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      Japanese lessons that are treasures for your wellness

      Japanese lessons that are treasures for your wellness

      Japan is known to be one of the countries with the highest life expectancy. Their culture is rooted in practices of wellness that might seem alien to us but they work! And that’s why we’re taking a deeper look into the practices that support the Japanese in their high levels of wellness and good health. 

      A low calorie diet goes a long way

      If you have a general idea of Japanese food – take the most mainstream one, sushi for example, you will notice that their low-calorie approach to food is quite obvious. For example, the 1975 Japanese diet is made of legumes, fruit, seafood and seaweed. A Low calorie diet is key to reducing your risk of premature aging and chronic illness. They also consume twice as much vegetables and seafood as Americans and are not so big on snacks and sugary treats. 

      Mindful eating 

      Apart from choosing a low calorie diet, the Japanese culture also places a lot of importance on attentive eating. Small portions with all their attention placed fully on the meal are how the Japanese have been taught to enjoy their meals, which may be why you don’t find as many to-go Japanese restaurants or dishes. The Japanese also have a saying “Hara Hachi Bu” which translates to eat until you’re 80% full. 

      Tea is their go-to beverage

      Japanese tea is very different from Indian Chai. They take theirs with no milk, cream or sugar. The Japanese have a variety of green teas from the mellow gyokuro to the robust hojicha. You may be aware of the various teas and what they support. For example, chamomile tea is excellent for relaxation and sleep, oolong tea regulates blood sugar and boosts metabolism, jasmine tea is loaded with antioxidants and so on. A few cups of green tea a day can make a huge difference to your overall health.

      Mindful activity facilitates good health

      The Japanese are known to take things slow and prefer walking or biking to places. Commuting by foot means they get extra exercise without even trying and this adds to their health by ten folds. This habit begins from the time they are very young – for example biking to or walking to school and this then grows stronger during adulthood and old age. However, for the Japanese, it’s not just about exercise and activity but also slowing down during those activities. The Japanese culture is rooted in Zen Buddhism and these practices are normalized throughout their society and this has a strong impact on young minds. The practice of “shirin-yoku” means simply noticing what you are seeing, hearing and feeling in the moment. Absorbing and observing without judgement. 

      The Japanese culture is inspiring in more ways than one and we all have a lot we can learn from them. If you, like most of us, come from a culture that promotes the “hustle”, productivity and a fast-paced life, then you might need a little help shifting your perspective to function and be how the Japanese learn to. Starting begins with yourself, however, if you need a little help reaching that zen state of mind, we have some CBD products and full-spectrum hemp oils that work wonders in getting you there. Check them out!

      Hemp and Heart Health – the undeniable correlation

      Hemp and Heart Health – the undeniable correlation

      When we discuss heart health, we can sometimes find ourselves thinking – it’s not for us, it’s for the older folk. Although this may be partly true, the reality is that habits from our early thirties start impacting our heart health, either positively or negatively. Today, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women all over the world. Although this may be quite sombre to hear, it is the unpleasant truth of our generation. With the growing popularity of a fast life fuelled by fast food, we can’t help with stop and revaluate the path we’re headed on. 

      While allopathic and naturopathic medicine might be a quick fix, it’s something to turn to when there’s no other option. If you’re looking for ways to maintain heart health – because it runs in your family or just because you want to live consciously, hemp products are an amazing and effective alternative to turn to. The below points are based on conversations with Dr. Joel Kahn, a preventative cardiologist and Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University, and here’s what we learnt. 

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      Cannabinoids and blood pressure are closely related

      High blood pressure is the number one indicator and risk factor for hypertensive heart disease. Blood pressure, as we all know (and can feel), rises under stress. This is where CBD products and hemp oil come in. Hemp and CBD work on decreasing blood pressure in your daily life or during stressful situations. 

      Hemp may play a role in decreasing damage to the cardiac muscles

      The inner linings of the heart’s chambers can swell up and this can turn into a serious condition. The healing powers of hemp have shown great potential in reducing this type of swelling. The National Institutes for health in USA, classify CBD as “a phytocannabinoid with analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antineoplastic and chemopreventive” properties. 

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      The abundance of fatty acids in hemp may contribute to heart health

      Omega-3 fatty acids, according to healthline.com provide a wide range of benefits that are directly related to protecting the heart in the following ways:

      • They significantly reduce triglycerides. High triglyceride levels cause your arteries to thicken. 
      • It significantly reduces blood pressure.
      • Reduces unhealthy cholesterol in the body
      • Prevents the formation of blood clots in the heart

      In addition to all this, consuming nutrient rich foods in small quantities and including heart healthy seeds and vegetables such as hemp hearts, hemp seeds and hemp oil can help get you on the path to better health and keep you there. We’ve got a number of CBD products that you can turn to and elevate your health. Browse them all and we’re sure you’ll find something that looks promising. Keep that heart healthy, you have a long way to go!

      How hemp oil can drastically improve your massage experience

      How hemp oil can drastically improve your massage experience

      Massages are great on their own, but imagine introducing a natural herbal remedy and topical balm into the session! Hemp oil not only infuses nutrients into your skin, but also enhances the therapeutic aspects of your session. 

      How can one use hemp oil for massages?

      The hemp plant is composed of a number a full spectrum of cannabinoids that act in support of the endocannabinoid system. In order to experience a synergetic effect with your body, it’s best to use a medium that delivers all these essential cannabinoids and not just the most popular - CBD. The endocannabinoid system helps regulate the endocrine system that is responsible for sleep, mood, pain management & even immune functions. What’s even more interesting is that there are endocannabinoid receptors on your skin too so applying hemp oil on your skin is no less than feeding the largest organ on your body some much needed nutrition.

