Why are more and more people turning to alternative medicine? I ask myself that question as I leave the office of an endocrinologist whom I have been waiting to see for over two months. This is the same doctor’s office who told me when I called a month after sending a referral, that the doctor had not even seen it yet, much less evaluated my chart. I shouldn’t have been surprised by how frustrated and disappointed I became after leaving the office. This has been my experience my entire adult life when it comes to doctors and western/modern medicine and what we call a health care system.
When I was eighteen, I went to a doctor because I was having a lot of anxiety related to graduating from a small school and going to huge state university where I would know no one. I have been shy my whole life, but it had gotten to a point where I couldn’t make myself go up to a stranger at a registration table and tell them my name. It was crippling and I didn’t know what else I could do. The doctor told me I was depressed and needed to be on medicine for the rest of my life, just like if I was a diabetic who needed insulin to live. I believed him! I went on to take that medication for thirteen years, even though I would ask if it was a good idea to try and stop taking it. Every time I said I felt good and I didn’t think I needed to be on depression medicine, they would tell me that means that it is working and you don’t need to stop.
These are two very common questions that are asked over and over again. These are also two very simple to answer questions, even though, there is tons of misinformation being spread. It is important to understand the truth about something that you’re considering using as a part of your wellness routine, so we decided that rounding off this educational series here was important.
Have you heard about the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and how it plays a pivotal role in the function of the human body? There have been all kinds of stories covered by multiple media outlets and medical professionals discussing the ECS. All this talk about it is great and all, but what is the ECS?
The endocannabinoid system also referred to as the ECS, is a part of every mammal on the planet. It wasn't found until 1992, so many medical professionals never learned about it. Raphael Mechoulam discovered the ECS along with NIMH researchers Dr. Lumir Hanus and William Devane.
Since 1992 we've learned a lot about the endocannabinoid system. It plays an essential role in helping to regulate our body. Hunger, sleepiness, depression, happiness, pain, and many other functions are affected by the endocannabinoid system. Located throughout your body are receptors called CB1 and CB2 receptors that are a pivotal part of the endocannabinoid system.
CBD is an incredible compound that is allowing many people to find relief from a wide range of different medical conditions and ailments. One of the reasons that this cannabinoid can help so many people in various ways is due to the diversity of products that it can be included in. From lotions, creams, lip balms, beauty products, hygiene products, drinks, foods and capsules to suppositories, oils, vape juices, and more, the list seems almost endless. Here are five simple and easy ways that you can utilize CBD.
CBD can also be consumed internally in many different ways. Some of the most popular are CBD infused edibles, CBD capsules, and CBD tinctures. CBD tinctures such as the Mountain Pure CBD Tincture come in a variety of different strengths and can be taken sublingually but putting the tincture under your tongue, or adding it to your favorite food or drink for ingestion. Tinctures made utilizing cannabis have been widely used in cultures around the globe for centuries.
As CBD has grown in popularity, so has the number of products in which contain this cannabinoid. CBD topicals, however, seem to be one of the favorites of many as they offer some substantial benefits not provided by other CBD products or treatment methods.
What is a CBD Topical
A CBD topical is any product that contains CBD that is designed and intended to be used topically and applied to the skin. Some of the everyday topical products that you most likely have in your home are lotions, salves, heat patches, and medicated ointments. CBD topicals come in a wide variety of different forms including lotions, creams, balms, oils, and patches.
How Do CBD Topicals Work
CBD topicals work by introducing cannabinoids to the body through the CB1 and CB2 receptors that are a part of the Endocannabinoid System and located throughout the skin.
CBD – What is this Miraculous Substance So Many Are Using?
Cannabidiol, also known as CBD has been making mainstream news in the last few years. But what is CBD? This is a question that many people have begun asking themselves after hearing some of the miraculous success stories of others who have incorporated CBD into their treatments for a plethora of different conditions.
The Science of CBD
Cannabidiol as it’s scientifically known, is a compound also known as a cannabinoid, that’s found in cannabis and hemp plants. CBD is one of several cannabinoids found in these plants that offer potential medical benefits. CBD unlike other cannabinoids such as THC provides no intoxicating effects. It’s this fact that intrigues many people to learn more about CBD. This is because they’re curious about the potential benefits that cannabis has to offer but aren’t fond of the psychoactive effects that full spectrum marijuana/cannabis produces.
I am forever grateful for finding Mountain Pure CBD. I am a very active person, an active mom and a massage therapist. A few years ago my low back/SI Joint area hurt so bad I could barely walk. There were times my husband would have to carry me from room to room. I went from being at the gym every single day, teaching cycling classes, riding my bike outdoors, and lifting like a beast to a dead stop.
My life stopped because the pain was unbearable.
I rarely struggle to put things in words once I've been called to say them.
This has been a bit of a difference experience for me.
I've taken to typing and gotten through a single sentence several times over the past 2 weeks.
Suddenly last week, sitting in line for an oil change.... it all came to me. What I needed to tell you.
My story ...
Not my version of someone else's story, not my story of my little man's journey or the experiences of those around me, not my story of the easy things, but MY STORY ...
Because I can hear your silent condemnation and it's not okay ... and someone needed to say it - it's not okay.
I remember at the the age of 17, I had my first panic attack. I had no idea what was happening...
And honestly I don't remember it happening again until I was about 1 yr and a half sober (some years later).
And I mean, it happened every single day.
My name .. .is Jane. And, I am the salve and lip balm concoctor at Mountain Pure, LLC. This is my first attempt at writing a blog, but Heather keeps “suggesting” that I write one so here goes!
Growing up my Mom always made homemade bread, muffins, granola, etc, we had a garden that we all worked together to grow and harvest, we used herbs and natural remedies, and all that jazz. I grew up knowing that the earth provided, but I didn’t realize how powerful that information would be until I was much older.
Fast forward to 2013, my youngest was 8-10 months old, and she started having dry, itchy patches of skin on her legs and feet. Well, at this point in my life, the first thing I did was try baby lotion, which probably made it worse, then we headed off to the pediatrician when that didn’t give the results I wanted. The doctor gave us a prescription for some eczema cream. Yay, now we can get some relief!! Or so that’s what I thought. So, that night after her bath I rubbed her down with what was meant to help her, and can I tell you that baby screamed and cried and her skin turned red and irritated. I couldn’t wash it off because her skin was so sensitive at this point she screamed when I touched her legs. Ya’ll!!! That was the MOST awful feeling putting something on your child that you anticipated would help her, and her being in agonizing pain!