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Smoking Marijuana can Help you Lose Weight

There is a newly found compound in Marijuana that will decrease your appetite. We all have grown up with the common understanding that pot makes you have the munchies, which is actually true in most cases. HC is the psychoactive part of marijuana that gives users the euphoric effects but scientists have recently discovered a new particle, THCv. Tetrahydrocannabivarin appears to suppress appetites and gives THC a stronger, more intense effect. 

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Yes, you read the headline right. There is a newly found compound in Marijuana that will decrease your appetite. We all have grown up with the common understanding that pot makes you have the munchies, which is actually true in most cases. One of the side effects of smoking the reefer is an increased appetite, which makes it the perfect medicine for people suffering from AIDS or Cancer.

Marijuana contains cannabinoids, which are the active compounds that are responsible for how they affect the body.  THC and CBD are the most common.  CBD (Cannabidiol) offer the user pain relief and affects mood.  THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the psychoactive part of marijuana that gives users the euphoric effects but scientists have recently discovered a new particle, THCv. Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCv) appears to suppress appetites and gives THC a stronger, more intense effect. This new discovery explains the “one hitter-quitter” strains of pot that users say are much stronger than normal weed. These strains must have higher levels of THCv, so they should suppress appetites. Scientists believe that THCv makes the effects of THC last less and this may help with the appetite issue.

This could be a major breakthrough as marijuana is now becoming legal in more states every year. As of now Marijuana is completely legal in 28 US states including California, Colorado and Washington. The more states that legalize the plant only make more customers for the emerging marijuana market.

Companies like Teewinot, a biotech firm that is producing the newly discovered compound THCv are exploiting this new and rapidly expanding market.

Teewinot is synthetically manufacturing the new compound outside of the actual marijuana plant, hoping to alleviate any ill will towards the marijuana plant. They are hoping to get this product to the market quickly to be the rush. This could be a huge breakthrough in weight loss technology and in marijuana.

Unfortunately for marijuana users who wish to have strains with this compound at their local stores, they are few and far between, said Marijuana strain aficionados Leafly. If you need information about marijuana, you head to Leafly, the industry leading website.

One of the issues with this new possible product, researchers needs consistent and high quantities of the compound to study it and plants don’t often give high amounts. That’s why the synthetically derived version is making waves. Teewinot has developed the THCv synthetic version and are awaiting clinical trial.

So what does this mean to me, the guy who wants to smoke weed and lose weight? Well, you may have to wait a while but you can ask your local dispensary about strains with THCv or check Leafly, they are easily the best source online.

Leafly has given us a few leads on what to look for. THCv is most prevalent in Sativa strains, highest in landrace strains from Africa. The website states that Durban Poison has high levels of THCv, but also said to ask the budtenders (like bartender but with weed or buds) for African Hybrid strains, they’ll know what to give you. Also look for Purple varieties as they usually have a high THCv amount. It’s hard for me to trust a white guy with dreadlocks named Blaine but I guess he is most likely the best source, haha.

Good luck out there to my stoner friends who want to smoke their fat away, I guess I can say good luck or Namaste.

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Doing various lifestyle changes can be difficult especially when you attempt to initiate huge modifications that merely remain unfulfilled over time. Experts assert that planning small changes is more practical and achievable in real life.

Drink more water

The regular intake of water provides a multitude of benefits. Water helps reduce the frequency of migraines; it helps slow down aging; it aids in digestion; it assists in weight loss, among others. Drinking 6 to 8 glasses of water each day provides you with more energy, enabling you to manage the daily grind.

Go for daily walks

We all know that exercise helps keep us healthy, as well. However, not everyone has the time—or inclination—to start a rigorous and time-consuming exercise routine. Nonetheless, you can still keep yourself healthy by taking daily walks. You can start by taking a walk after you get up from bed each day and then do another round when you get home from work in the afternoon. If you are working from home, take several breaks and walk in your front yard or garden for a few minutes each time.

Begin writing a gratitude journal

Stress gets accumulated due to the many upheavals of daily life. There is a lot to complain about and work can become too stressful at times. You should know, though, that stress and worry can be debilitating to your health. Starting a gratitude diary allows you to destress yourself, realize how blessed you are, and allow catharsis to unfold.

Do a few minutes of reflection and meditation

Because you tend to be so busy each day, you forget to find time to reassess all the things that you are already blessed with. Worries are everyday facts of living. However, you do not have to dwell on them all the time. Find a few minutes to reflect upon the good things in life. Stay still and silent for a bit. Listen to the birds and smell some flowers if you can.

Ask for help when you need it

The funny thing about most people is that it is considered a crime to ask help from others. Most people think that admitting the need for help is tantamount to admitting weakness—a terrible blunder for one’s dignity. However, it is essential to remember that no one’s perfect and that a lot of us need assistance from time to time. Learning to lower yourself and admit the need for aid ultimately lightens your soul—and even helps you learn the virtue of humility.

