In the America of today, we’re blessed to have many options when it comes to taking care of our health. We go to the gym to build our fitness, meditate to reduce our stress, and eat superfoods to enhance our body’s functioning. Now that cannabis is legal in over half the states in the US – some as a medicinal product only accessible to those with a patient card, and in other states to all adults. No matter how your state views the consumption of cannabis, it is possible to incorporate cannabis into your health regimen to improve your overall wellbeing and quality of life.
1. CBD every day
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound of cannabis that is growing in fame alongside its sister, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), particularly due to its status as “highness marijuana.” (Tikun Olam in Israel were the first in the world to develop a high-CBD strain with no psychoactive effects, known as Avidekel).
Studies in Israel have shown CBD in general – and Avidekel in particular – to be extremely effective at eliminating inflammation in Autoimmune diseases such as Crohn’s. By reducing inflammation in the body, cad can be effective not only for severe disease, but in enhancing wellbeing across the board, reducing minor aches and pains, and easing anxiety. CBD may improve immune function and can be taken daily as a supplement, such as with Avidekel tincture, helping the body to relax, rest, and feel an overall boost in health and wellness.
2. Keep THC handy in the cabinet
While CBD has received most accolades recently for its medical benefits without the side effects of THC, it is still important to understand the benefits of THC as an immediate pain reliever, since interacts with CB1 receptors, primarily found in the brain. High-THC Indica strains such as Erez and Or are recommenced in Israel for patients with sleep disorders, nausea, and nerve pain; while Alaska, a Sativa, has been shown to help with gastrointestinal issues during the day. A milder THC & CBD combo such as Midnight may be a good option for daytime use and its dual-edged sword is optional for menstrual cramps. Keep THC on hand as your Go-To emergency painkiller, from headaches to back pain, and receive the other myriad benefits cannabis can have on the body simultaneously.
3. CONSIDER TITRATING OTHER MEDICATIONS
OPEN YOUR MEDICINE CABINET AND SEE WHAT’S INSIDE. CHANCES ARE, AS MODERN-DAY AMERICANS, WE UTILIZE A LOT OF MEDICATIONS, REMEDIES AND OVER-THE-COUNTER SOLUTIONS TO EXISTING PROBLEMS THAT CAN OFTEN BE MITIGATED WITH CANNABIS. CONSIDER YOUR USE OF OTHER MEDICINES: WHAT ELSE ARE YOU TAKING, AND WHAT FOR? DO YOU SUFFER FROM NAUSEA OR HEARTBURN AND POP ANTACIDS REGULARLY? DO YOU SELF-MEDICATE FOR ANXIETY WITH ALCOHOL OR OTHER PILLS? WHAT TYPES OF PAINKILLERS ARE YOU TAKING, AND CAN A CANNABIS TOPICAL OR TINCTURE HELP? HOW CAN CANNABIS HELP WITH THOSE SYMPTOMS?
4. EXPLORE THE MAGIC OF TOPICALS
SCIENTIFIC ADVANCES IN THE PRODUCTION OF CANNABIS PRODUCTS HAVE EXTENDED TO THE MEDICATED TOPICALS AND COSMETICS AND IS A SIMPLE WAY TO ENTER INTO CANNABIS USE FOR THOSE UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OR UNABLE TO CONSUME DUE TO WORKPLACE RESTRICTIONS. TOPICALS ARE NON-PSYCHOACTIVE AND HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO ASSIST IN BOTH TOPICAL SKIN DISORDERS (SUCH AS PSORIASIS) AND INJURIES (SUCH AS CUTS AND SORES); AS WELL AS INTERNAL MUSCLE AND INFLAMMATORY PAIN SUCH AS BRUISES, BACK PAIN, ARTHRITIS, AND MOBILITY ISSUES. CANNABIS TOPICALS CAN BE USED ON SORE FEET OR SHOULDERS AFTER A LONG DAY AS A MASSAGE CREAM OR APPLIED TO ARTHRITIC OR INJURED JOINTS REGULARLY TO EASE THE INFLAMMATION. THC-HEAVY TOPICALS SUCH AS ALASKA CAN BE HELPFUL FOR RELIEVING IMMEDIATE PAIN, WHILE CBD-HIGH AVIDEKEL CREAM HAS BEEN SHOWN TO HELP ARTHRITIC PATIENTS FIND NEW QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE LONG RUN.
5. REDUCE STRESS
STRESS AND ANXIETY ARE PRIMARY ISSUES IN MODERN-DAY AMERICAN LIFE. CANNABINOIDS HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO HELP NOT ONLY BY CHANGING THE BODY’S RESPONSE TO STRESS AND ANXIETY, BUT ENCOURAGING BEHAVIORS THAT CAN HELP MANAGE THESE CONCERNS, SUCH AS MEDITATION AND YOGA. CANNABIS TYPICALLY ENABLES USERS TO BE IN THE PRESENT MOMENT, EXPERIENCING ELATION, RELAXATION, SERENITY AND TRANQUILITY, WHICH MAKES US MORE LIKELY TO TAKE ON BEHAVIORS THAT EASE STRESS OVERALL, SUCH AS GOING FOR A WALK, TAKING DEEP BREATHS, MEDITATING OR EXERCISING IN OTHER WAYS. MICRODOSING CANNABIS IS ONE WAY TO EXPERIENCE THIS BENEFIT WITHOUT SIDE EFFECTS OR THE PSYCHOACTIVE “HIGH” THAT CAN BE CHALLENGING FOR SOME WHO ARE INEXPERIENCED WITH THIS MEDICINE. THIS MIGHT ENTAIL USING A VAPE PEN TO INHALE ONE SHORT HIT OF VAPOR OR ROLLING A SMALL MARIJUANA CIGARETTE WITH ONE DRAG INHALED EACH MORNING. IT’S IN SMALL DOSES THAT THE BODY STILL RECEIVES THE BENEFITS, WITHOUT THE SIDE EFFECTS.