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Cannabis induces a clinical response in patients with Crohn’s disease: a prospective placebo-controlled study.

Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013 Oct;11(10):1276-1280.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2013.04.034. Epub 2013 May 4. Naftali T1, Bar-Lev Schleider L, Dotan I, Lansky EP, Sklerovsky Benjaminov F, Konikoff FM. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND & AIMS: The marijuana plant Cannabis sativa has been reported to produce beneficial effects for patients with inflammatory bowel diseases, but this has not been investigated in controlled trials. We performed a prospective trial to determine whether cannabis can induce remission…

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Holistic Medicine Vs Conventional Medicine

The definition of holistic or alternative or complimentary medicine concurs with the description given by the World Health Organization. The WHO ascertains that health is a state of complete well-being at the physical, mental, and social level. In a holistic method of treatment, the approach to two patients suffering from the same disease can be different – it advocates personalized and targeted remedies. Conventional Western medicine or Allopathy defines health…

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Starting Salary and Income Ranges For Pharmaceutical Drug Sales Representatives

When I was a pharmaceutical drug sales representative, I remember that one of the doctors I called on had asked me how much money drug representatives make. When I told him the different salary ranges, he was very surprised, especially with what the high performers can make in this field. The fact is that overall incomes of pharmaceutical drug sales representatives can come from a few different sources including base…

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Anxiety Disorder – Stop the Suffocation

Fear, apprehension, agitation, unease; these are the emotions which stem from a dark & suffocating place. Imagine suffering from a mental illness that can influence the way you think, feel & behave. Here are the facts and some relief, for the millions of people who suffer from an anxiety disorder. When your body senses danger, it reacts by increasing your sense of alertness, which prepares you to react. Anxiety is…

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Anxiety Treatment – Top 4 Questions About Anxiety and Its Treatment

What is anxiety? Anxiety can be experienced in many ways. For some people, anxiety is accompanied by physical symptoms such as a racing heart, nausea, sweating, muscle tension and headache. For other people, anxiety is in the form of thoughts – either worry about the future or thinking excessively about the past. People who are anxious also have a strong tendency to avoid situations, actions or thoughts that make them…

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Medication for Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Alternative Anxiety Disorder Treatments

Generalized Anxiety Disorder is the most difficult of the anxiety disorders to diagnose because it lacks many of the more dramatic symptoms of other disorders. People with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) are not always prone to panic attacks, for example, and do not necessarily fear social situations. GAD usually includes subtler symptoms, such as excessive worry about things like work, family, health or money, and can be accompanied by physical…

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Anxiety Symptoms and Treatment: Finding the Best Anxiety Treatment Program for You

Many people feel anxious at some point in their lives, such as before an important exam or when called upon to speak in public. Anxiousness is a normal reaction to stressful events, but if anxiousness becomes chronic and excessive, it may be the sign of an anxiety disorder. There are many different types of anxiety disorders, each with its own anxiety symptoms and treatment options. Some of the most common…

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Herbal Remedies – Exciting News

Irritable bowel syndrome is a true mystery. For decades, conventional treatment of this disease has changed very little. By the end of this article, the reader will learn some very interesting facts about herbs that are used in the alternative treatment of the disease. We will also mention some exciting news in the field – a holistic protocol that has been reported to have an amazing success rate. Irritable bowel…

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Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Panic Disorders

Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Panic Disorders are different things but anyone who has suffered from any of these categories doesn’t really care; they just want to overcome the problem. I have known many people over a long period that suffer and have suffered from such onsets and find it hard to believe that few of them ever try meditation. I guess it is because they don’t know anyone sufficiently experienced…

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The Difference Between Herbs and Spices For Detoxing

Naturopathic medicine has been using detoxification for over 3000 years. Ayurvedic medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Native Americans, and folk medicine all use herbs and spices for medicinal and detoxification purposes. Herbs and spices are the primary detox supplements used to cleanse the body of toxins. During detoxification herbs and spices aid the bodies natural elimination systems. The bodies natural elimination system includes the liver, urinary system, digestive system, skin and…

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Most Helpful Herbal Heartburn Remedies!

Would you like to really enjoy eating your favorite foods without feeling a burning sensation in the centre of your chest? Wondering How? There are lots of home remedies to consider when dealing with heartburn and upset stomach. Herbal remedies are very useful in easing many chronic chest and stomach ailments including Heartburn. Many people don’t know this. This article provides you effective herbal remedies to cure heartburn. What Is…

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What Are Panic Disorders?

