Cured by Cannabis!

The potential benefits and risks of cannabis

The information in this post first appeared in the March 2019 issue of Nutrition Action Healthletter.

Nice article summarizing the medical evidence for cannabis health benefits.

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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

 

Dr. Robert Lustig – The Sugar Pandemic – 2012 Presentation at Yale University

You think you know something until you start asking questions to seek the truth.  Quite a few followers liked my post of Dr. Lustig’s TedX speech.  Here are some videos of Dr. Lustig’s presentation at Yale in 2012 for those who want to dig a little deeper on the topic of sugar.

Authors Guild Survey Shows Drastic 42 Percent Decline in Authors Earnings in Last Decade

The Authors Guild’s 2018 Author Income Survey, the largest survey of writing-related earnings by American authors ever conducted finds incomes falling to historic lows to a median of $6,080 in 2017, down 42 percent from 2009.

The Authors Guild surveyed its membership and the members of 14 other writers organizations in 2018, receiving detailed responses from 5,067 authors. This included traditionally, hybrid and self-published authors who have commercially published one or more books. When discussing median incomes, the survey looked at both full-time and part-time authors.

The respondents reported a median author income of $6,080, continuing a sharp decline over the last decade: $8,000 in 2014 and $10,500 in 2009 (per the Authors Guild’s 2015 Survey), down again from $12,850 in 2007, as reported in a joint Authors Guild/PEN survey.

Earnings from book income alone fell even more, declining 21 percent to $3,100 in 2017 from $3,900 in 2013 and just over 50 percent from 2009’s median book earnings of $6,250.

The survey showed a shift in book earnings to other writing-related activities, such as speaking engagements, book reviewing or teaching. Including those sources, respondents who identified themselves as full-time book authors still only earned a median income of $20,300, well below the federal poverty line for a family of three or more.

Add writer to the list of occupations to steer your grandchildren away from.

I am a non-professional non-paid writer.  And professional writers don’t make much more than I do writing.

Read the entire article here.