Treating Insect Bites and Stings with CBD
No one really likes bugs and insects, especially those ones who bite!
While most people look forward to summer time, BBQ’s & cocktails, others are preparing for battle, as summer brings out the blood thirsty mosquitos and many other biting insects. Doesn’t matter how careful you are with closing doors and windows, tiny little flies will always find a way in to your room and nibbling on you.
With mosquitos, they have an ability to find you sleeping from a distance. According to science, the mosquitoes that sting us are always female and need the blood to form their eggs after they have mated. They can smell the carbon dioxide we humans exhale from an amazing 15 meters distance.
Why do we get insect bites and stings?
Most insects usually don’t bite unless provoked. Insects only attack when protecting their hives. The reason mosquitos bite is th
The benefits of CBD for Autoimmune Conditions
There are about 53 to 80 million people suffering from any one of the more than 80 different types of autoimmune diseases.
Autoimmune conditions affect the human body by attacking healthy cells and tricking our immune system into thinki8ng the bodies healthy tissues are actually dangerous invaders. Doctors often tell their patients suffering from these diseases that there isn’t any way to heal their bodies, but thankfully more studies are looking into CBD and how it can used as an effective tool to help control the symptoms of many autoimmune diseases.
What is Autoimmune Disease
These types of conditions are an area of medicine that is largely misunderstood. There are currently more than 80 different registered autoimmune disorders that affect various parts of the body.
Basically, autoimmune d
The Endocannabinoid System
What is the Endocannabinoid System?
When it comes to cannabinoid-based medicine, people often think of two major cannabinoids THC and CBD. But most people however, don’t know that the human body has its own system for processing and even creating its own cannabinoids known as the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is found throughout the brain and nervous system and is involved with things like appetite, pain modulation, digestion, reproduction, motor learning, stress and memory.
There are several different types of cannabinoids that the endocannabinoids system can act on.
Endocannabinoids – These are natural cannabinoids that your body produces on its own.
Phytocannabinoids – Phytocannabinoids are produced by the cannabis plant. This includes things like THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD (cannabinol), etc.
CBD to help Veterans
For many of us pain is understandable. It’s a part of everyday life, but the psychological trauma that our military veterans live with is something entirely different. During 2014-16, the rate of probable PTSD among ex-regular veterans was 7.4%, compared with 4.8% among those currently serving as regular personnel, the study found. Former military personnel who deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan were more likely to report the symptoms of PTSD.
Unfortunately, mental health issues carry a sigma and many veterans won’t admit that they can see so often no one pays attention to it.
Only 50% of veterans that return from service will seek help. There’s a stigma attached to getting help, so much that many veterans turn to self-medication which leads to substance abuse and addiction.
Symptoms and treatment
Approximately 11-20 out of every 1
Can CBD help sooth those horrible Sinusitis symptoms?
What is Sinusitis?
Many people are too familiar with how it feels to have sinusitis as the condition is, unfortunately, widespread. This swelling of the sinuses causes a build-up of mucus that puts pressure on the sinus cavities. Depending on where the build-up actually occurs, the pain may result in strain on and around the eyes, causing headaches, swelling and inability to breath through the nose.
Sinusitis is the result of an infection, either viral or bacterial. Fungi-induced sinusitis can also occur, but this is usually the result of an underlying allergy that develops into sinusitis.
The cases of sinusitis are well into their millions and typically affect adults. Although, cases of children with sinusitis do exist. Some instances can last up to several months, but the condition is considered to be acute rather then chronic. Those who suffer from chronic sinusitis are classified as