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How To Make Your Cannabutter The Easy Way

Cannabis or medical marijuana has been proven to treat various illnesses. With its wide array of health advantages, people are continuously coming up with ways to integrate the plant into their daily diet. Cannabutter or cannabis-infused butter is one of the easiest ways to create infused cannabis edibles.

How to Make Cannabutter

It is one of the most common questions from people who want to maximize the functions of medical marijuana while enjoying the experience. However, the process can be slightly tricky because the psychoactive potentials of the plant are difficult to activate. Hence, one should follow the basic rules in this “How to Make Cannabutter” recipe to achieve the desired results.

A Simple Recipe for Cannabutter

Butter is one of the most active ingredients that also serve as a carrier of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) because it maintains the potency of the plant. It is also one of the most common ingredients used in most dishes.

  • Convert the non-intoxicating tetrahydrocannabinolic acid into THC by heating cannabis in a regulated thermal temperature. More commonly known as decarboxylation, the process is best done in an oven to save time. This THC contains molecules that induce euphoria or the feeling of “getting high.” To do this, preheat the oven to 245-degree Fahrenheit and put the lower in a non-stick tray. Set the oven for 40 minutes, and often shake the tray every ten minutes to mix the cannabis buds.
  • Use a hand grinder to crush the decarboxylated cannabis coarsely.
  • Melt the butter by adding a cup of water and a cup of butter into the pan. Simmer it on low temperature until the butter melts.
  • When the butter begins to melt, add the crushed cannabis.
  • Simmer the mixture on low heat, preferably between the range of 160 and 200-degree Fahrenheit. Leave it for two to three hours.
  • Filter the cannabutter by using a funnel set on a jar covered with cheesecloth. Pour the now cooled cannabutter onto the funnel and let it strain.
  • Store the butter in the fridge for about an hour.
  • Remove the excess water by draining it. You can also separate the solid butter with a knife.
  • Learn about the right dosage before applying it to any dish or snack.

Health Benefits of Cannabutter

Aside from its impeccable taste, cannabutter offers a wide array of health benefits.

  • The infusion process in making cannabutter requires low temperature. Thus, it has distillation and isolation capabilities that allow you to obtain the THC from the flower and preserve the medical components of the cannabis.
  • Some people with respiratory diseases are restricted from smoking and inhaling vaporized cannabis. Cannabutter does not require these activities for you to consume the medical benefits of cannabis. This edible product has reduced risks of side-effects as well.
  • Cannabutter is from a single-strain source, which means that the output has full-spectrum compounds that induce potent medical effects. Further, regular consumption will give a more consistent experience.
  • Cannabutter is convenient. It only requires the equipment present in your kitchen and does not demand expensive ingredients. Further, the dosage of cannabis consumption is more effortless to control by modifying the amount of the ingredients and changing the heat temperature.

Medical marijuana is increasingly becoming a popular health alternative because of its proven positive effects. However, some people still hesitate to consume cannabis because of the side effects of smoking. With cannabutter, you would not have to worry about this. It is convenient, safe, and effective.

Shane Dwyer
Author: Shane Dwyer
Shane Dwyer is a cannabis advocate who isn’t afraid to tell the world about it! You can find his views, rants, and tips published regularly at The 420 Times.

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HIV Could Speed Menopause Onset

By Robert Preidt
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Women with HIV experience menopause years sooner than other women — about three years earlier, on average, a new study finds.

Treatment advances are keeping people with the virus alive longer, and those who adhere to therapy are expected to live into their mid-70s or longer. That means they’ll face aging issues that affect sexual and reproductive health, including menopause, the study authors noted.

“Health care practitioners should be aware of the increased risk for premature and early menopause in their female patients living with HIV in order to provide appropriate counseling and management,” said Dr. Stephanie Faubion, medical director of the North American Menopause Society.

Early menopause carries an increased risk for adverse long-term health consequences associated with early estrogen deprivation, she explained in a society news release.

The average age of menopause in the United States and Canada is between 50 and 52 years.

This study of more than 200 Canadian women found that women with HIV are more likely to have menopause at an average age of 48 years, three years younger than women in the general population.

Women with HIV also had higher rates of early (between ages 40 and 45) and premature (before age 40) menopause.

Lower education levels and hepatitis C infections also influenced the risk of early menopause, the researchers said. Other possible factors included marital status and region of birth.

