The “Healing Hormones”: What are They and How You Can Get More of Them Naturally

We have all heard about the “feel good” effects of hormones such as serotonin, oxytocin, and dopamine: a sense of well-being, even feelings of love and nurturing towards yourself and others. But did you know that these “feel good” hormones are also designed by your body to boost your immune system, fight against pathogens and…

Apoptosis: What is it and what is the role of cannabinoids?

By now you have probably heard a story or two about how medical cannabis helped heal cancer. This may have even been your experience or the experience of a loved one. Cannabis has proven to be effective against cancer in many ways, from reinforcing the endocannabinoid system to boosting the immune system and cutting inflammation.

Cannabis Topicals: Creams, Salves and Lotions. Why Seniors are Thriving.

When we think of pain relief from cannabis, we often think of rolling up a joint, turning on our favorite show, and waiting for the pain to melt away in a haze of smoke. But with the fast-growing trend of cannabis topicals, we might need to start rethinking the role that cannabis plays when it…

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The Endocannabinoid System: An Inside Look by UPG

The Endocannabinoid System There’s a physiologic system found in all vertebrates – and sea quirts and nematodes – named after cannabis: the endocannabinoid system. According to Dr. Dustin Sulak, “the endocannabinoid system may be the most important physiologic system involved in establishing and maintaining human health.” What is the endocannabinoid system, and what does it…