As anyone with a chronic health condition will tell you, there are no easy answers.
Successfully preventing and treating health issues requires integrating various healing modalities such as nutrition, herbalism and aromatherapy.
Where can cannabis fit in? In a lot of places. Not a panacea, cannabis offers holistic therapeutic application in numerous symptoms and full-blown disease states.
If you joined us at the recent Women Grow Summit in Denver, you got a taste of the insights HCA co-founders and two other faculty members offered. If you couldn’t attend, here’s a little bit of what you missed.
The integration of nutrition and cannabis:
Cellular health is the foundation of health and wellness. The food choices you make have a direct impact on your cellular health. And, food and other lifestyle habits impact your endocannabinoid system – a vital physiological system that maintains balance in the body.
Sugar, dietary fat, and stomach pH impact the effect of cannabis in the body. And, specific compounds in foods such as green tea, turmeric and soy can upregulate the endocannabinoid system, kicking healing into high gear. Of course, it’s helpful to know how to eat to optimize health and wellness.
Cannabis terpenes: The aromatic scent molecules with therapeutic punch
In examining the therapeutic value of cannabis, be sure to consider the critical importance of the plant’s aromatic molecules known as terpenes.
Cannabis is a plant that contains terpenes such as—
· Caryophyllene – also found in carrots
· Pinene – also found in pine needles
· Linalool – also found in lavender
· Limonene – also found in citrus
· Myrcene – also found in mango
Terpenes, or terpenoids, provide diverse therapeutic applications including antiseptic, antibacterial, and analgesic properties, underscoring importance in a true holistic healing lifestyle.
Cannabis and health: Know your facts
‣ Cannabis works best when combined with holistic therapies such as massage, yoga, acupuncture, aromatherapy and meditation.‣ Embracing mind-body practices to deal with daily life stressors can optimize the impact of cannabis.
Want to know more?
Consider becoming cannabis competent through the Holistic Cannabis Academy, the only online cannabis education program focused on integrating cannabis with other holistic healing modalities.
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