The Many Benefits of Cannabis in Boston

2018 was a pretty big year for legal marijuana, both nationally and in Massachusetts, Boston
After a two-year wait, the Bay State witnessed the opening of the first few recreational marijuana dispensaries in the entire eastern half of the United States. By the end of the year, there were five stores across the state selling weed to anyone who had an ID showing they were over 21 — and maybe a little patience.

2019 is poised to be the year that a full-fledged marijuana industry begins to really take shape.

“People will get to see, over the course of the year, what a real market looks like,” Kris Krane, a prominent cannabis industry consultant, told Boston.com.

The Health Benefits of Cannabis

1. It Could Help You Lose Weight

If you’re an avid Green Flower reader, then you’re already aware that cannabis users have been shown to be slimmer, on average, than non-users. That’s because cannabis helps the body regulate insulin production, and manage caloric intake more efficiently.

2. It Appears to Help Regulate and Prevent Diabetes

Because cannabis helps regulate body weight, it only makes sense that it would help prevent and regulate Diabetes. Again, you can thank the herb’s ability to regulate insulin production for this medical breakthrough.

3. It Fights Cancer

This is the big one that everybody’s been talking about. Both scientists and the federal government have released a good amount of evidence showing that cannabinoids fight certain types of cancer. It doesn’t get much more substantial than that.

4. It Can Help Depression

Depression is one of the more widespread, yet least talked about medical conditions in America. And research is showing that cannabis can help relieve people.

“Using compounds derived from cannabis — marijuana — to restore normal endocannabinoid function could potentially help stabilize moods and ease depression,” said Samir Haj-Dahmane, who is spearheading the research at Buffalo University – research that is only just now beginning to ramp up.

5. It’s Showing Promise in Treating Autism

Like many other high-profile disorders, autism may be a prime target for cannabis-based treatments. Science is digging into it, but in the meantime, some parents are using it to help manage violent mood swings in autistic children.

6. It Provides a Safer Alternative to Other Drugs and Alcohol

Cannabis can be harmful if you use it irresponsibly, but it’s nowhere near as destructive as alcohol for example. With wider availability, cannabis can and will become a substance of choice – and likely save a lot of lives (and livers) in the process.

7. It Helps Regulate Seizures for a lot of People

Using medical cannabis to regulate seizures is another one of the more high-profile findings coming out of medical science. For folks with disorders like Epilepsy, cannabis is showing immense promise.

8. CBD Can Apparently Help Broken Bones Heal Faster

Science shows us how CBD can help broken bones grow back faster and stronger.

Can you believe that cannabis can actually mend broken bones? It’s true, as CBD evidently reacts chemically with collagen, spurring along the healing process. Another very exciting find.

9. It’s Helping People with ADHD

For those with serious trouble concentrating, or who have children suffering from ADD or ADHD, cannabis might be the treatment you’ve been waiting for. It’s safer and more effective than medications like Ritalin or Adderall.

10. It Can Help Treat Serious Addictions

We already mentioned that cannabis can be a viable, safer alternative to substances like alcohol and tobacco, but did you know that it can also be used as a treatment for addictions to these substances, and more? Individuals addicted to serious drugs like heroin, opiates, and cocaine, are showing promise in ridding themselves of their addictions through cannabis therapy.

Of course, it’s entirely possible to develop a dependency to marijuana, also – so responsible and mindful use is key.

11. It Treats Glaucoma

 

One of the first big medical issue that cannabis was shown to effectively treat is glaucoma. Ingesting cannabis helps lower the pressure in the eyeball, giving patients at least temporary relief.

12. It Can Improve Lung Health

You probably never saw this one coming – especially since pot is commonly associated with smoking, and smoking with chronic lung problems. But some conditions, including lung cancer and Emphysema, have been shown to regress when cannabis is thrown into the mix.

13. It Helps Anxiety in Correct Doses

Be careful. Too much cannabis can make your anxiety worse.

Fact: cannabis can actually cause anxiety but there are ways to potentially avoid that. And it’s also true that for many people, cannabis can help alleviate anxiety disorders.

