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Is CBD Harmful Long Term?



Depending on the brand and how you take it, you can get some very calming and relaxing effects, but there are also some side effects that you may experience. 

These side effects aren’t very common, but they are just important to know about before taking a product, as they’re reversible.

Cannabinoids Act on Cannabinoid Receptors

Several studies have shown that cannabinoids act on cannabinoid receptors in the body. 

These receptors are found throughout the central nervous system, immune system, and other organs. These receptors affect the physiological state of the body, including the growth of cancer. Various cannabinoids are believed to have anti-cancer effects. These effects include anti-proliferative, anti-angiogenic, anti-apoptotic, and anti-metastatic properties.

Cannabinoids are active chemical compounds found in the Cannabis sativa plant. There are over 70 cannabinoids. 

Cannabinoids act on cannabinoid CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are located in the brain, immune system, and peripheral tissues. They modulate the activation of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) and cAMP production.

Cannabinoids are used to treat pain and anxiety, and are being investigated for use in cognitive disorders and as a pain reliever. Studies have shown that cannabinoids may be effective in alleviating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

Cannabinoids have been used to treat migraines, muscle spasms, and tension headaches. 

Dronabinol has also been used to treat anorexia associated with weight loss in HIV/AIDS patients. They have also been used in conjunction with tizanidine in muscle spasms.

CBD Has Calming, Relaxing, Pain-Reducing Effects

Despite its potential benefits, there is not enough research to fully understand the effects of CBD. However, scientists are learning more about how the substance can reduce pain. 

Pain Reduction

CBD’s pain-reducing effect may be a function of its ability to counteract the effects of hyperalgesia. This condition is when pain signals sent to the brain cause the body to overreact, resulting in inflammation. CBD can help to reduce inflammation, and the body will have less pain and fewer spasms.

The best way to administer CBD for pain is to start with a small dose. Once you get accustomed to it, you can increase the dose by 2 to 5 mg a week.

A recent study found that cannabidiol reduces inflammation in osteoarthritis rats. It also helps to reduce joint pain in humans. It also decreases muscle spasms, a common symptom of multiple sclerosis.

Is it the Right Choice?

The best way to find out whether CBD is right for you is to talk with a medical professional. If you’re dealing with chronic pain, a cannabis specialist can help you find a product that suits your needs. You’ll need to try several brands before finding one that works well for you.

You’ll also want to choose a product that is made of high-quality ingredients. For example, Royal CBD products are third-party tested and are certified. The company also has customer support that’s responsive and helpful.

CBD May Help with Long-Term Pain and Sleep

Among the many potential benefits of cannabis, the calming effect of cannabidiol (CBD) may be especially helpful for those who experience chronic pain or sleep disturbances. 

As CBD has been shown to alleviate pain in humans, it may be a safe and effective alternative to many prescription pain medications.

Sleep Improvement

A recent study conducted in humans found that CBD significantly improved sleep quality and duration. The study analyzed the effects of cannabidiol on several aspects of sleep, including anxiety, sleep efficiency, and time to fall asleep.

The study also showed that CBD may help people with insomnia by increasing sleep duration and depth. Patients with sleep disorders experienced an average symptom reduction of 4.5 points on a 10-point scale. This is a significant improvement.

While the results of the study suggest that CBD may be a good alternative to prescription medications for people with sleep disorders, more research is needed. The study used a small sample of patients with sleep problems, and it is not known whether CBD will help people with more serious sleep disorders.

Anxiety relief

The results of the same study mentioned above showed that CBD decreased anxiety in most patients. 

When compared to a placebo group, patients reported a significant decrease in anxiety at two months after treatment. This decrease lasted throughout the three-month study.

CBD is Not Regulated by the FDA

Despite the buzz surrounding the use of CBD for its medical benefits, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet regulated CBD. Instead, FDA has focused on warning letters to firms selling unapproved CBD products. 

And there is no evidence that the agency will change its position on CBD any time soon.

The FDA is a federal agency that has many responsibilities. One of these is regulating the ingredients in food. 

The FDA is concerned about consumers relying on unverified claims about CBD products. They have inspected many products, and found that many do not contain the claimed amount of CBD.

The FDA has a long list of resources for consumers interested in cannabis. One of these is the FDA Science Board. The FDA Science Board is an advisory board to the FDA on cannabinoids found in dietary supplements.

One of the most interesting things about the FDA Science Board is its peek behind the curtain. There is a database available that will help you find out which ingredients are GRAS.

Realistic Side effects of CBD Intake

Despite the many benefits of CBD, it is also known to have some side effects. These effects can vary widely from person to person. However, most users report a relatively low number of side effects.

Most CBD side effects are mild. These effects may include tiredness, nausea, and changes in appetite. Depending on your sensitivity to CBD, these side effects may go away after you stop taking it.

Although many of these side effects may not be dangerous, you should still speak with your doctor to make sure that CBD is safe for you. If you are experiencing any adverse effects, stop taking CBD immediately and call your doctor.

If you are taking other drugs, CBD may interfere with them. You should also discuss this with your doctor if you have any allergies. 

