My 14 Day Smoothie Ebook – FREE

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Woop Woop….Totally Free….My amazing Smoothie Ebook for all my lucky readers.

As a huge thank you for reading my posts and interacting with me I am giving away my little smoothie ebook.

Above is the link to the first every ebook I created after discovering the world of Smoothies.  Years or drinking all sorts of weird and wonderful concoctions with some turning out to be amazing and others not so much, I finally put the ones I found most enjoyable as well as healthy and nutritious and popped them into a little book from my clients to use and now for all my wonderful wordpress friends.

They are easy to follow and let you know some of the health benefits of each one.  I hope you enjoy the recipes and let me know when you try one that you love.x

This is my little boy ages two and with a little help he made his own drink.

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The Cleanser

1 ½ cups water, or almond, hemp, or coconut milk

1 cup mixed greens

½ cup berries, fresh or frozen

½ cup corriander

¼ teaspoon turmeric

Dash cinnamon

Juice from 1 lemon

 

Why is it a cleanser.

 

**Parsley is full of B Vitamins which are responsible for the energy production from food.

Corriander naturally balances hormones and can be used to treat PMS and cramping.

Turmeric is also the liver’s favourite spice and helps boost liver detox. It does this by assisting enzymes that actively flush out dietary carcinogens. **

 

Lots more in the book so click on the link above and let me know how you get on.x

My Green Juice Journey – from pain to happiness

Juicing greens isn’t just for adults but kids love them too. I was so surprised that my little boy would drink this one as it wasn’t a sweet smoothie but quite a bitter green juice. He absolutley loved it and really enjoyed making it as well.

Such a great way to add vegetables into their diet.

I started juicing greens for health reasons. I developed neuralgia in my face and constant pins and needles in my hands. At night the pain was just so severe I had to raise my hands over my head as they felt like they were on fire. I had many visits to doctors and had mri scans, I even had healthy teeth taken out as I was just so sure the pain was coming from my teeth.

I was so down and low from the pain and just wasn’t coping with life. To make matters worse I felt like a complete failure as I was a complementary therapist and couldn’t cure myself.

I found a guy called Dan Mcdonald – the life regenerator on YouTube and he talked a lot about juicing and raw foods. I had nothing to loose so I bought a juicer and started juicing. I ate nothing but green juices for three weeks and visited an acupuncturist twice a week and well the pain went away as if it had never been there at all. I also discovered later down the line after getting into meditation that my pain was brought upon me by my thoughts, my over thinking and constant worrying and living in the future.

So I thank my Pain as without that awful time in my life I would never have never discovered juicing and meditation and I would have never realised how important it is to look after ME first.

And now my kids can experience the wonderful benefits of freshly made green juice and amazingly tasty healthy smoothies.

Keto Coffee

I am not a lover of coffee, I have never tried it and just the smell makes me wanna gag okay so a little exaggeration but I just don’t like the stuff.  .  My partner however loves it, if he could bathe in it I’m sure he would.  I just don’t understand  how he manages to sleep so well after drinking a cup or ten.

I worry about his coffee antics so I started researching healthier coffee drinks for him and that’s when I heard about the bullet proof coffee.  I couldn’t afford to buy another supplement this month so I found this amazing video and I had all ingredients in my cupboard which was a bonus.

Recipe

MCT Oil *  Ghee  *  Cacoa * Coffee *  Stevia  *  himalayian   Salt

 

 

Let me know what you think??

Panic, Fear and All in our Head

Over the years I have learned various techniques, seen different people, tried all sorts of therapies for Anxiety.  Meditation is a key tool, Breathing techniques, Better Diet and Exercise.  I, however came across this talk today which has just blown my mind.  Now this has come at a time in my life when I fully understand exactly what they are talking about from actual experience.

I love how Joe Rogan, a strong athletic ambitious healthy guy talks with Dan Harris, who has suffered with panic attacks.  Now Joe states, he has never had a panic attack, but in the interview he states he has felt intense fear and nervousness and pushes himself to feel the fear so that then daily life becomes easier.  This is like a major AHA moment for me.  His mind doesn’t translate fear to being weak and running away, his mind is trained to feel the fear, surrender to it and push past it.  Whereas people who state they have anxiety say that they will run and hide cause the fear just takes over the whole body and our rational mind is taken over.

I love this, our thoughts are so powerful, we are limited by our mind unless we take control of it.  If you have suffered with panic attacks start now by retraining your mind, every day.

Please take a look at this video as it honestly has opened up my eyes to so much.

 

Superfood – CBD Hemp – Preventative

People start finding out about CBD oil mainly due to the fact that they are in pain either mentally or physically.  Normally people have tried almost everything and are at the end of their tether when they come across CBD oils.  But what a lot of people don’t know is that CBD mixed with pure hemp oil is actually an amazing superfood.  I have been a vegetarian since I was 10 and have gone through stages of  my life when I have been a very unhealthy anaemic junk food vegetarian.  When health problems arose I looked into ways to make myself feel better.  I have added a variety of health food, superfood, supplements into my diet over the years and came across CBD oils.  The more I research into the oils the more I find out about the most amazing benefits.

CBD Hemp Oil is considered to be a Super Food – it offers a complete full spectrum of natural proteins, with all 20 amino acids used by the human body, including all eight essential amino acids. It contains the perfect ratio of omega fatty acids 3, 6 & 9. CBD Hemp has high levels of enzymes, fiber, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, D, and E and is rich in essential minerals such as calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus. CBD is packed full of natural carotenes, flavonoids, ketones, nitrogenous compounds and terpenes.
There are more than 500 trace compounds in hemp working synergistically together with CBD to render its powerful nutrition. Scientists call this “the entourage effect.” So there is no single magic constituent standing alone that gives CBD hemp its myriad of health values. Each compound in CBD full spectrum CBD oil plays off of another and this is what makes this cannabis plant so special.

