Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Studying CBD’s effect on immune response and the spread of COVID-19

Numerous studies have presented information on how we might battle the virus that causes COVID-19. Many have looked at nutritional solutions since health experts were finding little help in the way of existing medications. But perhaps the non-pharmaceutical most in the spotlight has been CBD.

Carolyn Gretton

Medical marijuana and high blood pressure: Here’s what we know

Medical marijuana, or cannabis, has been used medicinally to provide relief for chronic pain, nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy and muscle spasticity in multiple sclerosis patients. But what about heart health? More studies are needed but there’s positive news about its effect on blood pressure.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

CBD found to destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Germs that could once be knocked out within a few days of antibiotic therapy have grown resistant to what medicine has to offer. But a new and powerful option has been found in a source that’s been making the headlines for a while now, and it may lead the next generation of antibiotics.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

CBD boosts your body’s natural defenses against intestinal infections

Cannabis has been making big news since it was legalized in numerous states. And people are using everything from tinctures and creams to capsules and gummies featuring the compounds from the marijuana plant, known as cannabinoids, to feel and live better. And it may be your best defense against pathogenic gut bacteria that cause infection.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

CBD increases lung-protective peptide in Acute respiratory distress syndrome

ARDS is a dangerous respiratory condition in which the lungs’ ability to provide the body’s organs with oxygen is diminished. In the most severe cases of COVID-19, patients can progress to ARDS. While debate continues over which drugs may help patients the most, new hope is coming from an unlikely source…

Joyce Hollman

CBD: Arthritis pain relief without NSAIDs’ cardio risk

More and more people are turning to medical marijuana to relieve the pain and stiffness of arthritis. They’ve found that CBD is at least as effective as opioids or NSAIDs, but without the dangers of addiction, heart attack, stroke or internal bleeding.