The Proven Benefits of CBD

proven benefits of cbd

CBD or cannabidiol is one of more than a hundred compounds found in cannabis that belong to a class of substances called cannabinoids. Whereas CBD is the major non-psychoactive component of cannabis, THC or Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol is the ingredient that produces mind-altering effects in users. Let’s take a quick look at the proven benefits of CBD.…

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Liposomal Encapsulation Increases the Bioavailability of Supplements

This New Technology Increases the Bioavailability of Your Favourite Supplements

In recent years, major advances have been made in the technology that goes into producing the supplements that we take. Now, a new wave of supplements has hit the market promising to increase the bioavailability of the active ingredients that they contain. So what does that even mean? Bioavailability is the extent to which the…

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Junk Food Really is Killing Us

Junk Food Really is Killing Us

Junk Food Really is Killing Us 20% of Global Deaths are the Result of Poor Diet That’s according to a new study conducted at the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IMHE) HealthData.org at the University of Washington, and published in The Lancet Medical Journal. In the same league of genocide as the tobacco industry, junk food really…

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The Therapeutic Role of CBD in Epilepsy

Once again, we scoured the US National Library of Medicine and National Institute of Health archives for research into the the effects of CBD, one of the major cannabinoids in hemp, cannabis or marijuana to find this gem at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4707667/ that investigates the role of CBD in epilepsy entitled “Cannabidiol: Pharmacology and potential therapeutic role in…

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The One Type of Fat You Do Want in Your Body

When it comes to fats, there’s one type that you don’t want to cut back on, omega-3 essential fatty acids. Not only does your body need these fatty acids to function, but also they are essential for good health, yet eating enough of the right foods to get the amounts you need can be difficult.…

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Can CBD Help with PMS?

PMS or Pre-Menstrual Syndrome is no joke. Women who deal with the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome know exactly how awful they can be. Period cramps probably rate number one on the list of effects that women loathe about PMS followed closely by mood swings and headaches. For some women, the breast pains, cramping, and emotional strife…

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What is Glyphosate?

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What is Glyphosate? According to Wikipedia, “Glyphosate (N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine) is a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide and crop desiccant. It is an organophosphorus compound, specifically a phosphonate. It is used to kill weeds, especially annual broadleaf weeds and grasses that compete with crops. It was discovered to be a herbicide by Monsanto chemist John E. Franz in 1970. Monsanto brought it to market in 1974 under the trade name Roundup, and Monsanto’s last commercially relevant United…

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Is There a Safe Level of Smoking?

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There is NO Safe Level of Smoking Many people, most especially smokers are under the impression that smoking only a few cigarettes a day poses only a negligible risk to their health. They reason that it’s not like they’re smoking a pack or two a day, so what’s the problem? A study conducted by researchers of…

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Top 13 Ways to Avoid Cancer

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Cancer affects one in four South Africans, through the diagnosis of family, friends, colleagues or yourself, according to Cansa, a non-profit organisation that enables research, educates the public and provides support to all people affected by cancer. An alarming statistic no doubt, and compounded further by the fact that the worldwide incidence of cancer has…

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Does Cannabis Help for Headaches and Migraines?

does cannabis help for headaches and migraines

Cannabis is lately becoming the panacea for a plethora of ailments, with the various cannabinoids including CBD and THC possessing incredibly beneficial effects for a wide variety of conditions such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, bipolar, fibromyalgia, arthritis, cancer and even epilepsy. With cannabis becoming more widely recognised for its usefulness in treating different mental conditions, we…

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Food Additives: The Hidden Dangers

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Over the years, food additives have become a significant concern. In total, there are more than 3000 food chemicals added to foods for preservation, colouring, texture, flavour and to improve shelf life. While each one is supposedly legal to use, the question is, are they safe to consume? More often than not, the answer is…

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Antibiotics Increase the Risk of Bowel Cancer

antibiotics increase the risk of bowel cancer

Meet the culprit that is linked to the cause of bowel cancer – antibiotics increase the risk of bowel cancer. When taking antibiotics, there are both short and long-term risks, and most of the time this only becomes evident long after you’ve stopped taking the drug. One of their greatest risks is that they are wiping…

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Is Vaping CBD Effective?

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Vaping CBD Vaping CBD is fast becoming a popular means to ingest the cannabinoid, where it enters the lungs and is diffused via the alveoli into the bloodstream. Some estimates put the bioavailability of vaped CBD in the region of about 50 to 60%, meaning that for every 10mg of CBD you ingest by vaping, around 5-6mg…

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Breathing Techniques to Relieve Stress and Anxiety

breathing techniques to relieve stress and anxiety

Hectic Lifestyles We often find ourselves over-worked, under-slept and in general, we live stressful lives. These states of stress or anxiety invoke the fight or flight mode which can be overwhelming for our mind and body. In today’s world, we are given medication to deal with the result of our lifestyles, and this is often…

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The Stages of Cancer Explained

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While there are many forms of cancer, they tend to share common characteristics that allow them to be categorised into stages. The stages of cancer are a means of classifying the size of a cancer and how far it has progressed into surrounding tissues and other parts of the body. Why is Staging Important? The…

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Are Cell Phones Really That Bad?

are cell phones really that bad

These days, adults aren’t the only ones with phones. In fact, many parents give their cell phones to infants to provide a portable entertainment option. So, with all those mobile devices, we ask the question: Are cell phones really that bad, and should we be concerned about the health risks? Are Cell Phones Really That…

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Does Topical Cannabis Oil Work for Muscle Pain?

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This morning, after two and a half hours of Ashtanga yoga, I sat at my desk taking in just how stiff and sore my shoulders were. It was that deep pain that’s not the result of injury, but rather of an intense challenge to the muscle group’s range of motion and endurance. Chance would have…

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Are Microwaves Safe?

are microwaves safe

Cooking with Microwaves A “microwave” is an electric oven that emits microwaves, a type of electromagnetic radiation, to heat your food. Inside the appliance, a magnetron emits radio waves of a wavelength of 12cm and a frequency of around 2.45 gigahertz through a channel called a waveguide into the cooking compartment. The microwave radiation causes the…

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5 Medical Benefits of Marijuana You Probably Never Knew

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If you browse online about the benefits of cannabis, the results will overwhelm you. Aside from the various medical benefits of marijuana, you will be astounded as to how organisations and movements have gone above and beyond to make this plant accessible to those who need it. Firstly, we have the national governments to thank…

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How Probiotics Promote a Healthy Gut Microbiome

How Probiotics Promote a Healthy Gut Microbiome

What Is the Microbiome? Your body is host to many trillions of bacteria, fungi and viruses, which are collectively known as the microbiome, and the individual constituents thereof are called microbiota. Your gut acts as the frontline of your immune system, and it is continuously exposed to new microbes and molecules that come from the…

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