Exacerbated by poor air quality, environmental pollution, and allergies to dust, animals, and certain foods Asthma is the leading serious, chronic illness affecting four percent of the US population. Like other allergic conditions, including hay fever, and eczema, asthma often runs in families. Researchers believe America’s high rates of asthma are a result of a marked decrease in Vitamin C in our diet. This is partly due to unsustainable farming practices which deplete our food of nutrients and partly insufficient high Vitamin C foods in our diets. Studies have shown a correlation between wheezing and a diet lacking in fruits and vegetables. People who eat a diet high in fresh organic produce have been shown to have the healthiest lung function.
Hemp and marijuana are two popular names for the cannabis plant.
Cannabis and Hemp are often used interchangeably, but they are different! Hemp refers to the variety of the plant that doesn’t have the psychoactive effect. Cannabis plants that contain less than 1% THC (the cannibinoid that causes the “high” feeling) are technically Hemp. Cannabis is thought to be one of the oldest domestic crops. It is bred for use in making fabrics, rope, fiber, oils, ointments, fiber, and any use not for intoxication is Hemp. People have grown many varieties of Hemp throughout history for medical and industrial use.
Marijuana is recognized for its psychoactive use and has been bred for religious and medical purposes throughout history. Marijuana is a slang term used for Hemp strains bred specifically for their psychoactive properties. Scientists believe the separation of the cannabis gene led to two district different types of cannabis plants. The two species (or subspecies) of cannabis are known as Cannabis indica and Cannabis sativa.
Weight Loss Strains
Trying to shed some weight? You might be surprised by this weight loss tip; Start using cannabis. While cannabis has long been known for its appetite inducing effects, research is now indicating that it can actually help lower BMI and reduce obesity. In fact, states with medical cannabis laws have even seen a 2-6 percent reduction in obesity rates. So how does cannabis pull off this weight loss trick? And more importantly, how can we harness its power for our own weight loss goals?
The flavoring possibilities are endless for these candies. Just pair your favorite super strength flavor with a corresponding food color for a rainbow of colors and flavors.Other classic flavors to try: Orange, Lemon, Grape & Cherry. For a slightly more gourmet gumdrop – try flavors like Pear, Peach, Blackberry, or Mango. Flavors such as Bubble Gum, Cotton Candy & Tropical Punch are always a hit with the kiddos. RECIPE TIP: Tart & Sour, a blend of citric acid and malic acid, adds a touch of tang that enhances the taste of fruit flavors. To create a sour flavor, add 1-1/2 teaspoons.
Did you know, Arthritis affects 80% of people over 50 in the United States? It is the leading cause of disability and the number one crippling disease in America. And that doesn’t include those, like me, suffering from one or more of the arthritis, like diseases including gout, bursitis, tendinitis, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid arthritis and many more. My experience with arthritis-like disease, unfortunately didn’t wait till my 50’s, it began after an severe auto accident in my 30’s. I was well on my way to a degree in Holistic Medicine, so I resisted using prescription medication, as much as possible. I have successfully treated my conditions, after the acute onset, with diet, supplements, and other natural treatments. Read on if you want to know how to treat your arthritis and/or arthritis-like disease naturally.
Cannabis administration is associated with decreased migraine headache frequency, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Pharmacotherapy.
Investigators at the University of Colorado, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences retrospectively assessed cannabis’ effects on monthly migraine headache frequency in a group of 121 adults. Study participants had a primary diagnosis of migraine headache, had been recommended cannabis by a physician for migraine treatment and had participated in at least one follow up medical visit.
To get away from the memories of war in Afghanistan — the violence, the unexpected danger, the rush of adrenaline and the hypervigilance that can come with post-traumatic stress disorder — Aaron Newsomstarted gardening.
Since World War II, generations of veterans have found healing in horticulture. Digging in the dirt did that for Newsom, but the Marine, who served in an attack helicopter squadron, wanted more. He wanted to share this healing feeling with service members who may never even touch a spade, and he had an idea.
By: Jen Christensen, CNN