Terpenes, Tinctures and the Entourage Effect

Essential oils contain terpenes which all plants create. They are a highly aromatic and diverse class of organic hydrocarbon compounds which determine many different factors in plants and even some insects and animals.

John Malanca Weekly Roundup: Hello UPG friends and community

Hello UPG friends and community,
Thank you for your continuous support over the years, as well as the new followers that we receive daily. I welcome you to United Patients Group.

John Malanca Weekly Roundup: Sleep

Did you know that 50 – 80 million Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder? Are you one of them?… I certainly am.

Sleep is so important to me, not only for beauty 😊, but our immune system, how well we feel, our ability to function, both physically and mentally. 

Last weekend, I was in the mountains celebrating a 3-day holiday. I had been looking forward to this weekend and selfishly hoped it would be more than I imagined, since summer had gone too fast and the year continues to be challenging. Unfortunately, the weekend lived up to 2020, keeping in step with the year to date. Imagine my surprise when, in less than 24 hours, it was over! Unknown to us, the Creek Fires and their surrounding acres were in imminent danger and we were asked to evacuate. The Creek Fires are still burning; with over 170K+ acres effected and currently zero containment.

John Malanca Weekly Roundup: 2020 Keeps Delivering…

Hurricanes, floods, tornados, snow in September?
Then there are the Fires….

Last weekend, I was in the mountains celebrating a 3-day holiday. I had been looking forward to this weekend and selfishly hoped it would be more than I imagined, since summer had gone too fast and the year continues to be challenging. Unfortunately, the weekend lived up to 2020, keeping in step with the year to date. Imagine my surprise when, in less than 24 hours, it was over! Unknown to us, the Creek Fires and their surrounding acres were in imminent danger and we were asked to evacuate. The Creek Fires are still burning; with over 170K+ acres effected and currently zero containment.

John Malanca Weekly Roundup: Labor Day

This last week was filled with the announcement of three very informative and entertaining podcasts. We began with Medical Director, Chintu Sharma MD, discussing his COVID experiences and recommendations for potentially containing this virus. Dr. Sharma was followed by Dustin Sulak DO, as he provided an educational discussion about cannabis and the benefits this plant brings as it keeps our bodies in balance.

John Malanca Weekly Roundup: Isolation

In the past three editorials, I have discussed “breathing and smelling the roses”, hope and stress.  I have been surprised to receive an occasional question as to the seriousness of my tone, if I know stress is awful, (yes I do!); and another that I downplayed masks since anyone can “smell the roses” through them.

John Malanca Weekly Roundup: Stress

What a week it’s been…
I don’t know about you, but it seems like everywhere you go these days everyone’s angry and/or stressed out about one thing or another.
I’m witnessing yelling in cars, stores, even outside as people are getting some fresh air.