Health and Interesting Bits


The CBD (Cannabidiol) Users Manual according to ProjectCBD.org

July 18, 2016 Sweet Health Admin

(Original article via www.projectcbd.org - posted here for Education Purposes ONLY - this is not advice on how any of our products should be used) A beginner's guide to Cannabidiol & Cannabis/Hemp Therapeutics In 2009, a handful of CBD-rich cannabis strains were discovered serendipitously in Northern California, America’s cannabis breadbasket, where certified patients could access medical marijuana legally. Thus began a great laboratory experiment in democracy involving CBD-rich cannabis therapeutics. The advent of whole plant CBD-rich oil as a grassroots therapeutic option has changed the national conversation about cannabis. It’s no longer a question of whether medical marijuana works – today...


Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System

July 16, 2016 Sweet Health Admin

Written by Dustin Sulak of Healer.com, via norml.orgAs you read this review of the scientific literature regarding the therapeutic effects of cannabis and cannabinoids, one thing will become quickly evident: cannabis has a profound influence on the human body. This one herb and its variety of therapeutic compounds seem to affect every aspect of our bodies and minds. How is this possible? At our integrative medical clinics in Maine and Massachusetts, my colleagues and I treat over 18,000 patients with a huge diversity of diseases and symptoms. In one day I might see cancer, Crohn's disease, epilepsy, chronic pain, multiple...


Sargol Saffron - The "Jewel of Persia"

December 28, 2015 Sweet Health Admin

Sargol Saffron - The Jewel of Persia Saffron is one of the highly prized spices known since antiquity for its colour, flavour and medicinal properties. It is the dried "stigma" or threads of the flower of the Crocus sativus plant. It is a bulbous perennial plant that belongs to the family of Iridaceae, in the genus, Crocus, and known botanically as Crocus sativus. What exactly is Persian (Sargol) Saffron? Sargol literally translates as "top of the flower" in Persian, and is made up of the red stigmas which have been cut and separated prior to drying.  Saffron has been coveted throughout...


"Let food be thy medicine..."

August 30, 2015 Sweet Health Admin

The healing properties of food have been reported by cultures worldwide throughout history. However, the past decade has presented an explosion of clinical research to show specifically what health benefits individual foods can offer, identifying the various nutrients and phytochemicals associated with these benefits. Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. -- Hippocrates, father of medicine, 431 B.C. A variety of fruits, vegetables, and unprocessed whole foods have properties that can benefit our health. Studies in the past decade have taken nutritional research beyond protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals. Chemicals in the plants called phytochemicals have...


Shilajit - "The Destroyer of Weakness" - Nature's Super Tonic

August 27, 2015 Sweet Health Admin

About 50 million years ago, the Indian continent collided into Asia and formed the Himalayan mountain range. As the mountains formed, tropical forests were crushed and compacted between massive boulders. The compressed forests gradually transformed into a nutrient- and mineral-rich biomass loaded with medicinalhumic and fulvic acids. Now, every summer as the mountains warm, India’s most prized herbal remedy literally oozes from these biomass resins in the high mountain crevasses. [Please note: Although available in powdered forms nowadays, these generally only contain small amounts of the resin (if that) and other fillers - traditionally it has always been produced and used in...