Millions of Americans are now anxiously awaiting Washington’s plan for mending our broken healthcare system and making it more effective and affordable.
But Stuart Tomc of CV Sciences asks whether Washington politicians are really the right folks to be working on such an important issue.
“History has taught us that whenever our government becomes involved in designing programs to make us healthy, we always seem to end up fatter, sicker and poorer,” says Tomc. Tomc points to the 1992 USDA Food Guide Pyramid as a prime example of our government’s “lack of efficacy” when dealing with crucial health issues.
“Twenty-five years ago the United States Department of Agriculture published an illustrated “Food Guide Pyramid” that instructed Americans to consume 6 to 11 daily servings of breads, cereal, rice and pasta. Placed at the base of the pyramid, these hi-carb foods were proclaimed by health officials to be the nutritional foundation needed to produce optimum wellness. We now know in hindsight that structuring our diets around the government’s guidelines has proven to be catastrophic for our national health.”
Tomc says since the publication and implementation of the Food Guide Pyramid, two-thirds of the population has become overweight or obese (1), the incidence of cancer has increased by 68 percent, (2) and more than half of all Americans have developed or will develop heart disease in their lifetime (3) -- all while yearly national health expenditures have been steadily climbing from $721 billion in 1990 to over $ 3.03 trillion today. (4)
NOW IS TIME TO BRING “CANNABINOIDS” INTO THE NATIONAL HEALTHCARE DISCUSSION
During the same year that the USDA was instructing Americans to gorge on carbohydrates, an Israeli-based team of researchers discovered a unique central molecular messaging system in the human body that influenced a broad range of human biological functions. The researchers named the messaging system “the endocannabinoid system” and the system’s biochemical messengers “cannabinoids” -- after the plant (cannabis) that led them to the system’s detection.
“The endocannabinoid system is perhaps the most important physiologic system involved in establishing and maintaining human health,” says Tomc.
“Endocannabinoids (cannabinoid molecules produced inside the body) and their receptors are found throughout the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. In each tissue, the cannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same: homeostasis – the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment.”
Tomc says due to poor diet, prolonged exposure to stress, lack of exercise, drug abuse, environmental toxins or genetic factors, an individual can develop an endocannabinoid deficit – triggering a variety of physical manifestations such as migraines, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel, and a host of other degenerative conditions. He says that such endocannabinoid deficits may be correctable by taking plant-derived cannabinoid supplements such as “CBD oil” extracted from the hemp plant.
According to a report by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), hemp-derived CBD is not addictive and may demonstrate benefits in a variety of health applications, including:
- Nervous System Health (lifts mood and relieves anxiety, enables restorative sleep and optimizes the body’s circadian rhythm)
- Metabolic Health (normalizes insulin sensitivity, assists in weight management and fat reduction)
- Stress resilience (aids to establish normal endocrine gland function and works to stabilize cardiovascular function)
- Recovery and Adaptation in Sports Nutrition (normalizes body after exercise related interactions)
- Immune Health Support (can prevent excessive immune response)
- Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency (mitigates symptoms of migraines, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome)
Although adequate human studies have not been completed, Tomc says scientists believe that modulating the activity of the cannabinoid system may have therapeutic potential in almost all diseases affecting humans, including obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and diabetic complications, neurodegenerative, inflammatory, cardiovascular, liver, gastrointestinal, skin diseases, pain, psychiatric disorders, cachexia, cancer, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, among many others.
“Because it is derived from industrial hemp, (a plant that contains no psychoactive compounds), CBD is available as a dietary supplement without a prescription,” says Tomc. Tomc’s choice is “PlusCBD Oil”, an extracted oil containing high concentrations of the CBD molecule and over 500 other distinct biochemical compounds naturally found in the hemp plant, all working synergistically.
“We don’t need to wait for our friends in Washington, DC. CBD supplementation is a very effective national healthcare strategy; one that virtually every American can afford,” says Tomc.
SAMPLE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS for STUART TOMC
1. Most average Americans know that good nutrition is a requisite for good health.
2. Do you think the national health care plan that Congress is currently drafting
3. will contain provisions for the nation’s nutritional needs?
4. Give us a brief synopsis of how the government’s nutritional recommendations as contained in the USDA Food Pyramid ruined the health of millions.
5. Can you explain what “cannabinoids” are, where they come from, and what they do in the body?
6. Scientists say that learning how to modulate the body’s cannabinoid activity could change the face of medicine; tell us about it.
7. “CBD” is one of more than 80 cannabinoids found in the hemp plant that is drawing major attention from researchers around the world. Tell us about CBD and why this cannabinoid is in the international spotlight.
8. Who would benefit by taking a hemp-derived CBD supplement?
9. You recommend PlusCBD Oil as your CBD supplement of choice. Tell us why.
10. How can listeners get more information?
ABOUT STUART TOMC
Vice President, Human Nutrition
Mr. Tomc is a renowned educator and recognized authority on dietary supplements, with twenty years of experience in the nutritional health industry. Formerly the Vice President of North American Herb and Spice, where he served for 10 years, in addition to his service as Global Educator for omega-3 market leader, Nordic Naturals, Mr. Tomc is known for his extensive print interviews and contributions to noted books on integrative medicine, as well as his 4000 radio appearances. He currently serves as Vice President, Human Nutrition, for CV Sciences.