 

 

CTFO CBD hemp oil does not contain the intoxicating cannabinoid called THC. – This is a misconception. Since hemp only has a trace amount of THC, it’s not enough to make it illegal or get someone high. HempWorx CBD hemp oil is extracted and tested to have less than <.3% THC content, which is so negligible it cannot produce a high. And because of this negligible THC count, this renders CBD hemp oil legal in all 50 states. Taking CBD hemp oil will not give a positive reading for marijuana on a drug test. So this is another reason why CBD hemp oil is so popular.

The following is from Ethan Russo, MD Medical Director, PHYTECS

An Introduction to the ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM

 The endocannabinoid system is a recently discovered regulatory physiological system that holds great promise for improvements in human quality of life. To date, it has not received the attention that it deserves in physician and patient education, nor in research expenditures. Should these shortcomings be rectified, it stands to reason that the public health would benefit enormously.

 

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is an essential regulator of bodily function in its many facets. There is hardly any physiological process that is not affected by it to some degree. It is surprising then to realize that the ECS was totally unknown prior to one generation ago. The name derives from the fact that the bodies of all higher animals harbor natural chemicals within that resemble in many respects the activity of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the phyto- (plant) cannabinoid that is the main psychoactive component of Cannabis sativa, sometimes derisively labeled as marijuana. Despite the prominence and importance of the ECS as an essential regulatory mechanism in the body’s biochemistry and physiology, the basic machinery of everyday life, knowledge of it remains quite limited among American physicians due to a dearth of appropriate education in medical schools. This is a knowledge deficit that must be filled in order to benefit the public health as a whole.
The basic functions of the ECS have were summarized in 1998 by Professor Di Marzo as, “relax, eat, sleep, forget and protect.” There are two primary endocannabinoids, arachidonylethanolamine (AEA), nicknamed anandamide from the Sanskrit word for “bliss,” and 2-arachidonylglycerol (2-AG). CB1 is best known as the neuromodulatory receptor in the brain where THC exerts its effects on short-term memory, pain, emotion, hunger, etc. Receptors may be thought of as locks, to which a corresponding chemical (natural or synthetic) will fit like a key, if it has the proper structure to conform to it. CB1 is actually the most abundant G-protein coupled receptor in the brain, and this certainly attests to its importance in cerebral function in health and disease. Both endocannabinoids bind to cannabinoid receptors in a similar manner to THC in the brain, but are actually produced on demand in post-synaptic neurons (nerve cells) and travel in a retrograde fashion (backwards) to inhibit the release of various neurotransmitters (chemical messengers). As one example, neuropathic (nerve-based) pain is an all too common condition associated with multiple sclerosis, diabetes and HIV/AIDS, and which is notoriously difficult to treat with conventional pharmaceuticals. Glutamate is one of the primary stimulatory neurotransmitters, but when present at excessive concentrations, it perpetuates neuropathic pain and may even provoke cell death after head injury or stroke. The endocannabinoids are naturally secreted after such insults and act to inhibit glutamate release, thereby alleviating neuropathic pain and reducing cell death. THC, and cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive component of sThe endocannabinoid system (ECS) is an essential regulator of bodily function in its many facets. There is hardly any physiological process that is not affected by it to some degree. It is surprising then to realize that the ECS was totally unknown prior to one generation ago. The name derives from the fact that the bodies of all higher animals harbor natural chemicals within that resemble in many respects the activity of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the phyto- (plant) cannabinoid that is the main psychoactive component of Cannabis sativa, sometimes derisively labeled as marijuana. Despite the prominence and importance of the ECS as an essential regulatory mechanism in the body’s biochemistry and physiology, the basic machinery of everyday life, knowledge of it remains quite limited among American physicians due to a dearth of appropriate education in medical schools. This is a knowledge deficit that must be filled in order to benefit the public health as a whole.
The basic functions of the ECS have were summarized in 1998 by Professor Di Marzo as, “relax, eat, sleep, forget and protect.” There are two primary endocannabinoids, arachidonylethanolamine (AEA), nicknamed anandamide from the Sanskrit word for “bliss,” and 2-arachidonylglycerol (2-AG). CB1 is best known as the neuromodulatory receptor in the brain where THC exerts its effects on short-term memory, pain, emotion, hunger, etc. Receptors may be thought of as locks, to which a corresponding chemical (natural or synthetic) will fit like a key, if it has the proper structure to conform to it. CB1 is actually the most abundant G-protein coupled receptor in the brain, and this certainly attests to its importance in cerebral function in health and disease. Both endocannabinoids bind to cannabinoid receptors in a similar manner to THC in the brain, but are actually produced on demand in post-synaptic neurons (nerve cells) and travel in a retrograde fashion (backwards) to inhibit the release of various neurotransmitters (chemical messengers). As one example, neuropathic (nerve-based) pain is an all too common condition associated with multiple sclerosis, diabetes and HIV/AIDS, and which is notoriously difficult to treat with conventional pharmaceuticals. Glutamate is one of the primary stimulatory neurotransmitters, but when present at excessive concentrations, it perpetuates neuropathic pain and may even provoke cell death after head injury or stroke. The endocannabinoids are naturally secreted after such insults and act to inhibit glutamate release, thereby alleviating neuropathic pain and reducing cell death. THC, and cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive component of some cannabis strains, have similar neuroprotective benefits.
AEA and 2-AG are merely the star players in a larger group of endocannabinoids. Some of the others are seemingly inactive molecules when tested on their own. When combined with AEA and 2-AG, however, many experiments have demonstrated that these entourage compounds produce prominent enhancement of the overall effect on pain, inflammation or other function. This synergy (boosting) of effect due to an ensemble of ingredients has been termed the
“entourage effect,” and is paralleled by similar attributes in the cannabis plant, whose minor components modulate (modify or influence) the effects of THC.
Beyond the brain, CB1 receptors are abundant in the spinal cord and peripheral nervous system, where they have a key role in regulation of pain, itch and muscle tone. The ECS also influences the gastrointestinal tract, where CB1 modulates two important aspects of digestion: propulsion and secretion. The endocannabinoid system also regulates endocrine function and fertility, as well as factors in cellular function, whether developmentally or in the uncontrolled growth and spread of cancer (see below).
CB1, however, is not the only cannabinoid receptor. Less studied, but extremely important is CB2, a non-psychoactive receptor that is mostly found in the periphery (outside the brain) and which is a key immunomodulatory mediator with additional activity on pain and inflammation. It, too, is expressed in the brain under conditions of insult, whether it be traumatic injury or degenerative diseases. Many disorders characterized by fibrosis (development of scar tissue), such as liver cirrhosis, and certain heart and kidney disorders may be targets for drugs that affect CB2.
