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…

Breast Cancer, Cannabis, and Tamoxifen: Understanding the Dangers of Drug-Drug Interactions

For many people living with life-limiting and life-threatening diseases like cancer, medical cannabis has long been hailed as a gift, both for symptom control and for its potential to limit the disease process itself. But especially in the case of breast cancer—or, more accurately, breast cancers—the therapeutic potential of cannabis also comes laden with the…

Cannabis: Gateway Drug or Life Preserver?

Critics have claimed for decades that cannabis is a “gateway drug.”  Proponents of prohibition argue that using cannabis will lead people to consume cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine. Yet, no evidence exists to verify this claim. In fact, the research indicates the majority of people who use cannabis do not go on to use harder drugs.…

Opiate Orphans: The Sad Consequences of America’s Opioid Addiction

You may have heard the statistics about opioid addiction in the United States. If not, these numbers may surprise you: Roughly 2 million Americans 12 and older have a prescription pain reliever substance abuse problem (2015 statistics) Opioid prescriptions have risen by 300 percent Four out of five heroine users start out by using prescription…

What Are Bach Flowers and How Do They Work? by Dr. Veronique Desaulniers

Dr. Edward Bach was just another scientist and medical doctor in London when, in the late 1920’s, his life and work took a drastic detour. Shortly after joining the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital, he dropped out of city life and relocated to the Wales countryside near Mount Vernon in Oxfordshire. It was there that he…

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.