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NFL's New Concussion Pill Could Be Filled With CBD Last Updated on 2017-09-08 14:56:24 GreenRush Daily  |  Tim Kohut  |  09.01.17 The NFL’s ongoing battle with concussions and the mysterious CTE has proved to be a trying one, but there could be a light at the end of the tunnel. As research continues, several options have emerged for a miracle “concussion pill”, that would be used to treat degenerative brain disease that is so prevalent throughout the league. And there’s a solid chance that the NFL’s new concussion pill could be filled with CBD. source: https://www.greenrushdaily.com/nfl-concussion-pill-filled-cbd/ More »
Brandon Graham: the sci-fi making of the world'strongest Eagle Last Updated on 2017-09-08 14:12:48 ESPN  |  Tim McManus  |  09.06.17 Brandon Graham uses External Counterpulsation (ECP) Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson likens the experience of going up against defensive end Brandon Graham to "getting hit by a damn car." ... Given his 6-foot-2, 265-pound compact frame, Graham might not be your first guess when trying to figure out which of the 53 players in the Eagles' locker room is the strongest. But the numbers don't lie: With an ability to bench press over 500 pounds, squat over 600 pounds and power clean over 400 pounds, it is not uncommon to see Graham listed as the winner of the team's regular weight-room competitions. ... When the workout is finished, Graham is fitted with something called an ECP (External Counterpulsation), a medical device that's used for cardiac patients. They lay him down, put the ECP on his... More »
New Miracle Drug for Chronic Pain Now Available Last Updated on 2017-07-18 12:41:16   By HEALTHCARE PASS  |  Tuesday July 18th 2017   If you or a loved one suffers from chronic pain, you know that every day can be a struggle. You’ve probably tried all types of pain relief solutions or even tried prescription pain medication to stop the pain. Unfortunately, many chronic pain sufferers need to use more than one method to manage their pain. Finding treatments that don’t cause side effects or interfere with any medication you’re taking can be tricky but there is still an option for you. Cannabidiol, a cannabinoid found in marijuana and hemp plants, has taken the nation by storm after researchers found CBD has a positive effect on the nervous system. Research published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology1 reveals CBD is especially effective for reducing inflammation and acts as an antioxidant in the body. Now,... More »
Super Bowl Champion Leonard Marshall Speaks About CBD Last Updated on 2017-06-14 16:56:59 NFL Legend Tackles Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) with help from Cannabidiol (CBD) DENVER, April 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Super Bowl champion Leonard Marshall has renewed vigor since he stopped taking synthetic prescription drugs for CTE and started taking organic cannabidiol (CBD). And he’s taking a message about brain injury and head trauma prevention on the road to youth sports and health organizations. A former All-Pro New York Giants defensive lineman, Marshall was diagnosed with CTE in 2013, years after he experienced consistent head trauma as a professional football player in the NFL. Over the years, CTE caused Marshall both physical and emotional pain and left him worried about the impact on his family. Always a fighter, Marshall didn’t take his diagnosis sitting down. He conducted his own research about how to treat CTE, and he formed a... More »
Jake Plummer on CBD "I truly think it can help people" Last Updated on 2017-06-14 16:17:54 Plummer is helping with a non-profit designed to assist athletes transitioning out of competition and off of high doses of painkilling drugs. Quote: “I truly think it can help people. I know it helped me after I had hip surgery a few years ago,” Plummer said. “Part of it is educating people that the CBD oil isn’t the same thing as marijuana. I’ve heard from athletes and non-athletes how it’s made a difference. That makes me happy.”   see: http://www.idahostatesman.com/sports/article152077137.html Post-football, Jake Plummer is content, reconnecting with friends and aiding players BY DAVE SOUTHORN dsouthorn@idahostatesman.com It was not too long ago that Jake Plummer could not get far enough away from football. In the year after he decided to retire from the NFL in March 2007, he and his wife Kollette traveled to Costa Rica,... More »