Chicago Parent: CBD and special needs

Chicago Parent recently published an article interviewing Dr. Rahul Khare on CBD and special needs asking the question: Should you or shouldn’t you look at cannabis and oils? We’ve included an excerpt from the interview: Dr. Rahul Khare is the founder of Innovative Wellness, a medical cannabis consulting practice and CBD retail store in Lincoln Park, and an emergency medicine physician at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He works with parents whose children suffer from epilepsy, cerebral palsy, spasticity, traumatic […]

How Hemp is Empowering Patients to Combat Chronic Pain & Battle the Opioid Epidemic

Chronic Pain is a Growing Problem Across the Globe Chronic pain continues to grow into a serious public health concern in industrialized countries.1 In the United States alone, Americans consume “80% of the world’s supply of prescription opioid analgesics (POAs), and opioid prescriptions have climbed by 300% since 1991.”2 Opioids are a class of drugs, which include morphine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, and heroin. They are effective in the short-term treatment of acute pain, but carry significant risks of dependence, abuse, and […]

CBD, Natures Anxiolytic: Exploring How Hemp Can Treat Anxiety (Instead of Causing It)

Anxiety: It’s More Common Than You Think Your gut starts churning and you’re overwhelmed by a sensation of butterflies. Feelings of dread, paranoia and fear envelope you, making it hard to breathe. While moments of anxiety are a normal part of the human condition, over one third of the population suffers from anxiety disorders that make living with some degree of anxiety an everyday struggle.1 The most common drugs prescribed for this mood disorder are benzodiazepines and anti-depressant medication, both […]

The ABCs of CBD – What You Should Know About the Popular Hemp Product

  CBD has hit the shelves at health food stores, gyms, yoga studios and vape shops across the city. You can even sip CBD infused cocktails at some Chicago establishments. But is the hemp product worthy of its hype? In short, yes, but there are some things consumers should know. While the scientific evidence is still lacking, anecdotal evidence to support using CBD is strong. I have many patients who incorporate CBD into their treatment plan to help lower anxiety […]