Hemp Seeds – A Gift of Nature

A bowl of hempseeds displayed next to a bottle hemp oil.

Hemp seeds are the most nutritious seed in the world. They have a concentrated balance of proteins, essential fats, vitamins and enzymes, combined with a relative absence of sugar, starches and saturated fats. Hemp Seeds are one of nature’s Super Foods. Raw hemp provides a broad spectrum of health benefits, including: weight loss, increased and sustained energy, rapid recovery from disease or injury, lowered cholesterol and blood pressure, reduced inflammation, improvement in circulation and immune system as well as natural blood sugar control. The hemp “seed” is actually a simple…

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AGRIBUSINESS NEWS – Founder’s Hemp

First, and perhaps most importantly, hemp is not marijuana. This is important because, if you grew up in the anti-marijuana days, you may have some preconceived ideas about marijuana and most likely, none of them are good. This article is about the facts and future related to hemp and how a local Asheboro businessman, Bob Crumley, has started a company, Founder’s Hemp, to achieve the ”reintroduction of hemp into the United States and the world while bringing you a diversity of high quality products.” Chances are, you are using or…

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Children and seasonal allergies

aAAHHH-CHOOO!!!! It’s that time of year again. Blankets of pollen turn every surface yellow. Clouds of it fill the air, as well as our eyes and noses. If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies you know they can make you miserable, and are particularly bad here in NC. First it’s the trees followed by the grasses and weeds, along with the ever present mold. They bring on the sneezing, sniffling, itching, and puffy red eyes as well as more severe symptoms in high…

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Macular Degeneration Prevention

Although macular degeneration prevention is possible, there isn’t a foolproof method of avoiding the disease.  There are, however, steps you can take to help reduce your risk. Pay special attention to prevention if you already have a diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or if the disease runs in your family. AMD is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss among people older than 60 years of age.  In time, a person with macular degeneration may find it difficult or impossible to read, drive or recognize familiar faces. Guidelines to…

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Get Your Feet Ready to Breeze Into Spring

With spring almost upon us, we’re all ready to replace our winter boots with sandals or flip flops. But, are your feet ready for spring? If you have foot pain, nail discoloration or other toenail conditions, a trip to see one of our podiatrists will help put you on track to show off your feet for spring. Dark, Thick, or Discolored Nails Toenails that are dark, thick, or discolored are often the result of a toenail fungus. The same fungus that causes athlete’s foot causes toenail fungus, which occurs more…

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What is Blepharoplasty?

A blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, is surgery to remove excess skin and fat from the upper or lower eyelids. This procedure restores the area around the eyes and improves peripheral vision. We all have fat around our eyes to protect the eyeball in case of trauma. This fat “cushions the blow” and is not something that can be lost with diet. As we age the skin around the eyes stretches and loses its elastic ability. As a result, excess fat may gather above and below your eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows,…

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