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10 Health Benefits of Marijuana

Marijuana frequently gets a bad rap. How much of it is deserved? After my earlier blog, “Should Marijuana Be Legalized?” I conducted research to find out the benefits and problems linked with marijuan…


Should Marijuana be Legalized?

The New York Times conducted a poll asking readers whether marijuana should be legalized or not. While I anticipated that many people favor legalizing marijuana, their results were still shocking: onl…


If You Have Glaucoma, Eat More of These

In my last video, I discussed how eating goji berries with nuts and seeds can help build up yellow plant pigments such as lutein and zeaxanthin in our eyes to help fight age-related macular degenerati…


Which Foods Fight Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of legal blindness in white women, and the number one cause of blindness in African-American women. In a study I profile in the above video, researchers chose a po…


Low Estrogen and Your Vision

There is a lot of controversy about whether or not to take estrogen. You already know that women with low estrogen in or near menopause deal with hot flashes, poor sleep, lower libido, and other commo…


Preventing Blindness With Diet

More than a million Americans are blind. The good news is that all four of the most common causes of vision loss may be prevented with a healthy plant-based diet—age-related macular degeneration, diab…


4 Eye Diseases You’re At Risk for As You Age

By Marlo Sollitto, contributing editor By age 65, 1-in-3 Americans have some form of vision-impairing eye disease. There are four major age-related eye diseases (AREDs) — glaucoma, c…


A Toke a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Alone in her Birmingham, England home, a woman stirs a half teaspoon of cannabis into her hot tea. By seeking relief from pain and spasms caused by multiple sclerosis in this way she is, in the eyes…


Marijuana for MS: Miracle or Menace?

Imagine the desperation felt by people living with chronic, severe pain or discomfort -- with no relief in sight. The list of symptoms brought on by multiple sclerosis is lengthy, and for people wit…


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