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replied the topic What would you eat when you don't want to eat anything? created by daybyday

Carnation instant breakfast you mix it with milk it comes in chocolate,chocolate malt,double chocolate,vanilla,strawberry,they used to have Cappuccino flavor but i havent seen it lately it has all the vitamins you need in it and you only need that for the meal your not eating and they taste so good i have problems with eating and my stomach gets upset alot i noticed if i eat something with cinnamon in it it settles it or i just dont eat but dairy stuff like icecream or limber they have many flavors of limber there liber de coco(coconut)limber de leche (my favorite)they also have cherry, orange, lime, strawberry,watermelon, grape,and it goes on u can really make any flavor you want its the spanish version of homemade iceys in a plastic cup and u put in the freezer they were named after charles lindbergh when he went to puerto rico on his flight from america to puerto rico in one continuous flight when he got there he was given the icey and they couldnt quite pronounce his name so it ended up being called limber (most recently over the years they dropped the R so its said like Leem-bay ) you can google it for recipes, pudding, tapioca or rice pudding is good too,jello,cereal or hot cereal cream of wheat i like to put trail mix in it some walnuts scoop of cocoa powder some sugar and reese puffs mixed in and then pour milk over the top and eat and fruit like peaches, mangos, cherries (real ones), nectarines, quenepas, watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, bananas or apple sauce and for vegetables maybe cucumbers or corn, usually i go for anything sweet maybe beef jerky but not slim jims..... steak always makes me hungry lol maybe im just making myself hungry now steak and mashed potatos sounds good right now lol hope this helped some and if not i wish you luck on finding what youre looking for

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replied the topic Ways to increase apatite? created by Aravi

here an even better article explaining things and how they work with thc and cbd

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replied the topic Ways to increase apatite? created by Aravi

There are two compounds in marijuana responsible for almost all of its effects. The one you probably already know about is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). But the other, cannabidiol (CBD), is becoming more well-known in the medical marijuana community for both its potential medical benefits and because, on its own, it doesn’t produce the same psychoactive effects that THC does.

As David Casarett, MD, author of Stoned: A Doctor’s Case For Medical Marijuana told us last month, there are dozens of other cannabinoids in pot, but THC and CBD are the two we know the most about. For instance, we know that THC mainly activates CB1 receptors in brain areas that are associated with memory and coordinated movement. We also know that CB1 receptor activation can interact with the release of another well-known neurotransmitter: dopamine. This all causes a lot of those classic stoner effects — altered thinking patterns, euphoria, and a not-so-great memory, to name a few.

However, unlike THC, CBD interacts with CB2 receptors, which are found more often in various immune system tissues in your body than in the brain (although they are there in smaller amounts). But CBD interacts with and can block both CB1 and CB2 receptors, meaning that it may sometimes block THC’s actions. So, CBD on its own tends to produce effects more along the lines of anti-inflammation and reducing pain. And, crucially, CBD doesn’t cause the same “high” that THC does.

This is one reason why different strains can produce noticeably different effects. There are exceptions of course. But sativas, which are thought to give users more of an energetic, creative vibe, are usually high in THC and relatively low in CBD. Indica strains, on the other hand, known for putting users “in da couch,” tend to have more equal THC and CBD concentrations. Most modern strains, though, are selectively bred to have a high THC content because that’s what most customers are after.
That's a huge reason why THC's gotten the majority of the public and research attention — good and bad. But we haven't seen the same level of investigation into CBD’s effects. The studies we do have are often in animals or aren’t placebo-controlled. So far, these haven’t provided enough evidence to make it through the Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory process into an actual, approved medication.

But that doesn’t mean CBD has been totally ignored. “Initially, CBD was of great interest,” says Philippe Lucas, VP of patient research and services at Canadian medical cannabis manufacturer Tilray. “But as CBD began to be bred out of recreational cannabis, there was less concern about looking at the potential health impacts of CBD...for a long time, it was thought that both the negative and therapeutic effects of cannabis could largely be attributed to THC.”

The compound CBD was first identified in the '40s. And in the '70s and '80s, scientists first started to notice it could calm seizures in rodents. From there, it faded from the scene until around 2006, when researchers discovered CB2 receptors in the brain, causing many to question whether or not CBD was really as non-psychoactive as first thought. The past few decades' push for medical (and recreational) marijuana legislation also helped renew scientific interest in both THC and its left-behind little sibling.