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      Out of all the delivery methods for hemp oil, we suggest the balm. Whether it is for sports purposes or relaxation, the balm is certainly your best option. It is an ideal enhancement for massage or muscle relaxation/injury. Additionally, when you apply these balms on your skin, it is not absorbed into the blood stream! Many studies have shown that applying either the balm or the oil topically has a plethora of advantages and are perfect for those who are looking for natural alternatives to pain relief, inflammation and swelling. It’s got highly beneficial soothing properties and even immunity support that assist someone who is struggling with skin rashes, muscle discomfort, pain burns and more. How much you apply is up to you; try it out a couple of times and continue applying based on your personal results.

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      Hemp oil is also an amazing choice for massage therapy. It is known to be replete with antioxidants and healthy fatty acids that work together to keep the skin smooth and supple. It has a very high absorption rate as well, making it a favourite for massage therapists. It’s light and spreads evenly without the excess oiliness you may have faced during a massage. Hemp oil is also rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 which work on decreasing inflammation and increasing moisture retention respectively. The Linoleic Acid or Omerga 6 in hemp oil also has potent anti-aging properties!

      While there are a number of choices for massage and massage therapy, hemp oils and balms are just holistic and natural choices that one can try to see if it aligns with your needs. It goes a long way to try it out, especially if there have been so many excellent reviews about using hemp oil! Next time you need relief from sports strain or are scheduling a massage session, make sure you give hemp oil a try!

      Everything you need to know about CBD Edibles

      Everything you need to know about CBD Edibles

      A CBD Edible is exactly what it sounds like – any type of food that’s infused with CBD. From CBD Gummies and Chocolates to Baked Goods, CBD edibles can be super versatile. It’s a great way to get your dose of CBD especially if you’re not too fond of carrying around tinctures or oils. CBD Edibles however, must not be confused with THC Edibles – the kind with the psychoactive effects that leaves you visibly paralyzed once you’ve consumed them. CBD Edibles on the other hand do not get you “high”. They instead have an uplifting and presence building effect on you. Let’s get deeper into it.

      What is the difference between THC and CBD edibles?

      The main difference as mentioned above is that CBD Edibles do not get you high and have a calmning effect on you instead. And as opposed to THC Edibles, CBD Edibles are legal as their THC levels are well below 3%, the legal limit. So you are able to purchase CBD Edibles online or over the counter, depending on where you live. 

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      Benefits of CBD Edibles 

      Just like any other CBD Products, CBD Edibles too present their own benefits that are actually similar to the former. They help promote better sleep, mitigate stress levels, and muscle aches and recovery due to exercise. The best part about CBD Edibles is that they are delicious and super convenient and portable. CBD Edibles, like all CBD products enhance wellness by supporting healthy brain function, quality of sleep and cognitive health. This in turn helps with maintaining a positive mood and outlook on life as all factors that contribute to wellness are correlated. 

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      CBd Products have the added benefit of being easily portable as compared to tinctures and oils. You can easily avoid any spills or accidents as CBD Edibles are mostly solid. One can also get really creative with CBD Edibles adding them into baked goods, candies or other foods that have a unique recipe with CBD as the star ingredient. The serving size is pre determined when it comes to CBD Edibles. You can get a uniform dose each time and everyone around can benefit from equal doses. 

      If you’re looking for a fun, convenient and yummy way to incorporate CBD into your daily life, CBD Edibles are your go-to. Check out some products here and find the one that catches your eye! 

      CBD oil for our grandparents: Is it a good idea?

      CBD oil for our grandparents: Is it a good idea?

      As us humans get older, our body starts to deteriorate and we are faced with ailments such as joint pain, stiff joints, degrading muscles and more. We are unable to partake in the activities we once used to, we can’t do much without help and support and so on. And while there is no compound that could deem you immortal, there are certainly some things that help us age gracefully and stay active throughout our old age. And nothing is better than a body that can support you and function well till the end. 

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      So what is CBD? And how does it factor into all of this?

      CBD is a compound found in the Cannabis Sativa plant and is usually extracted from full-spectrum Hemp Oil. CBD unlike THC, is not psychoactive and does not leave you feeling high. It is one of 100 compounds found in the Cannabis Sativa plant and has garnered humungous attention for its healing properties over the past few years. Cannabinoids are known to interact with the Endocannabinoid system in the body that is responsible for maintaining homeostasis in the various functioning of the body such as the brain, gut and others. Hemp is a type of Cannabis that has a higher level of CBD and low levels of THC. This means you can enjoy all the benefits of Cannabis without the high when you don’t need it. 

      CBD is showing amazing results with 42% of the Baby Boomer generation benefitting heavily from it to alleviate joint pain and other chronic pain. A recent study conducted on 1047 senior adults who took CBD to know more about how it affects them and whether it can help. They arrived at a conclusion that showed chronic pain saw a 61% reduction among seniors who consumed CBD – a significant result! 

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      So the next time you’re wondering how to help your grandparents, the natural remedy that is CBD may be your answer. It is totally safe for them to consume as a dietary supplement. It’s not only useful when they have chronic pain, but also to elevate the quality of their daily life. If you’d like to know the dosage, product and type of oil that’s best for your loved ones, consult our doctor, give them a few details about your grandparent and they will recommend a product that’s perfect for them. If you’re fairly well-versed with CBD products and doses, you can find it on our website and gift healthy and comfortable golden years to your grandparents!