It’s a new year and with it comes new beginnings, new goals, and for many people, resolutions to make the current year better than the last. The goal to become healthier is usually at the top of the list for most people. We all make a promise to exercise more and eat more healthily, which are respectable aspirations that help to improve our outward appearance while making a positive impact on our overall health. Other popular resolutions include getting organized, spending less/saving more, quit smoking, etc..
At the end of the day what most of us want is to feel more vitality, more balanced and healthy. Forbes recently reported that only 8% of people actually achieve their New Year’s resolutions! If that is true, perhaps we should approach our health goals in a different way?
Medical cannabis could be the solution you’re seeking in accomplishing your health goals. Let’s take a look at some of the health and wellness solutions where medical cannabis can definitely make a significant impact.
A Little CBD a Day Could Keep the Doctor Away
CBD tinctures are essentially alcohol extractions of the whole cannabis plant. CBD is one of over 60 cannabinoids found in cannabis, and it is non-psychoactive because it does not contain THC. The health benefits of CBD tinctures are plentiful and range from restoring your body’s homeostasis, fighting off cellular mutations, all the way to treating the symptoms of epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, MS, and cancer.
One way that CBD can be consumed is in its liquid form. Known as a “tincture” – the extracted medicine can be taken by putting a few small drops underneath the tongue. It is quickly absorbed into the arterial system where its effects can be felt immediately. CBD tinctures are widely available in medical cannabis dispensaries and collectives. For more information on CBD tinctures, schedule an appointment with United Patients Group.
Improve Your Diet with Juicing
If it’s a healthier diet you’re seeking, fruits and vegetables will be essential. While many fruits and vegetables are delicious, getting the amount that we need to truly make a positive impact on our health isn’t always easy. One of the biggest downfall’s of resolving to “eat more fruits and vegetables” is that we simply can’t consume enough of them to make a difference, or we don’t find them very palatable. An effective way to get your daily fruits and vegetables is to juice them into a delicious drink. Juicing fruits and vegetables let you enjoy all of their natural cancer fighting antibiotics and vitamins in one convenient drink. Get our comprehensive guide to juicing which includes our recipes for cancer-preventing juices, and other preparations that can treat a host of ailments including the following:
- Crohn’s Disease
- Menstrual Disorders
- Parkinson’s Disease
While fruits and vegetables have seemingly endless benefits to our overall health, juicing cannabis leaves provide health benefits as well. Dr. William Courtney, a leading advocate of this medical methodhas called cannabis “the most important vegetable on the planet”, and his wife, Kristen Peskuski, has credited the cure of her chronic ailments like lupus, arthritis, back pain, and infertility to the consumption of cannabis juice.
The chemical compounds in raw cannabis are different from the THC and the CBD we usually think of when we refer to medical cannabis. The living plant contains tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), which turns into Delta-9 THC as the buds release C02 while they dry and when they encounter heat. This same process turns CBDA into CBD. Dr. Courtney says THCA, which does not cause the psychoactive effects of THC, has its own special medicinal properties. Juicing the raw leaves therefore does not produce the “high” one might feel and can be consumed in much higher doses than THC, allowing for a greater medical benefit.
Mix Coconut Oil and Medical Cannabis for Multiple Uses
Coconut oil seemed to make its mainstream debut in 2015 and is now no longer relegated to more obscure health and beauty gurus. Coconut oil can be used as an awesome substitute for a variety of products ranging from artery-clogging butter, to a smoothing lotion, nourishing hair conditioner, and even as a supplemental oral treatment.
Coconut oil is full of lauric acid that fights viruses and bacteria and helps to keep the immune system strong. Why not consider mixing your cannabis medication inside of a coconut oil capsule and take it orally for an additional daily health kick?
Lose Weight Naturally With Cannabis
Last, but certainly not least, medical cannabis can help you get to and maintain a healthy weight. Obesity is an alarming epidemic in America which leads to life threatening diseases such as type-2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and certain types of cancer.
According to the American Journal of Epidemiology, obesity rates are a third lower in people who use cannabis at least three times per week compared to those who don’t use cannabis at all. While there is a positive relationship between appetite and the receptors that increase appetite (CBI receptors), the overall stabilizing effect of cannabis helps to control energy balance. This homeostasis helps to limit extreme weight gain or loss.
United Patients Group has a host of naturopathic remedies for weight loss that are more effective than traditional methods.
Make this year the year that you accomplish your health resolutions! If you want to find out more how medical cannabis can help you achieve your health goals, take these steps to learn more:
- Read more on how to find a reputable medical marijuana clinic.
- Check out what to do the first time you visit a medical marijuana dispensary.
- Schedule a consultation with United Patients Group to have your medical cannabis questions answered.