Farm Bill Brings CBD-rich Natural Medicine

First U.S. President, Hemp Farmer

George Washington, our first President and a hemp farmer, once said, “make the most of the Indian hemp seed and sow it everywhere.” Hemp is a non-psychoactive plant that has been used for many products, including hemp paper which the Constitution was written on. Why use hemp? Hemp is stronger, lasts longer and will not kill forests in the name of disposable products.

Hemp Uses
Many Uses of Hemp

Hemp vs. Marijuana

People commonly mistake Hemp for Marijuana. Let me set the record straight, Hemp is the male species of the cannabis plant. It is best described in an answer that I found at the following website: http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20061123061618AAf5EGH.

An answer was posted stating:

“Hemp is cannabis grown specifically for industrial use and thus contains very low levels of cannabinoids (THC). The use of hemp dates back many thousands of years. Properly grown hemp has virtually no psychoactive (intoxicating) effects when consumed. With a relatively short growth cycle of 120 days, hemp is an efficient and economical crop for farmers to grow. 
The THC levels in industrial hemp are so low that no one could get high from smoking it. Moreover, hemp contains a relatively high percentage of another cannabinoid, CBD, that actually blocks the marijuana high. Hemp, it turns out, is not only not marijuana; it could be called “antimarijuana.” “

How Is CBD-Rich Hemp Medicine?

In 1997, California passed Proposition 215, The Compassionate Care Act, wherein it became the first State to recognize marijuana for it’s medicinal properties. Since 1997, research across the world has been conducted on the medical benefits and possible side effects of the cannabis plant. What they found is beyond what anyone could have imagined. Project CBD, a panel of Doctor’s who have devoted their studies to finding the possible benefits and side effects of marijuana in several terminal and chronic disorders stated the following and is found on their website (http://www.projectcbd.org/about/introducing-cbd/):

Scientific and clinical studies underscore CBD’s potential as a treatment for a wide range of conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, alcoholism, MS, chronic pain, schizophrenia, PTSD, antibiotic-resistant infections, epilepsy, and other neurological disorders. CBD has demonstrated neuroprotective and neurogenic effects, and its anti-cancer properties are currently being investigated at several academic research centers in the United States and elsewhere.

As stated in the prior paragraphs, Hemp is rich in CBD. The Hemp plant does not have the psychoactive properties of the female cannabis plant, commonly referred to as marijuana. In fact, on February 27, 2014, President Barrack Obama signed a farm bill that will allow certain States to grow Hemp, under the direction of the U.S. government. This is a major step in taking the necessary steps to correct the ignorance of the past and possibly reclassify cannabis, thereby allowing it to be researched for its medicinal properties.

Is CBD Right For Me?

I encourage you to not only research the above data online, but there are several YouTube testimonials (http://youtu.be/7xPmR8j4plw, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Tqg2y3yYR0, and several hundreds more) available proving the miraculous effects of CBD for those that truly need this plant to survive and even possibly thrive.

If you are interested in obtaining CBD-rich Hemp products or to become a distributor of CBD-rich Hemp products, please contact us at holisticthymes@gmail.com and place “CBD” in the subject line.

A Fresh Peception of Desert Hot Springs

I believe in leading a balanced lifestyle in all parts of my life; body, mind and spirit. I have started a new weekly course at Desert Christian Center called “Seek God For the City,” which gives you an app or booklet to read daily prayers for 40 days (finishing on Palm Sunday). I have never loved living somewhere so much as I love living in Desert Hot Springs. The local government and news would have you believe that this is the worst City to live, but read on and understand why it is the BEST!

Dual Aquifers
Desert Hot Springs                Water Tables

Desert Hot Springs is one of two places in the whole world that has dual aquifers. Meaning, we have both hot and cold water that comes up from the earth and contains minerals like NO WHERE else in the world. The waters are truly “healing” waters. I have been diagnosed with several debilitating disorders and yet I have not stopped moving. On the days that I “disappear,” I am soaking away the pain that has become unbearable. It keeps me going for another day, sometimes week,but I always know when I soak in the water I will feel much better. There are groups of people that come from all over the world to soak in the water of Desert Hot Springs. There are many hotel’s from other areas in the Coachella Valley that state they have Natural Mineral water, but Desert Hot Springs is the only City with the “healing waters.”