Panic disorder is characterized by the occurrence of anxiety attacks or acute anxiety. By definition, to talk about panic disorder, the patient should have at least four panic attacks in four weeks (or at least if it is followed by the persistent fear of having another attack). These panic attacks are unpredictable and not triggered by situations (fright) or organic factors. Finally, a panic attack by definition at least four…

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The Dangers of Chronic Stress and Some Things That You Can Do About It

 The normal evolved stress response in humans was a life saver.  Imagine being an early human in the jungles, or on the African Savannah, and having to deal with large predators like lions, hyenas, and the like.  Humans are slow and have nothing in the way of natural defensive or offensive capabilities.  It is only our ability to think, fashion tools and weapons, and ban together into social groupings like…

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Testing And Treatment For Leaky Gut Syndrome

It is often difficult to pin down an accurate diagnosis for leaky gut syndrome. The symptoms can be so varied and sometimes so vague that many patients will end up getting treated for a condition they do not even have. The nourishment for our bodies is delivered through our gastrointestinal system. After we eat, our stomach begins the process of breaking down the food so that it can be absorbed.…

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The Best Probiotics That Kill Candida

There are only a few probiotics that kill Candida on the market. The reason this is true is due to the fact that many of the probiotics have been controlled and owned by corporations giving them the sole right to say how and when those probiotics can and will be used. A few of the probiotics that kill candida that you can get on the market are as follows. Culturelle…

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Nutritional Supplements and Herbal Remedies For Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

If you have been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, and are thinking about using natural treatment methods, then there is an excellent chance that you have considered taking nutritional supplements and/or herbal remedies to help restore your health back to normal. While taking the right kind of nutritional supplements can help with Hashimoto’s, it can be both difficult and risky to attempt treating this serious autoimmune thyroid disorder on your own.…

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How to Start a Medical Marijuana Dispensary

You want to open a business and you live in a state where medical marijuana is used legally but don’t know where to start? There’s actually nothing much to worry about. Medical marijuana Denver Colorado has been lawful since the year 2000 and just last year 2010, two new laws regarding the use of medicinal marijuana was passed. Because of that consultation, clinics and dispensaries are now increasing in a…

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Top Herbal Remedies For Anxiety – Safe and Natural Treatments You Should Use

Anxiety, not surprisingly, is actually very common to people. But the level of which it attacks varies. Some people experience this infrequently with only mild symptoms of worry and foreboding. A few physical symptoms include nausea, shortness of breath and profuse sweating. Panic attack, on the other hand, is more serious. Panic attack happens suddenly. The symptoms of this condition can also be mistaken for heart attack. There is also…

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Will L-Glutamine Help Heal Leaky Guts?

Few of us ever give a thought to the condition of the linings of our small and large intestines until something goes wrong. However, the integrity of those linings forms our first line of defense against a number of serious conditions, among them leaky gut syndrome. Curing leaky gut syndrome can be very difficult precisely because it is often not diagnosed correctly to begin with, and people can suffer for…

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Panic Attack Medications – Should You Really Take Them?

Some people absolutely refuse to try a panic attack medication in order to treat their panic attacks. Is that wise? Well, yes and no. There are so many different treatments available for these attacks that medication doesn’t necessarily need to be the first option. In fact, many medical experts believe that a blend of behavioral and cognitive therapies provide the best treatment for panic disorder sufferers. Some people may even…

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How to Identify an Anxiety Symptom

Anxiety can become an extremely debilitating condition if left untreated, but if an anxiety symptom is identified and accurately diagnosed, a cure is certainly possible. Often described as a feeling of nervousness, fear, worry or apprehension anxiety is present in most of us at some stage. Some worries and fears are understandable and justified, for example the worry about a loved one or pre-exam nervousness. However, problem anxiety impacts on…

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Tuberculosis – Tubercle Bacillus

Tuberculosis is an infection that often can become deadly. Tuberculosis is caused by the bacteria known as mycobacteria. Tuberculosis can attack the lungs, the central nervous system, the lymphatic system, the circulatory system, the genitourinary system, the gastrointestinal system, bones, joints and the skin at times. The specific name of the bacteria that causes tuberculosis is mycobacteria tuberculosis. Symptoms of the disease are a chronic cough, blood in the phlegm,…

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder Treatment – Most Effective Treatments

