The Wellness Duo is ready to answer your most important health and wellness questions gleaned from the Earth Kisses Sky Health and Wellness Practice.
This week, it’s all about CBD, or cannabidiol, one of the most important compounds of the whole cannabis plant that has been getting a lot of mainstream buzz as of late.
1. Why should I integrate CBD into my health and wellness routine?
CBD is a non-psychoactive component of the cannabis sativa plant, meaning that it doesn’t produce the “high” that most associate with cannabis and its sister cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Many medical cannabis patients use CBD to treat the symptoms of various medical conditions. CBD has been found to alleviate depression, arthritis, diabetes, anxiety, seizures, and works as a helpful antibiotic and anti-inflammatory. When used therapeutically, it can help people find balance in their overall health and well-being.
CBD is an excellent preventative supplement, a superfood, a life force, that can be used to reboot and strengthen the system. We can all use that at some point in our lives!
2. How is it that CBD is effective for so many health and wellness purposes?
It all comes down to the miracle of the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is just resurfacing and being understood by more scientists and the public.
Just like our cardiovascular system, immune system, respiratory systems, and reproductive systems, the endocannabinoid system is another system in our body designed to support critical functions that help us stay alive and thriving.
Our endocannabinoid system is made up of two main receptors; the CB1 and CB2 are most talked about. They are found within the body and holds within a deep communication system that sends messages to our body, assisting any area of the body in need.
After binding to our CB1 and CB2 receptors, CBD becomes an anti-inflammatory, apoptogenic, and analgesic. The body experiences an alleviation of pain as it coordinates itself back to its natural state of homeostasis.
In his song, “My Body is a Cage”, Peter Gabriel sings, “My body is a cage that keeps me from dancing with the one I love, but my mind holds the key…” CBD is the key to unlock our endocannabinoid system, where CBD acts as a regulator of our body’s important systems that regulate mood, sleep, and appetite, as well as helping to alleviate big and small medical conditions. It is especially helpful for those living with chronic pain to experience life free from often debilitating symptoms.
3. Who uses CBD and why?
It’s important to note that everybody and every BODY is different, and every one has different reasons for turning to CBD as a treatment (or non-treatment). We are all made of similar biological structures, yet we are all different as far as a treatment plan and what our body requires to be at its healthiest. This is why at Earth Kisses Sky, we use holistic medicine, herbal medicine and nutrition, nurturing the whole person, as we help them explore CBD therapies.
CBD is a supplement to a healthy mind. There are so many things that you can do for your body to nourish you. It’s not just about what you ingest, but it’s your lifestyle, exercise, daily habits, spirituality that are all connected that contribute to your overall well-being. Everyone requires something different.
Recently, some people have been recognizing the ability for CBD to increase metabolism, making CBD increase in popularity in fitness and nutrition circles. With an increased metabolism, your body literally creates more space with which it can repair itself. It’s also creeping its way into beauty, as cannabis can increase the elasticity of the skin – who doesn’t want that? This is why we have created topicals that target your endocannabinoid system so that it helps your whole body benefit.
You don’t have to have a medical condition to benefit from CBD. It’s a powerful superfood and supplement that helps our bodies perform at their best, providing us with the very basics of what we need to be healthy, and happy.
CBD can be beneficial for everyone at all ages – young, middle-aged, the elderly – people are even using CBD for their pets! Benefits can be widespread and profound when used to treat symptoms of serious diseases like Lyme Diseases, cancers, or seizure-related diseases, and also used to regulate sleep, mood (i.e. anxiety), and pain.
The team at Earth Kisses Sky combines holistic medicine, nutrition, and medicinal cannabis to provide relief from pain, and help regulate the body through its endocannabinoid systems. Through their work, they contribute to the health and well-being of the whole person through their integrated clinical practice that includes acupuncture, massage, holistic nutrition, holistic medicine. Their array of infused medical cannabis products is designed to reduce pain and inflammation and promote healing. Earth Kisses Sky offers medical cannabis salve for Pain & Inflammation and Healing & Beauty.