Cleaning Tips – Vinegar

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All vinegar is not alike. The one that should be used for consumption is Organic Apple Cider Vinegar – with the mother at the bottom of the bottle. Bragg is the brand I use and like the best, although there are other companies that make Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.

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The vinegar that should not be consumed and is great for cleaning etc. is White Vinegar. White Vinegar is considered a dead vinegar because all the nutritional value has been removed through the distillation process. It is better suited for a variety of household and workshop chores. Listed below are some of the uses for white vinegar as a cleaner, deodorizer and disinfectant.

Also, it is sold as ‘All Purpose Cleaning Vinegar.’

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  • Kitchen Appliances and Countertops.
  • Greasy areas: mix 1/4 cup white vinegar with 2 cups hot water and add 1-2 drops of biodegradable liquid soap, in a spray bottle. Will store in the cupboard.
  • Bread boards and chopping blocks: Use full strength. Spray on and leave overnight. In the morning rinse with water.
  • Pots and pans: make a paste of baking soda and white vinegar. Helps remove stubborn stuck on foods.
  • Dish Washer: Can stop spotting of glass and China by placing 1 cup vinegar on the bottom rack of an electric dishwasher before starting the wash.
  • Drains and Pipes: mix 1/3 cup baking soda with a cup of white vinegar. Pour into drain. Cover with a plate and let sit for an hour or longer. Then, flush through with cold water.
  • Garbage Disposal: Pour white vinegar/water (80/20% ratio) into an ice-cube tray – put in freezer. Put 1 or 2 ice cubes in disposal, turn on, and walla, you have just cleaned your disposal.  Once weekly is good.
  • Sink, Tub and Shower: Spray with a 80/20 ratio of a vinegar and water. Leave on for 10 minutes, then scrub and rinse.
  • Chrome, Stainless Steel, Garbage Pails: Use to make Chrome and Stainless Steel shine, and disinfect Garbage Pails.
  • OTHER USES: In the laundry – Run the washing machine for a full cycle with a pint of white vinegar to remove soap scrum from tub part and the hoses; Soften and disinfect fabric, clothes, etc. by adding to last rinse; Eliminate mineral deposits on steam iron plate, by filling the iron reservoir with straight white vinegar and allow to steam on a rag. Then fill with plain water and turn upside down and let water drain out; Carpets: use a mix of 2 Tbsp salt and 1/2 cup white vinegar – rub paste into stain on the carpet, allow to dry before vacuuming. I just rub the stain with straight vinegar and let it dry. The stain comes out without the use of bleach. (tip from the carpet sales person); Disinfect your child’s toys with a light spray of vinegar (50/50 ratio of vinegar and water) and brush or wipe clean; Windows – eye glasses, car windows and car, etc. Spray 50/50 ratio vinegar-water then wipe clean with soft cloth; Have those unwanted weeds? pour on straight vinegar. Last, but not least. Vinegar works as a non-toxic pesticide when equal parts of vinegar and water is sprayed on areas where ant invasions start.
    What a versatile  product. I am sure there are many more uses out there. I have used some of these tips and they do work. And, just think – no toxic residue or poisons. 

REMEMBER – CLEANLINESS IS NEXT TO GODLINESS. It works best when chemicals are not involved.

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Detoxification Tips…

FOR MULTIPLE HEALTH ISSUES!

Since my specialty is detoxification, I thought I would share some tips to help you decide whether you have a health issue and if you do, what you might need to do to get your health back on track. I have talked about many of these topics in previous blogs over the years. This list touches on topics I have talked about and some that I have not talked about. It is basically and AWARENESS LIST. So, for your information:

