Natural Solutions

What are the most common myths about CBD?

We’re hearing a lot more lately about the benefits of CBD. It offers a myriad of  potential health benefits from relieving pain and anxiety to enhancing sleep and relieving stress - and so much more! Despite its growing popularity, there is still a lot of misinformation out there. We'll...

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My hemp oil/CBD isn’t working – now what?

You’ve heard of all the success that people have derived from CBD – but it doesn’t seem to be working for you! You wonder if it’s you, them, the CBD, or if it’s all just hype.  Before you give up on CBD, there are some possible reasons why you’re not...

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How CBD Benefits Your Skin

What Is CBD/Cannabidiol? A constituent of the cannabis plant, the cannabinoid, cannabidiol (pronounced can’na-bi-die’-ol) or CBD, is distinct from the better known tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the cannabinoid that can make you high.  While both cannabinoids are derived from cannabis, by definition CBD  comes from the hemp plant, which is bred to be...

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GABA & Stress: What You Need to Know

What you’ll learn How GABA operates in the brain and body The role GABA plays in stress How supplemental GABA can reduce perceived stress When it comes to relieving worry and stress, GABA is the neurotransmitter you want to look at.  Think of GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) as your cellular brakes. This...

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My CBD Interview with Shiloh

Shiloh Coleman recently invited me to be a guest on his “Purpose in the Process” podcast, “because I find your approach to health care both interesting and compelling … I love to dig into the why behind the how of just about any process, whether related to business and...

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Is It Drugs not Guns Causing Shootings?

We as a country are still reeling from the unspeakable tragedy of the Parkland, Fl, shootings. After Sandy Hook we said "never again." That is when I wrote this article in the Huffington Post, on Feb 19, 2013, about the effects of psychiatric drugs in causing violence. And then we let 1,607 mass shootings happen. Here...

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Is Lead Paint a Concern for Adults?

Q. My wife and I are moving from our house into an older condominium. It’s charming, but should we be concerned about lead paint? A. Your confusion is understandable. Most information about lead paint toxicity concerns exposure in children, who are at higher risk because they are smaller, still developing and are...

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Nutrition Not Prozac!

Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food. —Hippocrates We know that the brain can be greatly influenced by what we eat, and researchers are beginning to understand why. The very makeup of brain cells depends on the presence of specific nutrients. Omega-3 fatty acids, for example, are...

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Lead: The Dangers No One Is Talking About

Almost 40% of American adults have harmful levels in their bodies... It started with Flint, Michigan, where outraged parents complained of toxic concentrations of lead in their drinking water. But anyone who reads newspapers, watches TV or goes online knows that lead continues to be a national problem. A Hidden Danger:...

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Feed Your Brain To Curb Your Cravings

Push the play button below to hear the interview on "10 Minute Wellness Tips" Nationally acclaimed innovator and expert in the fields of integrative medicine, psychiatry, and addiction recovery, Dr. Cass helps individuals to take charge of their health. One area is in withdrawing from both psychiatric medication and substances...

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What’s REALLY In Your Water?

In the United States, our municipal water delivery systems are overburdened by poor quality source water. The only way cities can meet the federal mandated water standards is by adding more chemicals, most often, chlorine...a well known carcinogen. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates and sets acceptable limits on huge...

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Whole-Body Psychiatry – Mental Health is Not all in our Heads.

Mental health is not all in our heads. Nutrition is an oft-ignored — yet incredibly effective — way to manage mental illness, including schizophrenia. Robert Hedaya tried everything in mainstream psychiatry’s toolbox to treat a patient with panic disorder, including cognitive behavioral therapy and a series of prescribed medications. She...

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Hyla Cass, M.D., a Woman on a Mission

by Lyle Hurd, Editor, Total Health Magazine Hyla Cass, M.D., is an oft-quoted expert in the field of integrative medicine. In addition to her busy practice, and nationwide lectures and media appearances (CBS news, MSNBC, PBS), she has written 10 books, including St. John’s Wort: Nature’s Blues Buster, User’s Guide...

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SSRIs Up Chance of Falls in Dementia Patients

By Kurt Ullman Nursing home residents with dementia face a significantly increased risk of injurious falls if they are taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), according to a Dutch retrospective study. There was nearly a three-fold increase in injurious falls seen in patients on any type of antidepressant medication, reported Tischa J.M....

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