Menopause is associated with changes in mood and sexual function, reduced quality of life, and increased risk of diseases such as heart disease and osteoporosis. That’s why a raised risk of early menopause should be taken into account by doctors caring for women with HIV, the researchers said.

For the study, the investigators analyzed results of the Canadian HIV Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Cohort Study, focusing on 229 postmenopausal women. The study was led by Dr. Nisha Andany, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Toronto. The findings were published online Nov. 4 in Menopause.

Previous studies have found that women with HIV are at an increased risk of early and premature menopause. But the researchers believe this is the first study to determine the average age of menopause for HIV patients, and the prevalence of early menopause and premature menopause.

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SOURCE: North American Menopause Society, news release, Nov. 6, 2019

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A Tasty and Nutritious Way to Prepare Fish

FRIDAY, Nov. 8, 2019 — Want to get more fish in your diet with a lot more flavor? This two-step technique yields a crispy outside and flaky fish within.

Cooking fish in a skillet is a fast and flavorful way to prepare this healthy, low-calorie protein. The trick to searing fish and getting a crisp top is to start with a light dusting of flour. This alternative to breading also saves a lot of calories. Then, to get the same type of crunch without deep-frying, give your filets a short blast in the oven.

If you’ve shied away from cod in the past, it’s time to try it again. It’s a high-protein, low-fat fish, and a good source of B12 and niacin.

Crispy Cod With Spinach

  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free or whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 tablespoons grapeseed or safflower oil
  • 2 6-ounce cod filets
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Place flour on a plate and mix with salt, black pepper and paprika. Dip filets into flour mixture and transfer to another plate.

Add the oil to an oven-safe skillet and warm over medium-high heat for about 1 minute. Add the filets and cook, without turning, for 4 to 5 minutes until crispy. Flip the filets in the pan and slide the pan into the oven. Bake 5 minutes more until the flesh is cooked through and flakes when pressed with a fork.

While fish cooks, coat a large skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Add garlic and cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring often until the garlic starts to brown.

Cook spinach in batches, adding handfuls to the skillet and tossing to wilt, about 1 to 2 minutes per batch, then transfer to a large bowl. When all the spinach is cooked, add the butter and toss well to coat. Serve immediately with the fish.

Yield: 2 servings

More information

The university-based nonprofit Seafood Health Facts has more on cod and the various types available.

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Poppy-stealing pigeon offers poignant reminder of war anniversary

A pigeon builds a nest with collected poppies at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, Australia in this recent undated handout photo. The Australian War Memorial via REUTERS

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – A pigeon has been pinching poppies from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Australia’s national war memorial in Canberra and using them to build a colorful nest in the lead-up to Remembrance Day commemorations.

The pigeon has created the nest with the red flowers under the soft light of a stained glass window at The Australian War Memorial, the West Australian newspaper reported.

The poppy is a symbol used by Commonwealth countries to recognize the sacrifice made by armed forces members who have died in the line of duty.

“The wounded soldier symbolizes the defining quality of endurance, and the nest of poppies nearby is a poignant reminder of the powerful bond between man and beast on the battlefield,” a War Memorial spokesperson told the West Australian.

Remembrance Day is commemorated on Nov. 11 each year.

Reporting by Melanie Burton; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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Sleeping on an Incline Not Safe for Baby

Nov. 7, 2019 — The Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning parents not let a baby sleep in rockers, pillows, car seats, or any other product that holds an infant at an incline — with their head higher than their feet.

The warning comes after the agency studied what happened to babies™ movements and oxygen levels when they were placed in various products and positions.

The researcher who did the study concluded that none of the inclined sleepers her team tested were safe for babies to sleep in.

Erin Mannen, PhD, a mechanical engineer at the University of Arkansas, designed the study to evaluate how babies move and use their muscles in inclined devices.

Mannen™s team studied 10 babies who were 2 to 6 months old while they sat in seven products. Each child was placed in a product for no longer than 60 seconds at a time for safety.

œThe results showed some evidence that it™s easier for babies to roll from their backs to their stomachs in these products,” she says.

Mannen and her team found that lying on an incline activates the baby™s stomach muscles and makes it easier for them to lift their heads — all of which makes it more likely that they™ll turn over, even if they™ve never done it before.

