Takeaways From The World’s Largest Cannabis Public Health Forum

The 2019 North American Cannabis Summit, the world’s largest cannabis public health forum, just released its Summary of Proceedings. Nearly 80 keynote speakers from six countries provided details on …

The 2019 North American Cannabis Summit, the world’s largest cannabis public health forum, just released its Summary of Proceedings. Nearly 80 keynote speakers from six countries provided details on …

Parker businesses banned from selling kratom

PARKER, Colo. — Businesses in Parker can no longer sell kratom products after the town council recently passed an ordinance banning the herbal drug. Kratom comes from a tree that grows Thailand, …

PARKER, Colo. — Businesses in Parker can no longer sell kratom products after the town council recently passed an ordinance banning the herbal drug. Kratom comes from a tree that grows Thailand, …

What is kratom? The popular herbal supplement has caught flak from the FDA

Since at least the 19th century, the leaves have been either chewed or brewed in tea by people in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia to relieve pain, ease fatigue and boost mood. Kratom is believed to …

Since at least the 19th century, the leaves have been either chewed or brewed in tea by people in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia to relieve pain, ease fatigue and boost mood. Kratom is believed to …

Namaste’s CannMart Receives Health Canada Approval for the Sale of Cannabis Oil Concentrates

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CannMart sets its sights on the next wave of cannabis legalization with receipt of Health Canada license amendment~ TORONTO , Oct. 15 … NamasteTechnologies.com FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION – This …

Medical Marijuana Company To Audit Supply Chain For Importing Canadian Cannabis Into Germany

endorsing cannabis therapies for a variety of ailments, and thus creating a perfect recipe for the medical marijuana supply chain to flourish. For AMP, the EU-GMP certification will help push products …

endorsing cannabis therapies for a variety of ailments, and thus creating a perfect recipe for the medical marijuana supply chain to flourish. For AMP, the EU-GMP certification will help push products …

What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that causes pain in the heel.

A thick, strong band of tissue called the plantar fascia supports the arch of the foot. This tissue can become damaged or inflamed, causing pain and difficulty moving the foot.

According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, plantar fasciitis accounts for about 80% of cases of heel pain. An estimated 10% of people will experience this problem during their lifetime.

What causes plantar fasciitis?

The function of the plantar fascia is to absorb the impact of standing, walking, and running on the foot. This part of the body gets a lot of use, and too much pressure can damage the plantar fascia.

Women are more likely than men to experience plantar fasciitis. It is not clear why, but it may be because certain risk factors for the condition — such as pregnancy and wearing unsupportive shoes — affect women more than men.

Symptoms

The plantar fascia runs along the sole from the toes to the bottom of the heel. Excessive pressure on this part of the foot can cause small tears in the tissue. This damage leads to inflammation, pain, and stiffness.

The most common symptom of plantar fasciitis is a pain in the plantar fascia. The focus of the pain is usually near the heel, where it can feel as though the tissue is tearing.

The pain may develop gradually over time. It can be worse after a period of rest, for example, first thing in the morning or after a long journey. Alternatively, the pain may worsen after exercise or activity.

Home remedies

Stretches and exercises that work out the leg or foot muscles can help ease the pain of plantar fasciitis and encourage healing. These exercises include foot flexes, calf stretches, curling a towel between the toes, and picking up marbles with the toes.

Resting the foot, applying ice to the area, compressing with a bandage, and raising the foot on cushions or a low stool can help. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can reduce pain and swelling. Some people may find that foot massage also helps alleviate foot pain.

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Aurora Cannabis: Positive Market Data With Several Catches

Image Source: Aurora Cannabis website Every month, Health Canada reports monthly cannabis … What isn’t positive for investors is the constant news that retail and online stores are constantly …

Image Source: Aurora Cannabis website Every month, Health Canada reports monthly cannabis … What isn’t positive for investors is the constant news that retail and online stores are constantly …

The Ideal Diet for Lower Blood Pressure

High blood pressure (aka hypertension) affects 1 in 3 Americans. Medication can help control it, but as with most chronic health conditions, having healthy habits is also important.

“You should always work with your doctor, but lifestyle can play a huge role in managing hypertension at every age,” says Holly Nicastro, Ph.D., M.P.H., program director in the division of cardiovascular sciences at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. That includes not smoking, controlling stress, exercising, and eating the right kinds of foods. In fact, a healthy diet is one of the most powerful tools for lowering your numbers—and may reduce the need for medication.

The DASH Diet

The effect of diet on hypertension has been extensively studied.

“There are many different diets with purported benefits for high blood pressure, but DASH has the strongest base of evidence,” says Stephen Juraschek, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor at the Harvard Medical School who focuses on cardiovascular disease.

DASH, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, includes fruits and vegetables (8 to 10 servings a day), whole grains, beans, nuts, low-fat dairy, lean meat (such as poultry and seafood), and healthy fats. It limits red meat, added sugars, and unhealthy fats.

Research published in 2017 in the journal Hypertension found that people who followed DASH saw their blood pressure drop by more than 4 points systolic and 1 point diastolic within a week.

Not only is DASH high in blood-pressure-lowering potassium, magnesium, and fiber but it also supplies plant compounds that may have a direct effect on blood vessels.

Exercise Your Way to Lower Numbers

Diet isn’t the only nondrug strategy for lowering your numbers. A 2017 review of 53 studies involving older adults, in the Journal of the American Society of Hypertension, found that both aerobic exercise and strength training lowered blood pressure by 5 systolic and 3 diastolic points. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise (a level where you can maintain a conversation) on most days and targeting your entire body with weights at least twice a week.

A type of training called isometrics has shown the potential for reduc­ing blood pressure. Traditional strength training involves lifting and lowering weights or otherwise moving your joints during a routine. With iso­metrics, you maintain one posi­tion with the muscles contracted—think planks, wall sits, and holding weights in each hand out to your sides. (Isometrics builds muscle but not as effective as strength training does.)

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Kratom, the herbal supplement from Indonesia that has US drug agencies worried

In Indonesia, the country’s narcotics agency wants the health ministry to classify kratom as a first-class psychotropic, like heroin and cocaine. A drug offence in this category results in a maximum …

In Indonesia, the country’s narcotics agency wants the health ministry to classify kratom as a first-class psychotropic, like heroin and cocaine. A drug offence in this category results in a maximum …

Harvest Health & Recreation, Inc. Opens Fourth Dispensary in California, Expanding Presence in World’s Largest Cannabis Market

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