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Encourage Prosperity, Alleviate Famine and Heal the Environment With Hemp

Carolanne Wright, Guest Waking Times Hemp. Just the word conjures images of the Drug Enforcement Administration and political battles. But industrial hemp is a far cry from marijuana and contains almost zero THC. An ancient crop, hemp has served humanity since 2000 BCE — providing fibers for cloth and rope, building materials and paper. It’s also an

Can Dietary Hemp Help With Inflammation and Cancer?

Becca Wolford, Contributing Writer Waking Times Cancer. It’s one word that no one wants to hear in their diagnosis. It is certain that most of us in one way or another have been touched by cancer or know someone who has. However, cancer is no longer a guaranteed early death sentence. Cancer research has come

Hemp For The Prevention And Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Becca Wolford, Contributing Writer Waking Times According to the PTSD Alliance, more than 13 million Americans suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (approximately 5 percent of the population). PTSD (also known as ‘battle fatigue’ or ‘shellshock’) is a severe anxiety disorder. One definition describes PTSD as the invasive recall of the traumatic event/s. It is

Hemp ~ “Weeding” Out The Myths

Becca Wolford, Contributing Writer Waking Times The topic of hemp is often a confusing one, and I am frequently asked questions regarding industrial hemp, so here are a few ‘myth-breakers’ I’ve compiled that answer some of those queries. 1. Industrial hemp is marijuana.~ False. Industrial hemp is not marijuana, it is a different plant. Both

Hemp – One Of The Most Healthy Recyclable Substances Around

Becca Wolford, Contributing Writer Waking Times Hemp has long been known to be a clean, renewable resource. It can be grown with little to no fertilizer and pesticides; in fact, it has natural pesticides. It enriches and heals the soil it is grown in, cleans the air, and reduces pollution. It has some of the

Autism – Can Hemp Have A Role In Treating Symptoms – Or Preventing It?

Becca Wolford, Contributing Writer Waking Times According to the Centers for Disease Control and Protection, 1 in 88 children has been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Autism is a range of neurodevelopment disorders. Autism covers a range of conditions – classical autism, Asberger syndrome, pervasive developmental disorder, and childhood disintegrative disorder. Most scientists

Need To Detox Your Body? Reach For The Hemp!

Becca Wolford, Contributing Writer Waking Times  This is a toxic world that we are living in today. It seems like everything we eat, breathe, or touch has the capacity to add toxins to our bodies. There are toxins in our foods and water (pesticides, herbicides, chemicals in processed foods), toxins in the air (pollution and

Everything Petroleum Does, Hemp Does Better

Becca Wolford, Contributing Writer Waking Times  We are in an economic crisis. But don’t panic, there are always good things that come out of crises. It’s all a matter of being aware, being ready, and being educated. Our economy, put simply, really sucks right now. But the United States is not alone. Other countries are

Hemp ~ The Natural Way To Reduce the Stress Hormone Cortisol

Becca Wolford, Contributing Writer Waking Times Physical and emotional stress cause cortisol levels to rise in the body. It is an important hormone and helps regulate insulin, blood pressure, immune function, inflammatory responses, and glucose metabolism. Cortisol is a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands, and is often known as the ‘stress hormone.’ It is

Global Warming ~ Is Hemp The Solution?

Becca Wolford, Contributing Writer Waking Times This week the eastern U.S. coast had a visitor by the name of Sandy. She came through with a wide path of destruction, and left quite a mess in her wake, including devastating flooding. The news stations and internet were inundated with photos of her impressive size. Is this a

Prescription Drugs Now Leading Cause Of Accidental Death ~ Time To Return To Holistic Medicine

Becca Wolford, Contributing Writer Waking Times I read a very disturbing news article today: Prescription drug deaths now outnumber other deaths in the U.S., this includes accidental traffic deaths. Prescription medications have become the leading cause of illness, disability, and death. Have you looked at the information sheets that come with the prescriptions? There are

Are Poor Nutrition, Soy, and Gluten Disrupting Your Thyroid?

Becca Wolford, Contributing Writer Waking Times  For the past few years I’ve had in the back of my mind the question of whether or not my thyroid function is healthy. No, I haven’t had it checked, but I have done the little self-tests that one can easily find online. The results are varied, of course.

Economic Stimulus? Think HEMP!

Becca Wolford, Contributing Writer Waking Times Last night’s vice-presidential debate had me thinking quite a bit this morning. Almost all of the topics, in some way or other, had to do with money. Defense – money. Economy – money. Taxes – money. Medicare – money. Health – money. Social Security – money. Employment/unemployment – money.

How HEMP Built America

Becca Wolford, Contributing Writer Waking Times Early this morning, on my routine act of browsing the net, I came across a link about a new 3-episode show hosted by (my favorite!) Mike Rowe – yes, he’s the Dirty Jobs host – and the title of the show is, “How Booze Built America.”  It appears to

Twenty Terrific Facts About Hemp!

Becca Wolford, Contributing Writer Waking Times Hemp has been grown for over 10,000 years as food, medicine, and textiles. I have composed a list of terrific facts about this amazing plant we know as hemp! 1. The original Levi Strauss jeans were made from hemp fibers. 2. The fiber from 1 acre of hemp (which

Hemp Can Repair DNA!

Becca Wolford, Contributing Writer Waking Times Did you know that DNA can be damaged…and repaired? DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is the hereditary material found in humans, animals, and organisms. DNA is in every cell in our bodies. Each cell’s nucleus has DNA, which is rolled into structures that are our chromosomes (23 pairs). “Most genes contain

Hemp Habitats – Homes of the Future?

Becca Wolford, Contributing Writer Waking Times  Hemp homes, while not mainstream yet, are the cutting edge of green building and living. Hemp, one of the strongest and most durable fibers on the planet, is being used for foundations, walls, roofing, insulation, and indoor textiles and installations. Hemcrete is made with hemp hurds  and lime, and is

How Hempseed Can Slow Premature Aging Due To Chronic Inflammation

Becca Wolford, Contributing Writer Waking Times  Inflammation. We have all experienced it.  For the most part, inflammation is GOOD, it is part of the immune response system that tells us when there is infection, stress, illness, or injury.  We then (usually) take the steps necessary to remedy the condition that caused the inflammation in the

Eating Hemp for the Treatment and Prevention of Glaucoma

Becca Wolford, Contributing Writer Waking Times Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes damage to the optic nerve. Generally, the damage is due to increased pressure on the nerve (intraocular pressure). It is the second-most common cause of blindness in the U.S.  According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, there are over 60,000,000 people worldwide who

Hemp – A Cash Crop For Medicine, Food, And Shelter

Becca Wolford, Contributing Writer Waking Times The 1938 Edition of Popular Mechanics called hemp The New Billion Dollar Crop. Unfortunately, the Billion Dollar Crop was not meant to be. Randolph Hearst’s newspapers depended on wood (he owned several sawmills) and his investments in timber would be threatened. DuPont’s chemicals were also a factor, in that they

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