  • Obstruction to the flow of energy is DISEASE!
  • Eating RAW FOODS and FRUITS will expand your awareness.
  • All life seeks a balance. It begins with every organ in the body.
  • IMMUNE CELLS are eliminators – which starts with a healthy Lymph system. When the Lymph gland/system is weak tumors may develop. They can also be referred to as Lymph Clots. A clogged Lymph System is the cause of ALLERGIES. Thinning Hair is caused by Lymph Stagnation. In short, and unhealthy LYMPH SYSTEM chews on cells.
  • CANCER is a mutated cell. All cancers are lymphatic. Detoxification helps clean CELL DAMAGE – and is a must do.
  • CALCIUM is the second antacid of the body. KELP is the highest in natural calcium. PROLAPSED ORGANS are caused by the loss of calcium. PASTEURIZATION destroys Calcium. The PARA-THYROID gland controls CALCIUM.
  • URINE is cellular waste.
  • STEROIDS destroy the ADRENAL GLANDS!
  • BALDING – suffered by many, is caused by poor upper blood circulation in the body. Upper is above the shoulders.
  • FRUCTOSE: Natural Fructose, which the body produces, is a necessary sugar for cells.
  • PROTEINS & STARCH raises the blood sugar.
  • An ALKALINE DIET is and should be the base diet of everyone. It is a base chemistry diet which consists of FRUITS and some vegetables.
  • How FAST FOODS or any not so healthy foods are Digested – is controlled by the THYROID GLAND.
  • CHOLESTEROL – not understood by many of us, is THE BODY’S MAIN ANTACID. The body naturally makes the cholesterol needed for this purpose. It is the addition of cholesterol that is ingested into the body by the foods you eat, that are not good for you, that causes the High Cholesterol Issues that folks experience.
  • ANESTHESIA – given for surgical purposes, suppresses the nervous system and your ability to breathe.
  • LOW BLOOD PRESSURE is caused by low blood sugar and/or low ADRENAL GLAND FUNCTION.
  • MOLES are caused by ADRENAL weakness. Moles grow on people who do not metabolize sugar. It is an ADRENAL WEAKNESS. Also stay away from starches.
  • STRESS – shuts down the KIDNEYS.
  • TOO MUCH PROTEIN EATS THE ORGANS. With this being true, why do people think MEAT is needed for protein. Again, the body produces it’s own protein in the amounts needed to maintain good health. EXTRA protein, if and when needed, is abundant in the fruits and vegetables available for consumption. MEAT PROTEIN IS A KILLER.
  • PAIN – if in pain DO NOT EAT PROTEIN.
  • GOUT is caused by FUNGUS, and too much PROTEIN makes too much uric acid which activates the fungus that causes the Gout. It is an internal process.
  • VARICOSE VEINS – is a CALCIUM problem caused by a weak Thyroid and Parathyroid.
  • WRINKLES as well as THINNING HAIR- are the result of a Thyroid problem.
  • MESSAGE – did you know message should always be done CLOCKWISE, as if done COUNTERCLOCKWISE it weakens.
  • SWEATING is controlled by the KIDNEYS.
  • Did you know that a drink that is advertised as being good for you – called ENSURE, is really bad for you. It is MUCUS FORMING. Many of the flu’s experienced are caused by Mucus.
  • ASTHMA is and ADRENAL WEAKNESS…thus allergies, etc.
  • MIGRAINE HEADACHES – can be caused by THYROID ISSUES, and CONSTIPATION.
  • SPLEEN – God gave us all the organs that are good for us, and they each have a purpose. Why is it believed that we can live without the SPLEEN? The purpose of the SPLEEN is to clean the blood. In cancer cases where Chemo is used – please know that CHEMO DESTROYS THE SPLEEN. How can that help cure any Cancer when GOOD BLOOD is the answer to many health issues.
  • ACID RE FLUX – is a Pancreas issue.
  • ARTHRITIS IS ALWAYS A SULFUR PROBLEM.
  • EYE PROBLEMS – are linked to the LYMPHATIC SYSTEM.
  • DIABETES – is linked to Weak Adrenal Glands which controls sugar metabolism.
  • BLOOD PRESSURE – connected to Heart, Adrenal, and Kidney issues. To bring the Blood Pressure down you need to clean the Kidneys. Eat a lot of Celery to help bring it down, and then eat less to maintain.
  • HEART ARITHMEAS – are experienced when the NERVOUS SYSTEM is affected. The ADRENAL GLANDS CONTROL THE NERVOUS SYSTEM.
  • Special Note: WHEN YOUR ORGANS GO – SO DOES YOUR SPINE.