It is but normal to be anxious and fear something. But when it starts to regularly overwhelm you, it must be the alleged generalized anxiety disorder. With that, generalized anxiety disorder treatment is a remedy which must be considered. GAD is a disorder in which someone can experience overpowering fear or anxiety caused by upsetting thoughts. Children and adolescents can be affected by the generalized anxiety but adults likewise experience…

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Anxiety Medication – Fast Track to Successful Treatment

Anxiety is now so common that it could be called an epidemic. I know many people who suffer from sleepless nights, eating disorders, night sweats and very severe depression. All these symptoms are caused by some form of this mental disorder. The first response is to prescribe anxiety medication such as beta blockers, but that may not be the best treatment in many cases. Beta blockers are great for reducing…

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Anxiety Treatment – When Anxiety Becomes a Problem

Anxiety comes in many forms. Everyone feels anxious at some point in their life; it is normal to feel a bit anxious before an important exam or before giving a big speech. However, anxiety is problematic and can be considered a disorder when it begins to interfere with everyday activities. The following are basic descriptions of symptoms and experiences that are common for different types of anxiety disorders. Generalized anxiety…

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Types of Anxiety Sleep Disorder

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for normal health. Sleep deprivation tends to undermine a person’s performance during the day, and if it goes on long enough can cause depression and anxiety which in turn makes sleeping difficult. Sometimes it is anxiety in the first instance that leads to difficulty in getting to sleep or staying asleep.There is thus the possibility of a vicious circle, where anxiety causes loss…

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Anxiety Treating – Symptoms and Solutions

Anxiety disorders are serious medical illnesses that affect approximately 19 million American adults. Mild to moderate anxiety is far more common but harder to identify than severe anxiety disorder. Physical symptoms may include pains in the chest, rapid pulse or heart palpitations, irregularities in breathing, gas or other problems in the abdomen or gastrointestinal system, changes in menstruation, hot flashes or other body temperature issues and sexual dysfunction. Anxiety is…

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How Stress Can Affect The Chemistry Of Our Minds And Bodies

It sometimes helps to understand stress by understanding the history of the evolution of stress within and outside of the human mind. Claude Bernard, a French pioneering physiologist first helped us to understand how negatives stresses impact us. By doing studies, Bernard proved that specific ideas in reference to dynamic equilibriums could be a constant and steady type of influence that kept the human body going internally. In fact, he…

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Western Medicine Vs Traditional Chinese Medicine – II

In my previous article touching on the effectiveness of Traditional Chinese Medicine (“TCM”) vs Western Medicine, I mentioned that I will be touching on some examples I have come across whereby Western Medicine is lacking. In this article, I will share my experience of such cases. First case involves Lady T who had a severe shoulder strain and rushed to the hospital seeking treatment. For some reason, the doctor prescribed…

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Herbal Remedies For Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Many people have touted the effectiveness of herbal remedies to alleviate anxiety and panic attacks. However, when it comes to using alternative methods for treating health-related matters, it’s useful to understand the advantages and disadvantages. Althought many users have claimed that herbal remedies for anxiety can be as highly effective as psychotropic medications and without causing any side effect, these methods have not been approved by the FDA as there…

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Herbal Remedies for Anxiety – Stress-Free Herbal Cures

Studies on the use of alternative medicine have revealed effective herbal remedies for anxiety that are capable of relieving stress, tension, and unwanted fear. Below are common herbal remedies for anxiety which have gained recognition for the past decades: Passion flower (or Passiflora incarnata) – cure for insomnia and historically been used as a sedative. It can ease “nervous” gastrointestinal complaints, and is believed to be able to reduce nervous…

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How Does Rhodiola Rosea Help Us Fight Stress and Anxiety?

Rhodiola Rosea, also known as the Golden Root, is a native plant of arctic Siberia. This particular plant is a well known natural remedy against stress and anxiety. For centuries it has been used in numerous European and Asian countries to treat many illnesses. Some of the treated illnesses include fatigue, depression, anemia, impotence, gastrointestinal ailments, infections, and nervous system disorders. So how does this particular plant aid in providing…

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Stress – Social Issues

A day at the end of which you fall weary and try to collect your powers as the next morning to start again. Even if you do not intend to give up this pace of life that is not encouraging at all, have you ever thought that your body can fall? Modern society gives us many advantages, but also it gives us so many sources of stress, which sooner or…

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Articles Linking Stress With Health Problems

