The Effect Smoking Marijuana Has on Your Body – 5 Surprising Facts

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Medical marijuana is legal in 37 states and recreational marijuana legal in 2. There's a lot of chatter about those numbers getting larger in the coming years. It's hard to consume information about marijuana use that's devoid of stereotypes. The people who use it are either stoners or sinners. The way it makes you feel are obvious but there's surprisingly few guides about what risks or benefits come from inhaling it regularly. The truth is a little surprising.

3 Superfoods That Prolong Life and Improve Cognition

Everyone knows that being healthy in general helps you live longer, feel better, and stay sharp. But are there specific foods that target these same ends? Yes. For the most part. Here are three foods that target the basic mechanisms that cause us to grow old and senile, and help reverse the process. They've all served as the basis for billions of dollars of pharmaceuticals to varying success.

Why Aging is a Growth Disorder


Growing old is steeped in romance and mystery. Nothing could be further from the truth. The process has more or less been working the same way for a long time. Like 2 billion years. Our understanding of it has increased greatly over the last 4-5 decades, and it's shed light on a surprising truth: It almost looks like type 3 diabetes

Healing Arthritis Naturally: Causes and Potential Cures


Arthritis gives about 80 million Americans joint pain every day. It's a pernicious condition that also comes with an inconvenient secret: Nobody really knows how to treat it. There are a litany of expensive surgeries and procedures you can undergo, and I reckon many of them help, but there's anything but a one-size-fits-all solution. The bad news is that I don't know how to treat it either. Sorry. The good news is that I've drummed up an actionable list of diet changes anyone can take that'll probably improve the situation.

Echinacea: The (Almost) Cure For the Common Cold


Cold season is upon us. I personally dislike cough syrup and try to avoid medication when possible. Echinacea is touted as a cure for the common cold, but I'm sad to doesn't really hold up when put under the microscope. It's useful as a general immune booster, but not as a targeted treatment for anyting....including the cold.

Forget Resolutions, Remember This: Whatever You Do, You Will Do More Of

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A new years resolution is a flawed concept. Their failure ought to be an expectation, not an indictment on your character. They're based on laws of behavioral physics that simply don't exist. Instead, I'd suggest a better alternative to making improvements. You don't need goals, willpower, planning, or even a lot of time. Instead, all you need is a crucial little piece of information: feedback.