FDA Officially Calls CBD Beneficial

In August 1017, the Food and Drug Administration asked for people's experience in the Federal Register in an effort to help the United Nations' World Health Organization decide whether 17 controversial drugs have any medicinal benefits and if they should face international restrictions under the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances. One of the drugs that are up for consideration is marijuana, specifically cannabidiol (CBD), one of the plant’s non-psychoactive components responsible for much of its pain-killing properties. Other substances were up for review as well, however CBD is the only drug on the list that the FDA specifically called “beneficial.” Here’s

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Psoriasis Relief with CBD

At Medterra, we are always amazed by the power of CBD and how it has helped many with their issues. CBD, or cannabidiol is one of the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, and is the second most abundant cannabinoid in marijuana after THC. Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive and appears to produce significant changes in the body and has been found to have medical benefits. Medterra's CBD Pain Cream product was recently featured on a Healthline article! Psoriasis is a common condition in which skin cells build up and form scales and itchy, dry patches which can last for years.

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Why Mental Health is Important

Why Mental Health is Important

The aging population rapidly increases and between 2015 and 2050, the number of older adults will double from about 12% to 22%. This is an expected increase from 900 million to 2 billion people over the age of 60. Older people face special physical and mental health challenges which need attention. The World Health Organization says over 20% of adults aged 60 and over suffer from a mental or neurological disorder, excluding headache disorders, and 6.6% of all disability attributes to mental and neurological disorders. The most common mental and neurological disorders in this age group are dementia and depression,

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CBD Sleep Benefits

Sleep is an important part of your overall health! According to National Sleep Foundation, it was reported in 2014 that 45% of Americans sleep poorly or not enough. Many sleepless users are looking for a natural alternative for sleeping issues and The Sleep Doctor, Dr. Michael Breus has shared the calming and sleep promoting benefits of cannabidiol in this post. What is Cannabidiol (CBD)? Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It can be extracted from marijuana or industrial hemp. It is a major cannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant's extract. You may

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Getting Good Sleep fights Alzheimers

Getting Good Sleep fights Alzheimers

Recent studies have shown that getting plenty of quality sleep can help prevent or slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s. It is a well-known fact that sleeping is necessary for proper brain health as it gives the organ an opportunity to rest and recharge. But did you know that while you are sleeping, the brain also processes memories and thoughts from the day? And because Alzheimer’s is a memory loss disease, one can see how the lack of quality sleep might affect your brain negatively. Getting Good Sleep fights Alzheimers  What links sleep and Alzheimer’s disease is a formation of protein

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Actress Reveals the “Bathroom Trick” That Made Her Feel Years Younger

Los Angeles — Maggie Q is best known for her roles in shows like Nikita and Designated Survivor. But today, the 38-year-old actress isn’t here to discuss her action-packed film and TV career. She wants to talk about…going poop. It may not be a glamorous topic, but for Maggie, it recently proved to be a life-saver. “When you feel sluggish and run-down, it’s easy to say, ‘Well, I guess I’m just getting older,’ but now I know that’s not true — you can be 65 and still feel like you’re 20.” Which is why she’s finally decided to share her

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How to Eliminate Dark Spots

Dear Reader, If you suffer from dark spots or uneven skin tones you are not alone. If you are like most people then you think that many of these dark spots are caused by the sun, when in fact that is not the case at all. These darks spots could actually be signs of advanced aging. According to a recent European study, dark spots and uneven skin tones can make others think you’re up to 20 years older! If you have dark spots, age spots, liver spots or any other uneven skin tones on your hands, arms, face, or head,

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20 Dementia-Related Words You Should Know

20 Dementia-Related Words You Should Know

When accompanying a loved one on the journey of dementia, new and unfamiliar words are encountered almost daily. Understanding these words and phrases is essential to navigating the road ahead and ensuring that the best care possible is provided. 20 Dementia-Related Words You Should Know The following list of 20 common dementia-related terms that caregivers and loved ones may find useful. Activities of daily living (often called ADLs):Personal care activities necessary for everyday living, such as eating, bathing, grooming, dressing and using the toilet. Alleles:One of the different forms of a gene that can exist at a single locus (spot on

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7 Best Ways for Seniors to get Stress Relief

7 Best Ways for Seniors to get Stress Relief

Stress is the body’s reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or a response. Stress is a normal part of life. At some point, almost everyone gets stressed. 7 Best Ways for Seniors to get Stress Relief Reasons So what are the reasons seniors get stressed. As they retire, seniors leave the working world and are immersed in the world of retirement. Along with being older, retirement brings about a different set of circumstances. Some of these may cause seniors stress. Circumstances such as: Having lived in the regimented working world for over 40 years, retirement creates problems for some.

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