Cannabinoid receptors: How to activate them without cannabis

Nov 25, 17 Cannabinoid receptors: How to activate them without cannabis

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If medical marijuana has done anything, it has been to educate us about our own endocannibinoid system (ECS) — a system of receptors on cells that play a role in inflammation, appetite, pain, mood, memory, and even cancer prevention. These receptors have come to light because they respond to compounds in cannabis, or marijuana. A...

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Counting carbs? Carbohydrate density matters most

Nov 18, 17 Counting carbs? Carbohydrate density matters most

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If you are counting carbs to stabilize your blood sugar, lower inflammation, balance hormones, or lose weight, experts say looking at carbohydrate density is a more important strategy. Carbohydrate density measures how many carbohydrates are present per 100 grams of food. Low carb density foods don’t raise your risk of chronic...

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Antacids raise stomach cancer risk; address the root cause

Nov 10, 17 Antacids raise stomach cancer risk; address the root cause

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A recent study found regular use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for acid reflux raises the risk of stomach cancer. PPI users (Prilosec, Prevacid) in the study had twice the risk for stomach cancer compared to those who used H2-receptor acid reducing drugs (Tagamet, Pepcid). About 20 percent of Americans suffer with acid reflux...

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Anemia is a deal breaker to managing autoimmune disease

Nov 03, 17 Anemia is a deal breaker to managing autoimmune disease

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When people are working to manage an autoimmune or chronic condition, they typically focus on an anti-inflammatory diet and protocol. However, one often overlooked dealbreaker to getting better is anemia. Anemia as is a deal breaker to recovery because it means your cells are not getting enough oxygen. Without oxygen, recovery and...

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