CBD cannabidiol for insomnia by Richard Collisson

Sleep, or lack of it, has recently become a worrying health issue. It seems that people are getting less of it than in the past and often of a poorer quality too. Probably related to our interconnectedness to a 24 hour world via computers, smartphones and tablets, we seem to be finding it increasingly difficult to switch off at night and get a good nights sleep, but also due to increased alcohol consumption and the stress of financial and work related insecurity in a fast changing and increasingly competitive workplace.

Insomnia can manifest as either a difficulty getting off to sleep, frequent or early waking, often combined with a difficulty getting back off to sleep or a combination of both.

A number of traditional herbs are available to address insomnia, mostly sedatives like Valerian, Hops, Passionflower or Wild Lettuce which are a safe and mild alternative to highly addictive pharmaceutical sleeping tablets. However many people find these herbs are not strong enough if their insomnia is severe or chronic. A recent new arrival on the scene which is natural, but significantly stronger and more efficacious than other traditional sleep herbs is CBD or cannabidiol. Continue reading ‘CBD cannabidiol for insomnia by Richard Collisson’ »

A natural solution for Migraine relief

Migraine headaches are related to abnormal changes in the blood flow and metabolism in the brain, the pain of migraine headaches results from sensory responses distinct from brain tissue because the brain itself is lacking in sensation.
Studies have shown a combination of Riboflavin, 400mg Coq10 150mg  and Magnesium 600mg have helped in the improvement of migraine symptoms.
 
Riboflavin B2 
A deficiency in mitochondrial energy metabolism may play a role in migraine pathology, Riboflavin or B2 an Important B vitamin, decreases migraine symptoms by increasing mitochondrial energy metabolism to the brain without changing neuronal excitability. Riboflavin may also provide protection from oxidative toxicity in the brain. Dietary sources of Riboflavin include Eggs, Asparagus, Artichokes and Avocado.

Allergic Rhinitis-Hay Fever, symptoms and treatment

Rhinitis is an inflammation of the lining of the nose, characterized by nasal congestion, nasal discharge, sneezing and itching.

Allergic Rhinitis is triggered by inhaled allergens and may be perennial or seasonal (hayfever).

The acute allergic response in rhinitis results from the interaction of an inhaled allergen with a specific IgE antibody on the surface of mast cells and basophils. This leads to the release of histamine and other factors that cause the acute symptoms.

Hypersensitivity begins when IgE antibodies from B lymphocytes are exposed to specific allergens (Pollen). The IgE antibodies then attach to the mast cells in specific locations in the immune system, creating sensitized mast cells.

Mast cells are connective tissue cells that are present in large numbers in the mucosa of the respiratory and digestive tracts. On continual exposure to the same allergen, the allergen attaches to the IgE antibody on the mast cell,stimulating the release of chemical mediators such as histamine from granules within the mast cells.  Continue reading ‘Allergic Rhinitis-Hay Fever, symptoms and treatment’ »