In essence

It is necessary to plan some changes in your life. These changes can help lighten your everyday burden and eventually welcome more positivity in the different aspects of your existence. However, you should start with doing small modifications. Keeping them small allows you to easily fulfill them because big goals tend to be too difficult especially when you’re too busy trying to keep up with the daily hustle and bustle. Also, laugh a little. Accept your frailty and be at peace with the world.    

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It always helps to note that no one in this world is perfect, according to the author of “A Paperboy’s Fable: The 11 Principles to Success,” Deep Patel. That means that everyone, including you, is filled with various weaknesses and strengths that need to be considered when attempting to understand someone else.

Patel highlights several tips for dealing with people you don’t like. He asserts that it is essential for everyone to learn—and remember—these tips, especially since the failure to do so may only mean limiting oneself in the process.

Accept that you cannot deal with everyone

Patel says that it is normal not to like everyone. Each person has his own personality. Some may have a dominant personality, and others may have a timid one. However, this does not mean that you are a “bad person,” which does not mean that the other person is one.

Attempt to find positivity in the other’s words

It is always essential to give someone the benefit of the doubt. Not everyone is out to sabotage you, and you aren’t always about to hurt anyone, too. Hence, even when someone else says something hurtful, it may not be meant that way for the other person. Learning to pick through the other’s words of the other person may be helpful, as well.

Stay in touch with your emotions

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Try not to take things personally, and put some space

Taking things personally all the time can also hinder understanding. Emotions play a massive part in analysis. Staying objective lets us see the bigger picture and permit empathy to arise. Put some space between you and the person you don’t like, as well. This will further allow you to look at things more objectively.

Calmly express how you feel and find a referee

When you’re about to burst, try to relax yourself first. Spontaneity can be good at times, although saying what you feel when you feel so may further damage communication. Try to soften your words and say things in a quiet, relaxed voice. You can also find a mediator to help you communicate your thoughts better.

Choose your battles

Remember also that not all battles are worth your time. As they say, try not to go down to the other’s level. If you can still ignore them, then you are free to do so.

Never be defensive

Defensiveness means you are on your way to the losing end. It is always best to state facts and avoid having to explain everything you say. As long as you aren’t doing anything wrong, there shouldn’t be a reason for you to explain yourself to anyone.

You are in control of your own happiness

In the end, you are the one in control of yourself—and your own happiness. Never let anyone dictate how you act or feel. When you let others irk you to no end, you are merely allowing them to control you.

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 Published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, the study conducted by researchers showed that after crowdsourcing the sleep and stress data of over 4,00 people in Finland. It was found that around 800 shared information on how the virus has contributed to their anxieties. According to Dr. Anu-Katriina Pesonen, head of the Sleep & Mind Research Group at the University of Helsinki, she claims that it was quite thrilling to observe various dream content associations of individuals who have shared their thoughts on the chaotic ambiance of the COVID-19 lockdown. Personen also added that the results had enabled them to track dreaming in extreme circumstances, which showed visual imagery and memory traces of dreams sharing a mindscape across individuals.

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Transcribing the dreams from Finnish to English, Personen and her team then fed the data to the A. I algorithm, which scanned for word associations that frequently appeared. The computer then came up with what researchers called “dream clusters,” which were dream particles instead of the entire dream. 

After collecting the information, over 33 dream clusters were built in which twenty percent of these were grouped as bad dreams while fifty-five percent of those were pandemic related. Content such as coronavirus, social distancing failures, dystopia, personal protective equipment, and apocalypse were classified as pandemic specific. Word pairs that were labeled under “Disregard of Distancing” like hug-handshake, mistake-hug, handshake-distancing, handshake-restriction, distancing-disregard, distancing-crowd, crowd-party, and crowd restriction. 

Personen also claimed that they hope to see more assisted A. I helped dream research in the future as the computational linguistics-based, AI-assisted analytics that they used was a novel approach in dream research.

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Aside from providing information on how the pandemic was related to a person’s dreams, the study also offered insights into people’s sleep patterns and stress levels during the pandemic lockdown. More than half of the respondents claimed to be sleeping more than before the lockdown, while ten percent claimed to have a much more difficult while more than a quarter reported having more frequent bad dreams. 

More than half of the participants also reported having an increase in stress levels, which could explain the sleep patterns of having less sleep or bad dreams. Most of them even claimed to have numerous pandemic related nightmares. The study can provide valuable information for medical experts and researchers regarding the effect of COVID-19 on a person’s mental health. According to Personen, sleep is the main factor in mental health issues, wherein intense nightmares come from post-traumatic stress. Although things happening in dreams aren’t entirely random, they can also help determine how experiencing any form of stress, trauma, and anxiety contributes to nightmares Personen added. 

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