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Microbes, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Cannabis

Microbes, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Cannabis

  A new study entitled Microbes and Alzheimer’s Disease (March 2016) conducted by an international team of scientists posits the hypothesis that Alzheimer’s Disease is caused by common microbial infections such as Herpes simplex virus (HSV-1), Herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE), measles (virus), Chlamydia pneumoniae (bacteria responsible for pneumonia), and several types of spirochaete (such as in syphilis), fungal infections and an abnormal microbiota (symbiotic/healthy and pathogenic/unhealthy microbes living inside the human body). Researchers speculate that microbial infestation specifically enter

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Cannabis and Acupuncture, the Yin and Yang of Healing Pain (an ancient connection revealed)

Cannabis and Acupuncture, the Yin and Yang of Healing Pain (an ancient connection revealed)

The earliest records of using acupuncture for pain relief are about 8 thousand years old. Roughly the same is true for the analgesic use of medicinal cannabis (give or take a few years). However, what is truly a new and exciting insight in medicine is that these two ancient approaches to mitigating pain go about it in the same way. In the context of pain relief acupuncture and cannabis can be thought of as two

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