Cannabinoid Receptors and the Endocannabinoid System: What Is it and What Does it Do?

Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system consists of endogenous cannabinoids (endocannabinoids), cannabinoid receptors and the synthetic and degrading enzymes responsible for synthesis and degradation of endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are so named because they were first identified as activating the same receptors as cannabinoids, the primary psychoactive components of cannabis. Published in Journal of Neuroendocrinology 20Read …

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Klaire Labs (SFI USA) Announces a New Probiotic Targeted for Nursing Comfort and Infant Immune Health Support

Klaire Labs (SFI USA) Announces a New Probiotic Targeted for Nursing Comfort and Infant Immune Health Support Target b2™: BREAST and BABY Reno, NV – Klaire Labs (SFI USA) today announced impending availability of a new probiotic, Target b2with Hereditum® Lc40 (Lactobacillus fermentumCECT5716), which is clinically demonstrated to support breastRead …

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ECS Therapeutics Product Line Release

ECS TherapeuticsTM LLC Announces Introduction of Professional Line of Hemp Extracts Farmingdale, New York (April 23, 2018) – ECS TherapeuticsTM LLC announced the introduction of the first professional line of hemp extracts created for, and exclusively available through, healthcare practitioners. ECS Therapeutics’ full-spectrum hemp oil products supply cannabidiol (CBD) plusRead …

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Interview with Bernard Bihari, MD: Low-dose Naltrexone for Normalizing Immune System Function

  Introduction   Bernard Bihari, MD, (1931-2010) was the discoverer of the clinical effects of low-dose naltrexone (LDN) in humans. In his groundbreaking clinical trial of patients with HIV/AIDS at Downstate Medical Center in 1985-86, Dr Bihari discovered the significant effectiveness of low-dose naltrexone in protecting the battered immune systems

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Mercury in Fish Negatively Outweighs Positive Impact of Omega-3s

Little agreement exists as to whether low-level mercury (Hg) exposure causes damage to the central nervous system in adults. Although eating fish is associated with intake of methylmercury, researchers in this field have generally thought that the beneficial effects of a diet rich in long-chain, n-3 fatty acids (N3FA) can outweigh the cognitive neurotoxicity of mercury. This study clarifies the impact of Hg and intake of seafood on cognition. By Steven C. Masley, MD, FAAFP, CNS, FACN; Lucas V. Masley; C. Thomas Gualtieri, MD, published in Integrative Medicine a Clinicians Journal

Aristo Vojdani & Gulf War Veteran Research

Interview by Karen Burnett The following article is an interview with Aristo Vojdani, PhD, is a respected researcher, scientist, speaker and author. Dr. Vojdani’s work with Gulf War veterans was a defining discovery in understanding multifactorial diseases. Vojdani’s observations resulted in understanding how exposure to a variety of environmental conditions,

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Insight-motivated Learning: Improve Adherence for Treating Chronic Health Conditions

Why do patients resist prescriptive actions? Clearly their reasons are complex, reflecting intentional as well as nonintentional factors. Behavioral research suggests that people fail to follow prescriptive actions when they do not understand potential benefits, when they do not believe they can change, or when they lack an effective plan and reliable social support. Patients may feel uncomfortable about clinicians’ recommendations because they
do not feel understood or they feel they do not have the time or energy to make the necessary lifestyle changes due to recurrent work-family daily pressures. This report addresses a novel means to improve patient compliance, called Insight-Motivated Learning.

Antioxidants: Redefining Their Roles

The cellular environment is sensitive to the presence of free radicals, which are molecules with unpaired electrons. The most common types of free radicals are formed from the elements oxygen, nitrogen, carbon, sulfur, and chlorine. Cells continually need to balance redox potential (the tendency to gain or lose electrons). This potential can be skewed toward oxidation (a tendency to lose electrons), called oxidative stress, or reduction (a tendency to gain electrons), called reductive stress.

Webinar: GERD Management Update with Dr. Low Dog

Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. discusses the increasing incidence of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, GERD. This in-depth webinar takes a closer look at causes, symptoms, complications, and medications that are commonly used to treat the condition, with a focus on Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs). Many patients who rely on PPIs are notRead …

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