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Cannabis compound relieves pain from osteoarthritis

Posted February 14, 2014

Pain from osteoarthritis leaves many debilitated due to stiff and swollen joints. While prescriptions are readily available for osteoarthritis sufferers, they often leave patients with the choice of living between two worlds: If they take prescription pills, they may live with less physical pain yet suffer from the wide array of side effects that pharmaceuticals are equipped with. If they choose not to take prescriptions due to side effects, they will live in the chronic physical pain caused by osteoarthritis. Basically, they are forced to choose between one form of pain or another. However, this may not be the case for much longer.

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Cannabis kicks Lyme disease to the curb

Posted February 9, 2014

Lyme disease has been controversial for some years. Many medical practitioners misdiagnose it, while several think that it’s mental. With Lyme disease, there are so many symptoms, so many debilitating, agonizing manifestations, that it’s often misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, lupus or a mental issue.

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Marijuana cannabinoids slow brain degradation and aging, reverse dementia: here’s how

Posted May 23, 2013

The human brain contains an extensive network of special receptor sites that modulate nervous system function only when activated by the appropriate cannabinoid compounds, many of which are found in abundance in the marijuana plant. And emerging research continues to uncover the unique role these cannabinoids play in protecting brain function, which in turn helps deter the aging process and even reverse the damaging effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia and cognitive abnormality.

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Brain imaging insight into cannabis as a pain killer

Posted December 21, 2012

The pain relief offered by cannabis varies greatly between individuals, a brain imaging study carried out at the University of Oxford suggests. Save The researchers found that an oral tablet of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, tended to make the experience of pain more bearable, rather than actually reduce the intensity of the pain.

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Cannabis provides medical benefits

Posted July 4, 2012

By Marie Cendejas

There’s a increasing interest in the non-psychoactive medicinal benefits of cannabis, despite legislative resistance to appraise the long list of claims of the healing power of cannabis. The plant’s abilities as a painkiller and an anti-nauseant are well documented, but the plant also has a long history claims of other medical uses. In ancient Chinese traditional pharmacology, cannabis has a track record of helping over 120 ailments and conditions.

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Nuts eaten daily could help control type 2 diabetes

Posted April 30, 2012

A daily handful of nuts could prevent diabetes complications
Eating just a portion of nuts each day could not only help control type 2 diabetes, but also help prevent complications for those affected with the disease.

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Whey Protein Shown to Improve Body Weight Compared to Carbohydrates

Posted April 30, 2012

New research demonstrates the ability of whey protein to help improve body weight and composition, when compared to consuming an equal amount of calories from carbohydrates. The study, which was conducted by the USDA-ARS Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center and funded by the U.S. Whey Protein Research Consortium, is now available ahead of its print publication on the Journal of Nutrition website.

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Milk and Soy Protein Shave 2mm Hg Off Systolic BP

Posted April 30, 2012

Both soy protein and milk reduce systolic blood pressure (BP) compared with carbohydrates, according to the first randomized controlled trial to directly compare the effects of these two proteins with carbohydrate.

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The cancer-busting diet you can start today

Posted April 30, 2012

What do tumors and bellies have in common? They both get bigger on a high-carb diet. A new study on mice finds that a low-carb diet can slow, stop, and even prevent cancer.

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The Paleo Diet

Posted April 30, 2012

Over the years there have been many attempts to revolutionize the way that people eat to help enhance longevity live healthier lives. One of the diets that has begun a recent resurgence is the Paloe Diet. But is it a healthy diet?

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