Did you know that there are 113 identified chemical compounds that the cannabis plant secretes? These chemical compounds are called phytocannabinoids, or plant-based cannabinoids. Of these cannabinoids, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD) are the two most well-known ones. THC is the cannabinoid best known for producing the high effect that is synonymous with cannabis and marijuana use. CBD is the non-psychoactive, or less psychoactive cannabinoid that has an ever-growing list of health benefits on its own. Check out the chart below. Leafly did a very nice job of showcasing symptoms and cannabinoids that may be helpful in treating such symptoms.
For me, I am interested to see if CBD will help relieve anxiety and pain. I have chosen Mary’s Nutritionals because they have developed a product line that includes transdermal applications for longer-term relief. I have decided to save these products for PMS and period time. Because that is the time that completely throws me off and makes me feel like I’m starting from scratch. Every. Damn. Month.
In addition to two samples of their transdermal products, this sample pack includes Mary’s topical compound, their Muscle Freeze (also topical), and their Remedy Oil which is to be taken orally. Dear readers, I will keep you posted on my experience with these products. I would like to dive into the science and research behind the Endocannabinoid System which would help you to understand why these cannabinoids greatly benefit the body, but that post will have to wait for another day. It’s a rainy Saturday and Little Miss Toddler Girl is asking me to snuggle and watch a movie with her. And in the broad strokes of health and wellness, snuggles really are the best medicine.
As always dear readers, wishing you a beautiful day! Much love, many hugs. Namaste. <3
My Mental House – Plans & Goals for Healing from Depression
Goal — To Gain Clarity
Plan — Meditate for at least 10 minutes daily, eventually expanding on the amount of time a couple minutes per day, with 20 minutes of daily meditation being the target sit time.
More Plans — Go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Lights out by 10pm and wake up at 7am would be a good starting point for me.
Goal — To Reduce and Prevent Insomnia
Plan – No electronic devices before meditation/yoga practice in the morning. No electronic devices for at least one hour before bedtime. DEFINITELY NEED TO IMPLEMENT THIS PLAN!!! I’ll be in bed by 9pm tonight.
Plan – Read more books instead of staring at electronic devices, especially at night READ BOOKS, NOT ELECTRONICS!!!
Goal — To Relieve Depressed Mood, Anxiety Symptoms, and Relieve Pain
Plan — Move!!!! Yoga, Swim, Walk – DO ONE OF THESE ACTIVITIES DAILY
Yoga — Attend at least 2 classes a week, practice most days of the week for a minimum of 15 minutes a day. Practice in the morning after waking. May precede meditation.
Swim — 10–20 laps
Walk — Just get out and walk.
More Plans — Medicate with cannabis as needed.
- 1-3 inhales from a vaporizer with a CBD-rich strain first thing in the morning if panic/anxiety/pain not relieved by self care bodywork is on board
- 2–3 inhales from a vaporizer with an indica-dominant strain by 7:30pm to reduce tension and promote sleep. I feel a cannabis holiday on the horizon. Perhaps for 3 days, perhaps for longer. CBD products ordered!!!
Goal — To Nourish My Body To Heal Up From Depression, Anxiety, and Panic
28 Days of Clean Eating inspired meals – Gotta pull a recipe for tonight’s supper