A third receptor, TRPV1 (transient receptor potential vanilloid-one) is also considered part of the ECS, and is best known as the site of action of capsaicin, the active ingredient of chile peppers, but is also a target of anandamide and cannabidiol, but not THC. TRPV1 mediates pain signals through a mechanism distinct from that of the endogenous cannabinoids and opioids, but the receptor is subject to desensitization: this means that if continuously stimulated, the pathway will eventually slow down or even stop. This raises therapeutic possibilities for agents to effectively treat certain kinds of neuropathic pain.
The third component of the ECS along with the endocannabinoids and their receptors are the biosynthetic and degradative enzymes that respectively produce or breakdown AEA and 2AG. These have also become targets for new drug development, and interestingly cannabidiol, among its many activities is capable of inhibiting AEA breakdown by the enzyme fatty acid amidohydrolase (FAAH), thus strengthening and prolonging its effects, much like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) increase serotonin activity to treat depression.
Taken together, the three components of the ECS, the endocannabinoids, their regulatory enzymes and receptors, can be thought of as a key mediator of physiological homeostasis, thus ensuring that various bodily systems function within tight parameters with neither a deficiency nor excess of activity. Just as the immune system deals with invasive proteins from bacteria and viruses, Professor Raphael Mechoulam has hypothesized that the ECS serves an analogous role in the body to neutralize and rectify non-protein insults, such as trauma or oxygen lack.
What if the ECS itself is out of balance? How might this be manifested? Recent discoveries have provided some insights. Ideally, if the ECS is functioning normally, a person might enjoy a normal mental state, without pain, have good digestive function, etc. In contrast, morbid obesity is accompanied by a metabolic syndrome with increased inflammation, insulin resistance and even diabetes. The ECS has been observed to be hyperactive in such states. Similarly, an excess of CB1 activity can be associated with hepatic (liver) fibrosis. Such
problems led to the development of drugs such as rimonabant (aka Acomplia® or SR141716) to combat this excess. This drug is an inverse agonist at CB1. That means that it antagonizes the receptor so avidly that it drives down the baseline activity of the ECS, thus lowering what is termed “endocannabinoid tone.” While this might be effective to reduce hunger and weight gain, and improve laboratory findings of the metabolic syndrome, the widespread effects of this drug also spilled over to other systems to produce undesirable adverse events (side effects) such as depression and suicidality that led to its removal from the market. Other liabilities of CB1inverse agonists would include nausea, an increased likelihood of seizures and even development of malignant tumors. In contrast, CBD is a milder neutral antagonist at CB1 that may be capable of addressing similar medical needs without the attendant risks.
What if endocannabinoid levels are too low? It has been theorized and subsequently borne out in subsequent research that numerous mysterious disorders fit the description of “clinical endocannabinoid deficiency” (CED). Noteworthy among these are migraine, fibromyalgia and idiopathic bowel syndrome (IBS or “spastic colon”). These disorders affect millions of otherwise healthy people who are plagued by chronic pain and other symptoms, leading to extensive medical tests and attempts at treatment, often to limited benefit. The three conditions tend to affect the same individuals at various times of their lives, and are therefore termed “co-morbid.” All three are characterized by “central sensitization,” the concept that normal sensations in the brain are magnified to the point of becoming painful when they would not be to a person free from the affliction. The three disorders also benefit from treatment with cannabinoids according to patient testimonials. Available data confirm that the target organs (brain, gut, musculoskeletal system) seem to express lower than normal levels of anandamide, thus providing credence for the concept that they would benefit from treatments that would upregulate the ECS back to normal levels. Similar putative (theoretical) deficiencies have been highlighted in the ECS for numerous other conditions including intractable depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), neuropathic pain conditions such as complex regional pain syndrome, causalgia, post-herpetic neuralgia, interstitial cystitis, and even certain forms of infertility and early miscarriage.
Finally, many forms of cancer are accompanied by increases of CB1 and/or CB2 expression, felt to be part of the body’s effort to combat the disorder. Interestingly, the phytocannabinoids demonstrate the potential to treat cancer in high doses without harming the normal cells of the body. Some of the mechanisms are mediated through CB1 and/or CB2, but others seem to work through independent, non-receptor means. Cancer arises due to a loss of ability for malignant cells to undergo apoptosis, a normal process of programmed cell death whereby the body remolds and renews itself. Instead, cancer cells become immortalized, divide and grow in an uncontrolled fashion, invade surrounding tissues, stimulate their own blood supply, and even metastasize (spread remotely to distant sites). The endo- and phytocannabinoids, particularly CBD, have the ability to reverse or prevent many of these effects, as demonstrated in experiments in many cancer cell types and even in a growing number of case reports in humans. Beyond the issue of eliminating the malignancy itself, properly constituted cannabinoid treatment may hold the promise of additional “side benefits” by
simultaneously addressing attendant symptoms of cancer: pain, nausea, sleep disturbance, depression and anxiety.
Throughout human history, most medicines have been derived from plants. This pattern began to change in the 19th century and accelerated in the 20th with the advent of synthetic chemistry. Modern models of drug discovery attempt to identify the key receptor or abnormal gene at the root of a disease process, and then computer-design a potent chemical that will bind to the target region with a high affinity. Sometimes this approach is fruitful, but often attendant toxicities are not identified until far into the development program, and even more often, despite this precise targeting, the drug may not exert sufficient benefits on a complex and chronic disease process to actually improve the patient’s condition. Certain disorders, such as cancer, diabetes and diseases of aging such as Alzheimer disease and osteoporosis require drug combination regimens that affect multiple targets in order to attempt to alleviate their myriad complex problems. What seems necessary are better and safer treatments that address the larger problems of disease pathophysiology and degeneration. Botanicals (plant-based medications) frequently fit this profile quite well in contrast to the “silver bullet” single chemical model that is most prevalent in contemporary Western medicine.
It is historically true that pharmacognosy, the study of medicinal plants, has frequently pointed us in the proper direction to better understand our own body chemistry. Examples are numerous: aspirin, a semi-synthetic derivative of salicylic acid from willow bark was available for 100 years before the basis of its ability to treat pain and inflammation led to the discovery of prostaglandins. Similarly, opium was used for thousands of years before research succeeded in identifying endogenous (within) opioids, the endorphins and enkephalins. Cannabis research similarly resulted in a trail that eventually led to the discovery of the endocannabinoid system, perhaps decades earlier than it might have otherwise been discovered. The future of therapeutics appears much brighter as a result, since an understanding of the ECS portends to offer many more effective and safer remedies for disorders that have previously proven intractable to conventional treatment.
In summary, the endocannabinoid system is a recently discovered regulatory physiological system that holds great promise for improvements in human quality of life. To date, it has not received the attention that it deserves in physician and patient education, nor in research expenditures. Should these shortcomings be rectified, it stands to reason that the public health would benefit enormously.