The Canopy Growth study was the first long-term toxicity study conducted in humans. The study evaluated the acute and chronic toxicity of CBD. The study also tested the stability and solubility of CBD. 

It also evaluated its effects on lifespan and thermotolerance.

While CBD is generally considered safe and non-toxic, more research is needed to fully understand the long-term health effects of regular CBD use. 

While there are some potential risks associated with taking CBD, such as drug interactions and liver toxicity, these risks appear to be minimal in most cases.


Mollie’s Fund Brings Skin Cancer Awareness to Forefront




For over 20 years, Mollie’s Fund has been at the forefront of melanoma awareness and making a difference in melanoma education – partnering with esteemed healthcare providers and medical institutions to educate all ages on the importance of sun safety, provide free skin cancer screenings, and connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and compassionate support.

They are a team of crusaders on a mission to increase awareness of melanoma prevention, provide information and services for skin cancer prevention, and support melanoma patients by connecting them to the latest treatments.

The organization began in honor of Mollie who discovered a mole on her thigh one day in collage. In the following six months, she underwent surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. The Mollie Biggane Melanoma Foundation was created in her memory after her tragic death at the age of twenty. Since 2001, Mollie’s Fund has worked tirelessly to help prevent such a tragedy from impacting other families.

On May 30, they will host an event to raise funds and make a difference.

Join Mollie’s Fund for a pig roast from Buddy’s BBQ and live country music from Unwined from 6:30pm to 10:30pm at the Garden City Country Club.



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The BioCharger An Electrical Healing Device That Does Remarkable Things



I wrote about the bio charger, back in July of last year, but had a chance to use it again ar the Wellness and Travel Media Event. This machine uses energy to heal and dextox.

Science has confirmed the existence of a subtle energy fields around all living organisms, similar to the energy field recorded using thermal imaging technology. When optimal, this energy regulates cellular functions. But if it’s lacking or imbalanced, it causes cellular dysfunction, which decreases physical performance, injury recovery and overall well-being. The emerging field of energy medicine (EM) involves assessing and treating energy imbalances so that the body’s systems achieve homeostasis. This builds upon the work of Nobel Prize scientist Otto Von Warburg, who discovered that normal, healthy cells have trans-membrane potentials of approximately 70 to 100 millivolts, while fatigued, sick cells exhibit progressively lower voltages, which drop to as low as 15 millivolts in the case of cancer or disease. A prime example of what is happening now is the interference of 5G.

The BioCharger is a subtle energy revitalization platform that uses four types of transmitted energy—light, Voltage, frequencies, harmonics and Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Fields (PEMFs)—to stimulate and invigorate the body. A touch-free, safe, rejuvenating full-body treatment, BioCharger supports the recovery of strength, stamina, coordination and mental clarity. During BioCharger sessions, members experience a customized electromagnetic field that bathes the full body in frequencies designed to restore
homeostasis. Users have reported measurable improvements in energy levels, fatigue and overall well-being.

Health and Wellness Benefits
• Boosts performance and recovery: our clients consist of Olympic and professional athletes within the NFL, World Surf League, MLB, and NBA who use the BioCharger to accelerate muscle
recovery and reduce stiffness in joints
• Enhances mind-body balance: Aligns body and mind down to the cellular level
• Improves well-being: Delivers a variety of health-related benefits, including improved sleep and
stress reduction2
• Increases energy: Revitalizes cells and restores homeostasis, which can impact energy levels3

I only know one place to use this machine and that is at Ostrostrong, but it is definitely worth checking into.

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Sleep Well With Parallel



Finding the perfect pillow can be a pain in the neck (literally). It is said we get the deepest, healthiest sleep with a pillow that provides the perfect combination of softness and firmness, as well as the ideal loft to help support your neck and spine.

“One size fits all” doesn’t cut it for those who suffer from neck pain. If you didn’t have neck pain before using an inexpensive pillow, you probably will not getting the proper support.

Memory foam pillows have been the best pillow for neck pain, but adjustable memory foam pillows help the side, stomach, or back sleeper relieve neck pain. They however are not thermal regulating or hypoallergenic, which I have learned for me is key.

I have never had a pillow that I love as much as the Parallel pillow. I have the Parallel High Profile Adjustable Pillow($89) and since it has arrived I have slept like never before. I use awake with neck and shoulder pains….no longer. I also use to flip again….gone.

When the pillow arrives, you throw it into the dryer for 5 minutes and wow the pillow is fluffy and ready for use.

This pillow has an inner shell that contains ParaPur™ silver ions that naturally destroy 99.9% of microbes that cause odors, without nasty chemicals. Silver ions have a wide spectrum of biocidal activity against bacteria, fungi, and viruses, due to their high surface-to-volume ratio. Pure silver is also hypoallergenic. The sculptable, huggable Blutech Fiber Fill (BFF) inside the Parallel High Profile Pillow is a unique blend of downy hypoallergenic fibres and precision-cut gel visco foam that invites twice the airflow of conventional foam. You’ll feel the awesomeness immediately.

