18 Careers In Cannabis That You Can Have Now

Cannabis is having an explosive moment in nearly every aspect of the industry (except for possession-related incarcerations). The good news is that … with health insurance for full-time …

Cannabis is having an explosive moment in nearly every aspect of the industry (except for possession-related incarcerations). The good news is that … with health insurance for full-time …

2 Cannabis Stocks That Absolutely Crushed It in the Second Quarter

After the industry logged worldwide sales of just over $3 billion in 2014, estimates suggest that annual legal cannabis revenue … like MediPharm Labs to shine. Health Canada has given the …

After the industry logged worldwide sales of just over $3 billion in 2014, estimates suggest that annual legal cannabis revenue … like MediPharm Labs to shine. Health Canada has given the …

What is kratom and why is its safety being questioned?

The herbal supplement kratom regularly causes serious side effects and doesn’t appear safe for use, a new study argues. Kratom, made from the leaves of a Southeast Asian plant, is usually used to …

The herbal supplement kratom regularly causes serious side effects and doesn’t appear safe for use, a new study argues. Kratom, made from the leaves of a Southeast Asian plant, is usually used to …

Can You Really Lose Weight on the Coffee Diet?

If you still think that coffee is bad for you—that it’ll hurt your heart, give you diabetes, and beat up your grandma—it’s time to update your thinking.

Yes, many scientists in the 1970s and 1980s feared that coffee could cause health problems, but that was before the research community came to a deeper, richer understanding about antioxidants—compounds that can prevent or delay cell damage.

Brewed black coffee is chock full of antioxidants, and its studied benefits go far beyond disease prevention. Coffee may enhance awareness, prevent kidney stones, improve memory, turbocharge your workout, boost your mood, and even block gum inflammation and thereby decrease your risk of tooth loss.

Okay, but does the Coffee Diet actually work?

First off, when it comes to diets, “work” is a tricky word.

Maybe your friend goes on the Coffee Diet and they lose 20 pounds and they feel amazing and they won’t shut up about the plan.

But though the Coffee Diet has worked for your friend and Dr. Bob, their experiences are anecdotal. In order for a diet to “work,” scientists have to conduct double-blind placebo-controlled dietary intervention studies, which is a phrase that is almost guaranteed to put you to sleep, but it’s the only type of study science has to determine the effectiveness of a diet plan.

And, guess what? Most diets fail those dietary intervention studies or are so new that they don’t have any scientific research behind them.

Get this: A 2017 study reviewed the results of 25 weight loss programs and found that “commercial weight-loss programs frequently fail to produce modest but clinically meaningful weight loss with high rates of attrition suggesting that many consumers find dietary changes required by these programs unsustainable.”

Drinking three cups of coffee daily isn’t a chore, but sticking to a calorie limit of 1,500? Now that’s difficult, especially considering that the USDA currently recommends double that for the average active 19 to 35-year-old male (it’s 2,800 calories for men ages 36 to 55).

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Contrary to widespread belief, cannabis addiction is possible. Here’s what it’s like

WATCH: Calgary-based addiction psychologist Jonathan Stea spoke with Global News about … is managing a cannabis addiction, that’s not to be taken lightly, either.” (Health Canada and the …

WATCH: Calgary-based addiction psychologist Jonathan Stea spoke with Global News about … is managing a cannabis addiction, that’s not to be taken lightly, either.” (Health Canada and the …

Naperville could ban sales of ‘drug of concern’ kratom

Eagle St. would end sales that already have started and prevent all other businesses from selling kratom because of public health and safety concerns. The FDA, in addition to designating kratom as a …

Eagle St. would end sales that already have started and prevent all other businesses from selling kratom because of public health and safety concerns. The FDA, in addition to designating kratom as a …

Kratom regulation bill introduced by Ohio state representative

AKA advocates for consumer protections that allow consumers the freedom to make their own choices on their health and well-being, and kratom has been unfairly demonized by the FDA. The states of Utah, …

AKA advocates for consumer protections that allow consumers the freedom to make their own choices on their health and well-being, and kratom has been unfairly demonized by the FDA. The states of Utah, …

Legislator says he introduced bill to keep kratom legal in Ohio to spur discussion

Get the news delivered to your inbox … The Cleveland Clinic, the American Academy of Pediatrics and Columbus Public Health wrote letters to the pharmacy board supporting a kratom ban, citing the …

Get the news delivered to your inbox … The Cleveland Clinic, the American Academy of Pediatrics and Columbus Public Health wrote letters to the pharmacy board supporting a kratom ban, citing the …

Harvest Health & Recreation, Inc. Announces Second Location in North Dakota, Opens Bismarck Compassion Center

View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190813005166 … Arizona, Harvest Health & Recreation, Inc. is a multi-state cannabis operator (MSO) and vertically-integrated …

View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190813005166 … Arizona, Harvest Health & Recreation, Inc. is a multi-state cannabis operator (MSO) and vertically-integrated …

Plant-Based Diets Good For The Heart? Here Is More Evidence

Plants may be good for your heart. Not political plants, which can be bad if you are the victim of such a scheme, but fruits and vegetables in your diet. An analysis just published in the Journal of the American Heart Association did “produce” more evidence that plant-based diets are associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease.

Lettuce takes a closer look at this latest analysis conducted by a team that included Hyunju Kim, Laura E. Caulfield, Vanessa Garcia‐Larsen, Josef Coresh, and Casey M. Rebholz from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) and Lyn M. Steffen from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. They analyzed a salad of data on 12,168 men and women who had participated in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study. Each study participant had been in the 45 to 64 years age range when first enrolled in the study (1987-1989) and was from one of four US communities: Washington County, MD, Forsyth County, NC, Minneapolis, MN, or Jackson, MS. The participants had multiple follow-up visits after being enrolled and were followed as late as 2017.

Since the ARIC study had not specifically asked if participants had followed a “plant‐based diet,” the research team led by Rebholz, an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the JHSPH, used the answers from the food and beverage frequency questionnaire to calculate several different measures of plant-based diets. These measures included the overall plant‐based diet index (PDI), the healthy plant‐based diet index (hPDI), the less healthy (unhealthy) plant‐based diet index (uPDI), and the pro-vegetarian diet index.

Calculating several different indices helped get a better sense of how healthy the plants being consumed were. After all, not all plant-based foods are healthy. French fries and ketchup ain’t quite the same thing as kale. For each of these indices, a lower score meant more animal-based food in the diet. A higher score meant that the person consumed more plants.

Furthermore, the analysis couldn’t separate out everything else that the participants may have been doing to affect their cardiovascular risk. For example, people who eat more plant-based diets could also be paying closer attention to their health and the healthiness of their diets in general such as consuming less salt, added sugar, and processed foods. It may be a stereotype, but the all-buffalo wing diet guy may not be the most likely person to watch his sodium intake or the amount of time that he spends on the couch.

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