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Freedom Ahn

Journalist, Author

Ontario, Michigan, Hawai'i, Japan

Freedom Ahn

Journalist. Author. Historian.
Business. Finance. Technology.
Travel, Culture, Society (Japan, Hawai'i).

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The Human Endocannabinoid System

Our bodies naturally create compounds called endocannabinoids. And when we use cannabis, the cannabinoids present in the plant—including, but not limited to THC—engage a large network of cell receptors in our bodies that are part of something called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Parts of the Endocannabinoid System The ECS is comprised of three main parts; receptors found on the surface of the cells; naturally occurring molecules that activate cannabinoid receptors called endocannabinoids; and the enzymes that help break down the endocannabinoids after they’ve been used. Cannabinoid Receptors Cannabinoid receptors rest on the surface of cells and are constantly receiving information about the conditions surrounding the cell. They pass on that information to the cell’s interior, triggering an appropriate cellular-level response. These receptors are the messengers that tell your body how to respond to certain situations (and when to cease activity). This helps our bodies maintain something called ‘homeostasis,’ which is another way of describing our body in optimal balance or a stable internal environment. An ECS in balance is believed to play a role in the establishment of overall health and prevention of certain conditions When there is a disruption in our ECS, it can cause an imbalance pushing our body out of homeostasis. That imbalance, referred to as “Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency,” is believed to be a contributing factor for conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome and fibromyalgia.
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Can Cannabis Treat Glaucoma?

In July of 2015, Alice Donahue* reluctantly spent an afternoon at her doctor’s office. The 54-year old Fredericton mother of three had been experiencing blurred vision and headaches, but dismissed her symptoms as merely “finally needing glasses.” She would’ve skipped the visit altogether, but her husband insisted. “I wasn’t expecting glaucoma,” she says. Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease often characterized by a painful increase in pressure within the eye. It can lead to vision loss, total blindness, and in severe cases, removal of the affected eye. Glaucoma ranks as the world’s second leading cause of irreversible blindness. It is estimated that more than 250,000 Canadians suffer from the disease. Fortunately, blindness is no longer the inevitable outcome of a glaucoma diagnosis. With early detection and medical attention, significant vision loss can often be prevented. Some patients report success treating their glaucoma symptoms with cannabis, although the practice is not without controversy.
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National Cannabis Legalization Update

2017 is coming to a close and there are more than a handful of states that currently allow for the legal purchase and consumption of recreational marijuana, and even more on board for medical marijuana. But now that the elections are over for 2016, the focus is on, what’s next. We saw states like Massachusetts and Maine vote for the end of marijuana prohibition, in 2016, and now many of their neighbors are poised to follow.
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5 Activities for Visiting Grand-Kids

Sometimes visiting grandma and granddad can be a little intimidating, especially if you reside in an assisted living community. The sights and sounds are unfamiliar to young eyes and ears, but that that doesn’t have to mean an uncomfortable visit. These 5 activities will have your visiting little ones feeling right at home and have you making long-lasting memories in no time! Read A Chapter From a Book Yes, just a chapter.
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Can cannabis treat diabetes?

Every day, three million Canadians live with diabetes. By 2020 that number is expected to grow to 4.2 million, more than 10 percent of the country’s population. What’s worse, an estimated additional one million Canadians have the disease but do not know it. Juvenile Diabetes, the common name for type 1 diabetes, is a genetic condition where the pancreas cannot create enough insulin to meet the body’s needs.
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Learn the Many Uses of CBD Oil

Pure CBD oil is becoming more and more popular because you can get all the benefits without having to smoke at all. CBD oils in Colorado are used for a wide range of health complaints or just to promote general well being. CBD is a specialized oil made from the flowers of the cannabis plant. This gives it a high concentration of cannabidiol, one of the most important active ingredients in all cannabis.
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Top Five Best Marijuana Strains for Overcoming Insomnia

There are many reasons for using medical marijuana, but insomnia is a common reason that we hear from many of our customers. Luckily, the relaxing effects of indica strains are especially helpful for combating sleeplessness, making these generally the best strains for insomnia. So if it’s 3 o’clock in the morning and you’re researching the best strain for insomnia, rest easy.
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5 Instant Benefits of Medical Marijuana

Medical ailments can be a real downer and really get in the way of living a life. Aches and pains, stress, headaches all impact your quality of life. But why suffer when marijuana can provide instant relief? Here are 5 ailments that marijuana can help you deal with as soon as you consume. This one may be a kind of a big “duh”, but consuming cannabis can help reduce stress levels.
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Cannabis for the treatment of Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative disorder of the central nervous system. It primarily affects motor function and intentional muscle movement. One out of every 500 Canadians is affected by Parkinson’s, with roughly 6,600 new cases diagnosed annually. And while the exact cause of Parkinson’s remains unknown, there is hope for better treatment.
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How "virtual volunteering" can help you change the world anytime, anywhere

If you’re someone who is able to do these things, that’s great! But if you are experiencing mobility issues, or you don’t have time because of work and/or family obligations, or you simply prefer not venturing out in certain weather (like me), then “virtual volunteering” could be perfect for you. Technological advancements mean you now have the opportunity to volunteer your time and skills with little effort beyond logging on.
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Keep Your Veins Healthy by Caring for Your Heart

February is the month for Valentine’s Day, but it’s also American Heart Month – an annual campaign designed to get people talking about heart health. Heart disease affects more Americans than all types of cancer combined, in ways ranging from cardiovascular disease to strokes, heart attacks and vein health.
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Avoiding The Er

Did you know that nearly 25% of the older adult population will end up in the emergency room this year? When someone says emergency room visit your mind probably races and you think of things like heart attacks, strokes, or major falls. And while these are legitimate crisis situations that require emergency care, the reality is that very few of emergency room visits are real emergencies. And many can be avoided. Let’s look at the top ways to avoid the ER this year.
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About

Freedom Ahn

Freedom Ahn (Chevalier) is a journalist, author, and historian focusing. She has extensive experience working with domestic and international businesses, trade, digital, & print media publications covering a business, finance, technology, and culture (Hawai'i, Japan: traditional and contemporary culture and society). And the occasional recipe!

She has written about technologies such as drones, crypto-, digital currencies, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, cybersecurity, and more.

She is also the founder and senior copywriter at WriteAhn - a B2B and B2C digital marketing agency whose specialties include business operations; careers, recruiting, & human resources; talent management, productivity, and workforce issues; finance; domestic and international tax issues; venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, private equity transactions, investor relations, and C-suite communications.

Freedom has been all over the world in publications including The Independent, Huffington Post, The Telegraph (UK), The Chicago Sun-Times, The Telegraph, The Los Angeles Times, and The Jerusalem Post to name just a few.

She is the daughter of a French chef and has a keen interest in food, with several of her original recipes winning national and international awards.

She resides a few minutes south of Detroit, Michigan with her husband, their three Japanese dogs, and four French cats.

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Skills

  • Blockchain
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Thought Leadership
  • Book Writing
  • Ghostwriting
  • Interviews
  • Features Writing
  • Corporate Communications
  • Reporting
  • Hawai'ian Culture
  • Japanese Culture
  • Fintech
  • Technology
  • Finance
  • Business
  • Journalism