Health problems can sprout from many causes, most of them due to a dysfunction of your body – physiologically and anatomically. However, more and more attention is being given to stress and its role in the development of health problems. When you browse the website on stress-related health problems, you will find many articles linking stress with health problems. The discovery that your mental state of mind can affect your…

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The Impact of Allergy-Restricted Breathing on Anxiety

If anyone ever tells you that your allergies do not contribute to stress and anxiety, they are dead wrong. Allergies are closely linked to anxiety disorders but, unfortunately, many people fail to make this connection. Now, don’t get me wrong; I am not saying that all of the anxiety in the world is precipitated by allergies, or, that everyone who has allergies will experience anxiety. It is however, important for…

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Chronic Hyperventilation Syndrome – A Panic Attack Caused by a Panic Attack

Chronic hyperventilation syndrome or simply hyperventilation syndrome is a respiratory disorder that may either be psychologically or physiologically based. The signs involve breathing too deeply or too rapidly. People with this kind of disorder feel that they can not have enough air, thus, leading to a panic attack. Ironically, the most common cause of this syndrome is actually anxiety or other related emotional disturbance. In a nutshell, your panic attack…

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5 Different Types of Health Care Facilities

Depending on the nature and severity of your injuries, you may end up in a health care facility that is more specialized than a regular hospital of health center. Here are some of the types of specialized health care facilities you may be transported to, depending on the nature of your injuries. Trauma Center A trauma center is a hospital that is equipped to provide extensive emergency medical services to…

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The Anxious Worrying Personality Style

Anxious worrying is one of several personality styles identified as a risk factor to developing a depressive disorder. The other personality styles, which have been described in previous articles are: – Irritable – Perfectionist – Social avoidant – Personal reserve – Self-critical – Self-focused – Sensitivity to rejection. Not all of them are considered to be risk factors for depression. People with high levels of anxious worrying in their personality…

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Melatonin and High Blood Pressure – Is There a Connection?

Wouldn’t it be fantastic if a simple pill taken at night could relieve blood pressure while you slept? Well, a study in 2004 looked at this very possibility, considering the connection between Melatonin and high blood pressure. Today high blood pressure is a disease, which is found through out the world. However this particular disease seems to be extremely prevalent in the US and Europe. There are a number of…

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Is Your Stomach Pain Due to Endometriosis Wall Implants?

Abdominal pain can extend from a simple stomach upset to being the result of serious ailments. Many people experience abdominal pain from time to time and it can be caused by many factors. However, not all abdominal pain is related to the most common causes. In fact, the problem with some cases of abdominal pain is that the actual cause of the pain is often neglected and overlooked. This can…

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How to Find Doctor Recommendations

When faced with the task of choosing a physician, the road ahead may at first appear long and treacherous. With so many options to choose from, it can be easy to lose your way or get off track from where you were initially headed. Such is why it is so important to take the necessary time to find doctor recommendations. By obtaining these recommendations, you can easily avoid making a…

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Side Effects Of Glucosamine Chondroitin

Glucosamine and Chondroitin are the building blocks of cartilage and connecting tissues. Glucosamine, also known as chitosamine, is a substance that occurs naturally in the covering of shellfish. Glucosamine is available in natural forms such as glucosamine hydrochloride, glucosamine sulfate as well as in synthetic forms. Chondroitin occurs naturally in shark or bovine cartilage. It is also synthesized in the labs. Chondroitin is also called chondroitin sulfate, chondroitin sulfuric acid…

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Prescription Pills For Anxiety – What You Need to Know

There are many prescription pills for anxiety available on the market today. Before you start taking a drug to treat feelings of anxiousness, you will want to know more about how these drugs work and if there are any side effects or complications. In this article, you will learn what you need to know to make an informed decision for yourself. There are three types of anti-anxiety medications available on…

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How Caffeine Can Affect Your Health

In a regular cup of coffee there are about 170 mg of caffeine and in decaffeinated coffee there are about 30/40 mg of caffeine. On the stock market, Coffee is a 90 billion dollar industry but what is significant is that just in North America 85%+ drink 3 to 5 cups of coffee per day. A huge number of people are at risk for many of the issues surrounding coffee…

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Treatment Of Inflammation And Chronic Systemic Inflammation

Inflammation is one of the body’s essential defense mechanisms and plays a vital role in protecting us against microbial attack, external and internally-produced toxins, as well as damaged and diseased cells and tissues. Unfortunately, the inflammatory process is inherently destructive and both acute and chronic inflammation may cause damage to healthy tissues. Typically, the longer the inflammatory process lasts, the more damage it does to the tissues involved. In the…

