The Healing Power of CBD

I’ve been practicing medicine for nearly a half century, starting out as a family doctor for the first 15 years.  In 1987 after curing my chronic sinusitis using a holistic (body, mind, spirit) approach, I began treating patients holistically suffering with a variety of chronic conditions.  I considered myself a “last-resort doctor,” since nearly everyone of my […]

CBD Might Block COVID-19 Infection

Although cannabis research is still in its infancy, scientists are continually identifying additional therapeutic benefits of this remarkable medicine.  Of all the 100+ cannabinoids found in cannabis, CBD or cannabidiol is clearly the most medicinal.   Now that we’re in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s exciting to learn that Canadian scientists at the University of […]

Best Use of Cannabis During the Pandemic

The vast majority of people using cannabis as a medicine, are relieving pain, reducing anxiety, and enhancing sleep. During the coronavirus pandemic, each of these problems can be more acute.   There is a cycle that exists with every chronic pain patient, whether they suffer from arthritis, back pain, migraines, old injuries, or fibromyalgia.  The pain is nearly always […]

CBD for Chronic Pain

By far, the most frequent medicinal use of cannabis is for relieving chronic pain.  And the most effective analgesic of all the 113 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant is CBD.  CBD relieves chronic pain both directly and indirectly by reducing inflammation and anxiety, relaxing muscle tension, and enhancing sleep.  With chronic pain there is almost always […]

HEMP CBD: An Industry in its Infancy

Unless you’ve been hibernating for the past few years, you’re no doubt aware of the increasing attention paid to CBD, an acronym for cannabidiol.  Whether you’ve read or heard about it in a newspaper, magazine, business journal, or TV, CBD is big news.  Why? Because of its remarkable therapeutic properties and safety.  It doesn’t get you high, and it’s […]

Medical Marijuana for Migraine

Cannabis is probably the most satisfactory remedy for migraine. Sir William Osler, MD, one of the founding professors of Johns Hopkins Medical School and revered by today’s medical community, made this statement in the late 1890’s. Since 2000, when I began researching and writing (Headache Survival) about migraine, I’ve felt a deep compassion and greater […]

Optimal Health = Feeling Fully Alive

Feeling fully alive is the exhilarating outcome of experiencing optimal health.  Optimal, or holistic health, is the unlimited and unimpeded free flow of life force energy through your body, mind, emotions, and spirit.  Life force energy is chi (Traditional Chinese Medicine), pranna (Ayurveda – India), or unconditional love (Fully Alive Medicine). The words health, heal, […]