Thursday, September 21, 2017

CBD - Use for Anxiety

There are many rungs on my Healthy Living Ladder - MANY RUNGS.

The use of CBD is just another one of those rungs on my Healthy Living Ladder that I have found exceptionally helpful for me.  That's the key, it works for me.  I don't know if it'll work for you.  But, I'll give you the information that I have and you can make that decision.

To find out what CBD is, click over to this post
To see how I choose to use CBD, click over to this post 
I shared a little about the legality of CBD here
I shared how I use CBD tincture here
I shared why I use CBD salve here

I shared why I use the CBD transdermal patch here
I also shared why and how I use CBD Gum here
I shared about CBD Wax here 
I shared about CBD Gummies here
I shared about CBD Tea here

I partnered with Greencamp for this post about CBD and Anxiety

Cannabidiol: Nature’s Medicine for Anxiety

If you even remotely know anything about marijuana, you have probably heard of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — the main compound of the plant. Although it has a number of medicinal benefits, it’s still controversial among many patients because of its psychoactive properties.

But THC is not what cannabis is all about. In fact, there is another major cannabinoid that changes the whole perspective of cannabis. Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is a compound produced primarily in male cannabis plants and is used in medicine for treating a number of symptoms and conditions.

However, CBD has been very efficient especially in relieving one thing — anxiety. As it turns out, according to research and medical professionals, cannabidiol has proved to reduce symptoms of general and social anxiety, PTSD, and panic attacks.

This anxiolytic property comes from the brain’s receptors response to serotonin as a result of CBD consumption.

Here is a visual description of CBD as a remedy for anxiety made by Greencamp.

This cannabis compound can be extracted from the plant, produced into powder, and mixed into the creams and gels. Also, patients can use it as topicals, edibles, and capsules. But, the most common way of consuming CBD (especially for anxiety) is in the form of an oil.

By taking the right dose, patients can feel the physical symptoms of anxiety fade away almost immediately.

However, before taking CBD for your anxiety, please check in with your doctor first, who will recommend the right dosage for you.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Anti-Inflammatory Recipe of the Week

In September of 2015, I started Dr. Weil's Anti-Inflammatory Diet after being diagnosed with Stage 4 Endometriosis.  I share a new recipe each week to help those who may need to modify their eating habits to better their health. 
Food is medicine - You are what you eat 

You can find out more about the Anti-Inflammatory Diet by going here

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Cinnamon, Butternut Squash and Pecans

It's turning to fall and this is one of my favorites to make for family gatherings this time of the year.  
I do modify it and I'll explain that below.

My modifications - I don't use the maple syrup on the butternut squash and I half the maple syrup in the pecan and cranberry mix-in part.  I also use real maple syrup.  To be honest, I think that the cranberries and butternut squash is sweet enough without all of the added syrup.  It's nice to have a little to coat, so play it by ear and see what works for you.  

Now, go forth, and eat great food.  Your dietary limitations should not limit you from enjoying great food. 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

DIY Recipe of the Week {Chemical Free Home}

What's in your cabinets?   

Why am I passionate about getting the yuck out of my home?  Because I don't want to be in constant pain because my Endo is flaring up.  I know, it's pretty selfish, but it's the catalyst for change in my home.  For me, essential oils are another rug on my Healthy Living Ladder.  It's something that I'm choosing to do to help my family.
You can read more about that here

Did you know that 26 seconds after exposure that chemicals are found in measurable amounts in the human body?    

Did you know that the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health studied 2,983 ingredients in our products at home—and found 884 toxic ingredients? 

I've shared many times that if Young Living made a Thieves body care line, I'd buy it!  My love of Thieves is no secret.  But, since they don't make a body care line, I make my own.  I've started with this DIY Body Wash recipe and will be modifying a shampoo recipe soon.  Now, you can use whatever EO's you like, I prefer Thieves - BECAUSE IT SMELLS AMAZING!


This is a Cococunt Oil and Honey recipe that I found over and DIY Remedies and modified to my liking.  You can learn more about each ingredient by clicking over to their site.  I'm going to share the adapted recipe here.  

  • 1/4 cup of Fractioned Coconut Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
  • 1/4 cup of Raw Honey
  • 10 drops of Thieves Essential Oil Blend (or your favorite essential oils)

Mix all together and make sure that the raw honey is incorporated well. 

  • 1/2 cup of Dr. Bronner's unscented liquid castile soap

Mix into the rest of the mixture

Pour mixture into a bottle of your choice for regular use (I just recycle old pump bottles, but you can get creative if you want).

One word of caution - please, please, please make sure that you shake the mixture prior to use.  Additionally, keep out of direct sunlight and make sure that the cap is tightly secured.  Castile soap, by itself, is known to thicken when exposed to direct sunlight and excess air.