thkjkjPetrocellis, V. ome cannabis strains, have similar neuroprotective benefits.
AEA and 2-AG are merely the star players in a larger group of endocannabinoids. Some of the others are seemingly inactive molecules when tested on their own. When combined with AEA and 2-AG, however, many experiments have demonstrated that these entourage compounds produce prominent enhancement of the overall effect on pain, inflammation or other function. This synergy (boosting) of effect due to an ensemble of ingredients has been termed the
“entourage effect,” and is paralleled by similar attributes in the cannabis plant, whose minor components modulate (modify or influence) the effects of THC.
Beyond the brain, CB1 receptors are abundant in the spinal cord and peripheral nervous system, where they have a key role in regulation of pain, itch and muscle tone. The ECS also influences the gastrointestinal tract, where CB1 modulates two important aspects of digestion: propulsion and secretion. The endocannabinoid system also regulates endocrine function and fertility, as well as factors in cellular function, whether developmentally or in the uncontrolled growth and spread of cancer (see below).
CB1, however, is not the only cannabinoid receptor. Less studied, but extremely important is CB2, a non-psychoactive receptor that is mostly found in the periphery (outside the brain) and which is a key immunomodulatory mediator with additional activity on pain and inflammation. It, too, is expressed in the brain under conditions of insult, whether it be traumatic injury or degenerative diseases. Many disorders characterized by fibrosis (development of scar tissue), such as liver cirrhosis, and certain heart and kidney disorders may be targets for drugs that affect CB2.
A third receptor, TRPV1 (transient receptor potential vanilloid-one) is also considered part of the ECS, and is best known as the site of action of capsaicin, the active ingredient of chile peppers, but is also a target of anandamide and cannabidiol, but not THC. TRPV1 mediates pain signals through a mechanism distinct from that of the endogenous cannabinoids and opioids, but the receptor is subject to desensitization: this means that if continuously stimulated, the pathway will eventually slow down or even stop. This raises therapeutic possibilities for agents to effectively treat certain kinds of neuropathic pain.
The third component of the ECS along with the endocannabinoids and their receptors are the biosynthetic and degradative enzymes that respectively produce or breakdown AEA and 2AG. These have also become targets for new drug development, and interestingly cannabidiol, among its many activities is capable of inhibiting AEA breakdown by the enzyme fatty acid amidohydrolase (FAAH), thus strengthening and prolonging its effects, much like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) increase serotonin activity to treat depression.
Taken together, the three components of the ECS, the endocannabinoids, their regulatory enzymes and receptors, can be thought of as a key mediator of physiological homeostasis, thus ensuring that various bodily systems function within tight parameters with neither a deficiency nor excess of activity. Just as the immune system deals with invasive proteins from bacteria and viruses, Professor Raphael Mechoulam has hypothesized that the ECS serves an analogous role in the body to neutralize and rectify non-protein insults, such as trauma or oxygen lack.