IN SUMMARY: If you are not aware, the Chemistry of the body is important. Chemically speaking, the body should be 80% ALKALINE and 20% ACIDIC. In order to get to this balance, one should eat Fruit all day. Salad at Night, stay away from Dairy, Pasta, bread products, consume no Alcohol, or Caffeine, do not smoke (Cigarettes or Vape),  and TAKE A HEALTHY BLEND OF VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS. (Reference prior blog ‘Basic Starter Cleansing Program published 8/14/2017)

REMEMBER – All FOOD oxidizes in the body. Maintenance begins by doing the right thing – as mentioned above. Taking HERBAL Formulas will enhance the function of the body’s system.

 

You must DETOX to REBUILD the genetic chemistry and moving of obstructions from the body. DETOX empowers the BODY TO HEAL itself. 

Healthful Diet!

 

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Is eating a Healthful Diet the answer to all your problems? Probably not. Others things certainly come into play. However, eating a good diet is a relation to good health. A good diet throughout one’s lifetime certainly contributes to a life being lived to its fullest.

It includes a Vegetable and Fruit Group – good for Vitamins A, C and fiber; Bread and Cereal Group – good for sources of the B Vitamins; Milk and Cheese Group rich in calcium, riboflavin, protein, and vitamins A, B-6, and B-12; Meat, Poultry, Fish, and Beans Group – valued for protein, phosphorus, iron, zinc, and many of the vitamins, to include Vitamin A; Fats, Sweets and Alcohol Group – this group has provides limited or no valuable levels of vitamins, minerals or proteins.

In 1980, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare came out with the following food choices and recommendations for the American people. It was called the ‘Dietary Guidelines for Americans’ – as follows:

  1. EAT A VARIETY OF FOODS – “No single food item supplies all the essential nutrients in the amounts that you need. The greater the variety, the less likely you are to develop either a deficiency or an excess of any single nutrient. A well-balanced diet is to select foods each day from each of the Food Groups.” (above)
  2. MAINTAIN WEIGHT – How? “Improve your eating habits by eating slowly, prepare and eat smaller portions, avoid seconds. Lose weight by- increasing physical activityImage result for free pics of weight devices, eat less fat and fatty foods, eat less sugar and sweets, and avoid too much alcohol.”
  3. AVOID TOO MUCH FAT, SATURATED FAT, AND CHOLESTEROL – by “choosing lean meat, fish, poultry, dry beans and peas as your protein sources. Moderate your use of eggs and organ meats (such as liver). Limit your intake of butter, cream, hydrogenated margarines, shortenings and coconut oil, and foods made from sich products. Trim excess fat off meats. Broil, bake, or boil rather than fry. Read labels carefully to determine both amount and types of fat contained in foods.”
  4. EAT FOODS WITH ADEQUATE STARCH AND FIBER – “Select foods which are good sources of fiber and starch, such as whole grain breads and cereals, fruits and vegetables, beans, peas and nuts.”
  5. AVOID TOO MUCH SUGAR – to include “white sugar, brown sugar, raw sugar, honey, and syrups. Eat less of the foods containing these sugars. Select fresh fruits or fruits canned without sugar etc. Read food labels for clues on sugar content.” The names sucrose, glucose, maltose, dextrose, lactose, fructose, or syrups indicate large amounts of sugar.
  6. AVOID TOO MUCH SODIUM – “Learn to enjoy the unsalted flavors of foods. Cook with only small amounts of added salt. Add little or no salt to food at the table. Limit your intake of salty foods, such as potato chips, pretzels, salted nuts, and popcorn, condiments (soy sauce, steak sauce, garlic salt), cheese, pickled foods and cured meats.”

