Health

Kava, Kratom, and Kombucha… oh my!

In the past ten years, people have started to understand the power of plant medicine. With more and more states legalizing cannabis, it has brought attention to how plants can work with our bodies to heal. This is not a new thing. Plants have been used for thousands of years …

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Autism and Cannabis

Fine Tuning the Endocannabinoid System for Autism and Asperger Spectrum Disorder Treatments The Autism Society defines Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as a “complex developmental disability;” of which “signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. ASD is defined by a certain …

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Ask the Doctor: Cannabis and Parkinson’s

Question: How can cannabis help Parkinson’s patients? Answer: Parkinson’s disease is a devastating neurodegenerative condition and the second most common type of deterioration of the brain and nervous system worldwide. Nearly 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year. 1,000,000 Americans and more than 10 million people worldwide are …

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Parkinson’s Association of Southwest Florida

Every nine minutes someone in our community is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD). chances are you or someone you know or love will be affected by the disease. PD is the fastest growing neurological disorder. Some scientists report it has surpassed Alzheimer’s as a disease, the number one age related …

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The Importance of Testing

Friend: Wanna try this? Cannabis newbie: What is it? Friend: A joint. Marijuana. Cannabis newbie: Yeah, sure, but what is marijuana? Friend: It’s a plant. How bad can it be? The real answer is, “potentially very very bad.” That’s where testing comes in. Most newbies know very little about the …

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Overdose America: A National Disgrace

When a war is waged there are always casualties. The national “war on drugs” is the most recent tragic example and there appears no end in sight. As it classically trained American medical school graduate (Ohio State University class of 1981) with over 35 years in medical practice, I can …

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The Health and Wellness Paradigm Shift

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, which is definitely true. However, sometimes necessity is also the mother of introspection. Growing up, many of us went to see our doctor when we felt sick. We would even go when we weren’t sick to make sure that we were …

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