The Herbivore: Vaping Concerns in the Media

The Herbivore: Vaping Concerns in the Media

Vaping Concerns in the Media By Zachariah Finning   In recent weeks, the world has directed its attention to media reports regarding vaping devices, vape liquids, and the associated health risks attributed to their use – to include several reported deaths related to the popular trend.  Most concerns mentioned in the media are directly related…

Patient Success Story: Zach!

Tell me a little bit about how you were first introduced to cannabis therapy:  I was first introduced to cannabis in late high school as a form of de-stressing. It was not until being diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia, and exhausting other forms of treatment, that I looked towards CBD and THC. In what specific ways…

The Herbivore: Global Diversity & Cannabis

Global Diversity and Cannabis By Zachariah Finning  October brings us Global Diversity Awareness Month as a reminder of the beneficial impacts of diversity on society. Global Diversities are responsible for the mixing of cultures and customs we see all around the U.S. and world today. America has been known as the “great melting pot” and…

Patient Success Story: Alyssa!

Tell me a little bit about how you were first introduced to cannabis therapy:  Cannabis therapy became a bigger part of my life shortly after I was diagnosed with Keratoconus, a genetic eye disease. After multiple eye surgeries, my eyes had developed corneal neuropathic damage, making my eyes very sensitive. I went from being a…

The Herbivore: Disease Literacy and Medicinal Cannabis

By Zachariah Finning     September is National Disease Literacy Month. The aim of this focus is to improve a patients overall understanding of their diagnosis. Understanding one’s diagnosis is the first part of a patient’s journey. The rest of the battle is to use that understanding to choose forms of treatment that show the…

The Herbivore: The Importance of Properly Curing Cannabis

By Zachariah Finning Curing is defined as any method successful in the preservation and preparations of food such as meats, fish, and vegetables. The concept of curing has been around since the beginning of antiquity. Before modern technologies we needed ways to store our foods for prolonged periods of time. This is intended to avoid…

Patient Success Story: Peter

Tell me a little bit about how you were first introduced to cannabis therapy:  My Naturopath suggested cannabis therapy, along side my life long use and interest.  I use KAYA Health oils, flower and KAYA Suppositories from High Mountain Health. In what specific ways has cannabis therapy improved your health and wellbeing?  Cannabis oils, flower…

The Herbivore: Spiritual and Religious Uses of Cannabis throughout History

By Zachariah Finning Although still classified as a schedule one drug by the United States Federal Government, cannabis has started to make its transition into the medicinal mainstream. The FDA has recently approved an Epilepsy medication derived from CBD and some states have gone as far as recreational legalization. The times sure are changing, but…

The Herbivore: National Strawberry Month

Did you know that May is National Strawberry Month?  Strawberries are synonymous with spring as they are usually the first fruit to ripen during the season. They are a truly versatile fruit and are used in recipes from morning breakfasts to late night desserts (S1). Their deep reddish coloring along with sweet and succulent composition…

Patient Success Story: Rick

My story begins on 7/28/2018, when stage 4 prostate cancer was confirmed. At that time, it had metastasized to my lymph and bones and I was not given a very good prognosis… one to five years if I underwent conventional cancer treatment; chemo and radiation. I was opposed to this method and chose to heal…