Food Neophobia (or hell no I’m not eating that)

Food neophobia, or fear of new foods, may lead to poorer dietary quality, increase the risk factors associated with chronic diseases, and thus increase the risk of developing lifestyle diseases, including cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes.

Read the full Science Daily article here.

And yet another reason why people don’t eat more fruits and vegetables.

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Break Free From The Stimulation Nation — Dr. Eric Perry, PhD

At the end of your life, what will have more meaning to you? Will it be the thousands of filtered images you spent “liking” on social media or the real-life moments you spent with loved ones? Realize that every single moment you spend looking at your phone instead of the face of your loved one is a missed opportunity of having a real connection. Your support group in life should consist of the interconnected arms of the real people you know encircling you with love, not the sporadic connectivity of the world wide web.

via Break Free From The Stimulation Nation — Dr. Eric Perry, PhD

Opiods + Marijuana = Bad

Cannabis Plus Opioids in Chronic Pain: Not a Great Combo

Previous research by Humphreys and colleagues showed that people who used medical cannabis also had higher rates of opioid use and misuse. “This is one of many examples where claims about the benefits of medical cannabis are not supported by evidence,” Humphreys told MedPage Today.  The current study had several limitations: it relied on cross-sectional, self-reported data and was subject to possible selection bias and confounding. It also did not assess the frequency or quantity of cannabis or opioid use, or the type of chronic pain.

CBD Is Everywhere, but Scientists Still Don’t Know Much About It

This NYT article should be read by anyone considering the use of CBD for anything.

Here’s a list of what CBD can be used for from a local news rack publication.

Relief, the Natural Way

  • Pain
  • Depression
  • Acne
  • Anxiety
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Drug withdrawals
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Heart health
  • Inflammation
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Insomnia
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Psoriasis
  • Quitting smoking
  • Quality of life