Category Archives: Mind-Body Medicine

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 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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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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Deep Healing is the Greatest Joy

Deep Healing is the Greatest Joy

∼ 4 minute read Anita Moorjani was supposed to die on February 2, 2006. After a four year battle with lymphoma, a cancer affecting her lymphatic system, Anita was in a coma. The last of her life was siphoned by numerous large tumors the size of lemons that covered her neck, chest and abdomen. Her muscles had  deteriorated significantly and her lungs were filling constantly with mucus, making breathing a struggle. She withered down to about 80

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How Changing Ourselves Changes the World Around Us (Part 2)

How Changing Ourselves Changes the World Around Us (Part 2)

In part 1 (Cannabis is a Gateway Drug: But it’s Not What You’ve Been Told) we looked at the fact that synapses that fire together wire together and in doing so create the very experience we focus on especially those experiences we repeat. We examined how the brain or the internal mind-body architecture of a person chronically focusing on fear, worry, or negativity has a very different set of synaptic clefts compared to a person with a tendency

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Cannabis Is A Gateway Drug! (But it’s Not What You’ve Been Told)

Cannabis Is A Gateway Drug! (But it’s Not What You’ve Been Told)

OK, let’s start this way. Synapses that fire together wire together. What? Stay with me. A synapse (more specifically a synaptic cleft) is empty space (a gateway) between nerve cells. This is true for the entire brain and for all those super highways of connections called our nervous system(s). When we touch a toe to the cool surface of a pond the sensation is transmitted from one nerve cell to another in form of electrical

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May The Force Be With You: The Dark Side of Pharmaceuticals and the Green Light of Cannabis

May The Force Be With You: The Dark Side of Pharmaceuticals and the Green Light of Cannabis

  We’ve all seen the gleaming TV commercials, bike riders in daisy fields…. and yet we’ve heard the long, legally obligated litany of warnings, up to and including nothing less than “suicidal feelings.” What the daisy-picking litany of faster than speed of light talking voice at the end of the commercial doesn’t mention is murder. Over the past two decades mind altering pharmaceutical medication especially antidepressants, antipsychotics, and anxiolytics have been suspect in an increase

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