14. It Appears to Slow the Development of Alzheimer’s Disease

Cognitive degeneration is pretty much unavoidable as we age, and Alzheimer’s disease falls under that umbrella. The good news is that studies are showing cannabis can stop the progression of Alzheimer’s, which may lead to longer, richer lives for millions.Read more about medical use of marijuana here.…

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Lose Butt Fat – How I Lost My Fat Butt

Maybe you have the same experience as I did, you know, sitting on your butt too much. A couple of years ago I was starting out building another of my businesses and I got into the habit of sitting on my butt trying to get the business going. I was working 12 to 14 hours per day, most of this was sitting repairing laser printer parts, in addition to that I was eating fast food, things like pizza, fried chicken and other assorted unhealthy foods.

Well, I don’t have to tell you, before long I had developed this huge fat butt. My waist size when from a healthy 32 to 36 inches and my butt went with it. As someone who was always into running, healthy living and eating properly that was unacceptable, I had to get back to living healthy again. Look, the money was good, no complaints there, but my body was bearing the brunt of this success.

So I got back into the gym, with the help of a personal trainer who gave me a few pointers I had a new exercise routine. One subset of this new exercise routine was to lose butt fat and lose it quickly. Before I give you the exercises to lose the fat of my butt I want you to take a look at some exercise experts who have their own take on losing butt fat.

The exercises in this article are great for losing butt fat, I tried using a number of them when I was trying to lose butt fat, the lunge in particular with slight modification was excellent for me to lose the extra butt fat. Keep reading I will reveal all shortly. However, you and I know that video demonstrations are excellent for exercise routines and with that in mind take a look at the following video showing butt exercises.

As you can see the lunge is featured in most exercise routines aimed at firming up the butt, as stated earlier I used the modified lunge primarily to lose my fat butt. I used varying weighted dumbells when doing the lunges, I started out with two 20 lbs dumbells, then move it up to 25 lbs, then 35 lbs in each hand.

I did ten repetitions for each lunge. In addition, I did the walking lunge, ie instead of standing in one place and lunge I walked and lunge with the weights in hand. The following Dr. Mercola video demonstrates a walking lunge with dumbells in hands, rake a look.

As you can see from the above video the walking dumbell video is not for the faint of heart. Those are the lunges I used to lose butt fat when I developed my fat butt back a couple of years ago while building up my laser printer repair business. If you want to lose extra fat off your body take a look at this fat loss program…

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Should you Exercise when you are Sick?

I am often amazed that such a small thing can have such a devastating effect on the human body, something so small that it can’t be seen with the naked eye, it requires a microscope to see it, I am referring to the cold and flu virus. No matter how big and strong you are it can lay you out like a fallen log.

For the last two days, yesterday being the worse, I was laid up in bed with the flu, for me exercising was not an option, I was so weak I stayed in bed all day, venturing out for twenty minutes to get some over the counter medication and a few groceries. Normally I am energetic and spry yesterday I was doing the old man shuffle, my stride was cut to half its normal length and my feet were closer to the ground when I lifted them than they normally are, my fear was that a good gust of wind would blow me over.

This brings me to the issue of, should you exercise when sick. On this issue there are three camps, one camp says yes, one camp says no, and the third camp says yes under certain conditions. I will present all there camp points of view in the following two articles and video.

Clearly his position has some merit to it, however, your doctor should be the final decision when it comes to your health, I know, some of us hear what the doctor says and go out and do what we want to do.

Should You Exercise When Sick?

My opinion on this is that being sick is the body’s way of telling you things are out of sort and its time to slow down and assess your situation. I could be that the illness, in my case the flu, could have been brought on by too much stress in your life. The immune system is stimulated by stress; however, too much stress and you begin to get sick. With not enough rest, the immune system becomes compromised making us susceptible to illnesses such as the flu and colds.

In my case, I didn’t follow my routine of getting extra rest last weekend so the flu virus that was floating around in my environment seen to latch onto me. Should you exercise when sick? I would say, if you go to the gym, no, you can spread your germs around if you are in the infectious stage Since few of us know when that stage has passed then we should do our best in preventing it being transmitted to others.

If you exercise at home, if you can manage it light exercise maybe ok, provided your doctor thinks it’s ok, if you can manage it. For me exercise was not an option, I was too weak and lacking in energy.

Clearly, there is no clear cut answer to this question, because the nature of the illness determines is you should exercise, example, if you had major surgery exercising, could make your illness worse, if you are too weak to exercise no, in the end should you exercise when sick, depends on you and your doctor.…

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