Over the past few years, the legalization of cannabis has been a hotly contested issue, both in political fields and every day life. There are certainly pros and cons to cannabis legale, but one of the main benefits is the fact the marijuana has numerous health benefits that are already being used to treat patients all over the world. Some states, such as Illinois, Michigan, and Florida, to name a few, do not allow cannabis for recreational use, but do allow it as a medical treatment. Skeptical about using marijuana as a natural health treatment? Check out five tried-and-true ways that cannabis can improve health and wellness:
Treating Chronic Pain
This is the most popular use of cannabis in medical users. Cannabis contains CBD, an active chemical that provides soothing properties to brain and body without putting the user in a high state. CBD has been said to ease aching joints and pains, and the fact that it’s possible to use without getting high makes this element of cannabis one of the safest and most effective.
Increasing Lung Capacity
Contrary to popular belief, smoking marijuana does not damage lungs. In fact, there’s a large amount of evidence that states smoking cannabis can actually strengthen lungs. Because the drug itself does not damage lungs or cause cancer, taking the deep inhales necessary to breathe in marijuana smoke actually increases lung capacity. Scientists have examined regular marijuana and tobacco user over a period of many years and found that while the tobacco users had harmed or destroyed their lungs, the cannabis users had actually increased their lung function.
This treatment is more dependent on the type of person, but generally a low dose of cannabis can ease feelings of anxiety. While smoking a lot has the stereotype of causing paranoia, partaking in a small amount of marijuana can calm your brain down and make you more focused and less worried.
Slowing down seizures
Those with epilepsy know how crippling having episodes of seizures on a regular basis can be. Many have found that using marijuana has slowed down or completely stopped their seizures, giving them an opportunity to live without fear. Much like the chronic pain treatment element of cannabis, this benefit has a lot to do with the CBD found in marijuana, so even just legalizing CBD oil could help countless people who suffer from epilepsy.
One of the most profound impacts of cannabis is the fact that it can significantly assist in cancer treatment. While smoking marijuana does not help prevent cancer, smoking it post diagnosis can greatly help in shrinking and eliminating cancer-causing cells. However, because of the stigma around marijuana, studies have been limited, and legalizing it could potentially lead to more research and health care treatments. In addition, it is commonly used to ease the pain of those going through chemotherapy and helps re-engage patient’s appetites.
No matter what your stance is on marijuana usage, this plant has had a strong, positive impact on many lives. Still, we haven’t even begun to tap into all the potential health benefits of cannabis, and one way that we can help is to accept and support those who use it for medical reasons.
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If you think about it, there really aren’t any health benefits to smoking cigarettes. The damage they do to the body is countless, and just one more reason more people are making the switch to electronic cigarettes and e-liquids today.
The following are just a few of the healthier reasons to consider making the switch from traditional to electronic cigarettes;
Improving Your Physical Appearance
Those who smoke cigarettes have become used to the fact they have those burn marks all over their fingers, their teeth are yellow, the tips of their fingers are yellow, and they are coughing all the time. Little do they realize they stink, and so does everything they own or come in contact with because of the cigarette smoke. When you make the switch to electronic cigarettes, all of those physical issues disappear. Not only will you look better, your body will not be trying to reject all the thousands of chemicals in those cigarettes, so you won’t be coughing either.
No Poisons in the e-Liquids
The reasons eliquid is all the rage these days is because it comes in hundreds of unique flavors that do not contain all the poisons you find in a traditional cigarette. The poisons added to the tobacco are in fact used to keep your body physically addicted to the product. The e-juice doesn’t have any of those poisons, so you enjoy a cleaner hit and your body doesn’t experience all the negative effects from smoking a traditional cigarette. These e-liquids are effective for helping smokers break the addiction to the nicotine too.
Being Able to Breathe Again
Those who smoke cigarettes will tell you that they have difficulty breathing each day. These folks get winded even walking up a flight of stairs, and that is because the poisons in the traditional cigarettes are killing your vital organs a little more each day. Not only are your lungs unable to take deeper breaths, your circulation suffers so the rest of your vital organs are not getting the nutrients they need to thrive. The e-juice won’t negatively impact your system, in fact, once you make the switch you will start to feel more alive than you have in recent years.
Better Sleep Equals More Energy
Most people who smoke traditional cigarettes have trouble sleeping at night for two reasons. They wake at all hours of the night craving the nicotine, and they cannot breathe easily so they keep getting up coughing and choking until they can fall back asleep. With the electronic cigarettes and e-juice, your body and mind will be in a relaxed state as soon as you get to bed, and you drift off effortlessly. You’ll sleep soundly for longer periods, and when you wake, you will have this boundless energy that you haven’t felt in years.
