Throughout the course of history nature has been a part of who we are. Thanks to modern science we are finally able to realize just how much. Your mission this week: get outside, take notice, and find a sense of awe in your surroundings. We guarantee you won’t regret it.
The CBD Story Part 1: CBD and the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
“How a single molecule [CBD] can show such a wide range of therapeutic potential with a favorable safety profile is a mystery that is far from being solved.”1 These words are from a recent scientific journal article, and they convey well why, these days, CBD is being touted as a cure-all for everything from anxiety to
The CBD Story Part 2: Effects of CBD in the Body
In The CBD Story – Part 1, we explored what CBD is, CBD and the endocannabinoid system (ECS), and how ECS dysfunction can negatively impact health. We saw how CBD is an important modulator of the ECS that might help to restore balance when the ECS is disrupted by things like stress and poor diet.
The CBD Story Part 3: Forms, Pharmacokinetics, and Safety
In Part 1, we explored what CBD is, the relationship between CBD and the endocannabinoid system (ECS), and how ECS dysfunction can negatively impact health. We saw how CBD is an important modulator of the ECS, and how that might help to restore balance when the ECS is disrupted by things like stress and poor
How to Read a Certificate of Analysis (COA)
SynopsisA COA (Certificate of Analysis) tells you about the composition, quality, and safety of a productA COA should be provided by a third party that is independent of the vendorA COA should include information things that you want in your product, including cannabinoids and terpenesA COA should include information about things that you do not want in your product,
CBD 101 and Getting Started
Who hasn’t heard of CBD oil? While it’s clear that many have experienced health benefits and positive outcomes from utilizing CBD products, the world of CBD can be a confusing one, full of conflicting information and opinions. Even in practice, it took me years to embrace CBD products for my patients, until I had the
A Retrospective on the History of Cannabis
“Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.” – Abraham Lincoln When our society hears the word “cannabis,” it very likely triggers a lot of visceral responses; assuming most people know what you are referring to when you say it. It is more likely that they are familiar with the term “marijuana.” The history of cannabis is
CBD and Mental Health
This past year has shined a spotlight on the mental health crisis we are experiencing in our world. COVID, am I right? In practice, I’ve seen more burnout, anxiety, and depression than ever, and for the most part, people are left without many answers. In my practice, I’ve been utilizing CBD products for various reasons with
CBD & Pain
While many may still be skeptical about how cannabis can be used to treat pain, there is plenty of research to show how beneficial it can be. Cannabis has been used as a remedy for pain dating all the way back to 2900 BC. Could CBD (cannabidiol) potentially replace aspirin in your medicine cabinet? Research
The Cannabis Entourage Effect – Does the Truth Live Up to the Hype?
A few months ago I attended a doctor’s appointment with a family member wanting to get a medical cannabis prescription for an ongoing neurological condition. Among the products recommended was a full spectrum CBD product, which we were told was superior to CBD isolate products due to the “entourage effect.” I’d heard about this effect
What To Look For On a CBD Label
Did you know that 69% of CBD products have inaccurate labeling? Walk into your local health + wellness store and it can be difficult to understand which products to purchase. It’s so complex to navigate quality, dosage, labeling, and safety. How do you know if a product is “good”…and what does that even mean? The confusing
Storytelling Heals When you think of the brain, what comes to mind? Is “The Great Hallucinator” one of them? Probably not! But at the end of the day our brain’s primary purpose may be that of chief storyteller. The only way to understand our world is through stories and our brains do a great job at processing over
CBD: The difference between Water Soluble and Oil
While many have experienced amazing results from oil-based products, the amount of CBD your body absorbs from the oil can be quite low, the outcome can be unpredictable, and the experience less than awesome. Check Out Fringe Water Soluble Products Here Oil-based products have a hard time absorbing into your body, decreasing
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