Desert Hot Springs Beauty
Desert Hot Springs

The second reason I love Desert Hot Springs, the views from our City are amazing. We get to watch the “Angel” on the mountain every night at sunset. San Gorgonio Mountain is the first view outside every morning and San Jacinto Mountain is my second view. Awesome is hardly an accurate description.

Beautiful San Jacinto Mountain
San Jacinto Mountain
      Desert Hot Springs

The third reason that I love Desert Hot Springs is that it is one of the last small towns in America. If you live here long enough, you know most of the people in town. The compassion, phileo-love and grace abounding is what keeps me from moving to another town. We are a town that has been quietly established with several recovery centers,  our community thrives on second chances, lives being saved and lives needing to be saved. It’s my belief that this has brought a spiritual strength to our community. We have all been in need at one time or another, so we can empathize with our neighbor, our community and we help serve those that haven’t found balance or peace. I believe more prayers go out of Desert Hot Springs and for us than any other town in the Coachella Valley. I have never prayed for a community as I have Desert Hot Springs and I know many other people who feel the same way.

Serving in Desert Hot Springs
Service With A Smile

There are many other great things I can list, but I will leave it to you to come and see for yourself. I would love for you to comment below on what you like about Desert Hot Springs, positive comments only, please.

The Many Faces of Bipolar Disorder

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There are many faces of bipolar disorder, once referred to as “manic depression.” If you Google images of bipolar disorder you see that bipolar disorder does not discriminate; old, young, rich, poor, beautiful, etc.

There are many questions that remain unanswered about the not so new, but newly researched disorder. There are also many unanswered questions on how to treat bipolar disorder, as each case is never the same. The fact is, there are many symptoms and some people might display one while others will display all of them, some respond to the first treatment offered while others take years. The following website can offer a list of symptoms and treatments for bipolar disorder: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/37010.php.

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Passionflower

The question remains, what can be done to treat bipolar disorder holistically and what are some home remedies? Before posting a website for home remedies, I advise that you first research and gain as much knowledge as you can about bipolar disorder and identify the symptoms you are experiencing. Research and list home remedies (http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/37010.php) that you would be interested in trying and why you feel they would best balance your mental health. Next, take your questions, research and suggestions to your physician; I take them to both my Doctor and the One Great Physician, my Creator. Then create a mental health plan that brings mental balance and well-being in your life and apply the plan to your daily life..

Gardening At It’s Best

I LOVE my mornings in the garden, this is my way of meditation. There is nothing better than having my time with God’s most elegant yet simple gift, nature. I have attached a link to help you get started on your own garden. Remember, anyone CAN garden; I live in the Desert and was once thwarted from gardening because I was considered the world’s best “brown thumb.” Another great resource is your local florist, I have DHS Florist & Nursery and John is an expert.

http://greenyatrablog.com/10-easy-to-grow-herbs-and-vegetables-refreshing-recipe/#.UxUYoeNdUdo

Fun and Fundraising

Fun and Fundraising

Although we didn’t have the healthiest of foods, my daughter and I enjoyed a wonderful afternoon at the Desert Hot Springs Women’s Club Fashion Show. Everyone was to be served a salad, which by all standards really wasn’t healthy, my friend’s were able to get my daughter chicken strips and french fries. The proceeds benefit the DHS Women’s Club Scholarship Program, who has funded many young women and young men in the community. I had a GREAT day with friends and family all in the name of fundraising for education.

CBD Has Changed My Life

I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2006 and rheumatoid arthritis in 2012, yet I also have ulceritive colitis, which means that I cannot take the medication that is normally prescribed for inflammation and many other symptoms. In fact, while I was taking the medication that was prescribed, I had an allergic reaction to one of the medications that nearly cost me my life. I then turned to the ONE last thing that I had been told would and could help, CBD. That is when my MS went into remission and I started to thrive rather than survive; CBD changed my life in ways I never thought possible. What is CBD, who does it help and why does it work? I have attached the link that will answer those questions, please read the information and contact me if you are interested in purchasing CBD products. Link on CBD: http://mycbdresearch.com/.

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