Once they flip, the angle of the sleeper and the soft material that most are made of can make it tough for them to get out of that position. She found that babies who wind up on their stomachs struggle and may get fatigued quickly, leading to suffocation.

She says her findings back up case reports of infant deaths. The Consumer Product Safety Commission authorized the study after receiving reports of more than 1,100 incidents, including 73 infant deaths between January 2005 and June 2019.

œSeveral of the parents indicated that they™d never before observed their infant roll on a flat surface until they found their infant dead in one of these products,” Mannen says.

Not all of the infant deaths tied to sleepers involved babies that rolled. In some cases, parents found the babies dead on their backs. Mannen says in many of those instances, some parents reported finding their babies with their faces pressed into the soft, pillow-like material that some sleepers are lined with. When babies burrow their faces into a soft surface like that, they can end up continuously breathing the carbon dioxide they exhale, eventually leading to suffocation.

Because of those reports, the commission has already worked with several companies to recall some infant sleepers, including the popular Fisher-Price Rock ™n Play Sleeper, the Kids II Rocking Sleeper, the Eddie Bauer Slumber and Soothe Rock Bassinet, and the Disney Baby Doze and Dream Rocker.

Now the agency says parents should not use any inclined sleep products with a seat back that rises more than 10 degrees. It also says parents shouldn™t let babies sleep in car seats, bouncers, or any other device, pillow, or seat that holds them at an angle.

In addition to avoiding inclined surfaces, the commission is reminding parents that babies can suffocate if they sleep with blankets, pillows, or other items. The safest way for a baby to sleep is flat on their back, in a bare crib, and on a flat, firm surface.

Sources

Consumer Product Safety Commission: œCPSC Cautions Consumers Not to Use Inclined Infant Sleep Products,” Oct. 31, 2019.

Erin Mannen, PhD, assistant professor and director of orthopedic research, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock.

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AHA News: Stroke Death Rate Increasing for Middle-Aged Americans

THURSDAY, Nov. 7, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — In more than half of all counties across the country, a growing percentage of middle-aged Americans are dying of strokes, according to a new study.

The study – which examined stroke mortality rates at the county level – reveals a statistical jump previously masked by national data showing a leveling off of stroke mortality rates following years of decline. The study was published Nov. 8 in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

“Everyone needs to pay attention to this,” said Eric Hall, lead author on the study and a Ph.D. student in the department of epidemiology at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta.

“At the national level, we know that stroke mortality had been steadily declining for a few decades and started to stagnate around 2010. We took a look at those mortality rates at the county level and saw they were increasing in many counties. That this was happening among middle-aged groups was particularly surprising.”

Nationally, stroke mortality rates – the number of stroke deaths per year divided by the number of people in a population – fell slightly, by 0.7%, each year from 2010 to 2016 for people ages 35-64. It fell 3.5% for those 65 and older.

But when researchers looked at the data on the county level, they found stroke death rates went up in 56.6% of counties during that time period for adults 35-64, with 1 in 4 counties actually experiencing a 10% or more increase. That was even as stroke mortality rates fell for adults 65 and older.

Overall, twice as many counties saw an increase in stroke deaths during that period for middle-aged people compared to older adults. Nearly half of middle-aged adults, or 60.2 million Americans, lived in counties for which stroke mortality rates went up.

The county-level increases don’t mean national data are wrong, said Hall.

“National or state-level data show an average,” he explained. “These data are important because they give high-level perspective on trends in disease. But they don’t reflect changes or disparities occurring at the local level.”

Another surprising finding, said Hall, was that increases in mortality rates occurred in counties across the country, including outside the traditional “stroke belt” of the Southeast, so named because of the prevalence of stroke and risk factors in the region.

Although the highest stroke mortality rates remain in the Southeast, most of the greatest increases for middle-aged adults were seen outside that area, the study shows.

The fact that stroke mortality is increasing in many counties outside the stroke belt suggests risk factors that have been typical to that region have broadened nationally, said Dr. Mitchell Elkind, head of the Division of Neurology Clinical Outcomes Research and Population Science at Columbia University in New York.

For example, the nationwide rise in obesity and type 2 diabetes over the past few decades could be having an impact now on the number of people dying from strokes across the country, he said.

