New Book: Cannabis for Chronic Pain

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Dr. Rav Ivker’s new book, Cannabis for Chronic Pain: A Proven Prescription for Using Marijuana to Relieve Your Pain and Heal Your Life, is an excellent resource for non-opioid pain relief solutions. First released in September 2017, it is a comprehensive and authoritative guide for using medical marijuana to treat chronic pain. The new softcover edition now makes the book more widely accessible to the general public.

With the opioid crisis continuing to accelerate (opioids killed more than 115 people per day in 2016, more than any year on record), patients, doctors and public health officials are actively seeking answers and alternatives. A promising solution to this deepening crisis may lie in a concurrent trend – the rapidly growing medical marijuana industry. Continue reading “New Book: Cannabis for Chronic Pain”

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Father’s Day Barbecue: Healthier Ways to Grill

grill-kebabsFor most people, barbecuing is one of the true joys of summertime, and warm weather and Father’s Day celebrations will also have many people lighting up the grill. But grilling is unfortunately associated with some real health risks. Research has identified carcinogenic by-products associated with grilled foods, particularly red meat, poultry, lamb, pork and fish. So before you turn on the barbecue, here are some tips on healthier ways to grill, as well ways to make your food more flavorful.

The two carcinogens to be aware of are heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).  Continue reading “Father’s Day Barbecue: Healthier Ways to Grill”

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