What Is CBD (Cannabidiol)? 9 Benefits & How It Works for Our Body

cannabisArticle Written by Christine Ruggeri, CHHC March 29, 2019

By now, you’ve probably heard about the many benefits of CBD oil and maybe you have considered using products containing the cannabis compound. But you may be wondering — what is CBD, exactly?

There’s a lot of confusion out there about CBD and how it affects the human body. Considering the endocannabinoid system was only discovered 25 years ago, we are just beginning to learn about cannabidiol and its abilities.

But so far, the research is promising, which explains why so many people are becoming interested in using this thousand-year-old natural remedy for their own health needs.

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What is NAET?

The NAET Training Institute January 10, 2014

NAET; Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques; A revolutionary technique developed by Dr Devi S Nambudripad, M.D., D.C., L.Ac., R.N., Ph.D, in 1983 and practiced by over 8000 medical practitioners worldwide. This technique is non-invasive, drug free & a natural solution to treat food, chemical, environmental, emotional allergies and allergy based disorders with lasting results. Unresolved health problems and various pain disorders are frequently due to the result of allergic and hypersensitivity reactions to various substances someone consumes or comes into contact with on a daily basis. This technique will assist in detecting the culprits that produce symptoms. NAET utilises testing and treatment principles from Chiropractic, Oriental Medicine, kinesiology, and Nutritional disciplines.

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Biomedical Analyses of a Holistic Peanut Allergy Treatment: NAET

peanutArticle Written by Brady Vincent and Dayne Bonzo
March 31, 2011
Medical Laboratory Sciences Weber State University


Across the United States holistic medicine is being used as an alternative to, or in combination with, traditional medicine. One such treatment is for peanut allergies, which involves a series of kinesiology and energy balancing tests. This rapidly growing treatment is called Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET) founded by Devi Nambudripad M.D., D.C., L.Ac, Ph.D and is practiced primarily by licensed chiropractors. The difference in allergy treatment techniques applied by traditional versus holistic practitioners is based primarily on the definition of allergy. Although definitions and techniques may vary, the outcomes must be the same – that is, desensitization to the offending allergen. This study is an analysis of NAET peanut allergy treatment using immunological measurements. Participants with peanut allergies had their blood tested for peanut specific IgE and IgG levels, as well as the inflammation marker tryptase. The blood will be collected pre- and post-treatment and will be tested by validated methods at ARUP laboratories. It follows that if a participant is desensitized to the allergen, there would be a measurable biomedical response in the participant when treated using NAET allergy alleviation therapy.

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Protective links between vitamin D, inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer

girl in sun and sunflowersArticle Written by Stacey Meeker, Audrey Seamons, Lillian Maggio-Price, and Jisun Paik
World Journal of Gastroenterology (2016); 22(3):933-948
January 21, 2016


Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with a wide range of diseases and multiple forms of cancer including breast, colon, and prostate cancers. Relatively recent work has demonstrated vitamin D to be critical in immune function and therefore important in inflammatory diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Because vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency is increasingly prevalent around the world, with an estimated 30%-50% of children and adults at risk for vitamin D deficiency worldwide, it could have a significant impact on IBD. Epidemiologic studies suggest that low serum vitamin D levels are a risk factor for IBD and colon cancer, and vitamin D supplementation is associated with decreased colitis disease activity and/or alleviated symptoms. Patients diagnosed with IBD have a higher incidence of colorectal cancer than the general population, which supports the notion that inflammation plays a key role in cancer development and underscores the importance of understanding how vitamin D influences inflammation and its cancer-promoting effects. In addition to human epidemiological data, studies utilizing mouse models of colitis have shown that vitamin D is beneficial in preventing or ameliorating inflammation and clinical disease. The precise role of vitamin D on colitis is unknown; however, vitamin D regulates immune cell trafficking and differentiation, gut barrier function and antimicrobial peptide synthesis, all of which may be protective from IBD and colon cancer. Here we focus on effects of vitamin D on inflammation and inflammation-associated colon cancer and discuss the potential use of vitamin D for protection and treatment of IBD and colon cancer.

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Gut Immune Cells Cut Inflammation in Multiple Sclerosis

cellsArticle Written by Nicholas Weiler and Jim Oldfield
January 3, 2019
University of California San Francisco (UCSF)

Researchers at the University of Toronto and UC San Francisco have discovered that the intestine is the source of immune cells that reduce brain inflammation in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), and that increasing the number of these cells blocks inflammation entirely in a preclinical model of the disease.

The cells in question are plasma cells – white blood cells that originate as B cells in the bone marrow but change their behavior when triggered by microbes in the gut. Studying mice and samples from human MS patients, the researchers found that plasma cells that reside in the gut and produce Immunoglobulin A (IgA) antibodies appear to migrate to the central nervous system and produce an anti-inflammatory effect during MS flare-ups.

MS is an autoimmune disease, driven by other types of immune cells (including B and T cells) that attack myelin, the protective coating that surrounds nerve fibers. Recent clinical studies have shown drugs that target B cells mitigate MS, while those that target plasma cells make the disease worse. The current study offers an explanation for these divergent results.

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Improving communication skills in children With allergy-related autism Using nambudripad’s allergy elimination Techniques: a Pilot study

children readingArticle Written by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD; Devi S. Nambudripad, MD, PhD, DC, LAc; Yvonne Tyson, MD; Ming Chen, MD; Robert Prince, MD; Mala M. Moosad, RN, LAc, PhD; Laurie Teitelbaum, MS;  Integrative Medicine vol 10, No. 5; October 1, 2011


Background: Autism prevalence increased more than 50% between 2002 and 2006. We hypothesized that major contributors to the development and symptoms of autism include food and nutrient sensitivities. Desensitization to multiple allergens forms the basis of the Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET) treatment for autism.

Subjects and Intervention: Sixty children (2.5-10 years old) with autism were randomly assigned to treatment or control groups. The treatment group (26 boys and four girls) received NAET treatments (combining acupressure and kinesiology) for 50 key allergens for 1 year. The nonblinded control group (25 boys and five girls) did not receive any NAET treatments. Each group was allowed to continue with any other therapies they had been receiving. Neuromuscular Sensitivity Testing (NST, kinesiology and muscle testing) was used to determine which substances triggered sensitivity reactions in each child, and NAET acupressure treatments were then used to elimi- nate the sensitivities.

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