New Books Coming

New Books Coming

Breaking the Cycle of Opioid Addiction: Supplementing Your Pain Management With Cannabis (Publication date: Summer 2018)

Books in Print

Books in Print

The Cannabis Health Index: Combining the Science of Medical Marijuana with Mindfulness Techniques To Heal 100 Chronic Symptoms and Diseases This comprehensive sourcebook combines evidence-based insights from more than 1,000 studies from cannabinoid and consciousness research to present a convincing case for the powerful healing effects of medical marijuana on over 100 chronic symptoms and diseases. Written by a former paramedic with a PhD in alternative healthcare, this in-depth reference shows that the subtle shifts

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Books on the Shelf in Waiting

Books on the Shelf in Waiting

Herbs and spices rich in terpenes and abundant in medicinal properties (many yet to be discovered) have called me to explore exotic plant allies that can only be found in their natural habitat. Take tabernathe iboga for example. It grows only in certain tropical regions of sub-Saharan West-Africa such as Cameroon or Gabon and might provide a cure for hardcore addictions such as heroin for instance. Or, consider the only spice plant in the world

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Book Review: ‘The Cannabis Health Index’

Book Review: ‘The Cannabis Health Index’

Book explores 100 different conditions and diseases that can be treated with cannabis. There was a time when cannabis books were, few and far between. They consisted mainly of cultivation books (almost all of them authored by Ed Rosenthal), a few cooking with cannabis titles and autobiographies of drug dealers. Then came the period where medical cannabis books began to appear but they were so outrageously priced that no one could afford them. But times

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The Cannabis Health Index Aims To Be a Bible of Medical Marijuana

The Cannabis Health Index Aims To Be a Bible of Medical Marijuana

Ever wanted to use weed to treat what ails you, but found yourself wading through multitudes of semi-convincing blog posts and abstracts for medical papers that require a subscription to view in full? You’re not alone. The good news is, as cannabis becomes increasingly mainstream, comprehensive sources of information are emerging. The Cannabis Health Index (North Atlantic Books, 660 pages, $20) is a new reference text by mind-body medicine author Uwe Blesching that combines evidence-based,

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The Dangerous Side of Opioids and How Cannabis Can Tame the Beast

The Dangerous Side of Opioids and How Cannabis Can Tame the Beast

1. Opioid addiction in the U.S. alone have reached epidemic proportions with nearly 2 million people suffering from substance-use disorder. In 2014 almost 20,000 people died from overdoses related to prescription pain relievers.1 2. Furthermore, opioid use also may increase the probability of users acting on murderous or suicidal impulses. (See: May the Force Be With You) 3. In addition, a new study revealed that the use of opioids may actually cause chronic pain.2 4. And,

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Foot Nail Fungus is Stubborn, Ugly, and Pernicious

Foot Nail Fungus is Stubborn, Ugly, and Pernicious

However, it may finally have found its match in caryophyllene oxide a compound made by cannabis and certain spice plants. This compound could well be a new hero entering into an exhausting battle that never seems to end for many people. The vast majority (80-90%) of foot nail fungal infections, or onychomycosis, are caused by a fungi called dermatophytes that thrives in the keratin rich environment of the outer layer of the skin, nails, or hair.

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A CB2 Activating Cannabinoid is the new potential weapon against horrific parasites

A CB2 Activating Cannabinoid is the new potential weapon against horrific parasites

Leishmaniasis is a parasitical infection spread by sandflies. It is a significant health problem all over the world. Hundreds of millions of people (as well as animals) in nearly 100 tropical, sub-tropical, and Southern European countries are at risk. Occasional occurrences in the U.S. have been reported from the southern states of Texas and Oklahoma. It is estimated that more than 10 million people are currently suffering from the disease, and new infection rates are

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Pain Killers: Short-Term Benefit vs. Long-Term Detriment to Your Soul

Pain Killers: Short-Term Benefit vs. Long-Term Detriment to Your Soul

In March 2016, I published an article on this blog entitled “May the Force Be With You: The Dark Side of Pharmaceuticals and the Green Light of Cannabis.” The article focused on a Finnish study (2015) conducted on 959 convicted murderers to examine the hypothesis that pharmaceutical antidepressants, antipsychotics, and anxiolytics may have caused an increase in suicides and committed murders by the patients who take them.1 However, study results showed that the risk of

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Promising Treatment for Chagas Disease: Caryophyllene Oxide (a cannabinoid-based preparation)

Promising Treatment for Chagas Disease: Caryophyllene Oxide (a cannabinoid-based preparation)

Chagas disease is a chronic condition caused by a parasite common in the South and Central Americas. The parasite (Trypanosoma cruzi) is primarily transmitted by a blood-feeding bug called “kissing bug” or triatomine (kissing bug because they emerge at night and tend to feed on tissue around the eye and face). However, transmissions are also possible through contaminated food, contaminated blood transfusions, or it can be passed on from the mother to the fetus. Read

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