Corrie Yelland, a Victoria, British Columbia native, has a story that most people cannot imagine. In May 2007, she had a heart attack and afterward a double bypass surgery. As a result of the surgery, she experienced chronic pain from a maligned sternum and post-sternotomy neuralgia syndrome. Yelland constantly took pain killers to try to ease the pain, but nothing
If you have a lack of interest in activities you used to love or been feeling sadness you can’t seem to shake, you could be suffering from depression. Depression is an umbrella term for more specific types such as persistent depressive disorder, postpartum depression, bipolar disorder, psychotic depression, season affective disorder, and manic-depressive disorder.
Everyone gets anxious from time to time. It is a normal emotion. But anxiety disorders are different. They are a group of mental illnesses, and the difficulty they cause can cause disruptions to a person’s day-to-day life. People who have an anxiety disorder have fears and worries that are overwhelming, constant, and even disabling.
Diabetes is a widespread disease inflicting millions of people worldwide. Chances are you know someone, either in your family or in your circle of friends, who has been battling diabetes, or just recently diagnosed. Or, perhaps you are the one living with the disease. And of course, there is a lot of information about diabetes treatment and prevention to learn
Cognitive decline is easily one of the biggest fears among people over the age of 50. Nearly everyone has experienced losing their keys, forgetting a name, or walking into a room not remembering why at some point in their lifetime.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is something most everyone has heard of by now. However, that does not mean that it’s a well-understood disorder. In fact, it’s often misunderstood. Most people relate it to veterans or first responders. The reality is though, that it encompasses so much more people and situations. Anyone who has lasting emotional trauma from any incident can
Many people have their own beliefs about the effects that THC or tetrahydrocannabinol will have on the body. However, there is more to know beyond the preconceived notions you may have about THC. Whether you are already using THC or curious about how it may help you, keep reading. In this article, we will cover more about the chemical and
Chronic diseases, such as cancer, continue to take numerous lives in spite of the advances in modern medicine. This suffering can’t be met at the same growth rate in genetic therapy, pharmacology, or surgery. Many cancer patients are trying alternative methods that can be as simple as regulating the metabolic functions within their bodies.
The use of cannabis oil for cancer has been gaining popularity on a worldwide scale, but studies have also demonstrated the positive effects it has on other diseases, such as epilepsy or PTSD. Cannabis oil contains chemical ingredients, produced by the plant, called cannabinoids. If you are in the exploration phase of the value of cannabis oil, it’s important to
Cannabis oil is widely beneficial and is considered as one of the most effective oils for alleviation of certain conditions and illnesses. Researchers believe there are at least two active chemicals in cannabis that have medicinal applications: cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol. Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, impacts the brain without a high, and tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC, has pain relieving
As noted in part one of the different types of cancer and their causes, cancer is not just one disease. According to the American Cancer Society, cancer is the second most common cause of death in the United States and makes up nearly 1 of every 4 deaths within the country. Based on their most recent data in 2012, the
Cancer is a disease that starts within our cells. Our bodies are made up of millions of cells, and they group together in order to form tissues and muscles, such as bones and muscles. There is a common misconception that cancer is just one disease; this isn’t the case. But, how many types of cancer are there?
Approximately 50 million people worldwide live with epilepsy, a neurological condition that involves recurring seizures. This makes it one of the most common neurological diseases globally. This condition prevents or makes daily tasks difficult such as caring for children, preparing food, driving, or maintaining a job and career. In severe cases, the patient’s quality of life can become so low
Some of the best cancer fighting foods can be found in the first section of most grocery stores: the produce section. These anti-cancer foods like antioxidants that help to prevent the occurrence of certain cancers or to reduce the symptoms, if they occur. It is no surprise that cancer fighting diet and foods aren’t found in a box as much of
There are numerous claims that people have recovered from cancer thanks to taking cannabis oil. Even with these claims, the plants used remains within the domain of palliative care. The THC in particular is proving effective for decreasing the sensation of nausea, in association with chemotherapy, and helping to ease the pain often encountered by cancer patients.