Vaping illnesses rise in NY as investigation turns to cannabis products

The news comes as federal health agencies are investigating … The vast majority of cases under investigation in New York involve people who reported vaping cannabis-based products, said state Health …

The news comes as federal health agencies are investigating … The vast majority of cases under investigation in New York involve people who reported vaping cannabis-based products, said state Health …

Kratom use, sales banned in Glen Carbon

Kratom supporters and users say that it controls minor pain and promotes a sense of health and well-being. In Illinois, kratom is legal for use, possession and purchase except in Alton and Jerseyville …

Kratom supporters and users say that it controls minor pain and promotes a sense of health and well-being. In Illinois, kratom is legal for use, possession and purchase except in Alton and Jerseyville …

Denver cannabis company 1 step closer to federal research license

A Denver cannabis company was notified this week that it’s on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s radar — and for once that’s good news. The DEA announced Monday … with several other businesses, …

A Denver cannabis company was notified this week that it’s on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s radar — and for once that’s good news. The DEA announced Monday … with several other businesses, …

Can Your Diet Save The Planet?

Climate change and its impact on our food system is a complicated issue, but here are a few things at the crux of it. Extreme weather can delay the planting of certain crops, thereby shortening the time during which food is grown. Weather patterns can also make pests more difficult to control, and therefore, they destroy more of the food that’s grown. The nutrition quality of food is also at stake, meaning that certain crops may supply reduced amounts of vitamins and minerals.

If the idea of leaving our planet and future generations better off isn’t enough to sway you to make some dietary changes, here are some planet-friendly eating practices that will leave you better off, too.

Rely on more plants for protein

Pulses — the term for plant-based proteins, like beans, lentils, and peas — are an incredibly sustainable source of protein. They require less nitrogen fertilizer compared to other crops, and therefore, have a lower carbon footprint. They also require less water to grow, and many types of pulses can grow in dry environments.

They’re not just good for the planet — they’re good for your body, too. Studies suggest that when people replace some of the meat on their menus for these plant-based powerhouses, it has a positive impact on longevity, reduces the risk of diabetes and heart diseases, promotes a healthier weight, and may cause a healthy shift in your gut bacteria.

Eat less meat

You knew this was coming! Both this report and one released earlier this year, the EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health, suggest that cutting way down on meat consumption is better for the planet (not to mention your own health). No one’s suggesting you become a vegan or vegetarian (though that can be beneficial), but you can make a dramatic impact by beginning to scale back. Beef and lamb are associated with particularly high carbon emissions, so maybe begin your journey there.

The truth is, while you need protein and the nutrients found in beef and other animal products, you don’t need to get them from those foods, and in fact, we’re collectively better off getting them from plant-based sources. Instead of eating an animal-based protein at each meal, try one plant-based protein meal a day or perhaps, try a meatless day each week — maybe on a Monday when you’re more likely to be in tune with your health. In addition to foods from the pulse family, incorporate single-ingredient whole grains (like quinoa, oats, and brown rice) as well as nuts and seeds into menus. The USDA offers many suggestions for mixing up your protein options with more plants.

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State bill would require kratom users to get prescription for herbal supplement

“The currently unregulated drug kratom is both dangerous and addictive,” Bizon, of Battle Creek, said in a news release … click to enlarge Steve Neavling A handful of kratom pills. But health …

“The currently unregulated drug kratom is both dangerous and addictive,” Bizon, of Battle Creek, said in a news release … click to enlarge Steve Neavling A handful of kratom pills. But health …

The Week In Cannabis: Linton Bullish On Canopy; Miley Cyrus, Sarah Silverman, Other Celebs Back Cannabis Company; Canada’s New R&D License; And More

In Other News U.S. cannabis retailer MedMen Enterprises Inc … chemicals being used in the agricultural sector by the World Health Organization, are particularly toxic when vaporized and inhaled.

In Other News U.S. cannabis retailer MedMen Enterprises Inc … chemicals being used in the agricultural sector by the World Health Organization, are particularly toxic when vaporized and inhaled.

5 Natural Homeopathic Remedies For Toothache

Toothache is something that cannot be ignored. Even if you try hard to do so, the unbearable pain won’t let you live peacefully. The condition does not only make it difficult for you to eat but also makes it tough to talk or concentrate on any other work.

However, the reasons might differ from one another. It can be due to tooth decay, swollen gums or tooth extraction. Here are 5 natural homeopathic remedies that work well on toothache:

Plantago: For toothache and sensitive teeth

Plantago works well on both toothache and sensitive tooth. This is given to people with increased salivation in their mouth along with toothache.

Silicea: For toothache from abscess of the root of teeth

This is the best Homeopathic remedy for toothache caused due to abscess (collection of pus) in the root of teeth.

Staphysagria: For toothache when eating or drinking

This natural Homeopathic medicine is effective to treat sensitive teeth. A homeopathic practitioner recommends this medicine when the reason behind the toothache is any food or drink.

Merc Sol: For toothache with excess saliva and bad mouth odour

Merc Sol is the best when the patient is experiencing profuse saliva in the mouth and has a bad mouth odour.

Arnica : For toothache after extraction and filling procedure

It is used to treat pain in gums following tooth extraction and soreness in gums that occurs after filling of teeth.

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Ohio could ban popular herbal supplement

The Ohio Department of Health reported that between 2016 and 2018, there were 15 unintentional drug overdose deaths where kratom was mentioned on the death … Thank you for reading the Dayton Daily …

The Ohio Department of Health reported that between 2016 and 2018, there were 15 unintentional drug overdose deaths where kratom was mentioned on the death … Thank you for reading the Dayton Daily …

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 …

What Is Banana Tea, and Should You Try It?

Bananas are one of the world’s most popular fruits.

They’re highly nutritious, have a wonderful sweet taste, and serve as the main ingredient in many recipes.

Bananas are even used to make a relaxing tea.

What is banana tea?

Banana tea is made by boiling a whole banana in hot water, then removing it, and drinking the remaining liquid.

It can be made with or without the peel, depending on your preferences. If it’s made with the peel, it’s usually referred to as banana peel tea.

Because banana peel tea takes longer to make due to its high fiber content, many people choose to omit the peel.

Banana tea nutrition

Detailed nutrition information for banana tea is unavailable.

Still, as it uses whole bananas and water, it likely contains some water-soluble nutrients found in bananas, such as vitamin B6, potassium, magnesium, manganese, and copper (1).

Since most people discard the banana after brewing, banana tea is not a substantial source of calories.

Though steeping bananas releases some nutrients like vitamin B6 and potassium, you won’t get as much of them as you would from eating the whole fruit. Longer steeping times can increase the concentration of nutrients in the tea.

Health benefits of banana tea

Drinking banana tea may offer various health benefits.

May contain antioxidants

Bananas are naturally high in water-soluble antioxidants, including dopamine and gallocatechin, which may help fight free radicals and prevent chronic conditions like heart disease.

May prevent bloating

Banana tea is high in potassium, a mineral, and electrolyte that’s important for regulating fluid balance, healthy blood pressure, and muscle contractions

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