today, even though none of the cannabidiol products on the New Zealand market are approved for distribution.
That means doctors wanting to supply the drug to their patients will need to wait until a pharmaceutical-grade cannabidiol is imported into New Zealand or manufactured here.
Only pharmacies, prescribers or drug wholesalers can import cannabidiol products, and they can do so without a licence.
Fifth-year medical student Vi
A study published on August 9th by researchers out of the University of Mississippi shows that cannabidiol, a nonpsychoactive derivative of cannabis, successfully blocks the opioid receptors in the brain, effectively halting the “reward” component of opioid use that leads to addiction.
From the abstract:
“This study sought to determine whether the cannabis constituent cannabidiol attenuates the development of morphine reward in the conditioned place preference paradigm. Separate groups of mice received either saline
The uniqueness of our phytocannabinoid rich hemp oil starts with our genetics. Our Folium hemp plants are grown from clones - not seeds. Each hemp plant produces over 18% cannabidiol (CBD) 2-5% minor cannabinoids such as cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN), and cannabichromene (CBC), and less than .2% THC. Because our plants are naturally rich in phytocannabinoids, the 50 plus terpenoids and terpenes naturally present have evolved to support the ratio of high CBD to very low THC. This means that our oil is naturally comprised of the most poten
The largest survey on cannabidiol or CBD usage to date found that women were more likely than men to use CBD and once they started using it, were likely to drop their traditional medicine. A new survey from Brightfield Group and HelloMD covered 2,400 of HelloMD’s community of 150,000 members and did a deep dive into the usage of CBD products and their effectiveness. HelloMD is an online community that brings together doctors and cannabis patients.
Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabis compound that doesn’t give users the