Posted on November 18, 2019

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Health Benefits of CBD Oil”, a presentation given by Dr. Michelle Bean, DC at the Silicon Valley Health Institute on April 19, 2018.

A scientific revolution has begun which promises to reclaim a very special ancient plant and restore balance throughout the earth’s living ecosystems. Emerging research is now reintroducing hemp, highlighting the various implications of its diverse constituents. Many people believe that hemp, in every form, can save the world through its thousands of potential applications! Of notable significance is cannabidiol, or ‘CBD’, a non-psychoactive compound within hemp which is altering lives in seemingly miraculous ways.

During her presentation Dr. Michelle Bean explains in a very easy-to-understand way what cannabis is, what the three main components of cannabis are, what cannabinoids are, etc.

She informs you about the cannabinoids starting with the first two found cannabinoids THC, the psychoactive component and the non-psychoactive

component CBD and the other cannabinoids working together synergistically with all the other ones.

She explains that all of the discoveries of the years and all of the testing started to make people understand the influence of cannabinoids on cancer cell growth, blood sugar levels, inflammation and so on.

Dr. Michelle Bean mentions the Endocannabinoid System serving as a bridgeway between the body and the mind. By understanding this system we can begin to observe an apparatus which explains how states of consciousness can either promote health or disease.

At the end of her presentations she stipulates the cautions and contraindications, the pleasant and unpleasant sensations people might experience, the difference in this respect with higher THC or higher CBD.

She ends her presentation by saying that fortunately people start to have more and more understanding of cannabis and the many research that is done and continues to be done for all kinds of diseases and disorders such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, depression, PTSD.

Dr. Michelle Bean, DC is co-owner of Optimal Health and Fitness, a holistic health center that integrates Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Nutritional Ketosis, fitness and other modalities. She also co-leads an outdoor fitness boot camp, has a black belt in mixed martial arts, and loves to educate individuals on many aspects of health.


Click on the video to watch Dr. Bean’s full presentation.



Posted on November 18, 2019


Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets”

Source: National Geographic, published in the June 2015 issue of National Geographic magazine, which has been updated on October 17, 2018.

Many of us know that cannabis is been around humankind pretty much for ever. The Chinese used it as a medicine thousands of years ago.

In most of the American history cannabis was legal. The first American colonists grew hemp and cannabis was used in medicines throughout the 19th century.

But then it all changed in the 20th century. Many of the Mexican immigrants smoked marijuana as a cheaper alternative to alcohol during  the 1920 Prohibition. Then people started to associate the drug with immigrants and soon links were made between marijuana use and antisocial behavior, crime, murder and insanity. One by one, states passed legislation outlawing the drug.

For nearly 70 years the plant went into hiding, and medical research largely stopped. At some point marijuana even was classified as a Schedule I drug—a dangerous substance with no valid medical purpose and a high potential for abuse, in the same category as heroin.

But now, as more and more people are turning to the drug to treat ailments, the science of cannabis is experiencing a rebirth. Nevertheless marijuana is still classified as a Schedule I drug in the US.

In many US states cannabis is now legal for some medical uses, and a majority of Americans favor legalization for recreational use. Other countries all over the world are rethinking their relationship to cannabis too.

For many, cannabis has become a tonic to dull pain, aid sleep, stimulate appetite. It’s also thought useful as for example an analgesic, a bronchodilator, and an anti-inflammatory.

Even into the middle of the 20th century, science still didn’t understand the first thing about marijuana. There weren’t many scientist who wanted to besmirch their reputation by studying it.

Until one day in the early 60s a young organic chemist in Israel named Raphael Mechoulam, working at the Weizmann Institute of Science outside Tel Aviv, decided to peer into the plant’s chemical composition.

Click on the picture to read the full article “Science seeks to unlock Marijuana secrets” of National Geographic, published in the June 2015 issue, which has been updated on October 17, 2018.



Posted on August 8, 2018

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Source: 2018, CBS This Morning

There is a fast-growing part of the cannabis industry that doesn’t involve pot. A compound known as cannabidiol, or CBD, is used for a variety of conditions like anxiety, insomnia, depression and seizures.

But unlike THC in marijuana, CBD won’t make you high.

In the USA much attention is paid to cannabis, hemp and CBD. Even the big TV channels pay more and more attention to this.

Also the famous morning show of CBS called “This morning”  discussed the topic in detail. Dr. Tara Narula gave an explanation about the advance of cannabidiol CBD and why it is gaining so much popularity.

Watch the video Dr. Tara Narula reports in CBS This morning, April 11, 2018


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