Herbal MediaWatch: Cannabidiol Products Are Everywhere, but Should People Be Using Them?

Cannabidiol Products Are Everywhere, but Should People Be Using Them?
Nov. 20, 2019 – JAMA Network


Rubin R. Cannabidiol Products Are Everywhere, but Should People Be Using Them? JAMA. Published online November 20, 2019. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2019.17361

The CBD market has exploded in recent months, with products ranging from bath salts to coffee and tea to maple bacon–flavored dog biscuits. In fact, it surpassed turmeric in 2018 as the top-selling herbal dietary supplement in US natural- and health-foods sales channels, according to a recent report from the American Botanical Council.

Can You Eat Raw Kale, and Should You? Healthline. November 18, 2019. Although eating kale raw preserves the nutrients that are lost due to cooking, raw kale also contains compounds known as goitrogens which may have detrimental effects on thyroid function.

CRN Rebukes FDA for Agency’s “Alarmist” Consumer Update on CBDNutritional Outlook. November 27, 2019. The Council for Responsible Nutrition has issued a rebuttal objecting to the FDA’s Consumer Update released on November 25 summarizing what it considers risks in taking CBD products.

Another Company Gets FDA Designation to Treat Depression with Psilocybin. SlashGear. November 29, 2019. The FDA has granted a “Breakthrough Therapy” designation to Usona Institute, paving the way for research investigating the promise of psilocybin as a therapy for major depression disorder.

Expert Claims Banana Skin Gives You Tons Of Health BenefitsInternational Business Times. November 29, 2019. A prominent dietician is claiming that incorporating banana peels into your diet may aid with sleep, improve skin, and even facilitate losing weight.

New Study Suggests How Extra Virgin Olive Oil May Fight Toxic Proteins From Accumulating In The BrainForbes. November 30, 2019. A recent study conducted in mice has linked supplementation with extra virgin olive oil with a significant reduction in levels of tau—a toxic protein that accumulates in the brains of patients with dementia.