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Marc Davis

Business writer, health and wellness blogger

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.
Culling Cannabis Dispensaries Exposes Trudeau's

Culling Cannabis Dispensaries Exposes Trudeau's Hypocrisy

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.
03/16/2017 04:48 EDT
Consume Cannabis To Lose

Consume Cannabis To Lose Weight

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.
02/24/2017 12:49 EST
Legal Recreational Pot Is Nearer Than You

Legal Recreational Pot Is Nearer Than You Think

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.
02/06/2017 06:29 EST
Modern Medicine Needs Pot In A

Modern Medicine Needs Pot In A Pill

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.
01/13/2017 08:02 EST
Restricting Veterans' Medical Cannabis Will Cost

Restricting Veterans' Medical Cannabis Will Cost Lives

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!
12/12/2016 04:02 EST
3 Ab Exercising Myths

3 Ab Exercising Myths Exposed

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.
12/02/2016 06:15 EST
Medical Marijuana Could Help End Canada's Veteran Suicide

Medical Marijuana Could Help End Canada's Veteran Suicide Crisis

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.
11/25/2016 11:00 EST
Medical Science Is Rising To The Challenge Of

Medical Science Is Rising To The Challenge Of Obesity

"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.
11/18/2016 08:18 EST
Knowing Why You Overeat Is The Key To Making Healthier

Knowing Why You Overeat Is The Key To Making Healthier Choices

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?
10/21/2016 02:39 EDT
Meet The Canadian Start-Up Catalyzing The Green Energy

Meet The Canadian Start-Up Catalyzing The Green Energy Revolution

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.
10/07/2016 05:49 EDT
Mini-Fasting Has Kept Me Strong And Lean Into My

Mini-Fasting Has Kept Me Strong And Lean Into My 50s

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.
09/30/2016 11:03 EDT
Finally, A Medical Cannabis App

Finally, A Medical Cannabis App Exists

Users of any iPhone model in Canada, as well as Androids, can now purchase medical cannabis at the touch of a button. How, why, where? Let's find out.
09/16/2016 11:27 EDT
Great Skin Is Way Simpler Than We All

Great Skin Is Way Simpler Than We All Thought

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.
09/09/2016 12:07 EDT
Weighing The Pros And Cons Of Red

Weighing The Pros And Cons Of Red Meat

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.
09/02/2016 11:54 EDT
Never Forget What's Really In Your Energy/Sports

Never Forget What's Really In Your Energy/Sports Drinks

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.
08/26/2016 09:16 EDT