Homemade Healthy Gummie Candies

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Make your own “healthier” gummy candies. Recipe calls for 1/2 cup of any fruit juice (real juice such as orange or grape juice), 2 packets of gelatin (eg.Knox) or 2 tablespoons and 2 tablespoons of honey. Add any healthy options such as 1 tablespoon of organic turmeric or ginger and 1 teaspoon of chlorella powder or a few servings of CBD oil (1 serving is approximently 15 mg which is 0.75 ml of a 20% CBD oil). Heat over low heat until dissolved (about 1-2 minutes) and pour into silicone molds. Refrigerate until set. Can be kept at room temperature for about 5 days. These are meant for adult consumption only if you are adding supplements. You can roll the candies in cinnamon if you even more health benefits such as maybe helping with blood sugar control.

May help with inflammation or anxiety.

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CBD Infused Drinks?

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The next best thing to hit the market? What is a CBD infused drink? It can be water, juice, pop, tea, coffee or anything else that a company decides they can put it in. So is it good for you? My understanding is that the amount per serving (eg. one drink) is probably about 2-5 mg of CBD. A normal amount of beneficial CBD/day is about 15 mg for most people. That being said, you would need to drink 3-7 infused drinks per day. That is not totally unreasonable.

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So what is cannabidiol (CBD)? First of all it is the non-psychotropic part of the cannabis plant. It can help with chronic pain, help reduce anxiety and inflammation. So, is it a bad thing or good thing to put it in a drink? Research shows that lipid based nanoparticles may be better absorbed by your body so you want to know that the company producing these products is using this technology.

CBD is a very unstable compound and requires protection from light to preserve the medicinal products. Bottles of water sitting on shelves in clear containers would quickly degrade the medicinal benefits. Exposure to air also degrades it, so as soon as you open the bottle it starts to degrade. It is also very expensive.

So, I would suggest saving your money and buy a good quality oil, edible or vape your CBD oil to get all of the benefits. So don’t buy into the newest craze, but do your research and get “all” of the benefits of a properly packaged CBD product.

Sleep-most refreshing activity

The phrase “sleeping like a baby” is familiar to most of us. However, it seems that as we age, sleeping solid and restfully becomes less of a feat we can accomplish. Maybe because of responsibilities that are on our mind about work and family? Also, sometimes women in menopause will have hot flashes or insomnia that disrupt their rest at night. Sometimes medications can cause insomnia or if you work shift work your body becomes unable to regulate itself because of constantly changing sleeping times.

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I know one thing for sure. If you get a solid 7 or 8 hours of sleep per night, your productivity at work or home will increase, you will feel mentally sharper and more focused and your overall mood will be happier. Also, when you get plenty of uninterrupted sleep your body has a chance to fix itself in areas where you may be physically having challenges. Your immune system will be stronger and your cortisol levels will be more able to remain normal.

How do you manage to get yourself back into this state? Some people use melatonin and it will help them sleep better. Others choose to try products such as CBD full spectrum hemp oil or cannabis oils. You can also seek out using medical cannabis if it is legal in your country. You can use high CBD medical cannabis and it will not only help you sleep, but it may help with other medical conditions such as anxiety. Ask your doctor and if they do not know, then ask to be referred to a medical cannabis clinic where the doctors are trained in use of medical cannabis for many physical and mental ailments.

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I hope this helps you to get back to “sleeping like a baby”!

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IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBLITY

Do you feel it is everybody else’s responsibility to keep you healthy? Restaurants should offer you healthy choices to eat and your doctor should always give you medication that would fix your physical issues. Well, I have news for you……IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBLITY! Only you can control what you put in your body and we need to each take responsibility.

Let’s start today. First of all, start making smart food choices. Today why don’t you try to eat less sugar. I mean the “white” kind, such as cookies, pop, and cake. If you are on medications you can read the pamphlet that comes with the drug and see if some of your problems may be from side effects of these drugs. What can you do about it?

Not all medications can be replaced, but a good example would be anti-anxiety drugs and their many side effects. How about going to your doctor and trying medical cannabis (high in CBD and little to no THC). It is often prescribed for anxiety and depression and minimal side effects.

REMEMBER ALWAYS BE OPENMINDED TO CHANGE!