What if the ECS itself is out of balance? How might this be manifested? Recent discoveries have provided some insights. Ideally, if the ECS is functioning normally, a person might enjoy a normal mental state, without pain, have good digestive function, etc. In contrast, morbid obesity is accompanied by a metabolic syndrome with increased inflammation, insulin resistance and even diabetes. The ECS has been observed to be hyperactive in such states. Similarly, an excess of CB1 activity can be associated with hepatic (liver) fibrosis. Such
problems led to the development of drugs such as rimonabant (aka Acomplia® or SR141716) to combat this excess. This drug is an inverse agonist at CB1. That means that it antagonizes the receptor so avidly that it drives down the baseline activity of the ECS, thus lowering what is termed “endocannabinoid tone.” While this might be effective to reduce hunger and weight gain, and improve laboratory findings of the metabolic syndrome, the widespread effects of this drug also spilled over to other systems to produce undesirable adverse events (side effects) such as depression and suicidality that led to its removal from the market. Other liabilities of CB1inverse agonists would include nausea, an increased likelihood of seizures and even development of malignant tumors. In contrast, CBD is a milder neutral antagonist at CB1 that may be capable of addressing similar medical needs without the attendant risks.
What if endocannabinoid levels are too low? It has been theorized and subsequently borne out in subsequent research that numerous mysterious disorders fit the description of “clinical endocannabinoid deficiency” (CED). Noteworthy among these are migraine, fibromyalgia and idiopathic bowel syndrome (IBS or “spastic colon”). These disorders affect millions of otherwise healthy people who are plagued by chronic pain and other symptoms, leading to extensive medical tests and attempts at treatment, often to limited benefit. The three conditions tend to affect the same individuals at various times of their lives, and are therefore termed “co-morbid.” All three are characterized by “central sensitization,” the concept that normal sensations in the brain are magnified to the point of becoming painful when they would not be to a person free from the affliction. The three disorders also benefit from treatment with cannabinoids according to patient testimonials.

Available data confirm that the target organs (brain, gut, musculoskeletal system) seem to express lower than normal levels of anandamide, thus providing credence for the concept that they would benefit from treatments that would upregulate the ECS back to normal levels. Similar putative (theoretical) deficiencies have been highlighted in the ECS for numerous other conditions including intractable depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), neuropathic pain conditions such as complex regional pain syndrome, causalgia, post-herpetic neuralgia, interstitial cystitis, and even certain forms of infertility and early miscarriage.

 

Finally, many forms of cancer are accompanied by increases of CB1 and/or CB2 expression, felt to be part of the body’s effort to combat the disorder. Interestingly, the phytocannabinoids demonstrate the potential to treat cancer in high doses without harming the normal cells of the body. Some of the mechanisms are mediated through CB1 and/or CB2, but others seem to work through independent, non-receptor means. Cancer arises due to a loss of ability for malignant cells to undergo apoptosis, a normal process of programmed cell death whereby the body remolds and renews itself. Instead, cancer cells become immortalized, divide and grow in an uncontrolled fashion, invade surrounding tissues, stimulate their own blood supply, and even metastasize (spread remotely to distant sites). The endo- and phytocannabinoids, particularly CBD, have the ability to reverse or prevent many of these effects, as demonstrated in experiments in many cancer cell types and even in a growing number of case reports in humans. Beyond the issue of eliminating the malignancy itself, properly constituted cannabinoid treatment may hold the promise of additional “side benefits” by
simultaneously addressing attendant symptoms of cancer: pain, nausea, sleep disturbance, depression and anxiety.
Throughout human history, most medicines have been derived from plants. This pattern began to change in the 19th century and accelerated in the 20th with the advent of synthetic chemistry. Modern models of drug discovery attempt to identify the key receptor or abnormal gene at the root of a disease process, and then computer-design a potent chemical that will bind to the target region with a high affinity. Sometimes this approach is fruitful, but often attendant toxicities are not identified until far into the development program, and even more often, despite this precise targeting, the drug may not exert sufficient benefits on a complex and chronic disease process to actually improve the patient’s condition.

Certain disorders, such as cancer, diabetes and diseases of aging such as Alzheimer disease and osteoporosis require drug combination regimens that affect multiple targets in order to attempt to alleviate their myriad complex problems. What seems necessary are better and safer treatments that address the larger problems of disease pathophysiology and degeneration. Botanicals (plant-based medications) frequently fit this profile quite well in contrast to the “silver bullet” single chemical model that is most prevalent in contemporary Western medicine.

It is historically true that pharmacognosy, the study of medicinal plants, has frequently pointed us in the proper direction to better understand our own body chemistry. Examples are numerous: aspirin, a semi-synthetic derivative of salicylic acid from willow bark was available for 100 years before the basis of its ability to treat pain and inflammation led to the discovery of prostaglandins. Similarly, opium was used for thousands of years before research succeeded in identifying endogenous (within) opioids, the endorphins and enkephalins. Cannabis research similarly resulted in a trail that eventually led to the discovery of the endocannabinoid system, perhaps decades earlier than it might have otherwise been discovered. The future of therapeutics appears much brighter as a result, since an understanding of the ECS portends to offer many more effective and safer remedies for disorders that have previously proven intractable to conventional treatment.
In summary, the endocannabinoid system is a recently discovered regulatory physiological system that holds great promise for improvements in human quality of life. To date, it has not received the attention that it deserves in physician and patient education, nor in research expenditures. Should these shortcomings be rectified, it stands to reason that the public health would benefit enormously.

