Health Properties of Wine, Weed / Hemp, and Song…

Let’s look at the bright side. There are more wine varieties and varietals then ever before. There is a much greater abundance of different clones of high quality weed then ever before. And if that wasn’t great enough then you have the healing properties from CBD produced either from Cannabis or Hemp.

After drinking fantastic wine from any country of your choice you can then enjoy the medicinal properties of Marijuana or the healing properties of CBD. In any case you might as well enjoy your favorite song to complete the “Sense Around” experience.

Depending on the environment; a restaurant, the beach, home, or even a tree fort… The objective for most is to escape… which is perfect since 2020 is a year most would agree we’d all like to escape. While a long walk off a short pier might be our first inclination, the much wiser route would be a place of safety and comfort. To be sure we are in a world that has both abundance and turmoil.

Lets focus on the many positive choices afforded us for our mental and physical health. I’ve read many studies that tout the medicinal properties of wine.

Here are 10 clinically proven reasons you should keep drinking red wine (in moderation of course):

1. Reduced Risk of Heart Attack

A 16 year study published by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health revealed that moderate drinkers suffering from high blood pressure are 30% less likely to have a heart attack compared to non-drinking counterparts.

2. Reduced Risk Of Cataracts

A 2003 Study published in the Journal of Nature monitored 1,379 individuals in Iceland. The results showed moderate wine drinkers were 32% less likely to have cataracts compared to individuals who did not drink wine.

3. Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer

A Stony Brook University study involving 2,291 individuals published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology monitored the health of participants over the course of 4 years. They found that moderate wine consumption of red wine cut the risk of colon cancer by 45%.

4. Boosts Brain Health

A Columbia University study involving 1,416 people proved that brain function declines at a significantly faster pace in non-drinkers compared to those who drank moderately on a regular basis.

5. Reduced Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Research conducted at Amsterdam’s VU University Medical Center in 2005 shows that moderate drinkers have a 30% less chance of developing type 2 diabetes compared to their non-drinking counterparts. The research involved over 369,000 people over an average period of 12 years.

6. Reduced Risk of Heart Disease

A study from Queen Mary University in London and published in the Journal of Nature in 2006 shows that red wine tannins contain procyanidins, which protect against heart disease.

7. Increased Life Span

A Finnish study involving 2,468 men over a 29 year period revealed that wine drinkers have a 34% lower mortality rate than beer or spirit drinkers.

8. Reduced Risk of Stroke

A Columbia University study monitoring 3,176 individuals over an 8 year span proved that the risk of suffering a blood clot related stroke dropped by about 50% in individuals who consumed moderate amounts of red wine.

9. Reduced Risk of Prostate Cancer

In the Journal of Cancer studies revealed that a glass of red wine per day may cut a man’s risk of prostate cancer in half.

10. Reduced Risk of Dementia/Alzheimer’s

A Wake Forest study showed that red wine can improve memory. The study also showed that participants aged 75 or older who consumed 2 glasses of wine pr day had a 37% lower risk of developing dementia compared to non-drinkers.

For those not interested in partaking in an alcohol beverage… perhaps CBD is exactly what the “Doctor” ordered.

Seven CBD Health Benefits:

1. Can Relieve Pain

Studies have shown that CBD can help reduce chronic pain by impacting endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation and interacting with neurotransmitters.

2. Can Reduce Anxiety and Depression

Researchers in Brazil found that a 300mg dose of CBD was the most effective at significantly reducing anxiety and insomnia in children and those suffering from PTSD.

3. Can Alleviate Cancer-Related Symptoms

A recent study by the National Institute of Health showed that CBD inhibited the spread of aggressive breast cancer cells in mice.

4. May Reduce Acne

A Study found that CBD oil prevented sebaceous gland cells from secreting excessive sebum, exerted anti-inflammatory actions and prevented activation of “pro-acne’ agents like inflammatory cytokines.

5. Might Have Neuroprotective Properties

Researchers believe that CBD’s ability to act on the endocannabinoid system and other brain signaling systems may provide benefits for those with neurological disorders. CBD has been shown to ease symptoms related to epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease.

6. Could Benefit Heart Health

Recent research has linked CBD with several benefits for the heart and circulatory system including the ability to lower high blood pressure.

7. Several Other Potential Benefits

CBD has been linked to helping reduce anti-psychotic effects, aid in substance abuse treatment, anti-tumor effects, and can also prevent diabetes.

Above you will find some interesting research that could point you in a direction that could possibly help your overall health. I hope and pray that all those that read this blog and share it with others will enjoy the benefits of a long and happy life. And while you are at it, you might as well play your favorite song to remember the connection we have with all those we love and care about.