CBD and other medications: Proceed with caution
Products containing cannabidiol (CBD) seem to be all the rage these days, promising relief from a wide range of maladies, from insomnia and hot flashes to chronic pain and seizures. Some of these claims have merit to them, while some of them are just hype. But it won’t hurt to try, right? Well, not so fast. CBD is a biologically active compound, and as such, it may also have unintended consequences. These include known side effects of CBD, but also unintended interactions with supplements, herbal products, and over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medications. Doubling up on side effects While generally considered safe...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katsiaryna Bykov, PharmD, ScD Tags: Drugs and Supplements Marijuana Medical Research Safety Source Type: blogs

Delayed GI Symptoms and a Liver Transplant
​A 16-year-old boy presented to an emergency department in rural Pennsylvania for nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. He reported diffuse abdominal cramping that had started two hours earlier. Shortly prior to arrival, he had multiple episodes of nonbloody diarrhea and emesis. He had no significant past medical history, and was not currently taking any medications or supplements. Initially, the history he gave was limited due to a language barrier. His sister was also being evaluated for similar symptoms.The boy's vital signs were a heart rate of 130 bpm, a blood pressure of 100/50 mm Hg, a respiratory rate of 26 bpm, an oxy...
Source: The Tox Cave - November 30, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

A Troublesome Cup of Tea
A 45-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with nausea and vomiting. Her symptoms had started seven days earlier and steadily worsened. She reported generalized abdominal pain and distention and that her eyes appeared yellow.The patient had no past medical history, took no medications, and said she did not drink or use drugs. Her history showed that she had been drinking an herbal preparation every day for the past five months to ameliorate her heavy menstrual periods.The patient had mild right upper quadrant tenderness but no distention, rebound, or guarding. Her lungs were clear, and her heart rate and rhy...
Source: The Tox Cave - July 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

In Recovery? Ask Yourself These Questions Before Moving to a New City
Moving might be the right choice, but examine your motives. When we were drinking and using, we were irrational, impulsive, and at the whim of our heartbreakingly horrible decisions. We get into recovery to be more than that. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao Tzu Wherever you go, there you are. – Unknown We’ve all heard or tried the myth of the geographic cure: that we can change the unmanageability of our addictions simply by changing locations. The program suggests waiting a year to make major changes in our lives, such as moving to a new place or getting divorced. That sugge...
Source: World of Psychology - March 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Addiction Personal Publishers Recovery The Fix Moving Relocation Sobriety Source Type: blogs

5 Ways to Stop Feeling So Irritated All the Time
Constantly annoyed? Here are some strategies. “I’m taking this car and moving to Florida!” the elderly man in front of me at the DMV raged. He held up the line for a good 20 minutes, all over a measly $25 fee. I’m sure I wasn’t the only person in line thinking, “By all means, head for that state line… and now.” But you can’t completely blame the guy. Sometimes life triggers what can feels like an endless case of road rage. Even us yogis and meditators aren’t immune from it. Every little thing starts to grate, from the headline in the Washington Post to the #$% convection oven. Woah. If you feel like you...
Source: World of Psychology - November 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Alternative and Nutritional Supplements Anger Personal Publishers Self-Help Spirituality & Health Stress alone time annoyed anxiety Caffeine Calm Depression irritable irritated Mood Relax Source Type: blogs

The National Institutes of Health Launches HerbList, a Mobile App on Herbal Products
The National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCH) has launched HerbList – an app for research-based information about the safety and effectiveness of herbal products. Developed by NCCIH and launched through the National Library of Medicine’s app pages, HerbList is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. HerbList helps consumers, patients, healthcare providers, and other users to quickly access information about the science of popular herbs and herbal supplements including kava, acai, ginkgo, turmeric, and more than 50 others marketed for health purp...
Source: BHIC - June 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Michelle Burda Tags: General Source Type: blogs

