If you are suffering from nasty skin rashes, itching, and irritation, that could mean so many things so it could be hard to zero in on whether it’s caused by an allergic reaction to food, psoriasis, or eczema; among other things.
How to Determine if it’s Eczema
Eczema is a condition where patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, red, cracked, and rough. It is the most common form of inflammation of the skin (dermatitis). The word eczema is also used specifically to ref
Engaging in your favorite physical activity especially after a long week on your hectic job is very rewarding. Swinging your club at the driving range, jogging in your favorite park, or even just spending quality time with your family can help you unwind from your stress. However, all it might take is a recurring joint pain to easily take these away from you. Worse, it can take away more.
Osteoarthritis is the most common chronic condition of
Too many times, a migraine headache is often dismissed as a part of a stressful 24/7 work and home routine. However, migraine is a serious condition that should be checked right away.
Taking a Check on Your Migraine Symptoms
Migraines are pulsating headaches, often on one side of the head. Physical activity may intensify the pain, but symptoms can vary from person to person and from one attack to the next.
Nearly 30 million people in the United States have migraines, and three ti
You can never discount the value of heart health especially as you grow older. When you have a stroke, you’re losing blood flow and oxygen needed to keep your brain running. By losing access to two critical components for survival, your brain may become damaged. Researchers believe that by taking cannabidiol (CBD) oil, you can prevent this damage and maybe even one day reverse it.
What is a Stroke?
A stroke, also referred to as a brain attack, occurs when brain cells die due to disruption of blood flo
Having perfect vision is ideal. However, achieving that 20/20 vision could take more than just genes but also a great deal of self-care. Our eyesight loses its integrity and sharpness over time as people age. You also get more susceptible to a number of eyesight conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts; to name a few.
Aging and Eye Health
Getting older is inevitable but there are many ways to help prevent eye issues or loss of eyesight. Cannabidiol (CBD) oil treatment is fast bec
The outlook for lung cancer patients isn’t as good as many other types of cancer, the NHS reports,
Everyone experiences highs and lows in life. This is pretty normal. However, with people suffering from bipolar disorder, the emotional highs and lows get erratic and shifts in what is described as intense, irregular, and quick pattern.
A Look into Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disease or manic-depressive disorder is considered a serious mental health condition. Sufferers have radical or irrational shifts of having manic episodes or the energetic days and the depressive episodes or the low energy days. Som
The black market suppliers are sending cannabis oil that contains dangerous chemicals, and then charging people $6000 for up to three months’ supply.
These products have put patients’ lives in serious danger with several reports of abuse
Motion sickness is often associated with traveling. While motion sickness can also be referred to as sea sickness, car sickness, or air sickness because it usually happens when a person is in motion or in transit from one location to another – there are other factors that trigger motion sickness. This is said to be directly connected to the sensory receptors or organs.
What is Motion Sickness?
Young children and pregnant women are most prone to motion sickness. Those with migraine headaches are also m
Is it really all in the mind?. While the usual blues will often just go away, depression does not. It lingers, flicks on and off like a light bulb or more like a ticking bomb. It can explode anytime – or when you least expect it. Sometimes, depression is assumed to simply being in a state of sadness or loneliness. People will say that like everything else, it passes and can just sail with the wind. But depression is a different story.
It’s a good thing that cannbidiol (CBD) oil is providing a new route to ta
What is Metabolic Syndrome?
According to the American Health Association, around 34% of adults in the United States have metabolic syndrome and the risk also increases with age.
Metabolic syndrome, or Syndrome X, is not a disease but rather a multitude of risk factors that increases your risk for cardiac ailments as well as other illnesses like stroke, hypertension, and diabetes. Those risk factors are high blood pressure, high blood sugar, unhealthy cholesterol levels
In 2011, heart disease claimed more than 788,000 lives in the United States. Hence, this has been dubbed as one of the major causes of death in America. Heart disease can be traced to atherosclerosis or the build up of plaque that causes inflammation and constriction of arteries and blood vessels. This results in the restriction of blood flow to the heart and all other major organs and tissues of the body. Atherosclerosis causes damage in cardiac muscles or myocardial infarction which is followed by chest pain and breathing difficulties.
Around 400 million people in the world suffer from diabetes which is a dangerous medical characterised but blood glucose levels rising to very high levels. This metabolic disease is said to kill an approximate of 5 million people yearly which is an alarming number. The number is also rising in the recent years.
Type I diabetes is most often caused by an autoimmune attack on the pancreas which is responsible for producing insulin. On the flipside, type II diabetes most commonly develops as a resistance to insulin or a problem in in
I believe that cannabidiol (CBD) products are not only useful, but vital for athletes.
Having played professional basketball in Europe for the past 4 years, and playing basketball and other sports my entire life, I feel like my story is important for understanding the role of CBD in sports medicine to manage chronic pain, inflammation, and mental stress.
As many people already clearly know, athletes deal with chronic pain, anxiety, and stress daily. Personally, I have been using CBD products for about four months
It seems that cannabidiol (CBD) oil has been a potent treatment for a lot of health predicaments which now includes Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS. Recent studies reveal that CBD oil is an effective remedy for IBS.
What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a disease that mainly strikes on the large intestine or colon. The most common IBS symptoms include gas, nausea, abdominal cramps or pain, diarrhea, bloated sensation, and mucus found in the stool. Rectal bleeding cou
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 indica, 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 ther
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