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** Please note: these questions and answers are only provided as a general guideline. Consult your doctor or other health care professional for specific advice.



QUESTION:

What is Ozone?

ANSWER:

 Ozone is simply three oxygen molecules or 03. It is actually referred to as "trioxygen". This third oxygen molecule is unstable and only shares a loose connection with the other two molecules. It can attach itself to viruses, bacteria, mold spores and other organic matter. After it attaches itself to the pollutant, the substance is destroyed. When Ozone is inhaled by humans it remains just as reactive. This reactive nature is what makes Ozone dangerous to humans and other life forms.


QUESTION:

Is it safe to breathe ozone?

ANSWER:

 Ozone can be harmful to health when inhaled. Ozone can damage the lungs. Relatively low amounts of ozone can cause chest pain, coughing, shortness of breath and throat irritation.


QUESTION:

What is the difference between sanitizing and disinfecting?

ANSWER:

 Sanitizing reduces the number of microorganisms to a safe level. It is meant to reduce, not kill the occurrence and growth of bacteria, viruses and fungi.

Disinfecting a surface will "kill" the mircoscopic organisms as claimed on the label of a particular product.




QUESTION:

I have a CPAP machine and don't know how to clean it. What is the difference between the SoClean and the Lumin CPAP Sanitizer?

ANSWER:

 See the chart below. 

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QUESTION:

Is thMediterranean diet all its cracked up to be?

ANSWER:

Yes! This is a subject which has been kicked around by mainstream medical authorities and pop diet pundits for some years now, but a recent study conducted in Spain, where they ought to know a thing or two about the Mediterranean diet, has definitively proven that it is significantly superior to the control diet, which consisted of simply of advice to reduce dietary fat. So put that Extra Virgin Olive Oil on your salad and enjoy some salt free mixed nuts, gang! It's time to eat healthy.



QUESTION:

What is CBD?


ANSWER:

According to the manufacturer, Cannabidoil or CBD, is a promising phytocannabinoid found in agricultural hemp. It has been recognized for its benefits on human and animal health and is capable of affecting nearly every biological process. CBD is non-psychotoxic (i.e. it does not result in feelings of euphoria) and has a remarkable safety profile. Plus CBD Oil is derived from agricultural hemp, and provides cannabinoids, naturally occuring vitamin E and fatty acids.Phytocannabinoids like CBD, of which well over 100 have been found to exist, are plant derivatives that “talk” to just about every major organ system in the body via the endocannabinoid system (ECS), helping restore normal balance and physiologic homeostasis.



QUESTION:

What is the Endocannabinoid System?

 ANSWER:

Since its discovery in 1992, researchers have been investigating the existence of a central regulatory system called theEndocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS is made of cannabinoid receptors, endogenous (self-made) cannabis-like compounds and enzymes that create and inactivate them. The ECS is one of the most important physiologic systems involved in establishing and maintaining human health. Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body. In each tissue, cannabinoids perform different tasks, but the goal is always the same: homeostasis, maintaining a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the
external environment.

So, why is CBD important to the ECS? CBD is important to the ECS because CBD modulates endocannabinoid tone and may help keep healthy people healthy.

 The Hemptourage Effect                  
Sometimes called the “whole plant” or “entourage effect”, cannabis offers a complex biochemical matrix of many of the constituents in cannabis working synergistically. But it leaves behind other compounds that are only available when you eat the entire plant. Plus CBD products provide even more broad spectrum nutrition, exerting a synergistic, "HempTourage effect," because they include over 500 distinct compounds including: Phytocannabinoids, Fatty Acids, Terpenes, Plant Sterols, Chlorophyll, and Vitamin E.


QUESTION:

What exactly is the ECS system in the human body?


ANSWER:

According to Wikipedia the endocannabinoid system is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids, which are endogenous lipid based retrograde neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinol receptors, and cannabinoid proteins that are expressed throughout the mammalian central nervous system (including the brain) and peripheral nervous system.

The ECS system is involved in regulating a variety of physiological and cognitive processes including fertility, pregnancy, during pre-and postnatal development, appetite, pain sensation, mood and memory, and in mediating the pharmacological effects of Cannabis.



QUESTION:

When did CBD first come to public attention?

