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How Does CBD Oil Work for Multiple Sclerosis?

How Does CBD Oil Work for Multiple Sclerosis? According to The MS Society of Canada, an estimated 77,000 Canadians live with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), with Canada having one of the highest rates of the disease.  MS is classified as an auto-immune disease, affecting the central nervous system and the brain’s ability to effectively communicate via signals to the rest of the body. The disease attacks myelin, the protective covering of the nerves, causing inflammation and often damaging the myelin. It is myelin that is necessary for the transmission of nerve impulses through nerve fibres and when it is damaged, the…

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Can Medical Cannabis Treat or Cure Cancer?

Prevalence & Description of Cancer Cancer is the leading cause of death among Canadians. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, nearly 1 in 2 Canadians are expected to experience cancer in their lifetime, with 1 in 4 Canadians expected to die from the disease. In 2017, it was estimated that 206,200 cases of cancer would be diagnosed, with this prevalence expected to increase by 80% by 2030 than the prevalence recorded in 2005. Cancer is a disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body, with this cell proliferation being what causes cancer to…

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How Medical Cannabis Can Help Pain Manangement

The term cannabis is used to refer to the cannabis sativa plant. Though it originated in Asia, the plant is now grown globally, including in Canada. Cannabis products can come in many forms, including fresh/dried herbal material, oil, chemically concentrated extracts, edibles, and more. There are two well-researched cannabinoids out of the vast amount within the cannabis plant. These are THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). THC is the chemical element that leads to the “high” reaction to cannabis, as it is responsible for the way your brain and body responds to the plant. THC does have therapeutic effects, though the higher…

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How Medical Marijuana Can Treat Anxiety

Anxiety disorders, which are characterized by excessive feelings of apprehension, worry and even fear, are among the most common mental health disorders in both Canada and the rest of the world. One of the most recent Canadian Community Health Surveys from Statistics Canada shows that more than 12% of Canadians have reported that they have been diagnosed with either an anxiety or mood disorder – the equivalent of 3.7 million people. It can be assumed that this number is likely even higher given the number of people who do not seek treatment. About Anxiety Disorders Anxiety disorders are often chronic…

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Can Medical Cannabis Treat Epilepsy and Seizures?

Cannabis Cbd Oil, Medical Cannabis, Epilepsy

You may have heard controversial stories in the news about parents giving their epileptic children marijuana to stop their seizures. In one case, a 5-year-old with Dravet syndrome was suffering from 300 seizures a week. Although traditional medications were unable to help, a high-CBD cannabis oil reduced her seizures to just 2-3 a month. In this post, we’ll explore the evidence that cannabis can help patients suffering from various forms of epilepsy.

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Can Medical Cannabis Stop Neuropathic Pain?

Stabbing, burning and prickling—these are the unpleasant sensations you may feel if you suffer from neuropathic pain. There are several causes of nerve pain, but it often results from an injury or illness. Although the sensations may come and go, they’re often chronic and severe. Unfortunately, neuropathic pain affects about two million Canadians. For some patients, neuropathic pain can’t be fully cured and they must instead work to manage the sensations. Luckily, many people with severe nerve pain finally find relief through medical cannabis. We’ll detail how treatment with medical marijuana works in this post. Does Medical Cannabis Work for Neuropathic Pain? Numerous studies have shown…

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Can Medical Cannabis Treat Depression?

Feeling helpless, hopeless and losing interest in activities are just a few markers of depression. Whether you’ve just started feeling depressed or have tried treatments with no success, you may not have considered another alternative medication: Marijuana. In this post, we’ll discuss how and which types of cannabis can decrease depressive symptoms. If you want to learn how you may be able to treat your depression using medical marijuana.

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Medical Marijuana For Migraines: Can It Stop The Pain?

If you’re someone who suffers from migraines, you know that its effects can be debilitating and difficult to treat. A migraine is a throbbing headache that is often coupled with other symptoms such as nausea and vision loss. While most of us have experienced some form of a headache, migraines can become so severe that a person is unable to work. Fortunately, if your migraines have been stubborn to traditional treatments, you have another option: Medical cannabis. In this post, we’ll explain how medical marijuana can be used for migraines—both to prevent it and treat the pain it causes.

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Medical Marijuana For Arthritis: Does It Work?

Arthritis—characterized by joint pain, swelling and stiffness—is a very common disease with over 100 different types. When someone is diagnosed with arthritis, their treatment will be focused on pain management. Unfortunately, some of the medication doctors prescribe can have serious side effects. Whether you have osteoarthritis (OA) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA), cannabis may help you control your discomfort and inflammation with fewer side effects. In fact, about two-thirds of Canadians who use medical marijuana do so to treat their arthritis symptoms, according to the Arthritis Society.

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Meditation And Other Habits To Improve Sleep

Roughly ⅓ of Canadians suffer from poor sleep. They either have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep at least some of the time. The problem is that poor sleep—sleep that is not long enough and sleep that is poor quality—is linked to many health problems, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, injuries, depression, reduced well-being, and all-cause mortality. Did you know that improving your sleep can be as beneficial for your happiness levels as winning the lottery? Research has proven it. When it comes to how much people should be sleeping every night, it is recommended that adults between…

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