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It starts with WAKING-UP, Ugh!

Waking-Up with Pain
Pain in Waking

I try to stay positive in all of my posts, but let’s face it; everyone has THOSE days where you wake-up and you immediately want to fast forward to the next day. If you are a member of the “chronic pain” club, then you know what I am talking about and understand the depth of the UGH.

How Do I Get Past “Ugh”?

The first thing that I do is take a hot shower as this helps take away some of my pain immediately. My next step is to stretch. Stretching is crucial for people with arthritis

Stretching for Health
Stretch Through the Pain

and many other debilitating, chronic disorders.  It helps to get oxygen to the muscles and helps realign my body, making it easier to move.

I also have the pleasure to live in a City that has “healing waters”. Desert Hot Springs  truly has “healing waters”, which are offered to the public at a daily rate at several spas across the town.

DHS Spa
Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel

I often soak at Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel, as it offers 8 pools, sauna, locker rooms with showers and a restaurant to have a refreshing bowl of fruit or salad after soaking in the water.

Herbal Remedies to Relieve Pain and Inflammation

I recently learned of an herb, Boswellia, which is said to

Boswellia Plant
Boswellia (Frankincense) Plant

relieve pain caused by inflammation. It can be found through several vendors; Nature’s Gift, DoTerra and Aura Cacia.

Another herbal remedy that a friend of mine is making for me, kombucha. Kombucha is known for having a history of health benefits, including reducing inflammation and fighting cancer, arthritis and other degenerative diseases.

Need Relief Now?

Soaking in Epsom Salt not only helps your skin to look young and beautiful again when used as an exfoliant, it also helps with inflammation.  The Epsom Salt Council suggests soaking in a bath three times a week for at least 12 minutes at a time.

Blueberries, broccoli, ginger root, grapes, kale, mint, peppermint and rosemary are just a few home remedies that are simple finds and are commonly found in stores. Today I will make sure to include at least three of these in my diet.

Herbs ARE the solution!

Today I am grateful for the realization that I can use the fruits and plants of the Earth to provide for me completely. Whether it be for pain, refreshment or energy, I know that I can find all I need right here in Nature.

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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.