My Smoothies Over the Years

Simple Smoothie even as 2 year old can make.

As a therapist I am always helping others. But I discovered over time that If we don’t firstly look after ourselves then what good are we to anyone else. I have been drinking smoothies everyday for the last 4 years and I absolutely love them and they truly make you feel fabulous. It gets so addictive, trying out new recipes and seeing what sort of flavours you like. It has been trial and error over the years but that is the fun of it all. Although my kids may not agree. But they have been converted and are now making their own.

Some of my recipes.

Very basic just gives you an idea of what you can pop into your smoothie.

Also you don’t need to just stick to a breakfast smoothie, enjoy them throughout the day. I sometimes will pour mine into a big flask if I am out and about. Plus you don’t need to spend £££ on expensive equipment. When you are starting out just buy a blender and get going. Kids love smoothies and is a fabulous way of getting the goodness into them plus they can join in and make them on their own.

  • Frozen Mixed Berries/Bananas/Almond Milk/Dairy Free Yogurt/Honey/Oats.
  • Simple Nutastic Smoothie
    Banana/Hazelnuts and Almond Milk/Tsp Coconut Oil and some agave syrup.
  • Watermelon/Basil/Lime and Frozen Berries. This one surprised me as I don’t like watermelon..I have to admit..I wouldn’t choose to eat fruit. booo..I just wish I loved it but I just don’t…it looks and smells amazing…so I just smoothie mine so I gain all the benefits..Hopefully one day my taste buds will change and I will love to eat it all day long.
  • OK so I heard that chocolate three days before ur monthly cycle is due helps to alleviate symptoms..So Why not drink it. Raw Cacao/ Banana/Chia Seeds/ Dates and Ice was all I needed…oh and agave syrup…It needs to be sweet at these times.x
  • OK so I heard that chocolate three days before ur monthly cycle is due helps to alleviate symptoms..So Why not drink it. Raw Cacao/ Banana/Chia Seeds/ Dates and Ice was all I needed…oh and agave syrup…It needs to be sweet at these times.x
  • As it’s so hot today.. A nice jug of flavoured Water…. saving my smoothies for tonite…
    Mint Lime Melon xx
  • Great pre workout smoothie.._Spinach almond milk apple banana oats coconut oil and cinnamon. Tastes like apple pie
  • My little munchkins fave..he is a little minion and I think I may be one too..the amount of bananas we eat. Simply Banana and melon with some almond milk…one frozen banana/one unfrozen/

 

 

What to look for when starting a MlM business

 

Are you looking to make some extra income or even start your own full-time business?

That’s what this page is all about.

What to Look for in an Opportunity

First thing is to find a product that means a lot to you, if your not into makeup then don’t pursue a mlm company that sells makeup as you will need a passion for what your selling or you wont have the staying power to keep going when things are quiet.

I personally found the Hemp business suitable for me as I take the product and know how much it has effected my life and I am in the health business so it something that I am extremely passionate about.

Here are some things to look for in a business or income opportunity:

Low start up costs
No special equipment needed
No need to hire employees
Can run from home- no need to rent office or retail space
Can set your own hours and work part-time or full-time
No inventory required
No special skills or education required
Credit score or history not important
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What is CBD Oil?

What is CBD Oil Used For?

The world is beginning to realize that cannabis is not what cheap politics make it be. The oil extracted from the plant is a healer in more ways than one.

CBD or Cannabidiol is one of the many compounds found in cannabis. This compound is quite predominant in the cannabis plant, and that is why it has been extensively studied. Different types of cannabis plants vary on the level of compound present, but research has made it possible to grow plants that have higher levels of CBD than THC. This extract is what is being used medicinally.

CBD does not affect the mind or its processes, which is why the medical fraternity use it. Lack of psychoactive properties ensures that it has no side effects when used on humans.

Research is ongoing on the medical benefits of CBD oil, but so far, it has been used for the following:

  1. CBD and Anxiety

Anxiety presents in any forms. It may come as the fear you get when faced with a big decision such as exams, wedding, or any other life altering decisions. While anxiety is not a desirable quality, it could help one cope with threats to survival. Before it becomes an uncontrollable disorder, you can control it quite easily with drugs and proactivity.

Anxiety disorder is entirely different, though. It can interfere with the way you live such that you are totally unable to control the way you react to almost anything. You are faced with a crippling fear for life. It becomes quite severe when that overwhelming fear incapacitates you.

The most common anxiety disorders include:

Panic attacks, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, and other phobias. Anxiety disorder is characterized by excessive sweating, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, insomnia, feelings of dizziness and sudden panic, muscle tension, and nausea.

While Big Pharma has come up with several highly effective treatment options for anxiety, they do not work well for some people. In other instances, they leave some bad side effects. CBD oil has been seen to have positive effects on anxiety patients. Since it is non-psychoactive, it has minimal or no side effects. The key is its administration. Studies have shown that controlled levels of CBD can control anxiety. Ongoing studies show that it has the potential to treat multiple anxiety disorders.

How Does It Work?

  • As a 5-HT1A agonist

Anxiety can be treated with medication that specifically targets the serotonin system. 5-HT1A, a subtype of the serotonin receptor helps here. Drug companies develop selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, abbreviated as SSRIs, which block the re-absorption of serotonin in the brain. More serotonin in the synaptic space helps reduce anxiety. CBD has qualities similar to SSRI.

