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Synthetic Cannabinoids - A Quick Review

Synthetic Cannabinoids: A Quick Review

While cannabinoids exist in nature as well as our bodies, scientists have created synthetic versions which are being used all over the world for a variety of health conditions. Currently there are four: Sativex, Epidiolex, Dronabinol, and Nabilone. Let’s take a quick look at each one. Sativex is approved in 24 countries, but not in the United States. It is a cannabis-based medicine with a 1:1 ratio of THC and CBD. It is prescribed for the management of difficult multiple...

The Power of Gratitude in Later Life

The Power of Gratitude in Later Life

Sometimes life is so busy that we fail to stop, take a look around and think about all of the things we should be grateful for. Gratitude doesn’t just make us reflect and feel good about our lives, it actually has benefits to both physical and mental health. Some psychologists believe that gratitude and thinking like an appreciative older adult can lead to greater life satisfaction and happiness. Younger people tend to look to the future and have more survival...

Hemp and Ancient Egypt

Hemp has an interesting history in many ancient cultures. From China to Rome and India, hemp played an important role in religion, manufacturing and medicine, and ancient Egypt is no exception. As a matter of fact, Egyptologists provide a great deal of evidence that the ancient Egyptians loved their hemp. Approximately 300 years before the birth of Jesus Christ, the Egyptians were using hemp in the production of paper, rope and clothing. They also used it to make linens and...