How Cannabis Helps PTSD

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By Amber Roundtree

Many people living in cities such as Tampa, Orlando, and Miami today are suffering from some degree of post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), which is seriously and negatively affecting their lives. While most associate PTSD with people returning home from war, people who suffer through many other types of tremendous mental and physical stresses can develop it as well, and doctors are really still struggling to get a handle on the disorder. No matter what the root cause of someone’s PTSD might be, they need to have help in getting their disorder to a level they can manage, so they can live a normal life. Some feel that medical marijuana could be the answer here, as it is with so many other types of medical issues today.

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The Health Benefits Of Omega-3

omega-3-3By Tommy David

They are called essential fatty acids (EFAs) because the body cannot make them, but they are absolutely vital for normal growth and development. These fats must be supplied by the diet. People living in modern westernised countries eat up to 30 times more omega-6 and omega-9 than omega-3 fatty acids, resulting in a widespread, relative deficiency of omega-3 fats.

Excess omega-6 fatty acids create inflammation that results in allergic and inflammatory disorders and make the body more prone to heart attacks, strokes, and cancer. Diets rich in omega-3 acids and/or omega-3 supplements can restore the balance and prevent, and possibly reverse, these disease processes.

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Glucose, Starvation and Critical Illness | Extolerant

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by Adi Mehta (International Journal for Diabetes in Developing Countries, Vol. 18, 1998)

INTRODUCTION

The pathophysiology of glucose metabolism in critical illness is a complex spectrum ranging from protein calorie malnutrition and starvation of the one hand, to a hypermetabolic response engendered by injury, inflammation and infection on the other. In their pure state, the two can exhibit almost diametrically opposite pathophysiological changes. An understanding of the hormonal, cytokine and growth factor changes occurring in these two states is crucial for the appropriate assessment and management of the patient with a critical illness. … (cont’d)

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5 Best Fruits and Vegetables for Weight Loss

Spinach-and-BroccoliBy Jon Allo

Different foods help our bodies to grow, to heal, and to keep the immune system running properly but what are the best fruits and vegetables for weight loss? It’s really important to eat healthily, so let’s look at five of the best fruits and vegetables for weight loss and good health to include in your diet.

1. Broccoli.

The best vegetables to eat to lose weight are the cruciferous family of vegetables and broccoli is definitely one of the most nutrient-rich of these vegetables. Broccoli contains nutrients that help counteract other food elements that trigger the body to deposit fat in the stomach area.

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Extend Your Life Naturally With Coenzyme Q10

coenzyme q10By Mukta Agrawal

You are the sum of several hundred trillion cells. Moreover, how they feel and function has an impact on how you feel and function. However, the functioning of cells has a lot to do with coenzyme Q10, vitamin like substance that produced throughout your body. Without this coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10, your cells and thus you could not survive. CoQ10 is an elemental ingredient in the energy production and keeps those trillions of cells function smoothly. Deficiency of this essential nutrient develops a negative impact on the health and most likely, the aging process itself. In addition to the generating energy process, it is also a powerful antioxidants and protects you against free radical damage that causes aging and degenerative diseases. It also stimulates certain genes in your body to strengthen you against various diseases and rejuvenate the body. Today in this article let me give you an insight into the benefits of coenzyme q10 that helps prevent various disease conditions and keeps you healthy longer.

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How Your Lifestyle Regulates Your Genes, Part 2

DNA-single strandBy Elaine Ferguson, MD

The field of epigenetics has remarkably revealed that our internal environment of thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and emotions; our lifestyle, including what we eat; and our external environment all affect our genes. These factors have the ability to turn on and off the genetic codes that are responsible for either improving our health or making us more susceptible to disease.

Molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology as a result of her research determining that positive lifestyle changes (in particular, successful stress management) can reverse telomere shortening. Dr. Blackburn identified the enzyme telomerase, which maintains telomere length, while investigating the theory that psychological stress alters the rate of cellular aging. Her research on women determined that those with the highest levels of perceived stress had much shorter telomeres than those with lower levels of perceived stress.

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How Your Lifestyle Regulates Your Genes, Part 1

DNA-3strandsBy Elaine Ferguson, MD

Many people have been lead to believe that chronic disease is inevitable and irreversible.
This post series will go give you access to this vital, life-giving information and might challenge your beliefs. So many times I’ve heard a patient tell me, “My mother had cancer, heart disease, diabetes, etc., and I know I’m going to get it, too! It runs in my family.” You may be surprised to discover that you don’t have to get sick, that your genes aren’t fixed, and that your family’s medical history isn’t your destiny? It is how you live that plays the most significant role in your health; far more important than your access to medical treatment.

Our genes were once thought to be the predetermining factor of our health, but now it appears that even these may be altered by the chemistry of our positive and negative emotions. From the work of molecular cellular biologists, we now know that our DNA is controlled by energetic messages received from sources external to the cells.

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