These are just a few of the reasons electronic cigarettes are healthier for you than traditional cigarettes. No sooner do you quit tobacco-based products, your body is going to undergo a transformation the likes you could never have imagined.
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Smoking has been around for a long time. People do it because they believe it makes them look cool and before you know it an addiction takes place. Smoking can be a nasty habit and make others not want to be around you. Vaping was meant to take care of that. Although many people believe vaping is meant to take the place of smoking, however, that is not the original reason vaping was invented.
What many people do not realize is vaping is meant to help change your life to a new you. Without the habit of smoking, the constant craving, and awful smell that comes with it. Smoking has such a bondage over people these days and it takes over the enjoyment in your life. You can not enjoy a full meal with your family because you must step out for a smoke. Same thing in the work place. How can you work to your full potential when all you can think about is the next cigarette. With Vaping you have an opportunity to gain control back over your life. It is friendly around anyone and does not give that horrendous smell. Many places approve of it so it is easy to replace smoking cigarettes with this new habit.
The actual reality is vaping was designed to not only help you spend more time with your family and friends but rather gain complete control of your life all together. By using this tool correctly you are able to completely rid yourself of the smoking habit completely. It is designed to get you away from the nicotine affect and bring yourself to a happy and healthy lifestyle with delicious, but cheap e liquid. It is designed for you to consistently lower your nicotine intake to where you no longer are in need of the substance. Much success has come from this design. It is an excellent tool to quit smoking when used the way it was designed to be. Many use it and constantly decreased their need for nicotine and within a year they are successful.
Many people do enjoy the vaping experience and decide to continue using the product. They do also use flavors that have 0% nicotine as well and do not bring harm to the body. Many people continue smoking not only because they need the nicotine but they do it out of habit and vaping helps with that. Smoking brings you closer to the end of your life daily and the risk that comes with it is not worth the diseases and sickness you may have to endure for the rest of your life. It takes seven years for your lungs to clear up after you stop, which with vaping you already begin the transformation of clearing your lungs. Basically the ultimate goal is to use it until you do not not need it. Limiting the time of vaping so you can completely quit smoking all together. By all means, vaping is a great way to stop the clock from ticking on your life.
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Are you struggling to lose weight and get in shape?
Losing weight and keeping it off is not an easy task. In today’s busy society, it can be quite difficult to find the time to go to the gym and to eat properly. Because of this, more and more people are turning to structured weight loss programs to help stay on track.
One program that has been making a huge name for itself in recent years is the Kayla Itsines BBG Workout (bikini body guide) workout program. Kayla Itsines is a personal trainer from Adelaide, Australia. She and her boyfriend (who is also a personal trainer) developed two, 12-week guides to help women get in shape. If you are frustrated with your weight loss results, these guides may be just what you need. Keep reading to learn about what makes these guides so beneficial.
Do you ever feel you’re wasting time at the gym? Do you spend time wandering around aimlessly from machine to machine? If so, the BBG workout guide can help.
There are two guides: BBG 1.0 And BBG 2.0 Each guide is twelve weeks long, and there are 3 workouts per week that are 28 minutes in length. Therefore, when you go to the gym, you don’t need to waste time putting together your own routine. Everything is laid out for you in a very easy to follow format!
Anywhere and Everywhere
The BBG guides are perfect for those with busy lifestyles. As we stated earlier, the workouts are only 28 minutes long. Everyone can find 28 minutes to spare during their day.
Better yet, you don’t even need to go to the gym to complete these workouts. The workouts require minimal equipment and therefore can be completed pretty much anywhere. You can workout at the park, the gym, your home, or even in a hotel room! Also, you can print the guides or download them on your phone so you can take them anywhere.
If you are at all skeptical about the results, just check out Kayla’s Instagram account. Every Tuesday she posts a “Transformation Tuesday” picture that features a woman who has found success using her guides. These pictures really speak for themselves. You will find multiple examples of women who have lost weight, gained muscle, and most importantly, gained confidence!
Kayla’s program is also very community focused. She has millions of Instagram subscribers who she refers to as “Kayla’s Army.” There are many ways you can ingrain yourself in this community. You can follow her on Instagram for inspiration. You can follow her followers who post about their BBG journey. Kayla hosts 12-week challenges a few times a year that you can join in on. She goes on tour and you can attend one of her live workouts and meet other BBG girls. Or, you can attend a BBG meet up in your city.
Clearly, you don’t have to embark on your fitness journey alone if you don’t want to. Kayla has millions of supporters who are ready and eager to cheer you on in your journey.
More than a Workout
Kayla’s workouts will not only make you look better, they will make you feel better as well. These guides will help you gain confidence and give you the motivation to lead a happier and healthier lifestyle.
