Thursday, December 5, 2019
grading-the-presidential-candidates-on-marijuana-tulsi-gabbard
Over the course of of eleven weeks, we recently ran a series of blog posts that take a close look at the Democratic Party candidates for President in 2020. We examined each candidate’s historic approach to marijuana law and policy, and we also canvassed their current respective stances on marijuana. In all, we covered Joe Biden, Bernie…
sex-and-fibromyalgia-part-2-can-the-love-hormone-help-libido-and-maybe-even-pain
By Ginevra Liptan, MD * Links may generate a commission for this site In part one of this series on sex and fibromyalgia, we dove into investigating and treating low libido. Now let’s discuss oxytocin, a brain chemical that modulates bonding and social behaviors. It is sometimes referred to as the “love hormone” because levels…
frequently-asked-questions-about-cbd-part-2
By Ginevra Liptan, MD        *Links may generate a commission for this site  Since the launch of Frida Botanicals CBD products, I have received a lot of great questions about CBD. I answered some of them in this blog post, and answer more below. Should I smoke or vape CBD, use a CBD oil under my tongue, or take…
cannabis-for-autism
Autism... a general term for a broad spectrum of complex disorders in development... a child diagnosed with autism exhibits slight to heavy deficits in social interaction, sensory processing and communication skills; sometimes accompanied by repetitive or exaggerated behaviors.It is said statistically that 1 in 68 children has been identified as having an Autism spectrum disorder.1…
low-interest-rates-are-here-to-stay
Up until last year, whenever I wrote a story about interest rates, I would warn readers to prepare for higher rates in the future. My best advice was to pay down your debt as fast as possible because it could get more expensive in the near future. Even up until the end of 2018 most…
quebecs-new-credit-card-payment-rules-will-help-but-more-is-needed
Starting this week residents of Quebec will be required to pay a greater minimum payment on balances. Banks serving Quebec customers are now required to increase the minimum monthly  payment required in small increments of half a percentage point per year beginning August 1, 2020, until it reaches the target of five percent. New rules…
treating-adrenal-burnout-in-fibromyalgia
By Ginevra Liptan, MD* Links may generate a commission for this site Adrenal burnout is common in fibromyalgia and can really worsen fatigue and fog. Adrenal burnout (also referred to as adrenal fatigue) stems from overworked adrenal glands. The hyperactive stress response in fibromyalgia causes the adrenal glands to work hard—all the time. The continual…
myofascial-release-therapy-for-fibromyalgia
By Ginevra Liptan, MD *Links may generate a commission for this site Fibromyalgia pain stems from inflamed and stuck fascia, the connective tissue that runs like a three-dimensional web throughout the body. It surrounds and supports every cell, nerve, organ, muscle, and bone in your body. When it is restricted, it dehydrates and becomes like…
half-of-canadians-put-real-estate-ahead-of-retirement-survey
Canadian parents are willing to help their children buy a home, even if that means it negatively affects their personal finances and postpones their own retirement.    A new leger poll commissioned by FP Canada, of 1,500 Canadian parents found that almost half (48 percent) of those parents with children under 18 say they plan…
frequently-asked-questions-about-cbd
In this video Dr. Liptan explains the science of CBD, and its uses in the treatment of fibromyalgia. By Ginevra Liptan, MD*Links may generate a commission for this site With the launch of our new line of CBD and magnesium products, Frida Botanicals, I am getting a lot of great questions about the available research…