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The Long Journey of Cannabis Medicine

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Cannabis is in the news, debated politically, discussed among friends, family, doctors, pharmacists, and wellness professionals. Research is mounting towards its validity as a medicinal tool. Dismissing it as "something for hippies" is no longer a justifiable option. Becoming more familiar with its healing properties is the first step in accepting it as a viable treatment option.
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Coastal on The Living Life with Lynda Show

Joel and Cassi on Living Life with Lynda
Recently, Lynda Adams interviewed our very own Joel Hall and Cassi Brooks on her wellness show, Living Life with Lynda. Joel is our head wellness specialist and Cassi is both a co-owner and wellness specialist. Cassi and Joel shared their knowledge about supplementation and how to best support wellness.
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Non-Hormonal Treatment Options for Menopausal Women

Peri and post-menopausal women may sometimes experience vaginal discomfort such as dryness, itching, burning and/or painful intercourse. This is commonly referred to as vaginal atrophy. Hormone replacement is not the only alternative to treating VA. In this article, we discuss non-hormonal treatment options.
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Your Cold Season Cheat Sheet

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Follow these tips from our wellness specialist Joel Hall, to decrease your chances of getting sick. If you're already feeling it, he covers that too!
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Product Spotlight: Enhanced Stress Relief

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Who's this Joel guy, anyway?

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Joel Hall is our go-to guy for anything nutrition and supplement related. Here's our attempt at giving you some insight into the ever-insightful Mr. Hall.
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A Response to Recent Meta-analysis on Omega-3s and Cardiovascular Disease

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Results of a Cochrane Review meta-analysis on omega-3s fatty acids and cardiovascular disease (CVD) have generated many news articles proclaiming that omega-3s do not help reduce CVD events and mortality so you may want to skip them altogether. We, along with Nordic Naturals, give our take on the news.
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Natural Insect Repellents: Options for Avoiding Toxic Chemicals

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Bug bites are more than just a nuisance. Those bugs can carry an array of nasty diseases like Lyme, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and dengue. Dr. Bartlett covers some natural options for avoiding bites and avoiding toxic chemicals.
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Studies Recommend Acupuncture for Chronic Pain Treatment, Part 2

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In this article, part 2 of a series on acupuncture for pain, Dr. Bartlett reveals more research that supports its use for chronic pain treatment. As large players in health care start supporting alternative therapies, it's becoming clear that the time has come for mainstreaming alternative therapies for pain. Relying on opioids as a first-line pain therapy has proved to be a bad idea. It's time to give ancient practices their rightful place at the table.
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Understanding and Treating Lyme Disease: It Takes a Collaborative Approach

Lyme disease is an incredibly complex disease with a steady rising incidence rate. (Maine has the highest incidence rate in the country!) Its treatment requires a collaborative effort, employing multiple wellness modalities. Dr. Mazone shares insights on its complexity and what can be done to address it.
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