Olive Oil & Lemon Flush for Weight Loss

Lemon Flush for Weight Loss

A one-day olive oil and lemon flush promotes a healthy digestive tract and weight loss. After the flush, you can incorporate these same essential ingredients in your day-to-day life to keep the digestive tract clean. This can lead to permanent weight loss and a healthier heart.

Olive Oil
Olive oil is high in monosaturated fat. This is a good fat compared with saturated fat and can lead to weight loss and healthier digestion. According to the Food and Drug Administration, monosaturated fat is heart healthy and low in cholesterol. It is also more satisfying than saturated fats, such as butter, which can help you eat less. This is one of the main ways olive oil promotes weight loss when included in a healthy diet. This healthy oil can also reduce the level of insulin in the body and allow cells to release more fat which can then be eliminated. Use organic, 100 percent extra virgin and unrefined olive oil because it is pure and contains all of the healthy properties.

Lemon
Lemon is an acidic citrus fruit. It has antibacterial properties and aids in digestion. It is a key ingredient in many liver and digestive-tract flushes. The acidic enzymes in lemons trigger digestion. Put a dab of lemon juice on the tongue, or lick a lemon. This increased salivation is a signal that digestive juices are being activated. The antibacterial agents cleanse the digestive tract. Lemons are also high in vitamin C. Vitamin C in the body’s cells fights the accumulation of excess fat, so lemon is helpful in promoting weight loss.

Flush
The olive oil and lemon flush is designed to clean the liver and digestive system and encourage weight loss. You will need quarter cup of extra virgin olive oil and one fresh lemon. Throughout the day eat only raw fruits and vegetables and drink ample amounts of water (ideally about 10 cups). An hour before bed, squeeze the fresh lemon to yield about two tablespoons of lemon juice. Mix lemon juice with a quarter cup of olive oil and drink the mixture. After the flush, resume normal healthy eating. Take 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil with a squeeze of lemon juice nightly for continued health benefits.

Source : Take Health

What Marijuana Does to Broken Bones

Fracture a joint? Smoke a joint. Or at least that’s what researchers from Tel Aviv University have suggested after studying the effects of marijuana on broken bones.

A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research last weeksays that a component of marijuana known as cannabidiol (CBD) “significantly helps heal bone fractures” by speeding up the process. It also strengthens bones, protecting them against future injuries.

This research could lead to new treatment options for people suffering from certain bone-related diseases, including osteoporosis, which causes 8.9 million fractures annually across the world, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation.

The team of researchers at Tel Aviv University tested the effect of THC and CBD separately on rat subjects, discovering a connection between our bodies’ cannabinoid receptors and bone growth stimulation.

“We only respond to cannabis because we are built with intrinsic compounds and receptors that can also be activated by compounds in the cannabis plant,” one researched commented in a press release from Tel Aviv University.

“The clinical potential of cannabinoid-related compounds is simply undeniable at this point,” Dr. Yankel Gabet of Tel Aviv’s Bone Research Laboratory told the Times of Israel. “While there is still a lot of work to be done to develop appropriate therapies, it is clear that it is possible to detach a clinic therapy objective from the psychoactivity of cannabis.”

That is, marijuana rich in CBD can treat certain ailments such as bone disease, but it does not necessarily have to get you high to serve that medical function. Unlike THC—the component of cannabis with the most distinct psychoactive properties—CBD is associated with reduced psychoactivity, which makes it an ideal option for those who require daily treatment regimens.

“After being treated with CBD, the healed bone will be harder to break in the future,” Gabet continued. “Other studies have also shown CBD to be a safe agent, which leads us to believe we should continue this line of study in clinical trials to assess its usefulness in improving human fracture healing.” [contact-form][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Website’ type=’url’/][contact-field label=’Comment’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form]

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Is Cannabigerol (CBG) The Ultimate Cannabinoid?

Cannabigerol happens to be responsible for most of marijuana’s medical effects, but many aren’t aware that this chemical even exists. That’s because CBG works behind the scenes, which scientists have only recently started to investigate.
cbg-ultimate-cannabinoid-2-08-10As it turns out, THC and CBD – the two most common chemicals in marijuana – and other minor cannabinoids all begin as CBG.

