It May Not Be the Gateway Drug You’ve Been Told - But Not Without Side-Effects

Copy_of_FriJune16CI.jpg IN YOUR DAILY DOSE: you’ll discover research demonstrating that while this drug  doesn’t lead to further drug use, there are side effects from the type of plant grown for  recreational use.

 MAKING CHANGES: If you find relief from medical conditions using this plant, seek  out the plants grown for medicinal use that may not have the increased risks associated  with the chemicals normally found in the wild plant.

 FACT OR FICTION: These little critters carry disease, but are just one of God’s  amazing creatures with some interesting abilities.


In The News

Research from the American Academy of Cardiology has demonstrated that marijuana may carry with it an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, even after associated factors (such as weight, cholesterol and smoking are removed from the assessment.

At a time when the plant is on track to become legal, either medically or recreationally, in many of the U.S. states, researchers have found use has more effect on your cardiovascular health than previously thought. As much of the use is through smoking, many of the past studies have focused on pulmonary complications, or psychiatric complications. Dr. Aditi Kalla, Cardiology Fellow at Einstein Medical Center, commented on the study:

"Like all other drugs, whether they're prescribed or not prescribed, we want to know the effects and side effects of this drug. It's important for physicians to know these effects so we can better educate patients, such as those who are inquiring about the safety of cannabis or even asking for a prescription for cannabis."


Daily Health Tip

Medical marijuana use has had great success with glaucoma and cancer patients. There has also been studies to show some of the active ingredients in the plant (not those that trigger the “high” experienced by users) may also hold great promise in pain control without side effects.

Making Changes

Before imbibing in recreational or medical drug use - whether prescribed or not - it’s important you understand and know the side-effects and risks you take. This is your body, your life and your health - you are responsible.

Ask questions of your pharmacist, doctor and friends. Read the recent research online and make an informed decision before you put chemicals in your body.


Daily Affirmation

Today, I recognize that it only takes a little courage to be successful. I am committed to putting aside fear and doubt. My daily goal in life is to go after opportunities with all the self-confidence possible. That approach takes me one step closer to achievement.
Self-Reflection Questions:
1. In which scenarios is it better for me to avoid asking for an opportunity?
2. What can I do to help me develop the courage necessary to ask for what I want?
3. How easily do I recover after having my brave request turned down?

Fact or Fiction?

These little creatures of the night can be scary. They fly using echolocation because their eyesight is so poor, but their hearing is phenomenal.  They are warm-blooded, nurse their young and have fur, making them a part of the mammal family, but with wings. They hang upside down during the day to sleep and eat small animals and insects. Bats are the only mammals that fly. There are Flying Squirrels but these animals really only glide from one area to another, while bats use their wings exclusively.



Have a wonderful day!

Your Healthy Life America Team



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