Breaking Stigmas: Cannabis and Mental Health
Updated: Oct 7, 2019
October 6 - 12 is Mental Health Awareness Week, so today I’m going to share my unconventional journey of recovery from mental illness, how I learned the hard way that mental health is just as important as physical health, and 5 hacks I learned to heal the mind & body connection.
I had no idea what anxiety was until I was 27! After going through years of trying to fix my chronic back pain, It wasn’t until I was sitting face to face with a psychiatris…
CBD for Chronic Pain
Updated: Oct 7, 2019
On September 19, 2019, the US federal government issued $3 million to fund grants that would research whether CBD can relieve pain. Cannabis is now recognized as a possible gateway out of the nation’s Opioid crisis.
How Emotional Constipation Triggers Digestion Problems
Updated: Oct 3, 2019
For many years, I suffered from digestive problems like chronic gas, bloating, constipation, and stubborn belly fat. Having a bowel movement happened once every 2-3 days. When I went to see the doctor about it I was told, “That’s normal for some people.”
That didn’t sit right with me.
My pants were tight, I felt overweight, I had no sexual desire, I could barely move, and I felt stuck. Clogged. My digestion, metabolism, and elimination were s…
How Does Yoga Help Weight Loss
Updated: Oct 3, 2019
“I can’t do yoga, I need to burn more calories.” I know I’ve thought that it in the past. The only way I thought I’d lose weight was by doing cardio.
When I first became a dance fitness instructor I was doing intense cardio more than once a day seven days a week. For sure I was going to lose weight?!
Even with all that exercise, I still struggled with my body weight.
I battled with my weight not because I didn’t know how to exerc…
Yoga Fundamentals - Elevated
Enjoy this 20 minute Yoga Fundamentals you can do at home! Add yoga into your fitness routine for better results. Benefits include muscle toning, stress reduction, better posture, pain reduction, and increased flexibility.
One of my favorite activities to do with Cannabis is Yoga! They go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly!
If you're curious, feel free to experiment with this Yoga routine. In the comfort of your own house. Cannabis lotions are…
3 Ways to Use Cannabis to Improve Fitness without Getting High
On Sunday October 20th, I attended the Civilized Games (formerly 420 Games) which is a series of athletic events highlighting Cannabis consumption as part of a balanced healthy lifestyle.
It may seem Counterintuitive that Cannabis can actually help you perform better in your workouts. However, that's mostly because of stereotypes and stigmas of "Potheads" sitting on the couch all day eating pizza.
However, healthy & productive people are utilizing Ca…
Grounding Fall Recipes to Heal Anxiety
Updated: Oct 29, 2019
The Fall season can mean the kickstart to stress season. The busy holidays are just around the corner and we may already feel ungrounded. Root down to rise up with one of my favorite Fall Recipes Pumpkin Soup (non-medicated) topped with Cannabis Infused Roasted Pumpkin Seeds (medicated).
I used a little bit of Ayurvedic influence when putting this together. Ayurveda is a lifestyle practice and sister science of Yoga. Ayurvedic medicine is popular b…
What is an Endocannabinoid Deficiency?
About 10 years ago, when I became a Fitness Instructor, I hoped that learning everything I could about exercise and nutrition would help me lose weight and keep it off. Instead, I became more obsessed and stressed about body image and diet. Even though I had a "healthy lifestyle" I struggled with belly fat and cravings.
There was a lot of stress that I was not aware of. The physical stress I had from over exercising and not having enough time for recove…
Hip Openers - Cannabis Friendly Yoga
After a long day, take a 20 minute break to open your hips. These yoga poses will help strengthen your butt and lengthen your legs. Plus, these exercises help prevent sciatica pain and knee discomfort. Yoga can enhance the therapeutic effects of Cannabis. I enjoy my practice with an edible. Every body is different. Start low dose or enjoy CBD which is not mind-altering.
Can Cannabis Help You Lose Weight?
Updated: Dec 22, 2019
When we think of weight management, the last thing we would probably think of is Cannabis.
However, a 2011 Obesity and Cannabis study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, concluded that obesity rates were lower in Cannabis smokers than in non users. Those that consumed 3 or more times per week were 40% less likely to be obese than those with no Cannabis use in the past 12 months.
Seems totally counterintuitive, right? Haven’t we …