HEALTH

Benefits of Sunshine to Our Body

Most of us can recall our parents or some other older person encouraging us to get outside and get some sunshine. As children, we got the message. Sunshine was supposed to be good for our health. However, few of us knew exactly why sunshine was and is such a vital part of good health on so many different levels. Obviously, the benefits derived from the sunshine are many. In fact, you may be surprised at how much the sun can benefit your health. Keeps Bones & Teeth Healthy Vitamin D is actually a prohormone because the body can produce the vitamin by itself with the assistance of sunlight. As little as 5-10 minutes, a few times a week can produce enough vitamin D to keep the body healthy. Vitamin D supports bone health and oral health by allowing the body to use this vital vitamin to strengthen bones and teeth….

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Is This Real? Can Cannabis Treat Terminal Cancer?

The move to study marijuana as a medical treatment for a multitude of illnesses has been stagnant due to its illegal status with many federal entities. However, there is still a strong opinion that cannabis should be investigated as a feasible treatment for cancer. A great deal of evidence exists with people who have used marijuana on the black market received positive results but this is not scientific evidence that sways those in power to make changes to laws. It does appear to be giving businesses a reason to take another look though, and this is perhaps where the drive for stronger scientific studies will emerge. One teenager from the United Kingdom used cannabis for his leukemia. He had tried several rounds of chemo and radiotherapy but his parents were told by doctors to take him home and make him comfortable. The doctors refused the parents request for medical cannabis…

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Do You Know the National Institute for Drug Abuse Admits Marijuana Has Medical Benefits?

A change of one letter and some switching around of a few words has never before incited such furor of excitement for those watching the political climate around marijuana legalization. The National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA) official medicinal marijuana page headline changed from “Is marijuana medicine?” to “marijuana as medicine” on their website. This subtle but important difference has been a long time coming. But does it go far enough? The website has had information about marijuana used medicinally posted for many years, but that questioning headline, “Is marijuana medicine?” has left the door open for skeptics, and provided fodder for anti-marijuana proponents. Now the denial can no longer continue as the government hopefully moves toward more of an open and legal stance on cannabis use. This comes in the midst of almost 100 days into the Trump presidency, where several of Trump’s main representatives, continue to view marijuana…