ANSWER:

In 2013 a CNN documentary called "WEED" featured a little girl from Colorado named Charlotte who had a rare life- threatening form of epilepsy called Davet Syndrome, as reported by Dr. Sanjay Gupta. At age 5 Charlotte suffered 300 grand mal seizures a week and was constantly on the brink of a medical emergency. When they gave Charlotte oil extracted from high-CBD cannabis, her seizures stopped almost completely. In honor of her progress, high-CBD cannabis is sometimes known as Charlotte's Web.


QUESTION:

Does CBD have anti-inflammatory properties?

ANSWER:

A study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine found that CBD significantly reduced chronic inflammation in some mice and rats. This research suggests that the non-psychoactive compounds in marijuana, such as CBD, could be a new treatment for chronic pain. More studies in humans are being conducted as of this writing.


QUESTION:

How does CBD work?

ANSWER:

All cannabinoids, including CBD attach themslves to certain receptors in the body to produce their effects. The human body produces certain cannabinoids on its own. It has two receptors for cannabinoids, called CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors. CBD receptors are found all around the body, but many of them are in the brain. The CB1 receptors in the brain deal with coordination and movement, pain, emotions, and mood, thinking, appetite and memories, among others. THC attaches to these receptors. CB2 receptors are more common in the immune system. They affect inflammation and pain... It used to be thought that CBD acts on these CB2 receptors, but it appears now that CBD does not act on either receptor directly. Instead, it seems to influence the body to use more of its own cannabinoids, according to RN, Debra Rose Wilson.




QUESTION:

Can CBD products show up in a drug test?

ANSWER:

Yes, it certainly could. It could register as a false positive, but nevertheless, it is not worth the risk, as everyone is different. It can be compared to eating a donut: one individual can still maintain a healthy blood glucose level, while another person could register a very high glucose level.


QUESTION:

Is CBD Marijuana?

ANSWER:

According to Medical News Today in an Article by Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN,RN, IBCLC, AHN, BC, CHT, until recently the most well-known compound in cannibis was delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This is the most active ingredient in marijuana. Marijuana contains both THC and CBD, but the compounds have different effects. THC is well known for the mind-altering "high" it produces when broken down by heat and introduced into the body, such as when smoking the plant or cooking it into food.

Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive. This means that is does not change the state of mind of the person who uses it. However, it appears to produce significant changes in the body and has been found to have medical benefits. Most of the CBD used medicinally is found in the least processed form of the cannabis plant, known as hemp.

Hemp and marijuana come from the same plant, cannibis sativa, but they are very different. Over the years marijuana farmers have selectively bred their plants to be very high in THC. On the other hand, hemp farmers have not tended to modify the plant. It is these hemp plants that are used to create CBD oil.


QUESTION:

Who suffers more back pain, men or women?

ANSWER:

1. More women than men develop chronic low back pain and sciatica.

2. Professor Johannes Gjerstad, Senior Researcher at the Norwegian National Institute of Occupational Health conducted a study that showed "More women than men develop chronic low back pain and sciatica. The explanation may lie with a gene variant that plays into the body's pain regulation.

3. If you are a woman with chronic low back pain or sciatica, check out our Cincher Female Back Support on this web site to determine if it is right for you.




QUESTION:

How do I measure for the proper height of a cane? 

ANSWER:

1. Wearing your regular walking shoes, stand upright with your arms at your sides with your elbows bent at a comfortable angle.

2. Measure the distance from your wrist to the floor. A yardstick is a helpful tool to gain an accurate measurement. A general guideline is 1/2 of your height in inches, so if you are six feet tall, the 36 inch yard stick should be approximately at your wrist.


QUESTION:

What is the proper use of the cane on a level surface? 

ANSWER:

1. On a level surface, the cane should be held on the "good" side, as you step forward with the "bad" leg.

2. Bring the cane forward at the same time.


QUESTION:

What is the proper use of a cane going up the stairs? 

ANSWER:

1. When going up the steps, be careful and grasp on to the railing.

2. Step up with your "good" leg first.

3. Then step up with your "bad" leg as you move the cane.


QUESTION:

What is the proper use of a cane when going down the stairs? 

ANSWER:

1. When going down the steps be very careful and hold on to a railing.

2. Put your cane on the lower step first, then your "bad" leg.

3. Then your "good" leg which carries your body weight.











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