How Can I talk to my Doctor about Cannabis?

It is the duty of the healthcare professional to ask nonjudgmental assessment questions about Cannabis use, provide unbiased information, and help guide the patient to use it wisely. Physicians currently cannot prescribe CBD. However, the better informed they are the more they can help improve adherence to healthy behaviors. As a doctor, important considerations forContinue reading “How Can I talk to my Doctor about Cannabis?”

CBD for Brain Health: Treatment in Preventing Strokes

“Cannabinoids and Blood–Brain Barrier (BBB): The BBB works as an effective border between the [Central Nervous System], and systemic circulation & microglia represents the main line of defense of the brain. When neuroinflammation occurs, the BBB protective function can be reduced by an inflammatory reaction from an immune-related cells involvement. The BBB is prone toContinue reading “CBD for Brain Health: Treatment in Preventing Strokes”

What is CBN & How Can it Help Me Relax & Sleep?

Known as the “sleepy cannabinoid”, CBN naturally evolves from THC as it degrades or ages over time. Although it originates from THC, CBN is a separate cannabinoid and doesn’t have the psychoactive effects commonly associated with THC. True PM, which is high in CBN (cannabiniol), is gaining popularity as a natural alternative to help promoteContinue reading “What is CBN & How Can it Help Me Relax & Sleep?”

CBD & Heart Health

The Month of February is all about Hearts. It is designated as Heart Health Month in the US, a time when all people can focus on their cardiovascular health. It is now known that Cannabinoids like CBD play a large role in maintaining our health in many systems in our body. It is no surprise thatContinue reading “CBD & Heart Health”

CBD for Grounding Yourself

Becoming grounded in this reality is a crucial aspect to experiencing life to the fullest. No matter your spiritual practice, it is important to feel like you are here, now, fully, and that you belong to the present moment. CBD can become a helpful tool in this process as we are able to take thatContinue reading “CBD for Grounding Yourself”

CBD Benefits: Alcohol Consumption and the Microbiota Gut-Brain Axis

Recently I stumbled upon some research that I just had to share. If you are anything like me and like to treat yourself to an alcoholic beverage every now and then (or more than every now and then), this one’s for you. Based on this research, I now vow to always consume Cannabinoids alongside myContinue reading “CBD Benefits: Alcohol Consumption and the Microbiota Gut-Brain Axis”

CBD for Pain: An Opioid Alternative & Side-effect Reducer

Both musculoskeletal and nerve pain can be treated with CBD, which binds to pain receptors as a reuptake inhibitor. CBD prevents the breakdown of chemicals in the brain that transmit the signal of “pain,” causing your brain to tell your body that you are in less pain than you really are. Find yourself popping Painkillers?Continue reading “CBD for Pain: An Opioid Alternative & Side-effect Reducer”