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What Exactly Is CBD Oil ?

I get asked a lot about my opinions on CBD Oil. I had to research it myself because this is new to the medical and wellness world. I knew it had something to do with marijuana, but I needed to turn to my functional health community to really understand the science.

Here are some TOP TEN basics about CBD.

    1. Both hemp and marijuana are part of the plant family known as Cannabis.
    2. CBD is short for cannabidiol, that is found in hemp and marijuana. There are 60 different known cannabinoids.
    3. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) (THC), the well-known psychoactive cannabinoid.
    4. CBD is non-psychoactive because it does not act on the same receptors as THC.
    5. CBD hemp oil is made from high-CBD, low-THC hemp, unlike medical marijuana products, which are usually made from plants with high concentrations of psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
    6. The reason THC is so famous is because it’s associated with the psychoactive high that people experience after smoking or ingesting weed.
    7. Although CBD and THC act on different pathways of the body, they seem to have many of the same medical benefits.
    8. CBD has gained a reputation as a safe, non-psychoactive treatment for a range of health concerns. As a result, many different kinds of  CBD products have been developed, including oils,  edibles, and vaporizer liquids.
    9. While there are many different pathways driving the positive health benefits of CBD, the center of its abilities seems to be that CBD is a very effective natural anti-inflammatory.
    10. CBD products may  be sold in certain states that have legalized medical and/or recreational marijuana.

Stay tuned more more articles about the health benefits of CBD.

Want to leap into health and longevity with me?

After years of high animal protein,low carbohydrate diet, I  am taking a drastic leap into health and longevity and doing a 30 Day RAW FOOD challenge to take my nutritional plan to the next level in a supportive community. Did you know that cooking oils, animal proteins, starches and sugars can create a host of substances that affect our cells? They have been shown to impair immune function, longevity, alter DNA, accelerate aging, increase inflammation and increase our cancer risk.

Amazing what people can do when they come together. I never thought I would do something like this but I  have been inspired by others who are dong this. My wellness team has been working, playing and visioning. I’m ready to take my health to a whole other level I want to really add value to the world.

I am undergoing a 30Days RAW Challenge. CLICK HERE to join me. Use DISCOUNT CODE rawsome2017 for  LIFETIME membership to this ONLINE platform for $49  if you join by this Friday the first of SEPTEMBER.

By the way, this is the same price I paid and the platform has been made by a group that I trust!

Eating fresh, live food nourishes our body, boosts longevity, calms cravings and helps us feel energized. Eating a 100 percent raw diet is one of the most radically transforming and healing ways to eat. People with cancer, autoimmune conditions and arthritis have experienced some of the most amazing results by eating a simple, clean, raw diet. 100 percent raw is not  something I would  choose to do lifelong. My plan is to be 80%  plant based long term.

I am not trying to push my dietary ideals onto others. I am doing the 30 Day RAW challenge to take my nutritional plan to the next level in a supportive community. I will be trying new clean recipes and shopping lists as I find I get in a rut with preparing the same foods all the time. I will be exploring more recipes with whole foods and without cooking like Fresh “Pad Thai” without the meat and noodles!  Just cut, blend, mix 👌🏽 My husband will not be joining me on the challenge but he will have the benefit of trying new whole foods we have not had before. I trust my deep dive into this challenge will inspire people to live a better life.

On September 04 (Labor Day/Monday), a Healthy New Beginning kicks off with my first official international #30DaysRAW campaign. We have an amazing support community as well as an online program with step by step guide to recipes, shopping lists, kitchen essentials and everything you need!

CLICK HERE to join me before September 1 for lifetime access to the online course. Remember to use DISCOUNT CODE rawsome2017 for  LIFETIME membership to this ONLINE platform for $49  if you join by SEPTEMBER 1.

 

 

 

Dr Karen Health Talks Podcast – How to Make Fermented Foods 101



Fermented foods have a lot of health benefits. They are rich in enzymes, which help speed up digestion and absorption in our system. They are also rich in good bacteria, specifically lactobacillus acidophilus, which is an extremely beneficial flora found in the gut.

A study published in the International Journal of Obesity even found that some types of probiotics promoted weight loss.

NOTE – Most fermented foods you can buy in supermarket jars or cans have been pasteurized and cooked at high heat, killing any friendly bacteria. You’ll have to make your own pickles or sauerkraut to retain those products’ bacterial benefits. (If you take basic precautions in fermenting your own, there’s little risk.)