I label the above as the ‘good old days’. Things have changed a lot since these guidelines were published.  The  suggestions above (in my opinion), are some good and some not so good. If you are following the TV shows on health and listening to the radio health commentators regarding your health today, you will find that they are slowly coming around to a SIMPLE  ‘eat lots of fruits, vegetable of the green leafy type, and just lately, stay away from the beef and eat more chicken and fish. Eat smaller portions, drink lots of water, get exercise conducive to your life situation, and get plenty of sleep.

This is more to my liking, because I have been trying to teach this method of staying in good health for the last 15 years to my clients. Check out some of my earlier blogs. I also suggest staying away from alcohol altogether, do not smoke any type of  nicotine producing device, and if possible stop the caffeine habit. They all destroy the brain cells – and healthy brain cells are the key to the whole body’s health.

I am aware there are extenuating circumstances of many varieties for each of you concerning your health situation – to include genetics, accidents, birth defects, etc.  However, good and correct eating and food basics never change, if adhered to. There are a myriad of new diet plans out there such as the Paleo, Keto, Vegan, Canadian, Mediterranean, etc.

Decide for yourself if you want to stay in the ‘old school’, so to speak, or join the today’s world to improve on dietary methods, which just may be your road to good health. REMEMBER – YOU ARE YOUR OWN BEST DOCTOR!

 

 

BETTER BONES –

When it comes to the bones – people can go into panic mode, since bones are broken easily by way of accidents, disease, ill-health, and etc.  However, anyone who wants to have a ‘fit body’, can help it to be ‘fit’ by BUILDING BETTER BONES. 

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Being a dancer, I learned early, that the bones are important to the support of the body. I also learned that the bones of the foot are the last bones to ossify (harden). Total ossification occurs between the age of 19 – 22 depending on the person. Peak bone strength is reached by the age of 30. This makes it vital, that when you are young, you engage in dynamic impact movement. Sherri Betz, chair of the American Physical Therapy Association bone health group and a doctor of physical therapy noted that “engaging in sports during our youthful developing years helps build strong, wide and dense bones that will carry us well into old age.”

Today, most parents encourage their children, male and female, to be involved in sports. Dance is also considered a sport by the sport standards of today. This is all well and good, but my personal experience tells me that it is well and good as long as the sport or dance is learned by way of correct teaching methods by the teacher or coach. Luckily, as a young dancer, I had a great teacher who knew these facts. She was adamant that we performed our dance steps and exercises in the correct way and explained the why and the wherefore for doing so. I implemented this into my teaching as well. I had parents tell me that they were bringing their child to me for dance instruction at the advice of their doctor because he/she knew I would not lead them astray with incorrect teaching methods, and, as well, that they trusted me to help a child that had a particular physical issue and correct that issue when it had to do with the legs and the feet. I felt this to be a high compliment – and took care of my students with love in my heart for each individual child’s needs.

While encouraging your children, teenagers and young adults to participate in sports and exercise, encourage them to be wise and cautious in what exercise they choose and how they do it. Injuries do occur – especially in contact sports. When young, you heal quickly, and think nothing of the injury, but it always comes back to bite you in your senior years, starting as early as age 40, when all of a sudden, you experience unaccounted for pain, osteoporosis, arthritis, limited mobility throughout the whole body, fatigue, fibromyalgia, and etc.

As folks get older, many of them say “I am too old to change anything now.” That is not true. According to Steven A. Hawkins Ph.d., a professor of exercise science at the California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, “Adulthood  is a perfectly good time to start building and improving bone fitness and health.” Larry Tucker, Ph.d., professor of exercise sciences at the Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah, tells us the “Bone doesn’t grow, per se, but like muscle, it does get denser and stronger according to the stresses and strains put on it.”

My research consensus is that the key to stimulate bone growth is to put a heavy load on the bones. This is usually done by the way of exercise. There are many suggestions for ways to do this. You will see many of them on the TV or in Gyms etc. They range from standing, to sitting, to full workout regiments. Standing and strengthening exercises targeting the leg and hip bones are recommended, because the bones are most likely to benefit from these types of exercise movements. It is recommended that you “don’t do the same things over and over at the same time,”because this action can actually diminish the effects of the exercise.” Exercises recommended the most are exercises involving “those that require changing directions, bouncing and leaping – from basketball to lively dancing, yoga, hopping, Tai Chi – with the recommendation that “they be done in the proper way.” Take reasonable rests from the exercise program. I recommend – if you are in your senior years, that you choose, or map out a routine for yourself, that takes no longer than 30 minutes each day.

