• If we walk into a nursing home, hospital, or other health facility, chances are pretty high that we will see at least a few people struggling with a neurodegenerative disorders. In America, it is one of the main causes of death. These disorders are often distinguished by a loss of neurons in specific regions of the nervous system. It is believed that this nerve cell loss is the primary reason for cognitive and motor function dysfunction for those with a neurodegenerative disorder. According to this study, inflammation is one of...

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of people diagnosed with asthma is increasing every year. Nearly 60% of children with asthma have an attack in any given year, while 51% of adults do as well. Almost 3,500 American’s die of asthma attacks every year. Here at That’s Natural, we believe there are more natural ways to potentially help these people than the standard procedure of steroids or Albuterol. A study in 2012 helps defend this premise in a couple of different ways.  The goal of...

  • Inflammation is one of the main reasons that cannabidiol (CBD) has become so well known. Of all its uses, inflammation is one of the most widely known and studied benefits of taking this compound. In a study from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), it is explained why and how CBD impacted mice with arthritis.   Mice in this study had both collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) and type 2 collagen (CII) arthritis. CBD was given after mice had shown symptoms of arthritis,...

  • Inflammation is a signal to the body - like a 911 call.  The body sends immune cells to signal what is wrong and what to do.  This stimulates cytokines - irritating substances in the body that can cause redness, swelling, heat and pain.  The healing process is what is supposed to happen - but if this signaling in the body is chronic - it can become a continual inflammatory cycle that never turns off.  This can lead to debilitating pain, inflammatory diseases, skin problems, and even death. Now the goal...

  • A growing body of research coupled with thousands of individuals' testimonies from around the world are bringing to light the power of CBD for health and wellness. This article from Civilized, "5 Ways CBD Can Improve Health", summarizes several of the ways that this non-psychotropic (doesn't get you "high") cannabinoid from cannabis or hemp is saving peoples' quality of life: 1. Anti-Tumor Properties 2. Anti-Anxiety Properties 3. Anti-Seizure/Anti-Convulsion Properties  4. Antioxidant Properties 5. Neuroprotective Properties Researchers, scientists, and individuals from around the world are turning towards a natural plant that has been used for...

  • New research from China discusses more applications for the non-psychoactive cannabinoid CBD (Cannabidiol). The researchers from this study explained that there are a variety of therapeutic properties of CBD (demonstrated in vivo and in vitro), including: neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, anxiolytic, and antidepressant effects. Cannabis and hemp have been used for a variety of applications, including medicine, for thousands of years.  As growing global awareness brings more research, as well as individual case studies - it is imperative for companies and consumers to stand up for their food and medicine freedom....

  • In “Fibromyalgia News Today”, author Robin Dix mentions anecdotal evidence from others that the non-psychoactive cannabinoid CBD may help people with pain: “I have a few fibro friends who swear by CBD oil. It does not contain THC. That’s what causes a euphoric high. My understanding is that it helps not only with pain, but also with sleep. It can be smoked or taken in a hemp capsule. I have not tried it, but definitely would be open to it.” Human’s Endocannabinoid System, which regulates many immune system functions and...

  •   The Endocannabinoid System (or ECS for short) is responsible for modulating our body’s immune system, inflammation, pain, and things that affect our daily life, like sleep, appetite, and mood. The discovery of this system showed that most mammals have a vast network of receptors that are responsive to cannabinoids - these receptors are in the brain, central nervous system, and immune system. Receptors on our cells act like tiny locks on the surface of the cells (not all cells have all receptors and there are thousands of receptors on...

  • Inflammation in our bodies is the root of many diseases and much discomfort, but recent studies suggest that it may actually end up being lethal.  C-reactive protein (CRP) is a protein that is naturally produced by the liver, but it increases during an acute inflammatory response.  This can be an indicator for inflammation in the body. In a study by the New England Journal of Medicine - it was found that more than half of the women who were in the study developed heart disease, and that they had high...