Marijuana-Infused Gum for Digestive Pain Relief: Would you chew some?

The cannabis industry is growing, and studies are showing that this super-plant can help to cure a multitude of aches and pains, from the relief of irritable bowel syndrome to minimizing pain caused by fibromyalgia. Of course, not all users want to use smoking marijuana in order to get that relief. Fortunately, now there’s a pleasant solution that will benefit everyone: marijuana-infused chewing gum.

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The Gut-Healing, Anxiety-Alleviating Food That Functional Docs Love

The herbal remedies provided by nature are an amazing aspect of our planet, and slippery elm is no exception. Formally known as Ulmus rubra (or fulva), the inner back of the elm tree has been used in North America for centuries. Its name stems (no pun intented) from the fact that the bark consists of mucilage, which creates a slick substance when mixed with water. Native Americans used it as a healing salve for sores and wounds, as well as for GI issues and flu-like symptoms. Today, slippery elm is used to treat a variety of ailments from healing digestive distress to soothing stres and anxiety to treating symptoms of psoriasis. Studies are even showin the herb has its benefits for women who are undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

Aside from the mucilage, slippery elm is also packed with nutrients. It is not only a potent source of antioxidants but also contains a host of minerals, such as magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium, as well as vitamin C and a family of B vitamins, to name a few.

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Get to Know Your Digestive System

You know your body’s brilliantly designed to digest food; every time a morsel or a sip passes your lips, you set off a complicated machine that eventually transforms that little bit of deliciousness into the energy and cellular activity you need to survive. Ever wondered what exactly goes on between the table and, well, the toilet? We teamed up with Bayer Consumer Health, makers of MiraLAX, an over-the-counter laxative that works with the water in your system to ease, hydrate and soften to unblock your system naturally, to bring you this top-to-bottom tour of your digestive tract in motion.

 

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