“One of the emerging reasons that so many families and individuals have found relief by using CBD oil for autism is that the endocannabinoid system has been found to be more and more involved in both the pathogenesis of autism, and the overall process of healthy brain development. Variations from typical embryonic conditions, both environmental and genetic, can lead to dysfunctions of the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which then lead to many of the problems associated with autism. + As researchers discover more about the endocannabinoid system, the findings seem to shed light on more and more of the processes of autism. This has lead a portion of the scientific community to believe that the ECS may be a crucial piece in the puzzle of the pathogenesis of autism that was previously overlooked because no one knew of its existence, let alone its many complex and vital roles. + ECS activity is negatively correlated with social anxiety; it’s positively correlated with social comfortability and neurotypical social interactions. Researchers still aren’t entirely sure how it’s involved in this process, but a lack of ECS receptors or of the enzymes that produce their signallers leads to many of the cognitive impairments associated with autism disorders. This means that by targeting the ECS, CBD for autism could be a viable option for many families unsure of where to turn.” -Whatiscbd.com
There are many things we can take or do to keep us healthy. Many different approaches to getting antioxidants or vitamins in. Several different options for otc pain meds or to treat allergy symptoms etc.. There are isles of otc meds in the grocery stores with all different options to treat one thing or another. + I don't think there is only one cure all for anything but I do think there are options that are safer and more effective. In my quest to live toxic and pain free as much as possible, I research a lot and sometimes I find something that work better or something that is cleaner than what I was previously using and when I switch I like to share what has been effective for me, thats not to discredit the previous thing but "when we know better, we do better". + Times have changed and #holisticapproaches are emerging and the science to back it up is there! This is exciting because we are no longer at the mercy of big-pharma, we can #advocate for ourselves now and have options. Options I wish I had when I was younger. + I take a #NRF2activator and #CBDoil daily and at night a #probiotic there is science and testimonies to back up their effectiveness, which is what I share in this group. I hope to encourage you all to be your own advocate and to know it doesn't have to come from a pharmacy to be effective.
#EndometriosisAwarenessMonth continues! + Estrogen overload can play a major role in endometriosis, so optimizing these levels can make a big difference with pain and progression. + Often in endometriosis, the enzyme responsible for metabolizing estrogen in the body can be under active, meaning the body may need some help eliminating estrogen. There are tons of supplements on the market that help to do this, but the best starting point for optimal estrogen is optimizing your #guthealth + What does this look like? 1. Regular bowel movements: Estrogen is eliminated through the bowels, so we should be eliminating every day, to help keep estrogen levels optimal. 1-3 pain-free, easy to pass bowel movements is the goal. Unfortunately with endometriosis being “regular” can be a challenge. 2. High Fiber diet: Fiber helps bind estrogen and eliminate it through the bowels. Best sources: nuts, seeds, fruits and veggies. A good starting point: Eat 4-5 servings of vegetables per day.
3. Adequate water: This help keep our bowels moving and flushes out toxins. 4. Good gut bacteria: Healthy gut flora plays a HUGE role in estrogen metabolism. Eating a whole foods diet that is free of foods that you may be sensitive to is a good start, and many people benefit from the addition of gut-supports such as bone broth, #probiotics, pre-biotics (again, fiber)! Again, a high quality probiotic makes ALL the difference. The one I use and recommend has #wellmune and #biotechtechnology to ensure the probiotics get to my gut where they are needed and aren’t killed by stomach acid. 5. Less belly fat: Adipose tissue (ie. body fat) can actually produce estrogen, so keeping body fat in an optimal range, or losing fat if necessary can make a huge difference.
Many professional athletes all over the world have begun using CBD to aid their training regimen. But how effective is CBD for fitness? + CBD and Muscle Building: Studies have indicated that through its interaction with our endocannabinoid system (ECS), cortisol secretion can be effectively decreased. This helps to keep the body in an anti-catabolic state and optimizes protein synthesis. + CBD and Stamina: Some studies have indicated that CBD is also able to increase energy levels by strengthening individual body cells. It’s no wonder an increasing number of marathon runners are integrating CBD into their routines. + CBD and Recovery: Many athletes claim that through the ECS there are anti-inflammatory properties, which seems to vastly improve recovery time. CBD helps the ECS and can be ingested through regular means or can even be applied topically, in order to focus on a particular area. #healthynothigh
It's the scientific study of the effects of nutrients and natural compounds on gene expression. + 🔸Why is this important? Nutrigenomics is a method of ACTIVATING your body's ability to heal itself on the level of your DNA. Since every cell of our body holds the same DNA code this means that EVERY cell of your body is optimized for health on the deepest level possible. Alleviating symptoms and preventative health within every cell of your body. Nerve cells, heart cells, muscle cells, liver cells... etc. + 🔸Why is this different? Most natural health products focus on SUPPLEMENTING your body. (thus they are called supplements) This implies that there is something lacking within your system and that this individual ingredient, at this particular level will replace the lack therefore solving the problem. Although this can be helpful in some cases, science is showing that because of the dynamic nature of the systems within the body this is not as simple as it seems, sometimes even causing more harm than good. Activating your body's ability to heal itself, allowing the dynamic systems to be supported in creating health is the most effective, efficient means of inspiring true health. + I activate my NRF2 pathway by taking #onepilladay it is made up of 5 plants and herbs and reverses the damage of oxidative stress by 40% in just the first month of taking it. To see what oxidative stress does to your body just search this group or Google it.....Its a alot, unfortunately. This one pill is how I invest in my health and quality of life.
Endometriosis is a poorly-understood condition causing severe chronic pain &alterations in a woman’s menstrual cycle. I have suffered from this for 23 years. I was 13 when I was diagnosed & at that time, noone had heard of it & noone, not even the doctors fully understood it. I was given major pain pills at 13 to manage the pain. It amazes me now how nobody ever suggested a probiotic or even looked at what was causing it. I was repeatedly for years and still to this day just given some type of "band-aid" for the pain. + For me the only way to manage my pain & be able to function as a mom needs to do is to take a high dose of birth control continuously...so no breaks, no sugar pills, no periods. This hormone therapy wreaks havoc on the body and has been linked to several unwanted side affects. However, after many surgeries to remove the legions,child birth and probiotics, the pain is still too much to deal with- without birth control. + The endocannabinoid system was found in 1990 and since then scientist are finding that like so many other things, our bodies are actually deficient in cannabinoids. While it is found in breast milk and a healthy life style can help, our body is lacking in the amount it needs and as a result, its one more thing adding to the decline in our health. + CB1 and CB2 receptors are located throughout your body, and when stimulated, they help regulate pain, immune system, & reduce inflammation in your body. One study that caught my attention shower that women with Endometriosis often have lower levels of CB1 production in endometrial tissues. Supplementing with CBD Oil, stimulates your Endocannabinoid System &helps promote homeostasis. Which may result in reduced pain sensation and decreased inflammation. + While there needs to be more research on CBD and Endometriosis, many women are claiming CBD Oil helps ease their pain. There has been studies that show long term use of birth control may be harmful, so I have been looking for an alternative route. It wasn’t till recently that I learned about the many benefits of CBD oil &how it may help with the discomfort associated with endometriosis. So, I have decided to give it a try 🙏🤞🏼