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Parasites-How Do You Know if You Have Worms and What to Do About Them

I had a client a while back who had this question for me: “I’ve noticed that I’ve been getting menstrual cramps the last few months and I don’t usually have them. Can you tell me what you think it is?” It was determined, strangely or not so strangely enough, that the cause of those menstrual cramps was parasites! And this isn’t the only disease caused, in part, by parasites. Read…

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Turmeric Anti Inflammatory and Much More

Turmeric has been used for thousands of years to treat a variety of ailments. Turmeric is one of nature’s most powerful healers. The active ingredient in turmeric is Curcumin. This spice has medicinal anti-inflammatory properties. It works as good as many prescription anti-inflammatory drugs. It is a member of the ginger family. When it is ground it produces a deep orange-yellow powder commonly used as a spice. It has a…

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Herbal Remedies Information – Periwinkle

This article is part of a series giving information about herbs and their medicinal properties. We are going to look at periwinkle in this article. You will find out what this herb is, how you can use it and the conditions that could be helped by periwinkle. What is Periwinkle? Periwinkle is a perennial shrub that also flowers and is a member of the Apocynaceae family. There are two varieties…

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Life Expectancy of Crohn’s Disease

When I was first diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease one of the first questions I had was “Will I die from Crohn’s Disease?” That was closely followed by “Will I still have a normal lifespan?” Crohn’s Disease is an inflammatory illness which can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus. It is most common in the last part of the small bowel and in the…

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Serotonin Deficiency Syndrome – Signs and Symptoms

Serotonin is an invaluable chemical found in the brain that helps to regulate sleep patterns, stress levels and overall disposition. There are many different factors that can affect the levels of serotonin, including increased levels of stress, lack of sleep, lack of exposure to sunlight, lack of exercise and a poor diet. The use of prescription medications as well as excessive alcohol and caffeine consumption also plays a role in…

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Herbal Remedies Information – Korean Ginseng

This article is part of a series giving information about herbs and their medicinal properties. We are going to look at Korean ginseng in this article. You will find out what this herb is, how you can use it and the conditions that could be helped by Korean ginseng. What is Korean Ginseng? Korean ginseng is often also known as Chinese ginseng and is probably one of the most widely…

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Charcoal Grill Smoking Dangers the BBQ Industry Won’t Tell You

Summer is always a great time for family gatherings and eating out. And amongst many recreational activities outdoors, barbecuing has always been in the list of top ten activities in most American families’ life. Charcoal grill smoking or gas grilling are the most popular options these days to sit down with your loved ones and enjoy those succinctly cooked BBQ steaks. With recent innovations in technology, we find ourselves with…

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Jimson Weed – Uses and Side Effects

Jimson weed is most commonly used as dried leaves, with or without tips of flowering branches. The ripe seeds and flowers without leaves are also used. Seeds are small, long, flat, and dark yellow to brown. Jimson weed’s primary action isanticholinergic, caused by 0.1 % to 0.6% atropine, hyoscyamine, and scopolamine. All parts of the plant contain these compounds, but the highest concentration is in the seeds. Anticholinergic levels in…

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General Information About Antibiotics

Antibiotic is an agent that weakens or destroys bacteria; antibiotics are medically used to treat various types of bacterial infections. The various types of antibiotics work either by preventing an infection from growing or by destroying an existing infection. Antibiotics are produced either from a mold or a fungus or are produced synthetically. Question: What are the various types of antibiotics and what do they do? Common forms of antibiotics…

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Herbal Teas As A Remedy For Heartburn And Other Digestive Problems

Teas contain powerful antioxidants called polyphenols that help protect our body from free radical damage. These polyphenols have proven as anti-cancer agents through numerous research. Drinking several cups of pure and fresh tea each day helps reduce the risk of all types of cancer. However, herbal teas do not come from the same tree plant Camellia Sinensis. Herbal teas are actually infusions called “tisane” that came from various herbs, roots,…

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Adverse Effects of Opioids on Health

Opioids are narcotic, analgesic or pain-relieving medications generally prescribed by doctors after surgery or to help patients with severe acute or chronic pain. Opioids work by binding to specific proteins called opioid receptors, found primarily in the Central Nervous System (CNS) and the gastrointestinal tract and blocking the pain signals from reaching the brain. The opioids produce analgesic effects due to decreased perception of pain or decreased reaction to pain.…

