Here what you need to know about cannabidiol (CBD) oil.

Stuart Tomc

Brain Support

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The past 10 years has seen a huge shift in the understanding of cannabis plants, which include hemp and marijuana. There has been a great deal of confusion about hemp products and many people don’t understand the distinction between hemp and marijuana. In simplest terms marijuana contains significant amounts of a cannabinoid known as THC. THC is the psychoactive compound in marijuana. Hemp, also know as industrial hemp, has very little THC. Hemp is the source of many beneficial components. Hemp fibers are used in fabrics and are often mixed with other natural fibers such as cotton and linen. Other parts of the hemp fibers are used to make rope. The seeds are used for protein and oil and are also used nutritionally for animals and humans. And now we are discovering the value of CBD oil from hemp.

What is emerging from both the science and consumer usage is a product called CBD or cannabidiol. There is a tremendous amount of research that has been done in this area. In fact, the U.S. government holds a patent on CBD oil through the Department of Health and Human Services. When you search for cannabidiol you will find over 1300 studies. The interest in cannabidiol grew when Dr. Sanjay Gupta from CNN News did several stories on the oil and the dramatic results seen in some children with serious epileptic seizure disorders. The results are astounding. Here is one of the many videos that you can find on YouTube. Search: Sanjay Gupta weed and you will find numerous videos to watch.

HempOne of the challenges facing consumers is finding a high quality CBD oil from reputable companies like Cannavest. In this interview with Stuart Tomc, we will discuss this issue. Stuart is the VicePresident of Human Nutrition for Cannavest. Cannavest produces 90% of the world’s CBD oil. The plants are grown in Holland and the oil is extracted and then shipped to the U.S. This ensures that the product has passed inspection upon importation. It also suggests that CBD is considered differently than THC-containing plants or products. Legal opinion exists stating that CBD does not violate current drug law because it is a non-psychoactive ingredient. Cannavest CBD oil can be found at some select natural products retailers. You can also purchase directly from Cannavest by going to their website at We also suggest that you seek out your local natural products retailers to see if they carry CBD oil.

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About Cannavest
In order to make the highest quality CBD products, Cannavest is involved in every step of the supply chain process. That’s why, from harvesting our hemp seeds to laboratory testing for quality to distributing our exceptional finished products, Cannavest is committed to going the extra mile. When purchasing CDB oil you want to be sure that you are getting a high quality product.

Cannavest• Full Traceability – From Seed to Shelf™
• Solvent-free, non-chemical CO2 Extraction Process
• State-of-the-Art Laboratory
• Quality Assurance via Third Party Analyses
• Non-GMO & Gluten Free
• Responsible Ethics in Communication

To learn more about Cannavest and CBD oil please visit their website at

About Stuart Tomc
Stuart Tomc is the Vice-President of Human Nutrition for Cannavest. Mr. Tomc is a recognized authority on dietary supplements, with twenty years of experience in the nutritional health industry. Formerly the Vice President of North American Herb and Spice, where he served for 10 years, in addition to his service as Global Educator for omega-3 market leader, Nordic Naturals, Mr. Tomc is known for his extensive print interviews and contributions to noted books on integrative medicine, as well as his 4000 radio appearances. A renowned educator, Mr. Tomc recognizes CBD and its multiple mechanisms of action to support human health, and envisions a new category of dietary supplements derived from agricultural hemp.




Postpartum Depression is Treatable and Potentially Preventable

Dr. Shoshana Bennett

Women's Health

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Postpartum depression is not uncommon. Perhaps twenty percent of women are affected to varying degrees. For some women it can be life threatening. Women are unprepared for this. Why does this occur and what can women do? That is the topic of my interview with Dr. Shoshana Bennett. Dr. Bennett knows her topic. She suffered two life threatening bouts of depression with her pregnancies. Since then she has helped countless women understand this experience and teaches them how to recover. Even better she teaches women how to avoid some of the problems as well. Prevention is possible and treatment is available.

One of the most important tools women have are omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil. Dr. Bennett asserts (and I have to emphatically agree) that omega-3 fatty acids are critical. What we have come to understand is that we get too much omega-6 which is pro-inflammatory and way too little depressed_motheromega-3 which is anti-inflammatory. Most of the population has this serious omega-3/omega-6 imbalance. We have also come to understand that this imbalance affects virtually all of our tissues and systems in the body. From our brains to our hearts, from our muscles to our joints. Omega-3 affects our moods and how well we think. Nothing else has the affects of the omega fatty acids.

You cannot positively affect this imbalance and the resulting effects if you don’t change your intake of fats. More of the good AND less of the bad. You can learn all about good fats by listening to some of our other interviews on omega-3. There are many additional things that women can do both prenatally and postnatally to ensure better outcomes. Prevention and positive steps are better for both moms and babies and this is what we encourage. However we want women who are experiencing postpartum depression to know that there are things you can do right now that will change your life and mood for the better.

Dr_ShoshPostpartum_Depression_for_DummiesThere are a number of resources for you. Dr. Bennett has her own website, You can learn a lot just by visiting her site. She has written several books that can provide understanding and guidance. Depression for Dummies and Pregnant and on Prozac are two of her books that are recommended. She is also accessible by telephone, so you can speak with her and even receive counselling over the phone. This is especially important for women who do not have a support network. If you need help, you can call Dr. Bennett at 212-330-8007.

About Dr. Shoshana Bennett

Dr. Shosh is a pioneer in the field. She is a survivor of two life-threatening postpartum depressions. She founded Postpartum Assistance for Mothers in 1987, and is a former president of Postpartum Support International. Dr. Shosh helped develop the official Postpartum Support International training curriculum for professionals which is now considered the gold standard in the field. She has helped over 19,000 women worldwide through individual consultations, support groups and wellness seminars. As a noted guest lecturer and keynote speaker, she travels throughout the US and abroad, training medical and mental health professionals to assess and treat postpartum depression and related mood and anxiety disorders. She earned three teaching credentials, two masters degrees, a Ph.D. and is licensed as a clinical psychologist.

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162 – Achieving Sustainable Weight Loss – My Interview with Dr. Michael Lyon

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