Anxiety and the Endocannabinoid System

Anxiety is a normal coping mechanism; however, in excess, it can be detrimental. More than just a situational response, anxiety disorders are characterized by a persistent and oftentimes irrational dread of everyday situations which can interfere with daily activities. Forty million U.S. adults are affected by an anxiety-related disorder; however, the prevalence of these disorders … Continue reading Anxiety and the Endocannabinoid System

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5 Ways That Stress Affects Your Period

Modern life is full of stressful situations and triggers that can negatively affect our mood. And, once a month, most women have to juggle all of the emotions that invade our heads and hearts in the lead up to our menstrual periods. How stress affects your period is quite difficult to assess. However, untreated stress, … Continue reading 5 Ways That Stress Affects Your Period

CBD and Essential Oils: A Few Mixes You Can Try

In recent years, we have seen the rise of natural products storming the mainstream media. In particular, medical marijuana and CBD products have risen but, most recently, essential oils have hit the headlines. Those who have had zero success treating anxiety or sleep disorders with pharmaceutical medications are finally seeing positive results primarily via the … Continue reading CBD and Essential Oils: A Few Mixes You Can Try

7 “Healthy” Family Easter Activities

Easter is this Sunday. As far as holidays go, it’s always been an eclectic mix of springtime imagery, religious observance, and family activities — the soft pastels, painted eggs, a mischievous bunny to hid them, baskets of candy, Sunday church services, and possibly brunch. (If you’re curious about the bunny’s Easter origins, this article explains it.) … Continue reading 7 “Healthy” Family Easter Activities

5 Ways to Maintain Your Weight on Spring Break and Still Have Fun

March is National Nutrition Month, which means it’s the perfect time to focus on your health and wellness. But, March is also the month when millions of Americans take time off work and school to enjoy spring break. Is it possible to reconcile the two? Enjoying a Healthy, Guilt-Free Spring Break The week long vacation season takes … Continue reading 5 Ways to Maintain Your Weight on Spring Break and Still Have Fun

Should I Give My Pet CBD? (Pets & CBD FAQ)

This article first appeared on MadeByHemp.   As we’ve discussed previously, humans have an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that regulates homeostatic functions of the body. Cannabidiol (CBD) is an effective wellness supplement because it interacts with the ECS to support these functions. Research has found that the ECS is not exclusive to humans. Most vertebrates have … Continue reading Should I Give My Pet CBD? (Pets & CBD FAQ)