This information should help you to decide what you need for yourself. If in doubt, consult your family physician first. Take it easy, don’t start heavy-duty putting the burden of stress on yourself. Sports that help as you grow into your senior years, can be golf, bowling, shuffle board, walking, bicycling, swimming, etc. If you insist on aerobics, make it LOW IMPACT. High impact aerobics, Zumba, small trampoline, and some of the new short-lived methods of exercise, can open the door to fatigue and injury. For me, I LOVE TAI CHI.

In addition to exercise, the bones need to be nourished. Without nourishment your bones experience constant tear down and can become more porous and brittle. It has been reported by the National Institute of Health that, “one out of every two women and one in every four men over 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture during their lifetime.” It has been shown that a healthy diet and long-term supplementation is effective in improving bone health and integrity.

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NOTE: None of the above can be accomplished without action. Steroids, pain killers, and prescription medications should never be used to coerce you into thinking that all is well in Healthville, Strengthville and Wellville. They temporarily relieve the pain, but DO NOT act on the cause of the pain.

                     MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES AND BECOME A ‘NEW’ YOU! 

Health Tips Continued

 

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HEARING LOSS – is considered to be a normal part of aging, but recent studies indicate otherwise. According to Life Extension researchers, for two years there have been studies made to identify the underlying cause of hearing loss. These findings show that “age-related hearing loss involves damage not just to the cells in the ear itself, but to nerve cells that support hearing.” The findings also revealed that “elevated homocysteine – long associated with cardiovascular and neurological conditions also contributes to hearing loss.” They suggest that the elevated homocysteine levels can be lowered by the supplemental intake of folate – which is a water-soluble B vitamin. This is a new approach to mitigating hearing loss. You might want to try it. Discuss it with your physician first.

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VERTIGO – experienced by extreme dizziness, this is a debilitating issue. Vertigo is a dizziness where you feel as though the world around you is in constant motion. WHAT TRIGGERS IT? Certain medications, inflammation of nerves in the inner ear, viral infections or abnormal fluid pressure in the inner ear or displaced particles in the canals of the inner ear.

There are millions of nerve endings that, according to Dr. Eric Winder, “give us position sense all throughout our bodies, embedded in the connective tissue called fascia. They provide the information that makes all coördinated movement possible including the instinctive leveling of the head. In the case of vertigo, restriction in the fascia of the jaw, upper neck and skull can create a distortion in position sense which can trigger the disorienting symptoms.” It can be treated by massage fascia release therapies to remove restriction of the connective tissues in the upper neck, jaw muscles and muscles at the base of the skull. This information fascinated me, since I have many friends who complain about having Vertigo all the time. I suggest that if you experience  symptoms of Vertigo which are extreme or long-lasting, the you be evaluated by a physician who specializes in this condition. Dr. Winder, also suggests that if vertigo or dizziness occurs with other symptoms such as blurred vision, rapid heart rate or mental confusion, urgent medical evaluation is necessary.

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BRAIN – I have talked a lot about the brain and conditions related to the brain. A short note to remind you that raw fruit and veggies are the key to good Mental Health. This is confirmed by a report from New Zealand’s University of Otago. They found a correlation between eating raw produce and measures of psychological well-being, positive mood and life satisfaction. According to Tamlim Conner, Ph,D, “cooking produce foods limits the delivery of nutrients that are essential for optimal emotional functioning.”  Foods to add to your diet include (if not already on your list), carrots, bananas, apples, dark leafy greens, grapefruit, other citrus, and as I always suggest, berries, melons, and as well, cucumbers and  kiwis, and grapes. I eat lots of grapes. They also help lower the risk of hearing loss – mentioned earlier.