  • Hippocampal Neurogenesis

This part of the brain plays many roles. Brain scans of patients suffering from anxiety showed them to have a smaller hippocampus. Growth (neurogenesis) of new neurons in the hippocampus helps fight anxiety according to studies  done on mice. Research shows that CBD and SSRI can help regenerate the hippocampus.

  1. CBD and Epilepsy

It is a condition that affects the brain and causes the patient to have epileptic seizures. Suffering one seizure does not mean that you have the condition. It is not until you have more than one epileptic seizure that it can be said to be epilepsy.

A study was conducted children with severe cases of epilepsy. Thirteen of those children had Dravet syndrome, four had Doose syndrome, and the other two had Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and idiopathic epilepsy. The results, which were submitted by 19 parents whose children had been involved in the study showed reduced frequency of seizures in 84 percent of the patients. 11percent reported complete freedom from seizures, 42 percent of them showed an 80 percent reduction in seizures, and 32 percent, 25-60 percent reduction in frequency. They all showed minimal or no side effects from the use of CBD extract. In some cases, the reduction in frequency was up to 80 percent, as reported by the parents.

The side effects from the use if this extract were drowsiness and fatigue. Apart from the frequency improvement, the children also showed improved moods, better sleeping patterns, and improved alertness.

While the study showed some side effects, which gave it a bad rap, it also shows some great improvements in children. Their level of epilepsy, which is characterized by multiple seizures, was quite severe. The fact that CBD reduced the frequency says a lot about its potency. Further studies with a more pure form of CBD could show better results.

  1. CBD Oil and Pain

As people age, they become susceptible to pain. Injuries from youth tend to get revived by age and small new injuries also take longer to heal. Research shows that about 1.5 billion people all over the world suffer from pain.

Pain is a trigger from the brain that alerts you of possible injury in your body. When it persists for weeks, then it becomes chronic. The brain keeps firing it up, letting you know that the body is hurting. While generic medicine is effective in relieving the body of pain, opiates are addictive, especially if the pain is persistent. CBD oil has been seen to have positive impacts on pain. The only concern is that most of the studies conducted use it together with THC for effect.

Most studies carried out to show the effects of CBD have been done on mice. This study is no exception. CBP potentiates glycine receptors, which relieve pain in the spinal cord. There are no conclusive studies to show the effect on chronic spinal pain.

In another study, Sativex, which contains both CBD and some levels of THC was tested to see its effect on neuropathic pain. The patients who were out on Sativex reported levels of relief from the application of CBD.

Further studies involving the use of Sativex show that sprays can help relief pain from multiple sclerosis, with a bias on spasticity and neuropathic pain.

  1. CBD As An Antioxidant

Our bodies age over time, which is normal. With age comes a host of problems, including muscular degeneration. This is one of the many reasons why we are urged to incorporate antioxidants in our diets. Antioxidants counteract oxidative stress, which occurs as a result of oxidation during biological processes. The by-product of these processes is free radicals, highly reactive and unstable molecules that damage DNA structures, proteins, and cells.

While the body has a complex system that involves enzymes and nutrients such as Vitamins C &E, oxidative stress could overwhelm them. The results of an accumulation of free radicals are degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, cardiovascular diseases, and rheumatoid arthritis among others.

In this study, CBD is seen to protect neurons from exposure to the neurotransmitter (glutamate) that plays a significant role in several neurodegenerative disorders. In that study, antioxidant levels in CBD were found to be higher than those in Vitamins C & E by 30-50%. This study was then followed up by another one done on animals as opposed to cell cultures and it showed the same results.

Further pre-clinical trials have been done in a variety of neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, myocardial ischemia, collagen-induced arthritis, and diabetes. Researchers favor CBD due to its affinity to CB2 receptors and its lack of psychoactive effects.

Conclusion

CBD oil is undoubtedly beneficial in most ways. The fact that it does not affect the functions of the brain is especially what makes it an attractive option. However, extensive further studies are needed on the benefits of the oil in the human body and maybe even to find out what else it could do. There is also need to educate the people on the difference between CBD and THC. Maybe that will reduce the stigma associated with the mention of cannabis.

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Reiki and Meditation

Creating Focus

Usui Sensei taught his students the first pillar of Reiki, the Gassho meditation. Gassho means “two hands coming together”. Dr. Usui taught his students to place their hands in the Gassho position every morning and evening. Gassho teaches the art of quieting the mind and creating single pointed focus in meditation.

One basically places their hands in prayer position, closes their eyes, and brings all their awareness to the tip of the fire (middle) finger. When the mind wanders, gently press the fire fingers together and refocus. This technique is detailed in “Reiki the Healing Touch”.

I begin my daily sessions with Gassho, and then I offer prayers for myself, for others and the planet. Next I send distant Reiki to all who have requested it.

Below is a sample of a 21 day reiki meditation programme

A 21-Day Reiki Meditation Program

You can use this 21-day program to learn more about Reiki, develop the ability to focus, to empower my prayers, goals and visions; and to receive answers.

Days 1-7 – Begin by creating an intention or a question. Draw the Usui power symbol in front of your body and with your hands, move the energy into your solar plexus. Breathe deeply, imagining that you are breathing in the essence of the symbol. As you exhale allow the energy to permeate every cell of your body, and expand out into your emotional body, your mental body, all the way into your spiritual body.

State your intention or ask your question. Sit quietly with this energy for 5-15 minutes. If your mind wanders, simply invoke the name of the power symbol three times and visualize it.

