Cannabis + Fitness Join Forces

Get Ready for the New Mind/Body Fitness Workout If you haven’t been following our blog or keeping up with the vast number of research studies regarding the holistic properties of cannabis and their contributions to wellness, then this may not only delight you, but surprise you as well. The world’s first cannabis gym will open…

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7 Reasons to Jump-Start Your Practice

7 Reasons to Jump-Start Your Practice   Only the Holistic Academy:  is made for holistic professionals like you. In fact, we are the only online cannabis education training program showcasing the integration of holistic healing modalities with medical marijuana! offers a turn-key solution. Modules feature a robust, downloadable library of collateral resources for your reference…

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Study Shows Cannabis Decreases Aggression Fueled by Alcohol

Dutch scientists from Maastricht University in the Netherlands have discovered that cannabis reduces feelings of anger and hostility provoked by alcohol. “Tapping the keg of America’s never-ending violence, ‘intoxicated aggression’ spikes precipitously among drinkers, while marijuana snuffs out those same aggressive tendencies.” Read the full article Participants were regular users of both alcohol and cannabis…

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Cannabis in Alzheimer’s Treatment

Scientists at the Salk Institute have recently discovered that tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, among other compounds in marijuana can increase the cellular removal of amyloid, a toxic protein found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. David Schubert, Salk Professor and lead writer of the study, told Salk News, “Although other studies have offered evidence that cannabinoids…

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Cannabis Helps Prevent Feelings of Social Pain

A new study shows that cannabis is highly effective in diminishing the emotional pain that comes with social rejection and loneliness. “Those who smoked marijuana relatively frequently felt less threatened than those who smoked it less frequently, or not at all…’Humans have a fundamental need to belong,’ the researchers note. ‘Hurt feelings motivate us to…

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Cannabis Smiles Need Extra TLC

Cannabis Smiles Need Extra TLC An international study suggests that daily cannabis use over a span of 20 years is associated with poor gum health, but not responsible for any other early to mid-life health problems.

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Debunking the Mental Health Myth

Debunking the Mental Health Myth   In a 2014 article, “The Dangers and Consequences of Marijuana Abuse,” the DEA linked depression to marijuana use among teens, adults, and even dogs. Because studies like this inform policies created at the federal level, it’s important that they reflect the most accurate, up-to-date information. Which raises the question:…

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Healthy and Satisfying Salad Tips – Yoga Journal

Salads are generally unfairly criticized, the usual associations to rabbit food and being bland are commonplace. However, this thought process is out-dated – salads can be nutritionally rich and tasty,

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New York State Nutritionists Are Hungry for Cannabis

May 19th-21st, 2016 Laura + Donna’s nutrition colleagues are interested in learning more about cannabis – big time! The New York State Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics was HCN co-founder Laura’s third presentation to state associations in Spring 2016. Just so you know, Laura was thrilled to be back in her birth state!

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New Jersey Dietetic Association

May 6, 2016 The New Jersey Dietetics Association former spokesperson and HCN’s co-founder Laura Lagano is presenting “Cannabis Comes Out of the Closet: Dietitians, Get Up to Speed on This Healing Herb or Get Left Behind!” at the annual meeting. According to former Jersey girl and HCN co-founder Donna Shields, “This is a landmark decision…

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