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MAPLE SYRUP – Are you using maple syrup as a sweetener? Maple Syrup which used to come in a standard grade A, grade B and grade C, is now classified by the U.S.D.A as only standard Grade A with 4 new descriptions. They are Grade A: Golden Color and Delicate Taste which is best for pancakes, waffles, oatmeal and yogurt. Grade A: Amber Color & Rich Flavor – used best  when baking, stirring it into cocktails or tea, and even glazing salmon with it. (This I have done for years – mixed with grated garlic.) Grade A: Dark Color and Robust Flavor – it’s almost like brown sugar, best used in BBQ sauce and as a glaze for grilled meat or as an unconventional pairing for cheese in place of honey. And, last but not least Grade A: Very Dark & Strong Flavor  – this is the most robust, the last to be tapped in the maple season, is usually not sold commercially to the public, but is sold to factories and candy producers. It can be substituted one to one in recipes that call for molasses.

The HEALTH BENEFITS OF MAPLE SYRUP – if you are hesitant to use it as a sweetener are very beneficial.

  • Maple syrup contains numerous antioxidants
  • Gets a lower score on the glycemic index
  • Fights inflammatory diseases
  • Helps protect skin health
  • Is a great alternative to sugar for improved digestion, and is a healthier alternative to artificial sweeteners
  • Supplies Important Vitamins and Mineral
  • May Enhance Antibiotic Effects

I am impressed! I have used it for years as a sweetener. I alternate between Maple Syrup and Honey.

Hope you enjoyed these tips, and maybe learned something new. When trying something new remember – (Quotes by  Thomas S. Monson)

  • It was by faith, nothing wavering, that Noah erected an ark in obedience to the command from God.
  • It was by faith, nothing wavering, that Abraham was willing to offer up his beloved Isaac as a sacrifice.
  • It was by faith, nothing wavering, that Joshua and his followers brought the walls of Jericho tumbling down.

HAVE A GREAT DAY!

CBD Oil…

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Marijuana, Medical Marijuana, Hemp, Cannabis, CBD OIL. What are they? They all come, basically, from the same plant species.

The above mentioned terminology of products on the market, are in the news today, emerging on the level, as having health benefits. But do they? They are being considered by the media, the medical field, and etc., as ‘herbal health supplements’. But are they? I have talked to and interviewed many people about their views on the subjects to be discussed today. The result? Confusion! Most folks are confused about what they are, and how they have become to be so talked about…to the point of voting on them in order for the public to use them. Therefore, I will try to explain in simple terminology the what, the why and the how of these products so you can make your own decision whether they are for you, or good for your individual ailments.

MARIJUANA – what is it? It is described in most dictionaries, as coming from the cannabis sativa plant species, and is especially smoked or consumed as a psychoactive (mind-altering) drug. My Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary adds – it comes “from leaves and flowers of the Indian hemp plant (another name for the cannabis sativa plant species).” It is “psychologically habituating but not habit-forming. Withdrawal of marijuana causes no such physical symptoms  as opiate withdrawal does. The drug is considered to have no medical value.” 

MEDICAL MARIJUANA– The Beginning of Legalization. In 1996, California first passed legislation legalizing medical marijuana. By the end of the decade, Alaska, Maine, Oregon, and Washington and then Colorado had followed suit, and today you can add many other states to the list.There are different types and strains of legalized marijuana/medical marijuana that I will not go into at this point of time. They include, indica, sativa, hybrid, recreational, etc. These are very ambiguous topics to discuss.

HEMP – what is it? Found on the computer – Hemp, or industrial hemp, typically found in the northern hemisphere, is a strain of the Cannabis sativa plant species that is grown specifically for the industrial uses of its derived products. It is one of the fastest growing plants and was one of the first plants to be spun into usable fiber 10,000 years ago. It can be refined into a variety of commercial items including paper, textiles, clothing, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, food, and animal feed.