The other major roadblock has been and still is legality: Since the Controlled Substances Act was introduced in 1970, the federal government has called marijuana a Schedule 1 drug — meaning it’s considered to be highly addictive and to have no medical value. Despite pretty much constant protests since the early '70s, there pot has stayed, along with everything derived from it.

“It’s not the CBD that’s necessarily illegal," explains Amanda Reiman, manager of marijuana law and policy at the nonprofit Drug Policy Alliance, “It’s the fact that it’s extracted from the plant that makes it illegal.”

This comes with very strict requirements for researchers who want to study CBD, which means that few get to actually do that work. To get around this issue, some companies have opted for synthetic versions of the cannabinoid, which may or may not come with less-restrictive scheduling (a murky issue in itself). Much of the CBD oil you can currently buy online is actually derived from imported hemp, which also contains CBD in smaller amounts, says Reiman. It’s totally legal to sell this, but it’s also totally unregulated.

Which is why getting the research necessary for FDA approval is so important. A 2014 Cochrane review found four clinical trials (including a total of only 48 participants) looking into the antiepileptic effects of CBD. According to the review, all the studies were pretty low-quality, so the review’s authors concluded there wasn’t enough evidence to recommend CBD for the treatment of seizures just yet.

By now, however, Epidiolex, a CBD-based oil manufactured by GW Pharmaceuticals, has received orphan drug status for the treatment of Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut syndromes, which both cause severe, treatment-resistant childhood seizures. This status (given to drugs in development to treat very rare conditions) gives researchers some legal wiggle room to figure things out. So far, they’ve been allowed to give Epidiolex to about 200 people (including kids) as part of a pilot program.

Daniel Friedman, MD, one of the scientists working on Epidiolex’s clinical trials at New York University’s Langone Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, says the oil is 98-99% CBD and is created in "a tightly-controlled, pharmaceutical-grade fashion." And, with FDA approval, Dr. Friedman says the cost of Epidiolex will ideally be covered under insurance.

For desperate parents who are already spending upwards of $600 a month buying highly concentrated (but unregulated) CBD oil online, this could be a huge improvement. The results of the recent pilot study were promising, and there are now two double-blind Epidiolex trials underway. But, because Epidiolex is derived from the marijuana plant, it is still considered a Schedule I drug during the trial phase.

While CBD may provide relief for those suffering from seizures (without pot's characteristic high), evidence for the compound's other potential uses is a little more complicated. For instance, research has shown that patients with inflammatory bowel disease may find relief with medical marijuana, but find the psychoactive effects limiting. So CBD seemed like a natural option to look into. A 2012 double-blind, placebo-controlled trial began to do just that, but so far results are inconclusive.

Another GW Pharmaceuticals phase-2 trial that examined the treatment of diabetes with marijuana turned out negative — no significant differences between the treatment and control groups. But, the company says it’s still working on both THC- and CBD-based compounds for Type 2 diabetes-related conditions.

While THC is known to make us feel good, CBD doesn’t seem to have the same rewarding properties. Instead, in animal studies, CBD administration has reduced drug-seeking behavior, which got researchers thinking it might be able to curb addiction. In particular, a trial conducted by researchers at Mount Sinai is currently looking into whether CBD could help prevent heroin addicts from relapsing. And a small 2013 study found CBD may help curb nicotine addiction as well.

After researchers shed light on a controversial relationship between marijuana use and worsened symptoms of schizophrenia, other scientists started looking at whether or not CBD on its own would show anything similar. So far, it doesn’t seem like it. In one small 2006 study, people with schizophrenia either show mild improvements or nothing with CBD. But, importantly, there aren’t any major adverse effects. GW Pharmaceuticals is also currently trying its hand at developing a CBD-based drug for the treatment of schizophrenia (alongside current medications).

Complicating everything is that there are conditions, such as chemotherapy-related nausea, for which high-THC drugs may be the best option. And in other cases, like with sleep disorders, a mix of THC and CBD seems to be the most effective. The point is that this research is still early, and it’s complicated. Although it’s tempting to assign beneficial qualities to a single component of pot — as with vitamin supplements — we can’t always take the part from the whole and expect the best results.

Though CBD may not come with the classic psychoactive effects we normally associate with marijuana, the more we learn about it, the more it seems like it may have been the secret star all along. And, as the case for medical marijuana continues to face the necessary scientific scrutiny, we’ll have our eyes on this one.