As it turns out, THC and CBD – the two most common chemicals in marijuana – and other minor cannabinoids all begin as CBG.
CBG is non-psychoactive and can be thought of as the “stem cell” of these chemicals. CBG is quickly converted to other cannabinoids by enzymes in the cannabis plant, which explains the low concentration of CBG in most strains.

Besides its role in forming other cannabinoids, CBG has a number of important medical effects of its own.
As Dr. Bonni Goldstein, Medical Director of Canna-Centers, explained in a video for WeedMaps TV, CBG inhibits the uptake of a chemical in our brain called GABA – something CBD also does.
hough CBG hasn’t been studied nearly as much as CBD, a small body of evidence suggests it has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects as well.

Earlier this year, researchers from Italy observed both of these properties in an experimental model of inflammatory bowel disease, concluding that “CBG may represent a new therapeutic opportunity” for patients with the disorder.

Other pre-clinical studies suggest more diverse uses for CBG as a COX-2 inhibitor, similar to the popular group of pharmaceuticals known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

In one study, CBG, THC and CBD all appeared to inhibit COX-2 enzymes, although higher concentrations were required compared to traditional NSAIDs. Still, NSAIDs come with a number of side effects that cannabis-based medicines do not.

More research is definitely necessary to determine CBG’s true medical potential – as well as how to utilize it effectively – but it’s good to hear that other chemicals in marijuana besides THC and CBD could be helping patients, even without their knowledge.

Not to mention – without CBG – most of these cannabinoids wouldn’t be around to begin with. [contact-form][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Website’ type=’url’/][contact-field label=’Comment’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form]

Source : Truth on Pot

Weed Pecan Pie

Ingredients:

Prepared pie crust for a single-crust pie

¾ stick unsalted butter
1-2 ounces of melted canna butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
¾ cup light corn syrup
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Pinch salt
3 large eggs
2 cups pecan halve
Method :

Place the dough into a 9 inch pie plate and crimp the edges. You could decorate the pie by using the tines of the fork. Also poke some holes into the bottom of the crust. Chill the pie for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
Preheat the oven at 340°C
In the meanwhile in a separate bowl add brown sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, salt and the unsalted butter and the cannabis butter. Whisk together till smooth. Now add eggs and pecan halves and beat. If you like you could chop up the pecans though they look decorative halved. Place the mixture in the pie crust shell and bake in the heated oven for about 50 minutes to an hour. Once baked remove from oven and cool completely. Cut the pie. Serve the pie pieces with whipped cream or ice – cream.
Enjoy

Date Hemp Smoothie

Ingredients :

2 tablespoons hemp seeds
2 tablespoons canna-coconut oil
8 pitted dates
1/3 cup whole almonds
2 1/2 cups almond milk
1 small frozen banana, sliced
½ cup oatmeal
½ cup almond butter
½ teaspoon almond extract
1 tablespoon maple syrup, optional.

Method :

Place all the ingredients in the blender. Blend on medium to start and then process on high.
Puree till blended and divide between two glasses.

Enjoy

Doctors and researchers are voicing support for cannabis as a way of managing ADHD.

Relaxation is one of the most known effects of cannabis. But many wonder if marijuana can also be used as a treatment to calm ADHD symptoms.

A person with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is hyperactive and has difficulty staying focused. Likewise, doctors who prescribe cannabis to ADHD patients believe that it can help decrease impulsivity.

What’s more, some evidence shows that people not formally treated for ADHD have found cannabis works for them and self-medicate as a result.

Studies on Marijuana and ADHD

A study published in 2013 in the Journal of Substance Use & Misuse suggested that some people are self-medicating with cannabis to help manage hyperactive and impulsive behaviors. This suggests that it’s possible cannabis may be helpful in treating hyperactive forms of ADHD, according to researchers.

Dr. David Bearman, a practicing physician in California and an expert in the medical marijuana field, agrees with the notion that many people may be unknowingly using cannabis to calm their symptoms.