CANNABIS – According to Wikipedia, “Cannabis, also known as marijuana among other names, is a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant used for medical or recreational purposes. The main psychoactive part of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of 483 known compounds in the plant, including at least 65 other cannabinoids. Cannabis can be used by smoking, vaporizing, within food, or as an extract.” Scary in my book. Here in Florida, it is the Cannabis in the vaporizing form that parents and teachers are concerned about, because in the High Schools, vaping  has grown to epidemic proportions among the High School students. The educators are saying the THC that is in the Cannabis vape liquid or oil, etc. destroys the brain cells. And, since a young persons brains are not fully developed at this point in their lives, the damage can become debilitating and permanent. Think about it folks! Do you want these kids becoming the leaders of our country in the future?

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CBD OIL – What is it? This is the main topic of my discussion. CBD Oil has emerged as the alternative to marijuana usage, especially for medicinal purposes.   Some of my clients have asked me about CBD Oil. Not really being that interested in it, their inquiries however, piqued my curiosity, so I have done extensive research on it.

What is CBD OIL? Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is made from strains of cannabis that contain low levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is what makes marijuana psychoactive. CBD oil is high in cannabinoids, a group of phytochemicals found in cannabis plants. I researched just about everything on the internet in regards to CBD oil, to include where it comes from, how it is extracted, what it is used for, etc., and who sells it. I am not going to discuss all of this, at this time. If you want to know more,  google has all the answers. Right now, you just need to know that CBD Oil is not legal marijuana.

As for the above marijuana definition, I find the term marijuana psychoactive to be the key words you should be interested in – the compound ‘tetrahydrocannabinal’ (THC).  Does this compound have anything to do with CBD oil, and how it is manufactured. Most manufacturers of CBD Oil claim that their products contains no THC. However, as I found that there are some companies who are selling CBD Oil manufactured with THC in it. It is the CBD oil products with the THC in it that you need to beware of.

Out of the clear blue sky one day,  I received an email from a company wanting me to try CBD Oil. Where they got my name from I have no clue, except to think that if you are on the internet for any reason at all you have no privacy. Because of my curiosity I clicked on the site. Read all about it and ordered a FREE BOTTLE of CBD oil.

Being  a senior and having aches and pains like the rest of the population, including the younger generation, I wanted to find out for myself how CBD Oil affects the body. I have used other natural healing oil products for a long time for my aches and pains, and wanted to compare them with the CBD oil. As well, having thought about writing a blog on CBD oil, I needed to find out for myself the pros and cons before telling you, my readers, about it. I never suggest to others to do something with, or take a supplement that I have not researched, or used myself after finding out that it is safe.

My bottle of CBD oil came in the mail in a plain manila envelope. Inside was just the bottle, with no instructions except for the shipping information slip. The only information was on the bottle. It had the milligrams as 250, the number of ounces as 1 fluid ounce, and it did say ZERO THC.  Other information on the bottle said it is extracted from Hemp – USA grown (the best CBD oil according to research comes from Hemp). Also, on the bottle was the serving size, how to take it, and that the oil combination in the bottle was 99% MCT oil, and by summation, the  CBD oil therefore, was 1%.

So, what is MCT oil? MCT oil is a CBD carrier oil. Any oil can be used as a carrier oil since all oils are fats and CBD oil being a fat soluble oil has to be mixed with another fat soluble oil to be effective and/or useful.  For you who know about oils, all oil mixtures  are mixed with a carrier oil. The main oil, having the health benefit, is added in smaller amounts because most oils when extracted and manufactured correctly are very strong oils. On my bottle it refers to the CBD oil as a CBD Isolate. What does that mean – isolate? CBD isolate vs. full-spectrum oil: A general comparison. A CBD isolate is exactly what it sounds like; pure, isolated CBD compound, all by itself and, in this case, with the THC removed.

So, there you have it. By now, you may be wondering if the CBD Oil I got worked. There is more info you need to know before I answer that. What I found is – CBD Oil comes in different strengths; with different directions about how to use it; how much to take; how to take it; how the different strengths act in regards to your body type, height, and weight; when to take it – morning or evening; how often to take it, etc. Most of the companies on the internet had this information printed on the label of their bottles of CBD Oil, or, in the information on the internet of their products.