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When we hear the word ‘arthritis’ we instantly think of joint pain. That’s a correct thought. Arthritis is a disease that damages joints and causes pain that ranges from mild to immobilizing. With well over 100 different forms of arthritis, treatment options abound and no two people will have the same experience with the disease or the available treatment methods. Regardless of what form of arthritis you have or what level of pain or immobility you may have, there is one common thing – food. Everyone must eat and by eating certain foods (or eliminating them from the daily diet) you can help reduce pain and inflammation.
Arthritis is an inflammatory disease, so if the inflammation is reduced, the pain will be also. Including foods into your daily diet that help fend off inflammation will help to keep painful flare-ups and joint damage to a minimum.
All green leafy vegetables, like kale, collards and spinach help keep inflammation down. Fruits like strawberries, oranges, blueberries and cherries combat inflammation. Cherries help play a very important role in combating the form of arthritis known as gout by keeping the level of uric acid reduce in the blood stream..
Almonds, walnuts, olive oil, tomatoes and fatty fish like salmon and tuna are great for preventing inflammation.
These anti-inflammatory foods provide multi-level treatments for arthritis; these foods prevent and reduce inflammation, they also help to keep weight in check to prevent obesity which can worsen pain and joint damage plus these foods are heart-healthy.
There are foods that should be included in an arthritis treatment diet plan and there are food which should be eliminated too. Certain foods can cause inflammation in the body and trigger an arthritis flare-up.
Fried foods and bread are two food groups which need to be eliminated from the diet. All sugary beverages should be eliminated as well. These foods and drinks cause inflammation and potential weight gain and offer little nutritional value. Red meat and seafood, especially if you suffer from gout, raise the level of uric acid in the blood stream and should be limited.
Foods for Osteoporosis
As previously mentioned, there are many forms of arthritis and there is no one-size-fits-all treatment plan. That includes diet. Foods needed to help combat the ravages of osteoporosis would cause other forms of the disease to worsen, so it’s needful to receive a correct diagnosis and plan a healthy diet based on the diagnosis.
Those who suffer with osteoporosis need to protect their bone health with calcium-rich foods, like low-fat dairy products and green, leafy vegetables. Red meat and shellfish should be eaten a few times each week to prevent bone loss.
To complement the above suggested options, you can also consider using CBD drops to help alleviate many of the painful symptoms of arthritis. The main ingredient in cannabis, called Cannabidiol, has been found to alleviate a lot of the pain caused by arthritis without having any psychoactive effect on the patient as CBD is the non-psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.
Our worlds is a very fast one. In our monotonous routines in the fulfillment of our mundane desires, we forget to take a break and set our priorities straight. We have become so involved in unnecessary things that we have left no room for the ones that are important in our lives. This leads way to stress, anxiety, and emotional and psychological traumas. When we take our eyes off the things, which deserve our attention, unpleasant events take place. In a society like ours, we need to educate ourselves in order to find the best way possible to live our lives otherwise the conditions that prevail are so tough that without the right level of confidence you can’t just survive successfully but will be wiped out altogether.
The trauma, which is related to the emotions of an individual, has a direct effect on the emotional makeup of that person. This not only affects the way the person functions but also deprives him of many primitive sentiments that were once a part of his life. This also happens when an individual loses the ability to interpret and differentiate different emotions. When due to heartbreaks or consistent anxiety, people lose power over the interpretation of various situations they are in, they tend to fall prey to the emotional trauma and can stay that way for as long as they live though some may discover a new way out of it. That totally depend on the individual, extent of trauma and of course the exact causative reason from the ones mentioned above. The causes of this kind of trauma can be extended even more as it is something, which has no definite boundary or no constraints to hold it in.
It might be an event of sexual abuse at a tender age, which acted as a hurdle in complete emotional development of an individual. It might be physical abuse by partner, spouse or in extreme cases even parents, it could be verbal violence for sensitive people, it could be emotional neglect or in many cases extreme exposure to unwanted life situations such as poverty, unemployment, or domestic violence. Many people fall into this when they get back from war and other tough situations. This, in other words, solely depends upon the emotional construction of a person. Some may even not be affected very much by the death of a loved one while others may fall into a deep trauma just at the hands of a small robbery.
All the reasons are equally harmful and damaging if they are effecting a person in a negative way.
It is therefore very important that these people be treated with care and cooperation, as these are more prone to negative thoughts of suicide and self-harm. It is always advisable to get yourself treated if you even see small symptoms of trauma showing in your life. Give yourself time to heal, talk to your trustworthy friends, and if nothing works, seek professional help.
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