Can Medical Cannabis Counter The Progression of Atherosclerosis

In the past, atherosclerosis was largely defined in terms of the accumulation of plaque or bad cholesterol (LDL) within the arterial walls, leading to obstructions.  However, it is no understood to be more than a simple build-up of plaque.  This obstruction is actually a physical response to injuries in the arterial wall’s lining.  Causes of arterial wall injuries include high

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Medical Cannabis Oil for Inflammatory Skin Disease

The skin is the largest organ in the human body.  One of its principal functions is to protect the body against external agents and it is the first defensive barrier of the innate immune system.  Other important functions of the skin include controlling body temperature, maintaining the hydro-electrolytic balance and perceiving painful or pleasurable stimuli.  Any alteration in the functioning

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Man’s Best Friend – CBD for Dogs

CBD oil continues to prove itself as a remarkably effective way to treat a number of ailments your dog might be experiencing. Researchers at Cornell University recently concluded a study on the effects of CBD oil on dogs suffering from osteoarthritis. Over the course of six weeks in the double-blind study, dogs were given either CBD oil or a placebo

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Medical Cannabis Oil For Inflammatory Diseases – Arthritis

There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, with different causes and treatment methods. Two of the most common types are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The symptoms of arthritis usually develop over time, but they may also appear suddenly. Arthritis is most commonly seen in adults over the age of 65, but it can also develop in

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) – Can Medical Cannabis CBD Oil Help?

Oppositional Defiant Disorder Overview As its name indicates, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (also referred to as Oppositional Defiance Disorder or ODD) is a disorder characterized by anger, defiance, and negativity. Adolescents and teenagers who have Oppositional Defiant Disorder are prone to be destructive, belligerent, and physically violent. Oppositional Defiant Disorder may begin to manifest in children as young as 7, and

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The Effects of Cannabis Oil CBD on OCD

Medical Cannabis (CBD Oil) has been used extensively in the last decade to treat a variety of anxiety-driven disorders.  In particular, CBD (cannabidiol) stands out, because of its strong anti-anxiety potential.  No two forms of anxiety are alike.  Social anxiety differs vastly from PTSD, and for those suffering from any anxiety driven disorder, the experience is very different.  The same

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Multiple Sclerosis – Why is Medical Cannabis So Effective in Treating MS?

About MS Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue in the central nervous system, primarily the brain and spinal cord. Specifically, the disease causes the immune system to attack myelin, a fatty substance forming a protective, insulating sheath on nerve fibres. Scar tissue, known as sclerosis, forms due to the myelin damage.

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Medical Cannabis Oil and Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is an established public health concern in modern society and has been for decades. It is the most common cancer in men (asides from non-melanoma skin cancer) and the second most common cause of cancer death in the United States.  Even with widespread screening with prostate-specific antigen (PSA), still 5% of cases present with metastatic lesions at the

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