Cannabidiol (CBD) containing products are the latest craze to hit the health industry, with everyone from neighborhood pharmacies, national franchise supermarket chains, tobacco smoke shops, and medical marijuana dispensaries taking part. With so much information out there, a common question I am asked is, “What is the difference between CBD derived from medical marijuana and the CBD oil you can purchase in a retail store?”
Maybe a family member has just enrolled in the medical marijuana program or has been a patient for some time, you just want to know how you can best support them. With the ever-changing regulations of medical marijuana program and a lot of misinformation out in the public, I have put together some tips to help you navigate the muddy waters.
Whether you’ve just been enrolled into the New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program or you’ve been a member for some time, with the ever-changing regulations and misinformation in the public, you need to know how to navigate yourself as a medical marijuana patient.
As a patient enrolled in the New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program, it’s evident that you already suffer from a debilitating condition. However, have medical professionals attributed other chronic conditions, such as asthma, anxiety, headaches, fatigue, leaky gut syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, etc. as side effects of the originating condition? As a holistic physician as well as a certified physician in the NJMMP, my immediate reaction would be to test for mold sensitivity and reaction. And given that you are already a medical marijuana patient, the importance of good air quality is essential to your health and life.
PTSD is a chronic condition where you will suffer from severe and painful emotional stress when “triggered” to remember past traumatic experiences. In this infographic, we reveal some of the triggers, symptoms and secondary symptoms that may occur.
As men age, men also face a loss of hormonal balance. While it may not be as dramatic as women’s menopause, men experience something similar. Men may experience a loss of muscle mass, strength and stamina, facial and body hair, libido, and even a zest for life. Unfortunately, taking a testosterone supplement is often ineffective because this testosterone may be inadvertently converted to estrogen, a process that happens to men this stage of life.
Do you have difficulty falling asleep, or staying asleep? Have you already been diagnosed with insomnia? Or is it a constant worry about your family, job, or the list of a million things you need to do keeping you awake? If you’re done counting sheep, try these tips.
You’re always encouraging your kids to get away from the game systems and phones and go play outside. But you never seem to heed your own advice. Spending time outdoors is one of the most important things you can do for your mind and your body. And best of all it’s FREE!
There's a long-standing debate on whether the sunlight is actually good or bad for you. Lately, it seems the argument is favoring the dangers of sunlight. How too much time in the sun leads to premature aging and wrinkles. There's even a misconception that spending too much time in the sun causes skin cancer. Most health professionals will agree that sunlight is useful for your body as it creates Vitamin D, however, it is rarely discussed that sunlight has many therapeutic effects on your immune system, nervous system, and hormonal systems.
Lately, it seems that fish oil is synonymous with heart health. Medical professionals are recommending that you take it as a daily supplement to fortify your health and well being, however the vast majority of these practitioners are no better than “snake oil salesmen” as they are unaware of the full metabolic effects of “snake”/fish oil.