Dr. Tia Powell, MD, directs the Center for Bioethics and Masters’ in Bioethics at Montefiore Health Systems and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She holds the Shoshanah Trachtenberg Frackman chair in biomedical ethics and is Professor of Epidemiology and Psychiatry. Her bioethics expertise spans health policy, dementia, end-of-life care, and decision-making capacity. She served four years as Executive Director of the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law, the state bioethics commission. She has worked with the National Academies of Medicine on many projects, and served as an advisor to the CDC, and to Health and Human Services and its National Alzheimer’s Project Act. She is a board-certified psychiatrist and Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, the American Psychiatric Association and The Hastings Center.
By now you’ve probably heard of CBD (short for Cannabidiol) and may have already tried it. It’s exploded onto the US market in recent years, usually in the form of a CBD containing oil, and is being hailed as a safe and non-addictive treatment and preventative for many different health issues.
This makes CBD an excellent alternative to pharmaceuticals—many of which come with harmful or harsh side effects. Last month, Cannabis Business Executive reported: “CBD’s domestic market reached $291 million in 2017 and will hit $1.65 billion by 2021.”
So its popularity is currently skyrocketing, and for plenty of good reasons!
CBD is one of over a hundred types of phytocannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. But CBD products sold in the US are made from extracts of specific strains of cannabis that contain only trace amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol)—the main cannabinoid responsible for cannabis’ intoxicating effects—so you don’t need to worry about feeling high from using products containing CBD. It won’t happen!
But you can look forward to some pretty spectacular benefits with regular use.
Both CBD and THC have their own therapeutic value, but products containing more than trace amounts of THC are only available for purchase in states where medical and/or recreational marijuana have been legalized.
CBD products, on the other hand, are legal in all 50 states now and can be purchased online or in local stores and cannabis dispensaries. In December 2018, Congress approved the Farm Bill, which removed hemp and hemp-derived CBD from the Controlled Substances Act, resulting in a surge of CBD food and drink products in popping up across the nation—so don’t be surprised if you see CBD products offered at your local watering hole or your favorite restaurant soon.
So Many Potential Health Benefits!
CBD and THC are the most widely studied compounds found in cannabis, and CBD has been widely studied and found promising for treating and preventing dozens of different health conditions naturally, including:
- Anxiety, OCD and PTSD
- Sleep disorders
- Epileptic Seizures
- Pain and Inflammation
- Heart Attack
- Gut Disorders
It’s been found to have anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsant, antioxidant and many other beneficial properties, which can help with countless health issues—and all with either no negative side effects or mild ones like drowsiness or dry mouth!
CASE STUDY: 10 YEARS OF INSOMNIA
I had a 49-year-old male patient who exercised regularly but suffered from insomnia for 10 years. He used alcohol to relax, but would still toss and turn and only get 5-6 hours of restless sleep per night.
He said he felt 20 years older than his age and even thought that he looked old as well. I started him on an anti-inflammatory diet with small amounts of white kimchi, got him off alcohol, had him do light therapy in the morning to reboot his circadian rhythm, and start taking CBD oil…1 drop in the right ear well and 2 drops under the tongue.
In 10 days, he reported: “ First time in 10 years getting a good night sleep! I am falling asleep within 15 minutes of laying down and staying asleep until my wake up time. I am getting 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep per day now, it’s like a miracle Dr. Bennett!”
This is a great example of the power of CBD combined with healthy lifestyle choices!
Not All CBD Products are Created Equal
Products containing CBD come in many forms, ranging from oils to liquid extracts to powders to capsules. They’re not well-regulated yet, so wise consumers should do a bit of research before trying any product containing CBD. Look for products with clear, easy to understand ingredient lists.
Oils are the most popular way of administering CBD, and new companies are popping up every day offering their own CBD oils, but the difference between the one that I use and others currently on the market is in the delivery system.
I recommend NanoPure Hemp Oil—which has been nanosized—meaning that it’s at the nanometer size for optimal absorption in the body. Because of it’s nanosize, you only need a couple of drops under the tongue and one drop inside the well of the ear.
I recommend that my patients use it a couple of times per day, morning and night. Other CBD oils don’t absorb through the skin and intestinal tract as well due to the larger particle size, so you need higher amounts. Instead of drops, the dosage is more like dropperfuls. So you get more bang for your buck with the NanoPure Hemp Oil.
Right now, it’s only available through my office, but will be available online soon. If you want to know when NanoPure Hemp Oil will be available to be purchased online, click here to email my office.
And if you haven’t tried CBD yet for its many benefits, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you do!
Russ Jaffe is Founder and Chairman of PERQUE Integrative Health, LLC (PIH, www.PERQUE.com) a company that offers the world scientifically proven, integrative health solutions to speed the transition from sick care to healthful caring. Dr. Jaffe has more than 40 years of experience contributing to molecular biology and clinical diagnostics. His focus is on functional, predictive tests and procedures designed to improve the precision of both diagnosis and of treatment outcomes and he has authored nearly 100 articles on the subject. He received his B.S., MD and Ph.D. from the Boston University School of Medicine, completed residency training in clinical chemistry at the National Institutes of Health and remained on the permanent senior staff before pursuing other interests, including starting the Health Studies Collegium think tank. Dr. Jaffe is board certified in Clinical Pathology and in Chemical Pathology. He is the recipient of the Merck, Sharp & Dohm Excellence in Research Award, the J.D. Lane Award, and the U.S.P.H.S. Meritorious Service Award. Dr Jaffe was honored as an International Scientist of 2003 by the IBC, Oxford, England, UK for his lifetime contributions to clinical medicine, biochemistry, immunology, methodology, and integrative health policy. He is widely published and sought to explain complex subjects to any audience. Dr. Jaffe is also founder and chairman of ELISA/ACT Biotechnologies, and MAGique BioTherapeutics.