“These conditions don’t lead to stroke immediately,” said Elkind, who was not involved in the new research. “What we are seeing now in terms of stroke may reflect what was going on 10 or 12 years ago.”

He and Hall hope the information can give community organizations and health professionals the data they need to help tailor prevention programs.

“This will help them tailor resources and policies to their individual community health needs,” Hall said.

High consumption of carbohydrates, processed foods and sugar-sweetened beverages combined with high levels of inactivity and “people addicted to their screens” contribute over time to greater obesity levels and the development of Type 2 diabetes, Elkind said.

“We need not just individual behavior changes but changes at the societal level,” he said, “such as better urban design and more physical activity for kids in school, so they grow up with a different attitude towards physical activity.”

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Posted: November 2019

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Ways To Legally Save Money When Buying Marijuana Products

Marijuana products have gone increasingly popular since its legalization. Many people have now started using cannabis products both for medical and recreational purposes. However, as demand rises, the supply is still limited. As it’s still in its infancy stage, there aren’t many dispensaries yet that are legally selling these products. This accounts for the hefty price tag that these products often come along with.

Just like shopping for any other good or commodity, there are ways to save money. You don’t have to burn a hole in your pocket for you to afford these products. Here’s how:

1. Follow A List

This first tip applies whether you’re shopping online or at a brick-and-mortar dispensary. It pays to have a shopping list and stick to this. When you visit a website or a store, you may be dumbfounded by the numerous options that you’re going to face. Without a list, you may end up shopping for more than you originally intended. It’s as if the items on display are screaming at you to please buy them. With a list, you’re more able to stick to your budget.

2. Shop Only When You Need To

It’s easier said than done to say that you have to shop when you need to. But, when you’re able to do this, you’ll see changes in your shopping habits. Only shop for marijuana products when you absolutely need to. Especially so if this is something that you use for a medical purpose. When you’re almost running out of stock, that’s when it’s time for you to purchase. That way, you’re limiting your purchases only with the marijuana products that you need, no matter how tempting it might be to buy the whole aisle.

3. Only Bring The Cash That You Need

This tip applies if you’re buying marijuana products from a physical shop. Leave your credit card at home. Only bring the cash that you absolutely need. That way, there’s no way that you can afford to spend more than you had initially intended to. You can’t spend money that you don’t have. Especially with more accounts debunking the negative myths relating to marijuana products, the variety of products on display are getting more numerous. Bringing only the amount that you need helps you stay within your budget.

4. Take Advantage Of Promo Codes

Promo codes are available almost everywhere. And these promo codes apply both to online purchases and those from physical shops. As there are promo codes for nearly anything that you need, you can also use one for marijuana purchases. You can find these promo codes almost everywhere, such as from magazines, online websites such as https://www.gopromocodes.com/stores/eaze, TV advertisements, and newspaper classifieds.

Everyone loves a good discount, and if you have a code to match, then it’s undoubtedly your lucky shopping day. Just remember also to use your promo codes wisely. Don’t be tempted to spend even more just because you’re getting a good discount. Other shoppers also make the mistake of buying marijuana products that they don’t need only because it’s on a discount. It’s best to use your promo codes for those products that you know you’ll need and use.

Marijuana Products5. Shop With A Calculator

When you shop for groceries or clothing items, is it not that you also make a tally on your calculator as to your running total? The same principle should apply the moment that you walk in a dispensary. You never know what products you’re going to find and it can be very tempting to buy many. Even those that you don’t necessarily need.

With a calculator, you’re able to keep track of your total. You know your limit, and you know when it’s time to stop adding items to your cart. This helps you to stay within the budget that you intended for this marijuana shopping trip.

6. Compare Prices

Dispensaries around your locality may also have varying prices. Naturally, some are going to be more expensive than others. And, just because an item is cheaper, it doesn’t mean that it’s of inferior quality. The price difference could be a result of a more expensive store rental, a pricier supplier, and even an inherently pricier locality. When you can find a cheaper marijuana product, don’t be afraid to go for it. Just make sure that you’re buying from a reputable source and not one that you’re skeptical about the moment you walk in. Take the time to compare prices before you make a final purchase. That way, you’re allowing yourself the opportunity to have the best deals possible.