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replied the topic Ways to increase apatite? created by Aravi

the way i get my stomach settled and appetite up is to smoke marijuana or cannabis oil or wax but if u dont like to smoke they have gummi bears and rainbow belts, lollipops, hard candy , chewy candy, so many kinds of sweet treats to choose from or they syrup you can take they have like bakery goods brownies muffins or dried fruit too like banana chips or they also have whats called CBD which is another part of marijuana that is more of a medicine cuz it doesnt have THC its non-psycho active it like marijuana without the side effects it wont give you that high feeling but you do get relaxed a little and it will help the appetite they are doing so much with marijuana now that its legal in some parts of the us they can research and really find the healing and medicinal properties of marijuana i mean if ur worried about the stipulation that marijuana is considered a drug think about it alcohol was once illegal too and now they already have it legalized in some states and marijuana has saved some kids lives as well a adults cancer patients older people too, you can use it like a pain killer it has so many good things that you can do with marijuana

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replied the topic Making money online created by raza49712

i'd love to learn how to make money online i dont have a job and im looking for a way to have any income to help out im home all day and im free all morning day and night

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replied the topic Who is this in picture created by ZubZro

this is a list of all the movies and tv shows and the character micheal emerson played as

1997 The Journey played as Michael

1998 The Impostors played as Burtom's Assistant

1998 Playing by Heart played as Bosco

1999 I'll Take You There played as Tom

1999 For Love of the Game played as Gallery Doorman

2002 The Laramie Project played as Reverend

2002 Unfaithful played as Josh

2004 Saw played as Zep Hindle

2004 Straight-Jacket played as Victor

2005 Saw II played as Zep Hindle

2005 29th and Gay played as Gorilla

2005 The Legend of Zorro played as Harrigan

2006 Saw III played as Zep Hindle

2006 Jumping Off Bridges played as Frank Nelson

2008 Ready? OK! played as Charlie New

2010 Saw 3D played as Zep Hindle

2010 Goldstar, Ohio played as Steve Harper

2012 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 The Joker (voice) Straight-to-Video

2013 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 Straight-to-Video

Year Title Role Notes

1990 Orpheus Descending Clown Television movie

1998 Grace & Glorie Arnold Dudley Television movie

1999 Stark Raving Mad Mr. Putnam Episode: "The Psychic"

2000 The District Man in Bar Episode: "Pilot"

2000–2001 The Practice William Hinks 6 episodes

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

2001 The Education of Max Bickford Unknown Episode: "Herding Carts"

2001 Sounds from a Town I Love Unknown Television movie

2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Gerry Rankin Episode: "Phantom"

2002 The X-Files Oliver Martin Episode: "Sunshine Days"

2003 Without a Trace Stuart Wesmar Episode: "Victory for Humanity"

2003 Skin Scarpelli Episode: "Secrets & Lies"

2003 Whoopi F. Thomas Erickson Episode: "The Fat and the Frivolous"

2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Allan Shaye Episode: "Ritual"
2005 The Inside Marty Manning Episode: "Pre-Filer"
2006–2010 Lost Ben Linus Main role, 79 episodes

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television

Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film

Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2007–08, 2010)

Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2006–07)

Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television (2007, 2009–11)

Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Villain

2007 Lost: Missing Pieces Ben Linus 2 episodes

2010 Front Line John Winthrop Episode: "God In America"

2011 Parenthood Andy Fitzgerald Episode: "Amazing Andy and His Wonderful World of Bugs"

2011 G.I. Joe: Renegades Doctor Venom Episode: "The Anaconda Strain"

2011 Generator Rex Alpha Nanite Episode: "Ben 10/Generator Rex Heroes United"

2011–2016 Person of Interest Harold Finch 103 episodes

2014 The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements Narrator 3 episodes

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replied the topic Who is this in picture created by ZubZro

