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We are what we eat.

We’ve all heard it, but most of us probably don’t quite believe it. After all, you’ve had french fries and didn’t sprout french fry antennae. So we’re not really what we eat … are we?

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It’s every bit as true as it is hard to see. Just as our homes are made from lumber without looking like trees, our bodies are made from the nutrients we extract from foods without resembling those foods.
The nutritional content of what we eat determines the composition of our cell membranes, bone marrow, blood, and hormones. Consider that the average adult loses roughly 300 billion cells to old age every day and must replace them. Our bodies are literally manufactured out of the food we consume.
That’s why what we put in them is of utmost importance — and why “clean food” is an urgent priority and “junk” food is neither cute nor innocuous.

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Cannabis: What Are The Risks And Benefits?

Cannabis Uses Risks

Written by: Brandi Monasco

29 US States  have legalized the use of cannabis for medicinal use. And although cannabis has been legalized in these states for medical purposes, there are still many people who are skeptical about the benefits of using cannabis medicinally. In fact, many of these people include doctors from various areas of medicine as well as medical organizations and government officials.

Pros And Cons Of Cannabis Usage (Based On Scientific Perspectives)  

1. Physician Perspectives

Pro: According to Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a Medical Correspondent for CNN, there is promising research that states that cannabis could help children and adults with different types of medical conditions such as Alzheimer’s, cancer and epilepsy. He also states that cannabis could reduce pain and reduce the demand for narcotics.

“Marijuana is a medicine, that should be studied and treated like any other medicine.”

Con: Dr. Stuart Gitlow, the Former President of the ASAM Board of Directors, believes that there is no such thing as medical marijuana and that there are more dangers and risks of using marijuana than there are benefits.

He believes that the risks and negative outcomes of using medical marijuana include loss of productivity, addiction to marijuana, vehicle accidents and psychosis. He also believes that there are more safe medications compared to marijuana.

2. Medical Organizations

Pro: The American College of Physicians believes that since there is scientific evidence for the use and safety of medical marijuana in some clinical conditions, that marijuana’s status should be rescheduled from a schedule 1 controlled substance to a more appropriate schedule.

The ACP also urges that anyone who is using marijuana for medicinal purposes should be protected from criminal or civil penalties.

Con: The American Academy of Ophthalmology does not believe that using marijuana or cannabis products for glaucoma is beneficial, nor do they recommend it. They have found that based on reviews provided by the National Eye Institute and the Institute of Medicine, smoking marijuana produces serious side effects such as an increase in heart rate and a decrease in blood pressure.

The concern is that when blood pressure is decreased, there will be long-term effects on the optic nerve in glaucoma patients.

3. US Government Officials

Pro: Former President Barack Obama states that prescribing medical marijuana as treatment for cancer or glaucoma is no different than prescribing morphine. He also goes on to state that he believes that medical marijuana should be under the same control as other prescription drugs that are prescribed by doctors.

Con: The FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) has another outlook on medical marijuana. They do not support the legalization of medical marijuana and how it is listed as a schedule 1 Controlled Substance, because marijuana has a high potential for abuse and there are no sound scientific studies that support marijuana in treatment of diseases or illnesses.

4. Health Risks

Pro: Dr. Lester Grinspoon, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, believes that there is little evidence that says that smoking marijuana causes any significant health risk. He also goes on to say that cannabis has been smoked for more than four decades and there have not been any reported cases of lung cancer or emphysema that have been caused by smoking cannabis.

Con: The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that marijuana smoke is an irritant to your lungs and throat just like tobacco smoke and that it can cause a heavy cough during use. The NIDA goes on to state that smoking marijuana can increase respiratory infections and that frequent marijuana users use more sick days from work because of increased respiratory illnesses.

5. More Physician Perspectives

Pro: Dr. Donald Abrams, a professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California, states “Marijuana is the only anti-nausea medicine that increases appetite,” referring to cancer patients that deal with vomiting, nausea, pain, depression, insomnia and loss of appetite due to chemo and other cancer treatments.

Con: Dr. Bill Frist, who is a former US Senator, cautions against patients using marijuana for medical purposes simply due to “the lack of consistent, repeatable scientific data available to prove marijuana’s benefits.”

6. Marijuana And Pain

Pro: Cannabis contains roughly 5 to 15 percent of THC as well as other cannabinoids that can be therapeutic to the body. According to Dr. Gregory Carter, cannabis helps with pain and there is research that documents that cannabis is safe and efficient to use for pain.

Con: On the other hand, Dr. Gregory Bunt believes that there is no scientific evidence that using cannabis has any effect on relieving pain. However, he does go on to state that there have been analgesic medications that are available that have been found through research to help relieve pain and that are safer and more effective than cannabis.

