A long-standing journalist, Marc writes mostly about business but also has a passion for covering the health and wellness topics. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications all over the world, including most of North America's best-known newspapers.
Canada's federal government is refusing to let the nation's legal cultivators of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis spread the word about the CBD-rich kind. This is in spite of the fact that the chemical CBD (also known as cannabidiol) provides some of marijuana's most sought-after healing powers, according to medical studies.
Here's my take: dispensary owners have tirelessly fought for many years for more liberalized cannabis laws. They've even racked up hefty legal bills while pleading their case to the highest court in the land. Ultimately, they've helped pave the way for the mainstreaming of medical marijuana, which has mainly benefitted "Big Business", a.k.a. LPs. So dispensaries also deserve to be accommodated when legalization finally arrives -- but with conditions.
A certain, lesser-known kind of marijuana can help you lose weight. It can even help you stay slim, too. I'm serious -- even though some readers presumably think I must be smoking something funny to make such a seemingly crazy claim. After all, pot is known for stimulating the appetite -- commonly known as "getting the munchies" -- and encouraging cravings for unhealthy carbohydrates like potato chips or cookies.
Everybody wants to know when the federal government will finally make this election promise a reality. Will it be next year? Or could it still be a couple of years away? I want to know as much as anyone else. And fortunately, I don't have to resort to asking for guesstimates from eternally-optimistic pot aficionados or tipsy businessmen in the bar. Instead, I'm fortunate enough to have access to the hotshots who run Canada's publicly-traded, industrial-scale growers.
To be fully accepted by the medical establishment, the delivery method for medical marijuana has to evolve. In other words, smoking or eating cannabis-infused foods must be replaced by slow-release, standardized-dosage pills or capsules. And they have to be pharmaceutical-grade.
Whether help comes in the form of artillery fire, jet fighters, or helicopter gunships, no expense is spared to support and protect our troops when the bullets start flying. But is the federal government willing to continue to fork out $85 a day to keep each of our veterans with PTSD out of harm's way? Apparently not!
Most men and women, alike, can't help but stare with either fascination or lust -- sometimes both -- when they see someone showing off a great set of abs. However, your midsection can be one of the hardest muscle groups to develop to best effect. To make matters worse, there are all-too-many misconceptions as to how to build an enviable six-pack.
Former Canadian combat engineer Fabian Henry used to thrive on adrenaline - especially in combat zones - during his 12 years in the military. Now he smokes medical marijuana to avoid stressors that remind him of his most disturbing wartime experiences. And that's what now keeps him sane, he says.
"Metabolic dysfunction" is a seemingly innocuous term that may sound unfamiliar to most of us. But medical researchers now believe it's a root cause of the global epidemics of obesity and Type 2 diabetes -- which are destined to kill more than half the world's population over the age of 50.
Do you know your body's enemies? If weight gain is one of them, then it's useful to know exactly how it can get the better of you. Here's how: Our meal portions are too typically loaded with insulin-spiking processed carbohydrates. And we're conditioned to eat far too many of them. But why exactly do we indulge too much?
a small Canadian start-up is developing a novel technological breakthrough to help solve this pressing problem. In fact, Vancouver-headquartered Pure Energy Minerals (TSX.V: PE) (US OTCQB: PEMIF) aims to play a key role in making the electrification of our energy supplies affordable.
Seriously, it's a game-changer. This is all about cutting your daily caloric intake, while simultaneously optimizing your body's ability to burn fat. This can be done by way of a little daily caloric restriction.
If you want healthy skin, you don't have to buy expensive facial creams -- nearly all of which are ridiculously overpriced compared to what it costs to make them. Nor do you need to visit beauty salons. You just have to realize that what's good for your body internally is good externally, too.
Meat isn't what it used to be. What's typically sold in supermarkets isn't what our ancestors ate. And it sure isn't as healthy. But there's no need to despair. If you pay a little extra, these days you can find organic, traditionally-farmed meat.
Sports drinks are marketed as the ideal beverages for optimal exercise and recuperation in energy-sapping hot weather. And energy drinks are supposed to help keep us going when we would ordinarily tire. But don't be fooled.
Alluring though a tight midsection may be, it isn't necessarily just for show. It has health-promoting benefits, too. Amazingly, it can actually help fend off some serious degenerative diseases and other debilitating conditions.
Imagine a not-too-distant future where the survival of mankind hangs in the balance because modern medicine's frontline defenders -- antibiotics -- are being outsmarted by deadly microscopic enemies. I'm talking about the emergence of so-called "superbugs." They're real, they exist, and if you eat non-organic chicken, then you're all the more at risk.