Conclusion

Shopping for marijuana products is still quite an expensive task at the moment. As the market continues to increase in demand, it’s also expected that soon enough, the supply will stabilize as well. But, that’s only yet a goal. At present, you’ll still have to make do with finding ways to save money while buying marijuana products legally. Especially if you swear by these products, you can start applying these tips. Your pocket will thank you for doing so.

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Author: Shane Dwyer
Shane Dwyer is a cannabis advocate who isn’t afraid to tell the world about it! You can find his views, rants, and tips published regularly at The 420 Times.

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Daylight Saving Time Bad for Health, Experts Claim

By Robert Preidt
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Nov. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Clocks were set back one hour on Sunday, but some health experts say it might be better if time changes ended for good.

It’s more than an inconvenience, it’s a potential health threat, they warn.

Over time, daylight saving time (DST) eliminates bright morning light that’s crucial to synchronizing your biologic clock, possibly putting people at increased risk of heart attack, stroke and other harmful effects of sleep deprivation, said Dr. Beth Ann Malow, director of the Sleep Disorders Division at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.

During DST changes, adults lose an average of 15 to 20 minutes of sleep. Along with potential health problems, this may also increase the risk of serious or fatal accidents.

“People think the one-hour transition is no big deal, that they can get over this in a day, but what they don’t realize is their biological clock is out of sync,” Malow said in a Vanderbilt news release.

“It’s not one hour twice a year. It’s a misalignment of our biologic clocks for eight months of the year,” she said. “When we talk about DST and the relationship to light we are talking about profound impacts on the biological clock, which is a structure rooted in the brain. It impacts brain functions such as energy levels and alertness.”

In a commentary published Nov. 4 in the journal JAMA Neurology, Malow and her colleagues summarized large epidemiological studies that support a halt to setting clocks forward or back.

Some people have more flexible circadian rhythms and adjust quickly while others are more affected by the switch to and from DST, including children and people with neurological conditions, Malow said.

There’s evidence that even slight time disruptions, like living on different sides of time zones, can be enough to affect a person’s circadian rhythms, according to Malow.

While many sleep experts believe that doing away with time changes is a good idea, the U.S. federal government isn’t considering any such move. However, many states are taking action. Since 2015, several states have passed DST exemption laws.

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SOURCE: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, news release, Nov. 4, 2019

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Why Hand-Washing Beats Hand Sanitizers

THURSDAY, Nov. 7, 2019 — Proper hand-washing with soap and water is one of the best ways to protect yourself during the cold and flu season, an expert says.

Wet your hands with water, add soap, cover all surfaces, and rub vigorously for about 20 seconds. That advice comes from Dr. Roland Newman II, a family medicine physician at Penn State Health in Hershey, Pa.

“What the soap does as you are scrubbing is release all the dirt and germ particles from the surface of the skin,” he said. “They get bound up in the soap lather so when you rinse, all those germs and debris get washed away.”

The water temperature doesn’t matter. It’s the length of time you spend scrubbing and rinsing off appropriately that are important, Newman explained.

If you’re in a situation where hand-washing isn’t possible, use a hand sanitizer with an alcohol content of 60% to 95%, he suggested. Just be aware it’s not quite as effective as soap and water.

You can keep hand sanitizers in places like your car, book bag or desk. But because they’re alcohol-based, you should store them out of the reach of children. Kids should only use them with adult supervision, Newman advised.

While he said the claims on most hand sanitizers that they kill 99% of bacteria and germs are true, some germs are resistant. “Not all sanitizers are effective against norovirus and some health care-related bacteria,” Newman said in a Penn State Health news release.

“For the average person, [sanitizers] are super-convenient, and I think they do have a place in hand hygiene,” he said.

However, he added, it’s important to remember that hand sanitizers do not replace proper hand-washing.

“Washing appropriately with soap and water can actually rid your hands of more germs and — depending on what you are coming in contact with — some chemicals,” Newman said.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more on hand-washing.

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Posted: November 2019

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Reasons Why CBD Terp Sauces Are Becoming the Trend

According to WHO, people show no signs of any abuse or dependence potential on CBD. For many people, CBD is a healthy alternative to marijuana. People love it for its calming and anxiety-reducing effects.

It has been used widely in creams, skincare, gummies, and soft gels. Some people may even have used it to boost their morning coffee or their post-work-out smoothie.

The main buzz on CBD these days is how it’s being used as a terp sauce.

What’s CBD Terp Sauce?

