Is CBD Safe for Children?

CBD is being used to effectively treat a multitude of conditiond, both physical and psychological, in adults and in children. Should You Give Your Kids CBD Oil? – Harcourt Health CBD oil is a completely natural product with few side effects, even in larger doses. The World Health Organization considers it “generally safe.” Aside from…

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Cannabis and Parenting

Cannabis is used by many to treat and cope with a multitude of conditions, however, does it present any issues with respect to the challenges of parenting? How to Mix Marijuana with Parenting [Finding the Balance] Parenting can be challenging when you’re consuming cannabis for any number of reasons, including symptoms of chronic pain, depression,…

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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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What is the Endocannabinoid System?

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The human body contains an Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which is a group of receptors located in the brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems of our bodies. Cannabinoids manifest their effects by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system, that responds to cannabinoid ‘agonists’, or chemical messengers. The endocannabinoid system is responsible for the psychological…

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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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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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Study Disproves Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism

A new study, the largest of its kind, has disproved the link between the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism. Anti-vaxxers have long since cited a previous study, later found to be fraudulent and subsequently retracted, as evidence of such a link. Largest study ever finds no link between measles vaccine and autism |…

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New pancreatic Cancer Treatment Moves to Human Trials

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Pancreatic cancer is one of the least curable forms of cancer. The survival rate is remarkably low and the prognosis remains dire. However, a newly discovered therapy has shown promising results in mice and has moved on to human trials. Promising new pancreatic cancer treatment moves forward — ScienceDaily A study published today in the…

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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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Are Cell Phones Really That Bad?

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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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CBD Infused Foods and Beverages

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CBD infused foods and beverages are set to become the hottest thing in restaurants and supermarkets this year, according to many sources, and chefs are lining up to creat new gastromonical sensations using the new ingredient. Cannabis food, drinks are 2019’s hottest dining trend, top chefs say Chefs across the country say cannabis-infused food and…

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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 Microwaves Safe?

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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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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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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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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 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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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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