Going Vegan – Is it for You?

Going vegan is, without doubt, a paradigm shift of life-changing proportions. It requires that you forego not only food made from animals, but also daily essentials like clothing and personal care items. Of course, you may also choose a level of strictness that suits you. Is a Vegan Lifestyle for You? | elephant journal The…

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Do CBD Infused Foods Really Work?

These days, CBD infused foods are the new in-thing. Everything from sports drinks to haute cuisine is getting the CBD infusion treatment. The question is: are you actually getting any benefit from consuming CBD laced foods and drinks? This article takes a look at this issue and asks experts to weigh in on the topic. Do…

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Married People Tend to be Healthier

Despite the fact that marriage tends to be hard work and that married couples often find themselves at loggerheads and at times disparaging their spouses when out of earshot, new research indicates that married couples tend to be healthier than unmarried couples. Being married is actually good for your health | IOL Researchers have found…

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The One Type of Fat You Do Want in Your Body

omega 3

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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Study: Many prefer medical marijuana over prescription drugs

medical marijuana

A study has found that almost half of all users taking medical marijuana stopped or reduced their dosage of at least one pharmaceutical drug. This study further cements the idea that people believe that medical marijuana is as effective as pharma medication, in some cases more effective. The study, by Daniel Kruger of the UM Institute…

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Is Vaping CBD Effective?

cbd vaping

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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Study Confirms Going Organic Reduces Health Risks

These studies are particularly interesting because they confirm a number of issues. Non-organic foods contain higher levels of pesticides. Pesticides such as glyphosate are linked to an increased risk of cancer. Organic foods actually reduce the health risks posed by pesticides by reducing the amount of pesticides present in the body. Interestingly, the studies that showed the weakest…

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Green Tea Minimises Weight Gain

The health benefits of green tea need little introduction. It’s loaded with nutrients and antioxidants, it improves brain function and reduces the risk of cancer. However, new research is now showing that green tea also minimises weight gain. Green tea helps combat obesity, inflammation | IOL The findings, published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry,…

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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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Cannabis Provides Real Pain Relief

Cannabis is well known as a pain relieving option, but research has now established just how effective it really is. Cannabis Provides Strong Pain Relief What’s hard to argue with, however, are the clinical findings that the pain-relieving effects of the cannabis plant are 30 times more potent than aspirin for decreasing inflammation, according to…

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What is Glyphosate?

glyphosate

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?

safe level of smoking

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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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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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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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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What Is Bioavailability?

Bioavailability is Usability So what is Bioavailability? According to the FDA, bioavailability is defined as the rate and extent to which the active ingredient or active moiety is absorbed from a [drug or supplement] product and becomes available at the site of action. In more simple terms, it is the proportion of the total amount…

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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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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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