Healing With Hemp CBD Oil: A Simple Guide to Using Powerful and Proven Health Benefits of CBD

Healing With Hemp CBD Oil: A Simple Guide to Using Powerful and Proven Health Benefits of CBD

by Earl Mindell

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ISBN-13: 9780757004551
Publisher: Square One Publishers
Publication date: 11/06/2017
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 87,811
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Earl Mindell, RPh, PhD, is a registered pharmacist, master herbalist, and college educator. He is also an award-winning author of over twenty best-selling books, including Earl Mindell's New Vitamin Bible, which has sold over 11 million copies worldwide. Dr. Mindell was inducted into the California Pharmacists Association’s Hall of Fame in 2007, and was awarded the President's Citation for Exemplary Service from Bastyr University in 2012. He is on the Board of Directors of the California College of Natural Medicine, and serves on the Dean's Professional Advisory Group, School of Pharmacy, Chapman University. In addition to being a highly sought-after lecturer, he has appeared on numerous TV shows such as Good Morning America and the Late Show with David Letterman. He and his wife reside in Beverly Hills, California.

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Introduction

Imagine that researchers had found a naturally occurring substance that could effectively overcome dozens of health disorders without any serious side effects. Now imagine that the plant in which this substance was found had been banned in this country because, as a commercially grown crop, it threatened other competing “cash” crops. As new studies showed its many medical benefits, our laws continued to prevent farmers from planting an easy-to-grow crop that requires few, if any, pesticides or herbicides. If you think that sounds so crazy that it couldn’t be true, think again. For the last seventy years, the Federal Government has prohibited farmers from commercially growing the hemp plant. In doing so, it has effectively prevented American companies from making available CBD—the very compound that science has found to be an amazing and versatile healer.

As it turns out, hemp is a relative of marijuana. Both are cannabis plants, as are many other plants. However, while marijuana is high in THC, the chemical compound that accounts for marijuana’s psychoactive effects, hemp contains too little of this chemical to get anyone high. On the other hand, while marijuana contains a relatively low level of the healing compound CBD, hemp is high in CBD—which has no psychoactive effects. Yet as you will discover in the chapters that follow, for decades, the hemp plant has been outlawed along with marijuana because the government has falsely classified it as a dangerous Schedule 1 drug. And while more and more states are legalizing the growth and sale of marijuana, hemp is still not permitted to be grown as a commercial crop.

As a registered pharmacist, I have witnessed the amazing growth of pharmaceutical companies over the years. I have also seen too many of these companies produce drugs that may relieve specific symptoms, but come with dangerous side effects. I have always looked for natural products that can provide the same relief without the risk of side effects. That is not to say that pharmaceutical companies don’t produce life-saving drugs, because they do.

However, nature has provided us with many alternative solutions that work well. Over the years, as I read more about the many benefits of hemp oil and CBD, I discovered that hemp’s classification as a Schedule 1 drug made no sense in light of the available scientific research. I needed to know more.

Healing With Hemp CBD Oil is the result of my investigation into this important product. The book is divided into two parts. Part One presents the basics of hemp. It begins with a look at hemp’s impressive history and its importance as a popular crop grown throughout the world. It goes on to explain the groundbreaking scientific research into hemp oil and its healing effects on the body. Because of the amount of misinformation about hemp oil products, Chapter 4 is devoted to making you a smart consumer who knows how to buy, use, and store hemp oil-based produces. Part One concludes with an eye-opening review of the law, medicine, and CBD.

Part Two provides an A-to-Z listing of specific health disorders and how hemp oil can be used to relieve them. Each entry includes an explanation of the problem, its most common symptoms, its causes, and its standard conventional treatment and side effects, if any. The entry concludes with a discussion of how you can use hemp oil to improve your health. At the end of the book, a resource section guides you to the organizations and websites that can assist you in learning more about hemp. For those who wish to read the research papers and articles on which this book was based, you’ll also find an extensive list of reference.

The information presented in this book is not meant to replace the medical advice given to you by your physician. It is designed to provide the facts you need to know to make informed decisions about your health. If in reading this book you find a treatment that is of interest to you, do not be afraid to discuss it with your doctor. You can play an important role in your own healing process.

