Sunday, February 23, 2020
lessons-learned-on-opiates-and-ldn-for-fibromyalgia
By Ginevra Liptan, MD* Links may generate a commission for this site The typical recommendation has always been to only prescribe low dose naltrexone (an opiate blocker that acts in the brain to lower volume of pain, see my previous blog post for more details) for people that are taking no opiate-based pain medication. The…
young-living-vs.-doterra-utah-mlm-companies-and-the-cbd-race
Utah is a unique state for a variety of reasons, but recently it gained additional notoriety because the “world leader in essential oils” (based on global revenue), Young Living Essential Oils, announced it acquired Colorado-based Nature’s Ultra. Nature’s Ultra owns more than 1,500 acres of hemp farms in Colorado and produces “natural, organic, vegan approved,…
free-weed-seeds-in-oregon
Jenifer Valley & Mike Mullins founders of Stoney Girl Gardens With traffic at a stand-still, backed up for 6 miles on highways 212 and 205, the Stoney Girl Gardens commemorative free marijuana seed giveaway was a giant success and a full realization of the newly legalized cannabis laws in Oregon. Ten thousand seeds of cannabis,…
33-percent-of-canadians-file-travel-health-claims-study
Shopping in New York or Italy on holiday. Summer vacation to Mexico or Cuba. If you imagine where you want to travel overseas, there are so many great destinations to choose from. But, the concern is that some Canadians are underinsured when they travel. An RBC insurance survey found that over 33 percent of people…
dispensing-discrimination-against-dispensaries-why-is-medical-cannabis-signage-regulated
Anywhere you drive in America, you are bombarded by strategically placed signage advertising a plethora of products to consumers on their daily commutes. Major retail chains and event centers advertise on billboards, along with alcohol and pharmaceutical companies. Businesses are allowed a certain amount of signage according to their community standards and never fail to…
utah-mlm-essential-oils-doterras-copaiba-oil-challenges-young-livings-cbd-oil
Recently I wrote about the two dominant global MLM essential oil companies based in Utah: Young Living and doTERRA. Last month Young Living announced it is entering the CBD oil market, but doTERRA publicly stated on its website that it will not (yet) follow suit, even though everyone and their dog are clamoring for CBD…
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…
answers-to-some-faqs-on-low-dose-naltrexone
By Ginevra Liptan, MD* Links may generate a commission for this site I was honored to speak about using low-dose naltrexone (LDN) for fibromyalgia recently at the LDN 2017 conference. Based on my clinical experience with LDN and what I learned from other speakers at the conference, here are some answers to frequently asked questions…
cannabis-company-disasters-learning-from-the-brutal-curaleaf-sequence
Today let’s talk about Curaleaf and the trifecta of very bad things that befell the company over a recent two-week span. Then, let’s see what we can learn from this brutal sequence. To recap, between July 22 and August 5, Curaleaf: 1) was hit with an FDA warning letter for “illegally selling” CBD products and…
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…