7. Marijuana Vs. Marinol

Con: There is a synthetic version of cannabis called dronabinol which is one of the active ingredients found in cannabis. This version can be found in pill form. However, using only one ingredient from cannabis does not make dronabinol as effective as cannabis.

According to Mitch Earleywine, PhD, “Many ailments respond better to a combination of marijuana’s active ingredients rather than just one.” He also states that because dronabinol is only available in pill form, it can be hard for patients to swallow.

Con: The California Narcotics Officers Association has a different view on this matter. The association believes that Marinol differs from marijuana because it is FDA approved.

8. Addictiveness Of Marijuana

Pro: Dr. Colin Blakemore and Dr. Leslie Iversen believe that unlike hard drugs, alcohol and nicotine, an individual cannot have withdrawals from stopping the use of cannabis. They also state that many users stop taking cannabis in their twenties or thirties, unlike cigarette smokers.

Con: According to Dr. Nora Volkow, “Evidence clearly indicates that long-term marijuana use can lead to addiction.” She also states that 9 percent of those who try marijuana become addicted to it. The addiction to marijuana can cause a withdrawal syndrome with irritability, sleeping difficulties, cravings and anxiety.

9. “Gateway” Effect

Pro: According to Dr. Ethan Nadelmann, the only connection between using marijuana and other drugs is the nature of the market, not necessarily the “high” of the drug. He also goes on to state that the majority of people who have never used or tried marijuana have gone to use other drugs.

Con: However, Dr. Robert DuPont points out that using marijuana is correlated to using other drugs as well as alcohol. “People who are addicted to marijuana are three times more likely to be addicted to heroin.”

Now, you decide. Do you think that using cannabis is safe and effective for medical reasons or do you oppose the use and legalization of it?

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Brandi Monasco is a freelance writer, graphic designer and social media manager from Texas. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts and has recently found a new love for health and nutrition.


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Bacteria In Your Body Is No Longer Responding To Doctor Prescribed Antibiotics…

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Pepsi Is Getting Rid of Aspartame…but Is Diet Soda Safe to Drink?

Artificial sweeteners have gotten a lot of bad press, particularly aspartame, and the demand for diet soft drinks seems to be plummeting. Coke reported a profit decline of 55% from the previous year in the fourth quarter of 2014, and in February of 2015 Pepsi reported a 24% drop in year-over-year earnings for the same period. So, PepsiCo. has decided to listen to the people, and Pepsi is getting rid of aspartame from its diet sodas.

Is this cause for celebration? Has the war against artificial sweeteners really been won? Not so fast…Pepsi is really just trading one unhealthy artificial sweetener for another, as Splenda (aka sucralose) steps in to take aspartame’s place.

Diet PepsiThe Truth About Splenda

Splenda, or sucralose, is associated with many of the same negative side effects as aspartame—seizures, headaches, weight gain, respiratory problems, and heart palpitations. Artificial sweeteners such as saccharin, Splenda, and aspartame, have been shown to interfere with intestinal microflora and contribute to obesity and diabetes. Studies have shown that these low-to-no calorie sweeteners can wipe out beneficial gut bacteria by up to 50%!

The intestinal microflora (bacteria) in your gut is an integral part of your immune system and absolutely crucial to your physical and mental health.

According to a 2014 study published in the journal Nature, the artificial sweeteners saccharin, aspartame, and sucralose reduced function in pathways responsible for transporting glucose (sugar) in your body. These sweeteners triggered gut dysbiosis, which is a microbial imbalance in the gut where bad bacteria far outnumber good bacteria. Gut dysbiosis has been implicated in health problems such as inflammatory bowel disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, obesity, cancer, and colitis. The study also revealed that these artificial sweeteners caused glucose intolerance in otherwise healthy individuals. Glucose intolerance is the primary precursor to type 2 diabetes and is a driving factor in weight gain and obesity. If your body is unable to process insulin and sugar effectively, then excess sugar becomes trapped in your fat cells…quite the opposite effect as that touted by the marketing message of diet sodas, don’t you think?

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In addition to sucralose, the “new and improved” Diet Pepsi will still contain acesulfame potassium (ace-K), which is associated with kidney problems. Ace-K contains methylene chloride, a known carcinogen. Side effects include nausea, and kidney, liver, and vision problems. Of all the artificial sweeteners, it’s the least studied.

Healthy alternatives to diet soda include carbonated water that has been sweetened with organic strawberries or lemon slices…iced green tea…fresh squeezed vegetable and fruit juices—even iced coffee when consumed in moderation is a better alternative to diet sodas laden with artificial sweeteners! The verdict? Pass on the Pepsi!

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