As much as I want to guide you to safe treatments for your health problems, I also want this book to get you angry. The United States government has banned our farmers from commercially growing hemp, one of the world’s most important crops. After reading the pages that follow, I hope you agree that the time has come to change the law and allow both our farmers and our people to benefit from this amazing plant.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction 1

Part 1 Hemp Oil and CBD Basics

1 The History of Hemp 5

2 The Science of CBD 17

3 Legal Status of Hemp and CBD Oil 25

4 A Buyer's Guide to Hemp Oil 37

Part 2 Healing with Hemp Oil

Acne 48

AD 49

Addiction, Opiate 49

ADHD 51

Age-Related Macular Degeneration 51

Alzheimer's Disease 53

AMD 55

Anxiety Disorders 56

Appetite Loss 57

Arthritis 58

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 61

Bipolar Disorder 63

Blood Clots 65

Cancer 67

Cardiovascular Disease 69

Chemotherapy, Side Effects 69

Colitis, Ulcerative 69

Crohn's Disease 69

Depression 71

Dermatitis, Atopic 72

Diabetes 72

Eczema 74

Epilepsy 76

Eye Disorders 78

Fibromyalgia 78

FM 79

Glaucoma 80

Headache 81

Heart Disease 83

High Blood Pressure 85

High Cholesterol 87

Hormone Imbalance 89

Hypertension 90

IBD 90

IBS 91

Incontinence 91

Inflammation 93

Inflammatory Bowel Disease 95

Insomnia 95

Irritable Bowel Syndrome 97

Macular Degeneration 99

Menopause 100

Migraine Headache 100

MS 100

Multiple Sclerosis 100

Nausea and Vomiting 103

Opiate Addiction 104

Panic Attack 104

PMS 104

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 104

Premenstrual Syndrome 104

Psoriasis 106

PTSD 108

Schizophrenia 108

Skin Condisions 110

Sleep Disorders 110

Thrombosis 110

Thyroid Disorder 110

Ulcerative Colitis 110

Resources 113

References 117

About the Author 139

Index 141

Preface

Imagine that researchers had found a naturally occurring substance that could effectively overcome dozens of health disorders without any serious side effects. Now imagine that the plant in which this substance was found had been banned in this country because, as a commercially grown crop, it threatened other competing “cash” crops. As new studies showed its many medical benefits, our laws continued to prevent farmers from planting an easy-to-grow crop that requires few, if any, pesticides or herbicides. If you think that sounds so crazy that it couldn’t be true, think again. For the last seventy years, the Federal Government has prohibited farmers from commercially growing the hemp plant. In doing so, it has effectively prevented American companies from making available CBD—the very compound that science has found to be an amazing and versatile healer.

As it turns out, hemp is a relative of marijuana. Both are cannabis plants, as are many other plants. However, while marijuana is high in THC, the chemical compound that accounts for marijuana’s psychoactive effects, hemp contains too little of this chemical to get anyone high. On the other hand, while marijuana contains a relatively low level of the healing compound CBD, hemp is high in CBD—which has no psychoactive effects. Yet as you will discover in the chapters that follow, for decades, the hemp plant has been outlawed along with marijuana because the government has falsely classified it as a dangerous Schedule 1 drug. And while more and more states are legalizing the growth and sale of marijuana, hemp is still not permitted to be grown as a commercial crop.

As a registered pharmacist, I have witnessed the amazing growth of pharmaceutical companies over the years. I have also seen too many of these companies produce drugs that may relieve specific symptoms, but come with dangerous side effects. I have always looked for natural products that can provide the same relief without the risk of side effects. That is not to say that pharmaceutical companies don’t produce life-saving drugs, because they do.

However, nature has provided us with many alternative solutions that work well. Over the years, as I read more about the many benefits of hemp oil and CBD, I discovered that hemp’s classification as a Schedule 1 drug made no sense in light of the available scientific research. I needed to know more.

Healing With Hemp CBD Oil is the result of my investigation into this important product. The book is divided into two parts. Part One presents the basics of hemp. It begins with a look at hemp’s impressive history and its importance as a popular crop grown throughout the world. It goes on to explain the groundbreaking scientific research into hemp oil and its healing effects on the body. Because of the amount of misinformation about hemp oil products, Chapter 4 is devoted to making you a smart consumer who knows how to buy, use, and store hemp oil-based produces. Part One concludes with an eye-opening review of the law, medicine, and CBD.

Part Two provides an A-to-Z listing of specific health disorders and how hemp oil can be used to relieve them. Each entry includes an explanation of the problem, its most common symptoms, its causes, and its standard conventional treatment and side effects, if any. The entry concludes with a discussion of how you can use hemp oil to improve your health. At the end of the book, a resource section guides you to the organizations and websites that can assist you in learning more about hemp. For those who wish to read the research papers and articles on which this book was based, you’ll also find an extensive list of reference.

The information presented in this book is not meant to replace the medical advice given to you by your physician. It is designed to provide the facts you need to know to make informed decisions about your health. If in reading this book you find a treatment that is of interest to you, do not be afraid to discuss it with your doctor. You can play an important role in your own healing process.

As much as I want to guide you to safe treatments for your health problems, I also want this book to get you angry. The United States government has banned our farmers from commercially growing hemp, one of the world’s most important crops. After reading the pages that follow, I hope you agree that the time has come to change the law and allow both our farmers and our people to benefit from this amazing plant.

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