CBD and Epilepsy

What is epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder where the nerves in the brain become scrambled. This causes anything from momentary staring to violent seizures. Seizures can cause injuries. AEDs (anti-epileptic drugs) are prescribed to control seizures in patients with epilepsy. But in some cases the drugs are ineffective. This is called intractable epilepsy.

What is CBD?

CBD (cannabidiol) is a marijuana extract being researched for use in treating patients with epilepsy. This might be useful for patients whose seizures are intractable. Currently, marijuana is classified as a Schedule 1 substance. It’s illegal in the United States but some states have made “medical marijuana” legal. Therefore the law varies from state to state. This problem has made CBD difficult to obtain for the research that needs to be done.

Side-Effects of pharmaceuticals

If research confirms that a CBD tincture is effective in controlling seizures, many children with intractable seizures could be helped. There are often side effects experienced from the drugs prescribed for most children and adults. Furthermore, treatments such as brain surgery, electrical implant devices and other alternatives are invasive or difficult. If the use of CBD for patients with epilepsy could eliminate those side-effects and difficult procedures, while also provide hope for those patients with intractable seizures, it would be a huge breakthrough for medical science.

Researching CBD

The latest information on the effectiveness of CBD for use in treating epilepsy is still unconfirmed though. More research needs to be done. The problem of not having marijuana or any of its components readily available for study is holding back the work. According to the CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy) website the fact that “…epilepsy, which affects more people than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson’s combined—yet receives fewer federal dollars per patient than each of these” further restricts the research.

Possible Side-effects of CBD?

Concerns about side-effects from the use of CBD like reduced cognitive functions and psychiatric disorders are being looked at. That is something that will be studied in clinical trials during the research. But there are some reports stating that CBD is a non-psychoactive and well-tolerated anticonvulsant.

Hope for patients

The bottom line is that more research needs to be done. Parents in a recent survey reported that 16 of 19 of their children showed a marked reduction in the number of seizures while on the CBD therapy. This is a very small survey but the results are promising. Paul Heldman, a retired Kroger executive, has a son with epilepsy. Heldman, who wants to invest in a marijuana farm if it’s made legal in Ohio said, “Until we legalize marijuana in Ohio and throughout our country, rigorous scientific research into its applications will not be possible and thousands, perhaps millions, of people will suffer needlessly,”



Photography can be described as the capture of a story with pictures. With discovery of the beauty of photograph, interest in growing. Many people are taking the time to learn about photography and the techniques that yield stunning photographs. Like any profession or hobby, learning the right way of the craft takes time. Here a few tips to get you started.

Grasp the Techniques

  • Focal Point. When composing a shot, there should be limited interference with your main subject. Find a point of interest among the scenery and highlight the object as the main focal point.
  • Keep photographs interesting with contrast. For example, a colorful subject will stand out more in a darker background. If your subject is small, paring it with a larger object will draw the eye to it better with the contrast of large and small.
  • An asymmetric element in your photograph will make it more interesting. Don fall for centering your object in the photo. This is contrary to what many budding photographers believe, but an off center subject will make the photograph more interesting.
  • This technique is all about using a particular element in your photo composition to become the frame for the main subject of your picture. For example, if you a photographing a person sitting on a bench underneath the tree, use a tree branch as a frame. The resulting photo is much more interesting with the human element, than the tree alone.

 Start With Basic Camera Equipment

Regardless of your photography goal, having the right equipment can make life easier and photographs much better.  If you are old school, you may prefer a film camera.


However, a digital camera is a sure bet for novices. Another piece of equipment includes a tripod in order to minimize motion that causes blurred photographs.

Of course, you’ll want to protect your camera investment with a protective case.

 Develop A Working Camera Knowledge

In order to use you photography equipment, you must take the time to learn how to operate it correctly. Read the manual and become familiar with the functions and adjustments you may need to make in order to get the best picture you possibly can. This includes functions such as shutter speed, light, flash, brightness and contrast. Don’t skip this if you want to create photographs that are visually appealing with the correct light and contrast.

Learn the Types Of Photography

There are numerous types of photography and some are easier to master than others. For example, of the different types of photography practices today, from macros to people and landscapes, action photography is probably the most difficult to master. Every photography shoot must consider shutter speed and other variables, but moving subjects bring this to a whole new level. Decide a good starting point for you and learn all the intricacies of success.

Learning photography can be a great creative outlet.

It’s best to start by learning photography and equipment basics and starting with a type that allows for successful beginnings.

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Entering a new stage of life is always tricky. Whether you’re off to college, about to start your first job, recently married, or your children are getting ready to start their college journey of your own, you may need some guidance to get you through your journey. Regardless of what your new development in life is, you may be feeling lost, like you don’t have the answers, and that you’re not quite sure what to do.

Luckily, we are here to help.

What We Do

Through the various categories we talk about on this page, we hope to provide tips, tricks, and life hacks to assist you through a variety of problems.
If you’re moving to a new city to start a new job, we can help. If you’re having trouble keeping long distance friendships, we can help.
If you just want a new recipe to feed your family tonight, we can help.

Here are just a few of the many topics we will cover on this page:

  • Health
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The great thing about a lifestyle page is that so many things fall under the umbrella of what is included in lifestyle. We want to appeal to all the various areas an individual may want to improve their lifestyle and help as many people as they can find a new level of success.

We know that each person lives their life in a unique way. For that, we’re not going to tell you what to do. We won’t push one direction at you and hope you find a way to incorporate it into your day to day life. Instead, we want to provide you with choices.

Through sharing a number of different perspectives on the same topic, we can connect with even more readers. Rather than pushing our readers down one path, we look for a variety of approaches to a number of situations, each with a different individual in mind.

So whether you’re looking for budgeting tips or ideas for your next date with your spouse, our website can provide you with resources regardless of your budget and what you and your spouse enjoy doing in your free time. With new updates and different approaches posted constantly, you can always check back for a new strategy if something doesn’t go as successfully as you wanted.

Our Goal

Overall, our goal is to help you. We know that are readers are always looking for an easier way to do things or a better way to do things. When you have a great life hack, a simpler way of cleaning, or just a great meal to enjoy, you’re a happier individual.
We want to keep our readers happy and we want to help them create and do things that make them happier individuals. We want to create a community that can allow people from all over to share their recipes, cleaning hacks, and fitness tips with other users looking for just that information.

Our close circles have great tips, but sometimes there are better tips in people that we don’t even know. Our community can bring those people together to get you the best tips available.