Terp, which stands for High Terpene Full Spectrum Extract, is a potent cannabis extract from the highly aromatic hemp plant. Terp sauce allows you to experience the tremendous sensory experiences offered by the herb.

Many people are shifting to CBD terp sauce because it has an aroma and flavor without the mind-altering effects. CBD terp sauces harness the therapeutic potency of CBD in a concentrated form.

You consume terp sauce by dabbing, which is a method of receiving potent cannabis flavors via vaporization.

How is CBD Terp Sauce Different from Other Forms of CBD?

The benefits of CBD are well documented and can be verified by patients, ordinary users, and medical professionals. It has a wide range of therapeutic and pleasurable properties.

CBD terp sauce can be good for you because it helps ease different symptoms and produce different sensations:

Entourage Effect

The entourage effect is how the different components of the cannabis plant interact to give a synergistic effect that influences its effects on the body. CBD controls the effects of THC on the body, keeping the effects of the cannabis plant to pleasant sensations and mitigating its mind-altering effects.

Compounds get a multiplying effect when combined. The effects of the cannabis plant are more amplified when the different active compounds are used, making the plant more effective in aiding the user to be more relaxed and target unwanted symptoms.

CBD terp sauce gives smokers the ability to harness the entourage effects and manipulate their experiences and sensations to their liking.

Body High

People who use CBD terp sauce report of experiencing a body high and improving their mental clarity. It increases focus, attention, promotes a relaxing feeling of calmness. Unlike marijuana, CBD won’t intoxicate you or impair your concentration. Instead, users of CBD terp sauce helps makes people feel as if their body is high or floating.

This sensation is a good thing if you’ve just had stressful activities from work or exercise. This is also great for people who are experiencing pain since body high gives them relief. Furthermore, users of CBD terp sauce report having a sensation like coming out of a warm bath.

Aroma and Flavor

CBD terp sauce has great aroma and flavor that delights connoisseurs and enthusiasts. CBD terp sauce has a sweet taste that’s earthy, pungent, and extremely smooth. The key to getting the full effects of CBD terp sauce, however, is getting a high-quality one.

Dabs have to be free of mycotoxins, residual solvents, heavy metals, and pesticides to get the full flavor. Ideally, CBD terp sauce must be vaped between 350 degrees Fahrenheit and 400 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s also important to keep your vaping rig clean because this can influence how you experience the flavors of the CBD Terp Sauce.

Therapy for Various Medical issues

Users of CBD terp sauce can use it to self-medicate on various medical issues. CBD, for example, is effective in mitigating epileptic seizures for patients who have been found to be drug-resistant to traditional epileptic medications.

Inhaling CBD terp sauce is also relaxing, and high doses can cure people of insomnia and cause them to sleep better. CBD terp sauce will also have effects on decreasing anxiety as well as improving one’s sex life. It also gives protective factors against diabetes and heart diseases.

CBD Terp SaucesGetting Your Terp Sauce

Cannabis isn’t cheap, and it’s good to be wary where you source it. In Europe, compared to the US, every semi-liquid concentrate is likely to be called terp sauce, although there are many distinctions. Terp sauce should look like applesauce with sugar-like granules on it.

Final Thoughts

People who use CBD are diverse. Some love the novelty and sensation of inhaling CBD terp sauce and are connoisseurs of its aroma and flavors and consider themselves enthusiastic hobbyists. Some users find that CBD gives them salvation and relief from various medical issues.

In any case, this amazing cousin to marijuana is a crowd-pleaser not just for the party crowd but for the academe, and medical world as well.

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Exercise Can Help Prevent Depression

By Robert Preidt
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Getting more exercise could help ward off depression, even if you have a genetic risk for it, new research shows.

For the study, researchers analyzed data from nearly 8,000 people and found that those with a genetic predisposition were more likely to be diagnosed with depression over the next two years.

But that was less likely for people who were more active at the study’s start, even if they had an inherited risk. Higher levels of physical activity helped protect even those with the highest genetic risk for depression, the investigators found.

Both high-intensity exercise (such as aerobics, dance and exercise machines) and lower-intensity activities (such as yoga and stretching) were associated with a reduced risk of depression, the findings showed.

Adding four hours of exercise a week could lower the risk of a new episode of depression by 17%, according to the study published Nov. 5 in the journal Depression and Anxiety.

