Why not Cbd or Hemp or even Marijuana?
I want you to get used to saying CANNABIS. Political and Social agendas have stigmatized this God-given plant. I am here to help remove the stigma and promote the benefits of CANNABIS. So say it with me: “Cannabis! Hemp is … Cannabis. CBD is … Cannabis. THC is…(did you say Marijuana?) CANNABIS!
My goal is to get you comfortable with all the incredible wellness properties Cannabis offers from root to tip.
Once you’re comfortable, you can lean in and listen to your body and improve your health. Sit with that a moment. It’s a bigger statement than you realize. Give yourself permission to relax and listen to your cells. Then, you can work together with body and mind to find a health and lifestyle balance that truly promotes your unique whole-body wellness.
Using Cannabis can be as easy as spreading some infused honey on your morning toast. It can be as simple as enjoying a cup of tea after lunch. You might even find relief by rubbing a soothing salve into some sore muscles after a great workout.
I will share creative ways for you to use your Cannabis.
Let’s start with some basic terms I will be using throughout this website.
Endo-Cannabinoid System (ECS):
The ECS is the most widespread receptor system in the human body. Let’s say that again!
THE ECS IS THE MOST WIDESPREAD RECEPTOR SYSTEM IN THE HUMAN BODY! It can be found on our skin, in our brain, our immune system, reproductive system, just to name a few. According to the book, Cannabis is Medicine, Dr. Bonni Goldstein puts it this way: “Very Simply, the job of the endocannabinoid system is to regulate the flow of chemical messages that are sent between cells, with the goal of maintaining homeostasis. When we experience inflammation, illness, infection, or chemical or traumatic insults, our endocannabinoid system goes into action, trying to restore balance amid the cellular messages.” Very simply, it helps restore balance to our cells!
Another frequently used term you will see is Cannabinoid.
A Cannabinoid is a component of Cannabis.
I will reference 2 types of cannabinoids. Endo-Cannabinoids and Phyto-Cannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are made within the brain and body.
Phyto-cannabinoids are made by plants. There are over 100 different cannabinoids thus far, with more to be discovered. This is where we get into THC, CBD, CBG, and the ever-growing list.
While the endocannabinoid system works the same in each person through receptors, each person’s set of keys are different and the same. The same because Cannabinoids are the keys that open these receptors allowing us to find balance within that particular system. Different because we all have our unique set of health challenges, therefore which cannabinoids we use and how we use them are unique to you!
Depending on where you live, you may have access to a variety of cannabinoids, or you may find that you are limited; either way, that’s ok. The purpose here is to help you understand how to read your labels and find the proper method for you.
I use many cannabinoids in my health and wellness lifestyle. One of my favorite ways is to make various meals and snacks that help support my Endocannabinoid system. I have found that when I regularly dose with Cannabis in my meals, I can move throughout my day, managing my pain and participating in life on my terms.
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