18 Things to Try In 2018
You're reading 18 Things to Try In 2018, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Disclaimer: I’m weird, and like trying new weird things things As a new year approaches us it is a great time to reflect on the year behind us and dial into the positive qualities we would like to integrate into our lives. When January greets your warmly it brings with it that sense of hope, freshness, and endless possibilities. What better time to try some thing new that could benefit you…. One should always explore new terrain...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mikedvs15 Tags: featured self improvement best blog posts on motivation happiness pickthebrain resolutions travel try new things Source Type: blogs

Erin ’s Things: October 8
You're reading Erin’s Things: October 8, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. This week for Erin's things, I'm talking about a couple of interesting ingestibles, Marijuana for your health and the comeback of one of my favorite sneakers - just a couple of things that made my week a little more interesting! 1. Bone broth and Collagen powder –So, what exaclty do bone broth and collagen have in common? Apparently, it’s ridiculously amazing health benefits. Glowing skin, shiny hair, strong nails and good ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - October 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: Erin's Things featured self improvement best self improvement blog cannabis erin falconer helix mattress kava pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

The Introvert ’s Weekend: 6 Tips for Enjoying It Your Way
You're reading The Introvert’s Weekend: 6 Tips for Enjoying It Your Way, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. “When you honor your body, mind and spirit you are saying to the universe, ‘I love you’” –Panache Desai Most of us look forward to the weekend. Whether it’s for sleeping in late, catching up with friends, spending time with family or enjoying the occasional getaway, the weekend breaks up the routine of the work week and reminds us that life is more than just toil. For those of us who ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Summer Edward Tags: featured happiness self confidence best confidence blogs how to relax introversion introvert introverts pickthebrain relaxation tips self improvement the weekend weekend plans Source Type: blogs

10 Ways to Beat Insomnia and Get Better Sleep
Two-and-a-half years ago, I experienced a terrible case of insomnia. I took the sleeping drug Lunesta (eszopiclone), which afforded me a few wonderful nights’ sleep until I realized it substantially increased my anxiety during the day. Within a week on the drug, I became addicted, experiencing more and more withdrawal (anxiety) symptoms. Other sleep aids had the same effect — even over-the counter medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine). So I was forced to figure out how to get my sleep back on track naturally. I asked anyone I knew who had ever suffered from sleep problems for tips on catching some quality Z...
Source: World of Psychology - January 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Alternative and Nutritional Supplements Bipolar Depression Mindfulness Sleep Spirituality Chronic Insomnia Circadian Rhythm Melatonin Mood Disorder Sleep Aid Sleep Disorder sleep supplements Source Type: blogs

Reader Question – Homeopathy for life long anxiety?
Many of you might be asking this same question so I’m posting with the answer here. Enjoy. The question is from scary cherry i’m 19 and have been suffering from anxiety my entire life. by the time i reached my teens, i had panic/anxiety attacks, bouts of agoraphobia and OCD. i thought i’d grow out of these things so i didn’t do much about it until i was 18 and i realized the anxiety was seriously keeping me from doing things. all those years i put all my energy into curbing my anxiety, and it didn’t leave much time for enjoyment. by february, i was on zoloft, and by june i was off of it beca...
Source: Addiction Recovery Blog - July 30, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Addiction Recovery Author Tags: Heroin Treatment Source Type: blogs

Drugs for Diabetes Pain
By David Spero Pain researcher Rebecca Sudore, MD, says, "Adults living with Type 2 diabetes are suffering from incredibly high rates of pain, at levels similar to patients living with cancer." Sounds awful. But what can we do about it? Actually, quite a bit. Let's look at medications first. Because chronic pain involves emotions, thoughts, stress, general health, and the entire body, there are at least six different categories of drugs that can help with pain. They include: narcotics, anxiolytics (“tranquilizers"), antidepressants, anti-inflammatories, medicines for seizures, and alternative treatments. With all tho...
Source: Diabetes Self-Management - February 6, 2013 Category: Diabetes Authors: David Spero Source Type: blogs