“Anybody who uses cannabis before the age of 15 either has ADHD or PTSD until proven otherwise,” he explains.

A German study published in 2015 investigated the effects on 30 patients who didn’t respond to Adderall or Ritalin. After cannabis treatment, the majority of subjects experienced “improved concentration and sleep, and reduced impulsivity.”

Dr. Eva Milz, a psychiatrist who co-authored the study, said that standard medications were “more demanding” on patients, whereas cannabis brought them “control that helped them in life, love and work, without feeling intoxicated.”

According to Bearman, ADHD is one of the disorders associated with a proposed condition termed Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency (CEDC).

If a person who is deficient increases their amount of cannabinoids, “you’re likely to slow down the speed of neurotransmitters and you’re going to give the brain a little bit more time to concentrate and focus,” Bearman says.

Cannabis vs. Stimulant Medication

ADHD patients are typically prescribed stimulant medications, such as Ritalin or Adderall. However, both Milz and Bearman say patients often combine cannabis and stimulants.

According to Bearman, cannabis not only treats ADHD, but also treats possible side effects of stimulant medications. For example, stimulant drugs can cause nervousness, loss of appetite and sleep problems, whereas cannabis can treat those issues.

However, Bearman says his first choice would be to treat a patient with cannabis alone.

“One of the important criteria in practicing medicine is to balance the side effects versus the therapeutic effects. The therapeutic effects of marijuana are the same or better than conventional drugs… and the side effects are much less.”

Milz agrees and says many patients prefer marijuana treatment.

“ADHD patients don’t seem to use any medication without a clear cost-benefit analysis. Cannabis seems to have the lowest cost,” Milz says.

Cannabis Dosage to Improve ADHD Symptoms

For ADHD patients who do choose cannabis treatment, Bearman sometimes prescribes two and a half milligrams of Marinol, two or three times a day.

A relatively low dose of cannabis with a low amount of THC will also treat symptoms, he says. Milz says a portion of CBD seems to help patients with pronounced impulsiveness.

Limiting impulsiveness and increasing concentration with marijuana treatment has largely impacted patients, according to Bearman.

“I had a patient who credited graduating with his use of marijuana. And I had a PhD candidate who credited marijuana with being able to get his PhD, and that’s because it helped him concentrate.”

“The feedback I’ve received from patients that have ADD or ADHD who use cannabis have been universally favorable,” he says.

Source : Leaf Science

CHOCOLATE HEMP AVOCADO MOUSSE

Ingredients :

2 tablespoons hemp seeds
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
½ cup pitted dates
2 large avocados
6 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
Shredded, unsweetened coconut, for serving
Coconut whipped cream, for serving

Method:

In a small bowl, whisk together the almond milk and hemp and chia seeds. Let sit for 10-15 minutes to gel.
Place dates in a food processor and process until chopped small.
Add avocado flesh, cocoa powder, honey, vanilla and chia gel to the food processor. Blend 3-4 minutes, scraping down sides as needed, until creamy and pureed.
Serve garnished with shredded coconut and whipped cream.
Enjoy

GREEN TEA, SPINACH & APPLE SMOOTHIES

Ingredients:

* 1 cup strong brewed Culinary Blossom Ginger Green Tea
(brew the night before and chill or freeze into ice cubes)
* 1 cup of fresh spinach
* ½ green apple
* ½ banana
* ¼ cup yogurt or sub almond milk, soy etc.
* 1 tbsp. of hemp seed
* 1 tbsp. pumpkin seed protein powder (or protein powder of choice)
* 1 tsp. honey (or sweetener of choice)

Method :

Put all ingredients in blender until smooth.

Enjoy!

Scientists Find Cannabis Compound Stops Metastasis In Aggressive Cancers

A pair of scientists at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco has found that a compound derived from marijuana could stop metastasis in many kinds of aggressive cancer, potentially altering the fatality of the disease forever.
“It took us about 20 years of research to figure this out, but we are very excited,” saidPierre Desprez, one of the scientists behind the discovery, to The Huffington Post. “We want to get started with trials as soon as possible.”

The Daily Beast first reported on the finding, which has already undergone both laboratory and animal testing, and is awaiting permission for clinical trials in humans.

