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…

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…

Curcumin the Herbal Cure-All

For, centuries practitioners of Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine have relied on turmeric for its wide range of health benefits. Today, more than 8,000 studies point to curcumin, the compound in turmeric responsible for its distinctive yellow hue, as the power behind the herb. Research shows that curcumin is a potent antioxidant that supports the…