When you finish, acknowledge that you are holding the full light of the Reiki energy and it will be with you through your day.

Write notes about your experience in a journal. Include any thoughts, words, images or feelings that came to you.

Do this even if there seems to be no logic to it. Often Reiki and the Divine speak to us in symbols, or with pieces of a puzzle that will come together later by reflecting back on your journal.

Days 8-14 – Begin by creating an intention or a question. Draw the Usui mental and emotional symbol in front of your body and with your hands, move the energy into your heart. Breathe deeply, imagining that you are breathing in the essence of the symbol. As you exhale allow the energy to permeate every cell of your body, and expand out into your emotional body, your mental body, all the way into your spiritual body.

Imagine any unhealthy mental or emotional patterns being rewoven into healthy thought, feeling and response patterns. State your intention or ask your question. Sit quietly with this energy for 5-15 minutes.

If your mind wanders, simply invoke the name of the mental emotional symbol three times and visualize it.

When you finish, acknowledge that you are holding the full love of the Reiki energy and it will be with you through your day. Write notes about your experience in a journal.


Days 15-21 – Begin by creating an intention or a question.Draw the Usui distant healing symbol in front of your body and with your hands, move the energy into your entire body beginning by moving the energy from the crown and down through your feet.

Breathe deeply, imagining that you are breathing in the essence of the symbol. As you exhale allow the energy to permeate every cell of your body, and expand out into your energy field.State your intention or ask your question.

Take a moment to imagine or visualize the symbol taking the form of a bridge of light. This bridge reaches through time and through space. Allow the bridge of light to carry Reiki energy back in time as it permeates all levels of your consciousness and the multiple dimensions of your being.

Next allow the energy to flow forward in time creating harmonious energy in your future. Now bring the energy into the present moment.

Sit quietly with this energy for 5-15 minutes. If your mind wanders, simply invoke the name of the distant symbol three times and visualize it. When you finish, acknowledge that you are holding the timeless healing power of the Reiki energy and it will be with you through your day. Write notes about your experience in a journal.

This 21 day program is designed for those who are attuned to level two Reiki. Level I practitioners could modify it using level I energy instead of the symbols. It is possible to also extend the program for another 21 days by replacing the symbols with the three Reiki Master symbols, or with the Karuna symbols of your choice.

I hope you find these suggestions helpful, and that you are willing to explore the importance of creating special time to deepen your relationship with the Divine and the love of the Reiki energy.

Three Diamonds – Polish Daily

The Three Diamonds.

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The three diamonds of Earth Ki, Heaven Ki and Heart Ki are at the foundation of the system of Reiki. They are also at the crux of many facets of Japanese culture, religion and philosophy.

A diamond is often used as an analogy of the self in Buddhism. Each and every day a practitioner polishes the diamond by performing his or her practice. This is a constant task for humans who, in this earthly realm, attract dirt: becoming muddy and tarnished. A diamond is so sharp that it can cut through almost anything humanity attaches itself to, bringing back the true essence of life as seen in the perfection of a sparkling diamond.

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The Earth Centre also known as the hara, is the most important of these centres. This is where energy is stored and drawn from to expand throughout the entire body.
A Reiki practitioner can train to link all three diamonds. This will create unity and balance. In order do this, you must first develop the Earth Centre because the Earth Centre is the body’s central axis point. It is considered the base of the pyramid of the body and where energetic strength is developed.

1. Earth Energy (Hara – approximately 3 inches (8cms) below the naval)

In this centre, Original Energy is stored. This is the energy you are born with, the energy that is the essence of your life and gives you your life’s purpose. The Original Energy is not only the energy you receive from your parents when you are conceived but most importantly it is the energetic connection between you and the universal life force. When the singular term hara is mentioned it is the lower hara that is being discussed. This is the symbolic energetic centre for Earth Ki.

2. Heavenly Energy

This is the energy connected with your spirit. When you are connected with this centre you may see colours or you might have psychic ability. It is important for you not to become unbalanced and keep yourself centred. If you can use this energy in a balanced way, you can see beyond the immediate. This is the symbolic energetic centre for Heaven Ki.

2. Heart Energy

The energy in this centre is connected with emotions. It is ‘human’ energy connected with human experience. Through this centre you learn your life’s process. From childhood through to adulthood and back to being a child. When you are a child you are without experience and as you grow older you become a child with experience. This is the symbolic energetic centre for Heart Ki.

How to Balance the Three Diamonds with Reiki

This meditation is a favourite of mine. It is very simple and will help you to feel the energy of The Three Diamonds in your body and balance them.

 

REIKI EXERCISE TO BALANCE THE THREE DIAMONDS

There are different ways to do this meditation but I found this one to be easier to remember.

Lie on your back.
Place one hand on your forehead (Third Eye Chakra/Heaven Centre) and the other on your heart (Heart Chakra/Oness of Heart Centre).
Maintain this position for 5 or more minutes.

Move the hand that was on your forehead to your lower abdomen (The Second Chakra/Belly Chakra/Hara/Earth Centre.Maintain this position for 5 or more minutes.

Move the hand that was on your heart to your forehead. Now you will have one hand on the forehead (Third Eye Chakra/Heaven Centre) and one on the lower abdomen (Root Chakra/Hara/Earth Centre). Hold this position for 5 or more minutes.

The first time I performed this exercise I was amazed at how much I was able to feel the energy moving and balancing within my body. It rebalances my energy very quickly without fail. I hope it works as well for you!

 

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