Desprez, a molecular biologist, spent decades studying ID-1, the gene that causes cancer to spread. Meanwhile, fellow researcher Sean McAllister was studying the effects of Cannabidiol, or CBD, a non-toxic, non-psychoactive chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. Finally, the pair collaborated, combining CBD and cells containing high levels of ID-1 in a petri dish.

“What we found was that his Cannabidiol could essentially ‘turn off’ the ID-1,” Desprez told HuffPost. The cells stopped spreading and returned to normal.

“We likely would not have found this on our own,” he added. “That’s why collaboration is so essential to scientific discovery.”

Desprez and McAllister first published a paper about the finding in 2007. Since then, their team has found that CBD works both in the lab and in animals. And now, they’ve found even more good news.

“We started by researching breast cancer,” said Desprez. “But now we’ve found that Cannabidiol works with many kinds of aggressive cancers–brain, prostate–any kind in which these high levels of ID-1 are present.”

Desprez hopes that clinical trials will begin immediately.

“We’ve found no toxicity in the animals we’ve tested, and Cannabidiol is already used in humans for a variety of other ailments,” he said. Indeed, the compound is used to relieve anxiety and nausea, and, since it is non-psychoactive, does not cause the “high” associated with THC.

While marijuana advocates will surely praise the discovery, Desprez explained that it’s not so easy as just lighting up.

“We used injections in the animal testing and are also testing pills,” he said. “But you could never get enough Cannabidiol for it to be effective just from smoking.”

Furthermore, the team has started synthesizing the compound in the lab instead of using the plant in an effort to make it more potent.

“It’s a common practice,” explained Desprez. “But hopefully it will also keep us clear of any obstacles while seeking approval.”

Source : Hemp For Future

Salted Date Caramel, Chocolate Hemp Mousse

Ingredients:
Crust:
1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp almonds
2 Tbsp hemp seeds (or use coconut flakes)
2 Tbsp flax seed meal or hemp seeds or coconut flakes
1.5 Tbsp cocoa powder (omit for less chocolatey pie:))
3/4 cup coconut flakes, small flakes
1/8 tsp salt
8 soft medjool dates
1.5 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1 Tbsp or more almond milk

Salted Caramel Layer:
1 cup soft medjool dates, 11 dates (soaked in hot water for 15 minutes)
2 Tbsp almond butter or other nut butter
2 Tbsp coconut oil
1/2 cup almond milk or other non dairy milk
1/4 tsp fine sea salt (less for less salty caramel)

Chocolate Mousse layer:
1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
1 3 oz bar 70% dark Theo chocolate or about 2/3 cup vegan semi sweet chocolate chips
2 Tbsp almond butter
2 Tbsp coconut oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup maple syrup

Method:
Soak the dates, for the salted caramel layer in hot water, so they soak for the 15 minutes while you make the crust and topping.
Crust: Process the almonds until coarse meal in a food processor or blender. Add seeds, cocoa, dates, 1/4 cup coconut flakes, salt and pulse until the dates are incorporated well. Add the rest of the coconut flakes, vanilla, maple, almond milk and process until doughy. Add more almond milk or maple if needed and mix a bit your hands. Press the dough onto the pan. You can also make this into bars. Press the dough into a parchment lined 9 by 5 inch or smaller rectangle pan. For variations: Use more almonds or coconut to replace the seeds.
Salted Caramel:
Drain the soaked dates. Puree all te ingredients+soaked dates listed under salted caramel to combine into a smooth puree. blend for a couple of cycles so the dates blend well. Taste and adjust sweet and salt(add maple or stevia if you like it sweeter). Spread on the crust.
Chocolate mousse:
Heat coconut milk until it just about starts to bubble and add to a bowl. Add the chocolate and whisk to melt. Briskly whisk in the rest of the ingredients to aerate the mixture. Pour onto the caramel. Tap the pan to spread evenly.
Freeze until set (a few hours), then slice and serve! The pie stays soft and well for weeks kept frozen. Cover the pie pan and freeze so that the top layer doesn’t dry out.

Enjoy