Michael Emerson (born September 7, 1954) is an American film and TV actor who is best known for his roles as serial killer William Hinks on The Practice, Benjamin Linus on Lost, Zep Hindle in the first Saw movie, and Harold Finch on the CBS show Person of Interest. Emerson also worked extensively in theater and narration. He has won two Primetime Emmy Awards and he's been nominated for three more, as well as getting other awards and nominations. Emerson is married to actress Carrie Preston, who also plays his fiancee, Grace Hendricks, in Person of Interest.Emerson met Carrie Preston, while he was performing in a stage production of Hamlet in Alabama. They married in September 1998, and both starred in the movie Straight-Jacket (2004).Emerson was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Carol (née Hansen) and Ronald H. Emerson. He grew up in Toledo, Iowa, where he attended South Tama County High School. In 1976, after graduating from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where he studied theater and art, Emerson went to the University of Alabama seeking a Master of Fine Arts. After a semester at the National Theater Institute at The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, he moved to New York City. Unable to find acting work, he took retail jobs and worked as a freelance illustrator.In 1986, he moved to Jacksonville, Florida, and from 1986–'93 he appeared in local productions at Theater Jacksonville and The Players by the Sea and worked as a director and teacher at Flagler College. Emerson decided to further his studies with a Master of Fine Arts which might have helped to introduce him to theatre professionals and directors in his chosen trade. In 1993, he enrolled in the Alabama Shakespeare Festival's University of Alabama-sponsored Master of Fine Arts/Professional Actor Training program. After graduating in 1995, he returned to New York where he appeared in the annual Alabama Shakespeare Festival showcase. Emerson got a starring role in 1997 as Oscar Wilde in Moises Kaufman's critically acclaimed off-Broadway play Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, and followed up with several other stage performances. In 1998, he performed opposite Uma Thurman in an off-Broadway production of Le Misanthrope. In 1999, he played the role of Willie Oban in The Iceman Cometh. He co-starred with Kate Burton in both Give Me Your Answer, Do! and Hedda Gabler. In September 2001, Emerson won an Emmy Award as "Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series", for playing serial killer William Hinks in several episodes of The Practice. In 2006, Emerson began a guest-star role as Benjamin Linus on the serial drama television series Lost. Emerson was originally set to appear in a small number of episodes, then when he returned for Season 3 he was a main cast member and eventually became a main villain of the show. He got an Emmy Award nomination in the "Outstanding Supporting Actor" category in 2007 and 2008 for his work in the third and fourth seasons, respectively. He finally won the award in 2009 after being nominated for his role in the fifth season. Emerson was nominated in 2009 for a Golden Globe in the "Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role" category. He was nominated for an Emmy for each season he was a part of the main cast.
On Lost, Preston portrayed Emily Linus, Ben Linus' mother, in the flashback sequences of the episode "The Man Behind the Curtain". The two teamed up again, with Emerson portraying Preston's gay next-door neighbor, in the film Ready? OK! (2008). Most recently, Preston appeared in several episodes of Person of Interest as Grace Hendricks, the ex-fiancée of Emerson's character, Harold Finch.
On July 31, 2010, Emerson and Preston read A.R. Gurney's Love Letters, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, at the Charleston Stage. They performed it as a fundraiser for the Stage, a South Carolina theatre. The reading was followed by a short and intimate Question and Answer session. Emerson was set to reunite with former Lost cast member and friend Terry O'Quinn, in a comedy-drama tentatively titled Odd Jobs, by J.J. Abrams. It was expected to start filming by the end of 2010, but further development of the show has been put off for now. Emerson joined the cast of another Abrams series, Person of Interest, that debuted in September 2011 on CBS. He played a billionaire who teams up with a supposedly dead CIA agent to fight crime in New York City. He is also a long-time supporter of the charities connected to the theatre community, including the Actors Fund, Broadway Cares, and Off-Off Broadway, Plus he also publicly supported radio stations and Habitat for Humanity.

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replied the topic For whom all, this Oct made your life hell? created by Aravi

october has been hell and every other month for the past 6 years, i have an abusive husband i mean verbally abusive now, he hasnt been physical in a year but thats no accomplishment cuz he should have never done it in the first place and its not an excuse either im trying to get out of this but without a job or income it makes it hard very hard and no place to go im stuck so im on the job hunt so hopefully once i find one ill have more of a backbone and then ill have my own money to get out with i will only have to depend on me and thats how i want it i just need one job to hire me and give me that opportunity i hope your november is better remember its movember and movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of various cancers, such as prostate cancer and such. i mean if i was a man id participate but im not so i can only pretend... lol i mean you gotta find the humor in life to get over or at least push the bad away for a while ... we all go thru things it just depends on how you handle things and how u let them get to you all you can do is try to make the best of your situation i know i try to for the time being and it helps that i smoke alot lol but i hope you can find the humor in things as well and your november goes better i always try to tell myself there are others out there that are worse off then i am and going thru alot worse

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