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Crohn’s Disease: Facts About a Life Changing Disease

Crohn’s disease is a disorder in which inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract occurs. Crohn’s disease can affect the gastrointestinal tract anywhere in the body from the mouth to the anus; however, the most commonly affected area of the body is the last portion of the small intestine known as the ileum. Swelling within the lining of the affected organ caused by inflammation can make it difficult for matter to pass…

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Medical Marijuana Shown to Help Patients With Crohn’s Disease

Marijuana May Help with Crohn’s Disease Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory disease that causes the body’s immune system to attack the healthy portions and cells of a person’s gastrointestinal tract. This causes inflammation, which can lead to a number of symptoms including abdominal pain, fever, rectal bleeding, weight loss, fistulas, diarrhea, and more. Crohn’s is an unfortunate disease that affects many. Studies Show Cannabis Helps with GI Problems Fortunately, a…

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Smoking And IBS – What Are Smoking Effects On Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome is a very common condition a lot of people all over the world suffer. Because this chronic condition is characterized by so many symptoms of IBS that you can easily mistake as those of another medical condition, it’s hard to make an accurate diagnosis of IBS. This is why it is important to pinpoint certain food items, habits, and events that can trigger the symptoms of the…

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10 Diseases Where Medical Marijuana Could Have Impact

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(CNN) Dr. Sue Sisley noticed an unexpected trend among her patients. The psychiatrist works with veterans who struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD. Many don’t like how they feel on all the meds they take to manage their anxiety, sleeplessness, depression and the flashbacks. “There’s just a few medications on the market that work, and even these can be inadequate,” Sisley said. “They end up getting stuck…

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Why Cannabis Calms Crohn’s Disease

New research released just a few months ago confirms earlier studies and ancient evidence that Cannabis sativa is an effective therapy against Crohn’s disease. Marijuana has been known for centuries as a treatment for gastrointestinal disorders. Because of marijuana’s status as a controlled substance, most studies have been small, but they have been increasingly common over the past 10 years. In the journal Pharmacology, Researchers R.Schicho, Ph.D. and M. Storr…

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THE TRUTH ABOUT MEDICAL MARIJUANA

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THE POT DOCTOR HAS A BACKACHE. As Mahmoud ElSohly, Ph.D. shakes my hand, he’s wincing. Two days ago, ElSohly—the director of the University of Mississippi’s Marijuana Project—bent down the wrong way and threw out his back. And unfortunately, this morning’s visit to his chiropractor didn’t help him much. Ironically, just outside ElSohly’s office in the Waller Complex—behind bolted doors, coded chambers, and security cameras—lies a government-guarded farm where acres of…

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Cannabinoid receptor 2: Potential role in immunomodulation and neuroinflammation Review

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An accumulating body of evidence suggests that endocannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors type 1 and 2 (CB(1), CB(2)) play a significant role in physiologic and pathologic processes, including cognitive and immune functions. While the addictive properties of marijuana, an extract from the Cannabis plant, are well recognized, there is growing appreciation of the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids in multiple pathologic conditions involving chronic inflammation (inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, autoimmune disorders, multiple…

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Autoimmune Diseases Could be Treated With Medical Marijuana

Researchers at the University of South Carolina conducted a study that analyzed the effects of THC in marijuana on patients with autoimmune diseases because the drug has previously shown to have an immunomodulatory activity. Immunomodulatory means something is capable of modifying or regulating one or more immune functions, or can provide an immunologic adjustment, regulation, or potentiation. In this study’scase, the researchers found that the application of marijuana has the ability to suppress…

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Recent Research on Medical Marijuana by NORML.org

Humans have cultivated and consumed the flowering tops of the female cannabis plant, colloquially known as marijuana, since virtually the beginning of recorded history. Cannabis-based textiles dating to 7,000 B.C.E have been recovered in northern China, and the plant’s use as a medicinal and mood altering agent date back nearly as far. In 2008, archeologists in Central Asia discovered over two-pounds of cannabis in the 2,700-year-old grave of an ancient shaman.…

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Why I changed my mind on weed by Dr. Sanjay Gupta from CNN

(CNN) — Over the last year, I have been working on a new documentary called “Weed.” The title “Weed” may sound cavalier, but the content is not. I traveled around the world to interview medical leaders, experts, growers and patients. I spoke candidly to them, asking tough questions. What I found was stunning. Long before I began this project, I had steadily reviewed the scientific literature on medical marijuana from the…

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