5 Surprising Benefits of Medicinal Marijuana

May 29th, 2015
You may already know some of the health benefits of medicinal marijuana use. But there are some you may never hear about. Here are five of the most surprising.

Earlier this week, Health Watch readers discovered an outlawed Chinese herb that may work better than surgery for weight loss. But that’s not the only controversial plant that may help save your health… You already know marijuana could be the key to fighting childhood epilepsy. You may even be aware of its ability to correct vision problems and fight nausea. But those are just the beginning…

Here are five surprising benefits of medicinal marijuana:

1. It Helps Erase Painful Memories

You’ve might’ve heard about marijuana’s effects on mood and memory… And that it lessens anxiety while boosting your sense of well-being. But most people have no idea these effects could help people suffering from PTSD.

The active chemical in marijuana—THC—helps replace memories of traumatic events with new ones. THC works with the part of the brain that controls fear and anxiety. Scientists believe the plant may help PTSD patients forget painful memories. It may also lower anxiety levels in PTSD patients. Of course, doctors still prescribe antidepressants and antipsychotics. Even though these drugs have little success… And they come with major side effects.

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Outlawed Chinese Herb Beats Bariatric Surgery

A natural compound from an ancient Chinese herb may lead to better—and safer—weight loss than surgery. But the FDA doesn’t want you touching it.

Breaking research reveals there may be a simple solution for fast weight loss. And not just if you’re looking to drop few pounds… This may even work for people who are morbidly obese.

It comes from an herb Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners have used for the last 2,000 years.

Eat This Antioxidant to Help Beat Diabetes

It’s the antioxidant that can help save your eyesight and stop dementia. But there’s another reason to get more of it. This carotenoid may cut your type 2 diabetes risk by 22%.

Last week we showed you how just one sugar-sweetened beverage could raise your diabetes risk by about 20%. But that’s not the only diabetes study that got our attention recently. In fact, the latest research shows preventing your risk for this deadly disease isn’t just about what you eliminate from your diet…

What you add is just as important.

The Most Important Reason to Get More D3

You’ll never reach your best health without the help of vitamin D3... And new research reveals it may help significantly lower your pancreatic cancer risk.

Vitamin D3 doesn’t just help boost your health… It may also help stop cancer in its tracks.

Earlier this year, you discovered that getting enough D3 could lower risk of colon cancer death by up to 72%. Keeping your levels high may even cut your risk of ever developing it in half.1

But that was just the beginning. New research shows D3 may also be the key to lowering your risk of pancreatic cancer.