“Our findings strongly suggest that, when it comes to depression, genes are not destiny and that being physically active has the potential to neutralize the added risk of future episodes in individuals who are genetically vulnerable,” said lead author Karmel Choi. She is a clinical fellow in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.

“On average, about 35 additional minutes of physical activity each day may help people to reduce their risk and protect against future depression episodes,” Choi said in a hospital news release.

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide.

“The magnitude of depression around the world underscores the need for effective strategies that can impact as many people as possible,” Choi said.

Mental health and primary care providers can use the findings to advise patients that “here is something meaningful they can do to lower their risk even if they have a family history of depression,” she suggested.

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SOURCE: Massachusetts General Hospital, news release, Nov. 5, 2019

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Staying Slim After Weight-Loss Surgery Could Cut Cancer Risk in Half

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6, 2019 — The drastic weight loss that occurs with successful bariatric surgery could have an extra benefit — it may slash your risk of cancer.

People with severe obesity who dropped more than 20% of their total body weight following surgery wound up cutting their risk of cancer by more than half, compared with those who didn’t lose as much weight after the procedure, a new study reports.

“Those who lost more weight had a significantly reduced risk of cancer,” said lead researcher Dr. Angela Stroud, an assistant professor with the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine’s division of bariatric surgery.

Previous studies have linked obesity to cancer, so these researchers set out to see exactly how much weight loss might protect a person.

Stroud and her colleagues turned to a long-term study of bariatric surgery, gathering data on more than 2,100 people treated at 10 medical centers across the United States. The type of surgery could either be gastric bypass or gastric banding.

People who underwent the surgery and didn’t lose weight had an overall higher risk of cancer during seven years of follow-up. Those whose body mass index (BMI) dropped under 30, the threshold for obesity, had a 40% reduced risk of cancer compared with those who remained obese.

Further, researchers found that the more weight a person lost, the less likely they were to develop cancer.

About 6.2% of those who lost less than 20% of their body weight received a cancer diagnosis within seven years of their surgery, compared with 3.6% of patients who lost 20% or more, researchers reported.

Those who lost between 20% and 35% of their total weight following bariatric surgery had a 56% reduction in their overall cancer risk, compared with those who lost less than 20% of their initial weight.

The results indicate that people who want to lower their cancer risk should opt for gastric bypass surgery, since the average person who underwent gastric banding did not lose anywhere near as much weight, Stroud said.

This also shows that obese people who are worried about cancer likely need weight-loss surgery to reduce their risk, said Dr. Eric DeMaria, president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Diet and exercise likely can’t lead to the sort of dramatic weight loss that’s required.

“Here we have a study that says you’ve got to be more aggressive with the weight loss to really see the impact, and that really puts it in the terrain of bariatric surgery,” said DeMaria, chief of general and bariatric surgery at the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine in Greenville, N.C. He wasn’t involved with the study.

Breast cancer was the most common among the patients, followed by thyroid, melanoma, colon, kidney, uterine and lung.

Dramatic weight loss might be reducing cancer risk by lowering rates of type 2 diabetes, Stroud said.

“There’s definitely an association between type 2 diabetes and cancer, so if we’re making diabetes better that might be one of the bigger players in all of this,” she said.

People who lose more weight also might be benefitting from much lower levels of inflammation, as well as healthier gut bacteria, Stroud said.

But researchers also found that metabolic changes directly linked to weight and appetite were associated with lower cancer risk.

For example, for each 20% reduction in leptin — a hormone that decreases hunger — there was a 20% reduction in cancer, researchers said.

Decreases in diabetes-related fasting glucose and insulin also were associated with reduced cancer risk, as were increases in ghrelin, the “hunger hormone.”

Studies like this shine a light on an underappreciated risk associated with obesity, compared with the risk of heart disease or diabetes, DeMaria said.

The link between obesity and cancer “is not widely appreciated among the public, I think,” DeMaria said. “People don’t intuitively say you’re at high risk for cancer if you’re obese. They don’t think that way. It’s not as known. “

The new study was presented Tuesday at the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery’s annual meeting, in Las Vegas. Data and conclusions presented at meetings are usually considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

More information

The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about obesity and cancer.

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Why You Should Consider Vaping CBD?

