CBD oil is shaking up the medical cannabis industry

The endocannabinoid system, discovered in the early 1990s modulates various functions in the body.  Cells in the system that house receptors, including CB1 andCB2 are “activated” by chemicals known as cannabinoids. There are more than 80 different cannabinoids in Cannabis sativa L (marijuana and hemp)  The two most well-known of these chemicals are DBD and…

Important Anti-inflammatory Foods to Include in Your Diet

Losing weight is an important step toward becoming healthier.    Once you’ve lost 10% of your body weight, you are instantly healthier. Green Leafy Vegetables: Swiss chard, kale, and spinach all contain inflammation-fighting antioxidants and can be prepared in numerous delicious ways. These leafy greens are high in vitamins A,C,  K. Bok Choy: In addition to…

Resveratrol and It’s Benefits For Your Health

Resveratrol began drawing worldwide attention when researchers in the 1990s were looking to understand the unusually low rates of cardiovascular disease in France despite the high intake of fat and red wine among the French people. There are hundreds of scientific articles that reference resveratrol as researchers continue to explore the numerous physiological pathways influenced…

K2 For Your Health

I imagine if one of every three patients who walked through your door was afflicted with a debilitating, yet completely preventable and treatable disease.  Unfortunately, this isn’t just a dark fantasy, but a stark reality, as more than 100 million Americans suffer from preventable diseases such as osteoporosis, heart disease and diabetes. As a health…

Brain Nutrients for Chronic Lyme Disease

Many people with chronic Lyme disease battle cognitive dysfunction that creates debilitating symptoms, such as difficulties with focus, concentration, word finding, decision-making, reasoning, and analysis, as well as short-term memory loss. The dysfunction occurs for many reasons, such as the presence of Lyme neurotoxins in the brain, which cause inflammation; the destruction of neurons and…

Anxiety Medications Increase Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

Drugs to combat anxiety can be addictive, and can increase your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Research shows that benzodiazepines (drugs like Valium and Atavan) work on the same neurological pathways as heroin. A number of studies have demonstrated that the drugs increased the risk for dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Two studies have appeared in the…