With that being said, CBD oil is taken mostly for pain, as is the Medical Marijuana. The difference is the THC in Medical Marijuana and Recreational Marijuana. Again, as a reminder, CBD Oil can be and is sold with and without the THC compound in it.

I have a friend who used the Medical and Recreational Marijuana, He told me there is no difference in how they affect the body. He had fibromyalgia. He said, “the medical marijuana made him lose control of his actions and mental capabilities, much the same as the Recreational marijuana he smoked in the 1960’s.” He did not like that aspect and discontinued the use of the medical marijuana. He emphasized that “all Marijuana to include the MEDICAL MARIJUANA destroys the brain. He was unable to safely drive his car, or do any recreational activities such as golf, etc. and ended up staying in the house most of the time. He went back to using over-the-counter pain killers. At least, these enabled him to ‘have a life.’

As for the CBD Oil – you have to remember, CBD Oil as well as other pain-killers/medications only relieve the pain for short periods of time. They do not eliminate the cause of the pain. Chemically manufactured or natural, you can become addicted to them both with the difference being that the natural pain killers, usually, have no contraindications. 

The results of my taking the CBD Oil – the effect on me was none. The instructions on the bottle said put 1 full dropper of the oil under the tongue and hold for 30 to 60 seconds before swallowing. Do this one time a day. I had to do it at least 3-4 times a day to feel any effects from it. I concluded the need for it that many times, was because it is the weakest strength – 250 mg. Something stronger would probably have lessened my need to use it more often.

The pain supplements I used prior to trying the CBD Oil I took in combination or singly, once a day, or sometimes twice a day (in the morning and in the evening). They are Black Cumin Seed Oil, Tumeric Oil, and Oregano Oil. I will be going back to using these.

During my research, I found that the cost of a bottle of CBD oil is figured out by the strength of the oil, and/or whether it has or has not got THC in it. It is pricey. Further information tells us that the benefits of CBD Oil, besides being related to pain relief, include: relief from, nausea, anxiety, depression, and other common ailments. I know other folks who take CBD Oil and these are some of their claims – especially the relief from anxiety, stress and depression. The cannabinoids in CBD Oil work with the cannabinoids that are naturally already in each of your bodies. It is called the cannabinoid system, the body’s largest neurotransmitter network, composed of messengers and receptors, which work to achieve balance, and creates endocannabinoid molecules. They affect and regulate the way other bodily systems operate, like the immune, nervous and gastrointestinal, reproductive, digestive system and more, do. Without the THC, the beneficial compounds that remain in the oil are not sacrificed. 

Bottom line, do your own research. With all body’s not being equal, how you take it – strong or weak strength – will be different. Know your body and how it reacts to the supplements you put into it. There is no standard dosage that is right for everyone. Figuring out what you need will be a Trial and Error process. CBD oil can be purchased on line, at most health food stores and I read recently that it will soon be available at pharmacies such as CVS and even Walmart. If or when you buy it online, there is no proof of whether it is really CBD oil. Continuing my research, and I found that there are scams online, not only for CBD oil, but other products as well, where when you purchase the product,  you are added to the companies AUTOMATIC SHIP list and all of a sudden that company or manufacturer is non existent. You are billed automatically, every month on your credit card without ever giving consent for the AUTOMATIC SHIP. This is prevalent with companies that say TRY OUR PRODUCT FREE, WITH ONLY A SHIPPING CHARGE. So buyers beware! The company’s online information does not tell you that you will be put on automatic ship, they usually say that if you wish to purchase their product in the future the price will be such and such.

SUMMARY: In my opinion, it is not a question whether  marijuana, in any form, has medicinal value, it is more about figuring out how to optimize the use of the plant without it being harmful to the human body. More research on the use of Medical Marijuana, CBD Oil, Hemp or any product related to it  has to be done in relation to it’s affect on the body, This is definitely a ‘must do.’

Draw your own conclusion, for your needs, according to your health and physical circumstances.

The above blog subject is for information only. It is not for me to tell you what to do, or how to do it.

MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL ALWAYS!