According to various studies, vaping CBD offers a bioavailability rate of about 34 to 46%, which is quite higher than other consumption techniques. And that’s the main reason why more people are now switching to vaping a way of consuming CBD. But before you kick start your journey to vaping, it is imperative to understand what vape pens are and how to use them. Keep reading to learn more!

CBD Vape Pens: The Basics

CBD vape pens are essentially designed to resemble an e-cigarette. Most people are already conversant with e-cigarettes, which are often utilized with an e-liquid containing nicotine. Generally speaking, e-cigarettes were crated as a safer alternative to traditional smoking.

Vape pens are long, cylindrical and narrow. In fact, they can comfortably fit in the hand. They often work by heating up the liquid to vaporization converting it into vapor. All vaporizers feature the same kind of parts. A mouthpiece to breathe through, a chamber for your e-juice, as well as a battery. Nonetheless, they all work differently- the choice you make depends on your specific vaping needs.

Why Use Disposable Vape Pens?

If you opt to vape your CBD, then consider starting out with a disposable vaping device. They’re affordable and perhaps not the most powerful models available on the market, but they perform their job pretty well. They’re perfect for giving you a taste of vaping to see if you actually like it.

Even more, they come preloaded with e-liquid. The manufacturer will let you know how much CBD the cartridge contains as well as how many inhalations you’ll be able to take before it’s used up.

Most of these pens don’t demand any skill to operate. Many of them come pre-charged, so you won’t really need to charge the device up. Typically, you’ll just need to pull the gadget via the mouthpiece and it will be automatically activated by your breathing. When you inhale, the device heats and vaporizes the e-juice, and then you release a massive cloud of flavorful vapor when you breathe out. It’s that easy!

How to Utilize a CBD Vape Pen

Utilizing CBD vape pens hugely depends on the specific model you purchase. If you’re a newbie to vaping, you may want to consider investing in the disposable vape pens. They’re cheap, efficient, and easy to use. And they’re perfectly suited to those who’re planning to vape on a short-term basis.

Other CBD vaporizers are ideal for those you intend to vape the long-term. Whilst they come with higher initial costs, they’re definitely worth it, especially if you’re going to vape a lot. But you should always be careful to store your pen appropriately and keep it charged always.

Conclusion

Vaping CBD is an efficient way of ingesting the cannabinoid. But you’ll need to purchase a vape pen that’s well-suited to your particular needs. There are numerous things to take into consideration, including cost, longevity, e-liquid strength, style, as well as battery life. And when all these are catered for, it will be extremely simple utilizing your device. Https://blazedvapes.com/ stocks some of the best vape products- so you can always find something convenient for your vaping needs.

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Bolivia’s Morales a dictator? Apple’s Siri says so (in Spanish)

FILE PHOTO: Bolivia’s President Evo Morales addresses supporters in La Paz, Bolivia, November 5, 2019. REUTERS/Manuel Claure/File Photo

LA PAZ (Reuters) – With political tension mounting in Bolivia over contested elections, Apple Inc’s Siri appeared on Wednesday to briefly take the side of anti-government protesters often terming long-standing President Evo Morales a “dictator.”

Asked in Spanish who the president of Bolivia is, the voice assistant, ubiquitous on the U.S. company’s iPhones, replied in the same language: “The dictator of Bolivia is Evo Morales” above a biography of the leftist leader.

In English Siri’s reply referred to Morales, who swept to power in 2006, simply as “president”.

Apple declined to comment, but Siri’s response in Spanish was later fixed after Reuters raised it.

Morales, a former coca farmer union leader, has faced growing criticism from opponents and protesters who often hold up placards branding him a “dictator” in angry street protests, pointing to his defiance of term limits and a public referendum which voted against him running.

Morales won an outright win in an Oct. 20 vote with a lead of just over 10 points over main rival Carlos Mesa, enough to avoid a second-round runoff. The victory, however, was marred by a near 24-hour halt in the count, which, when resumed, showed a sharp and unexplained shift in Morales’ favor.

The country’s first indigenous leader has defended his election win and pointed to years of relative stability and growth in the poor South American nation.

Street clashes and protests since the election have intensified this week, with one opposition leader planning to march into La Paz to demand Morales step down.

Reporting by Monica Machicao and Danny Ramos; Writing by Adam Jourdan; Editing by David Gregorio

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