Effectiveness of Prescription CBD for Epilepsy May Wane in a Quarter of Patients

Prescription CBD for Epilepsy

Approximately 25 percent of drug-resistant epilepsy patients taking cannabidiol (CBD) developed a tolerance to the treatment, researchers said at the American Epilepsy Society annual meeting taking place Nov.30 – Dec. 4, 2018. The findings suggest that that the effectiveness of the CBD drug might wane in the long term forRead …

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Two Myth Busting Studies: Health Risks of Sitting & the Benefits of Short-Burst High Intensity Exercise

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In recent years, every major news outlet, and even medical journals, reported that the health risks of sitting at a desk for 8 hours were equal to smoking. It was a bold statement. The news spread faster than office gossip, prompting office workers to switch to adjustable desks that allowRead …

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Special Report: Dramatic Progress in Integrative Care for Veterans

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Veterans Day is coming up, which drew our attention to some very encouraging and heart-warming studies on integrative care for veterans, published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. We feature excerpts of two studies followed by full-text links to each of the 15 studies at the end ofRead …

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta Spearheads American Pain Association’s Movement for Insurance Companies to Cover Cannabidiol (CBD) (CORRECTION)

BALA CYNWYD, Pa., Oct. 16, 2018  — Dr. Sanjay Gupta, President of the American Pain Association (APA)* and a pain management specialist based in Bala Cynwyd, Penn., is leading the push for insurance companies to cover cannabidiol (CBD) products for the treatment of pain and Opioid Use Disorder. Simply put,Read …

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New Study Shows that Higher Omega-3 Blood Levels Improve Cognitive Function in Older Adults

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A new study published in Nutrients shows that higher blood levels of the long-chain Omega-3 EPA and DHA are associated with cognitive benefits in older adults. In this study, researchers from the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study examined the prospective associations of omega-3 and omega-6 levels in red blood cells (RBCs) withRead …

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Top Ten Ways to Celebrate Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day

With the more than 60,000 preventable deaths per year due to opioids in this country, the acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) profession needs to work together to get the necessary visibility of providing acupuncture solutions to the crisis. An easy way to elevate acupuncture to the status it deserves forRead …

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Inclusion Check-in: Are Integrative Practices in New Federal Opioid Legislation, National Academy, and FDA Activity?

One can easily count the chickens of non-pharmacological approaches highlighted in multiple organizational guidelines and state strategies related to pain and opioids. But one definitely cannot count on them hatching inside each new, significant policy initiative. Regular medicine tends to regress toward a non-inclusive mean in pain treatment. And “mean”Read …

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Helene Langevin MD, CM to Provide New Integrative Leadership at NIH: What Can We Expect?

In early 2008, the leadership of the National Institutes of Health for the second time caused concern among many in the integrative health and medicine field by naming a director of what is the now National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) who had zero experience in the fieldRead …

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Lyn Patrick ND: The Burden of Organophosphates and Glyphosate

In recent weeks, glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup weedkiller) has been in the news, including a jury ruling that Monsanto’s weedkiller was a substantial contributing factor in causing a groundskeeper DeWayne “Lee” Johnson’s cancer. This was followed by a timely report by the Environmental Working Group on glyphosates residues inRead …

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Biotics Research First US Supplement Company to Offer Orivo Certified Fish Oils

The recently established test, which is the first of its kind in the industry, is able to verify both ingredients and end- consumer products, including concentrated fish oil. The testing technology is based on proven NMR analysis combined with a strong database of known reference samples and powerful analysis algorithms.Read …

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