The pillow also boasts:

  • The perfect temperature, year-round. Never cold or hot
  • Easily adjustable pillow: add or remove fill for perfect support
  • Oodles of sculptable Blutech Fusion Fill (BFF) with 2X the airflow
  • Doesn’t go flat
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Wellsystem Waterbed Massage That Makes Your Body Feel Like You Are In Heaven



Yesterday at the Wellness and Travel Media Event I was offered to try the Wellsystem Waterbed Massage. Having to get up at 6am in the morning and not being a morning person, I was dragging by 11am. Then I tried the Wellsystem Waterbed Massage and was sent into nirvana.

In this world stress, bad posture, lack of exercise and 5G are causing more and more people to experience tension and pain in their neck, shoulders back and legs. Wellsystem‘s dry water massage uses heat and water power for a relaxing full, or partial, body massage. I had a five minute session and was brought back to life.

Warm water jets hit the underside of the soft natural rubber surface in even movements. They massage the body from head to toe while you float almost weightlessly on the dry water surface. The soothing warmth and gentle power of the water activates the deeper tissue layers and loosens the entire muscle system. The contactless dry water massage is exceptionally hygienic and an ideal supplement or alternative to manual therapy. 

Right now there isn’t a spa that has this in New York, but hopefully soon as this bed really did the trick.

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Voices for Victoria Launches Call-To-Action Campaign Ahead of June 6th: National Naloxone Awareness Day



In today’s America, there is an urgent ongoing crisis which can no longer go on. Within the last year, it was reported that over 112,000 lives were lost to opioid- and fentanyl-related overdoses. This epidemic is affecting everyone from all walks of life, leaving all vulnerable to the horrific nature of what has become a sad mark on our country’s history.

The crucial time to turn this statistic around and to create a better tomorrow has arrived, and we’re all responsible for answering the call. Voices for Victoria is a movement that was initiated by philanthropist Nancy Ross in support of the Victoria’s Voice Foundation, a non-profit organization founded with a mission of educating individuals on substance abuse prevention and addiction resources.

Dedicated to spreading awareness about opioid overdose reversal medications like Naloxone, Victoria’s Voice is collectively working day and night to bring attention to a mass movement for change. In need of assistance from advocates, celebrities, and government officials alike, the organization is asking for individuals to join the mission to generate more education and accessibility for Naloxone. At the same time the trailblazers are educating communities about its life-saving potential. They firmly believe that everyone deserves to have access to this vital medication.

For Ross—a mother, investigative journalist, philanthropist, and overdose awareness advocate—the fight to save the next generation is one that hits close to home.

“It’s so important that we are creating the kind of world that’s conducive for not only our children to inhabit, but generations upon generations of teenagers who are going to eventually learn about the impacts of substance addiction,” Ross asserts. “As a mom, I want to know that I’m helping to create a better world for my three children, and for the many students and community members whom this has already affected. We have to fight to save people from the clutches of this epidemic.”

By kickstarting an empowering #VoicesForVictoria social media campaign, this initiative sends a powerful message to communities across the nation that tangible reform is just around the corner, and that no one life should go overlooked. Using a platform has the influence to make a real difference in this fight against opioid overdose deaths.

“I learned about Naloxone after attending an event for Victoria’s Voice, and was blown away by the work they were doing in the community,” Ross says. “Imagine, Victoria could’ve been my own child. The thought that parents are losing their children due to a simple lack of awareness surrounding Naloxone is heartbreaking, but Voices for Victoria is working to remedy that. We are going to make a real difference through this movement.”

As both a parent and public figure, Ross feels responsible for helping to spread the word. As she joins with Victoria’s Voice, the philanthropist seeks to get others to respond to the call of advocacy, and to get the message about Naloxone out to every part of this country.

By reaching wider audiences, #VoicesForVictoria allows even more individuals to join the movement and encourage others to learn more about the life-saving capabilities of Naloxone. From neighbors to friends to loved ones, involvement with this campaign has the profound ability to save millions of people from succumbing to preventable deaths. Through Naloxone awareness, Victoria’s Voice.

Various initiatives leading up to National Naloxone Awareness Day on June 6 are in the works, with one such notable event featuring media personality and the “Wolf of Wall Street,” Jordan Belfort, with a live TikTok and Q&A session on Saturday, May 18 at 3pm EST. Belfort is helping to lead the charge to help save the next generation before it is too late. The critical information will be on his feed in front of his 3.6 million followers on his TikTok account, @wolfofwallstreet.

Victoria’s Voice was founded after Victoria Siegel—the daughter of “The Real Queen of Versailles” icon Jackie Siegel—passed away from a drug overdose on June 6, 2015, at just 18 years old. Victoria was just one of 129 Americans who lost their lives to  a drug overdose on that day. Since then, a staggering number of families across the United States have lost a loved one to overdose. In fact, nearly 300 people die from a drug overdose every single day in this country.

Join the movement today, and save lives with Voices for Victoria on the Victoria’s Voice Foundation official website.

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