Dr. O’Bryan is a world expert on gluten and its impact on your health. He is an internationally recognized and sought-after speaker and workshop leader specializing in the complications of Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, Celiac Disease, and the development of Autoimmune Diseases as they occur inside and outside of the intestines. He is the founder of www.theDr.com and the visionary behind ‘The Gluten Summit – A Grain of Truth’, bringing together 29 of the world’s experts on the Gluten connection to diseases, disorders, and a wide-range of symptoms and ages. You can find this info at www.theglutensummit.com.
Dr. O’Bryan is considered the ‘Sherlock Holmes’ for chronic disease and metabolic disorders. He is a clinician par excellence in treating chronic disease and metabolic disorders from a Functional Medicine Perspective. He holds teaching Faculty positions with the Institute for Functional Medicine and the National University of Health Sciences. He has trained and certified tens of thousands of practitioners around the world in advanced understanding of the impact of wheat sensitivity and the development of individual autoimmune diseases.
His 2016 critically acclaimed, ground-breaking book, ‘The Autoimmune Fix’ outlines the step-by-step development of degenerative diseases and gives us the tools to identify our dis-ease process years before the symptoms are obvious. (Release date Sept 20, 2016, Rodale)
In September 2016, Dr. O’Bryan’s Docuseries – Betrayal is being released as a much deeper investigation into the global effects of issues underlying our autoimmune systems and chronic disease.
Dr. Lewis has been the principal investigator of multiple nutrition, dietary supplement, exercise training, and medical device studies in the last 2 decades. Much of his research has included investigating the effects of interventions on a wide variety of outcomes, including immune and cognitive functioning, inflammation, physical fitness, nutrient status, quality of life, and mental health, in healthy adults and in those with Alzheimer’s, HIV, MS, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, diabetes, chronic pain, and GI disorders, among others. He has co-authored more than 170 peer-reviewed scientific articles, has mentored many undergraduate, graduate, and medical students in exercise, nutrition, and health promotion, and has been an invited speaker at multiple international and national conferences.
The owner of Heart to Heart Medical Center in Santa Rosa, California, since 1993, Dr. Shiroko is an expert at using many modalities to bring your body to balance and wholeness. Her specialty is Healing When It Seems Impossible. She brings hope and healing to difficult health conditions by blending Chinese and Western medicine with a deep spiritual and emotional healing approach.
Trained in general surgery and working as an Emergency room Doctor for 10 years while attending acupuncture school, gave Dr. Shiroko a broad range of medical experience. Her new book – Healing When It Seems Impossible – 7 Keys to Defy the Odds a book about her unique and comprehensive healing approach is available on Amazon.
Early childhood experiences and traumas impact young people’s self-esteem and confidence. Confidence is the belief in oneself and one’s ability to succeed. Knowing you are at least good at something is a huge boost.
You can learn confidence. It is developed when you know you can handle the outcome of whatever you pursue. Developing confidence in one area can overflow into other areas of life. Having a positive outlook and being able to handle unpleasant feelings set you on the path to confidence.
When disappointment hits, you must allow your body to experience the physiological effects of the unpleasant feelings. It takes about ninety seconds for your body to run out the physiological effects.
When you dwell on unpleasant feelings, your mind is trying to reach a resolution. Be mindful of what you’re thinking, feeling and observing. Insights may come that result in expressions, decisions or actions.
Dr. Anna Cabeca is an internationally-acclaimed menopause and sexual health expert, global speaker and pioneering promoter of women’s health. She is Emory University-trained and triple board-certified in gynecology and obstetrics, integrative medicine and anti-aging and regenerative medicine, and is the author of “The Hormone Fix,” a diet and holistic lifestyle program for menopausal women.
Her areas of specialty include bio-identical hormone treatments and natural hormone-balancing strategies, and she has received extensive notoriety for her virtual transformational programs including Women‘s Restorative Health, Sexual CPR® and Magic Menopause. She created the successful and popular alkaline superfoods drink Mighty Maca® PLUS, and a top-selling, rejuvenating feminine vulvar cream for women, Julva®. In her spare time, Dr. Cabeca hosts the highly-regarded series “Couch Talk,” featuring compelling podcasts focused on a wide variety of important health and wellness topics.
She was named “2018 Innovator of the Year” by Mindshare, the #1 conference for health and wellness influencers, and was also honored with the prestigious 2017 Alan P. Mintz award, presented annually by the Age Management Medicine Group to the most outstanding physician who displays clinical excellence and entrepreneurship.
Dr. Cabeca has reached hundreds of thousands of women around the globe, inspiring them to reclaim their optimal health and realize they can journey through menopause and find more purpose and pleasure than they ever dreamed possible. She balances her passion for women’s health with faith, grace and skill, while raising her four daughters, and leading the non-profit foundation she created in honor of her son, Garrett V. Bivens, who tragically died as a toddler.
Dr. Cabeca infuses her presentations with humor, raw connection and passion, and she impacts lives each and every day.
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Milo Tarighi, DPT is a Dallas native with a specialization in treating head and neck pain. As headaches are an underrated, yet highly prevalent health issue in our society and deserve more attention than they get, Dr. Tarighi hopes to help the people in the community live healthier lives through patient education, advocating physical activity, and providing skilled manual therapy.