CBD Fights Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria!

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That’s right CBD Fights Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria! Incredible isn’t it?  I can read and study and read and study and continue to be amazed at what something as simple as a cannabinoid from a plant can do.  The amazing part of this is that as we continue to be able to utilize the Cannabis species we will continue to be able to study and learn more and more about this little power house plant and all the amazing benefits that it can offer.  Now back to the previous statement, CBD is showing promising hope that it can also help fight many different drug resistant bacterias.  Let’s dig a bit deeper!

We at Legal Hippie love the science around this plant and are incredibly thankful that we are not the only ones.  Researchers have now discovered that cannabinoids (including CBD) have a very unusual ability to destroy bacteria (especially drug-resistant strains). Of course as with the onset of all the ability to use our God given plant again researchers are needing to do a bit more research and need to study this deeper.  Back in 2011 there was a study that found that CBD can even slow the progression of tuberculosis in rats. This is absolutely amazing but there is science behind this!  Legal Hippie science ignite!  The reason CBD seemed to have this ability is due in part to the ability of CBD to inhibit T-cell proliferation rather than having an antibacterial property. Immune function is helped by two kinds of white blood cells. The “B cells” (so-called because they develop in bone marrow) produce antibodies. The “T cells” (so-called because they develop in a small organ called the thymus gland) are responsible for a variety of other immune responses. T cells are extremely sensitive to TCR binding while protecting against the inappropriate activation of potentially dangerous effector cells. In a legal hippie what the what statement, CBD seems to have a way for destroying bad bacteria and is also a weapon against the antibiotic resistant superbugs that we are all becoming to fear today.

Since I am Legal Hippied up my anxiety is under control and this is not an extreme fear of mine but knowledge is power.  I might as well treat my anxiety all while fighting those little superbug bacterias. HA!

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CBD and Fertility Help!

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CBD and fertility help?!!? Yep!  Studies are showing that CBD can indeed help with fertility.  Now when it comes to fertility issues most fingers immediately are pointed at the female but believe it or not it is pretty even in the fertility area. Roughly 35% of fertility issues are within the male, 35% within the female, 20% are within both the make and female partners and the remaining 10% can remain unknown.  Now that we have cleared this up let’s move forward with how CBD might be able to help with fertility.  Let’s dig a little deeper!

Of course let’s start with bringing up that all so wonderful endocannabinoid system!  This endocannabinoid system is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located in the mammalian brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems, consisting of neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors.  Sounds super sciencey but this system is responsible for pretty much YOUR ENTIRE WELL BEING!  The endocannabinoid system can also play a important role in procreation.  The human brain is wired to accept cannabinoids as a signaling mechanism for sex hormone production.  Now to take this further the endocannabinoids can also help men’s… ummm you know…. (throat clear) Ha but it can help cells synthesize endocannabinoids, which in turn help create the right conditions to produce sperm.  This balance is a very necessary key to sperm livelihood so to speak and even sperm mobility.  Now don’t get excited you pot smokers…. on the other hand. THC has been shown to a decrease the number of sperm.  It is all about balance people!  Homeostasis even! Sperm produced without endocannabinoid signaling has low mobility and less probability of fertilization once at the egg.   So CBD looks like it could be a nice little addition to fertility.  Of course as the oil is gaining popularity more and more studies will be completed. But for now… My favorite little oil, CBD, is at the adorable infant stage.

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These Hot Flashes Though… CBD to the rescue!

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CBD for menapasue… I swear this stuff will forever amaze me.  Did you know that England’s Queen Victoria herself used to eat hash candies to ease menstrual cramps? Marijuana has been around for FOREVER!  Afterall it is literally a plant.  A PLANT!!!

Back to menopause. It is so funny to me how us women gripe and groan over our periods for years. Literally years!!! I myself have been complaing for some 26 years now.  Wow that is a long time!  Let me just add to this and say that once I no longer have to deal with the ever dreaded period I will continue to gripe and groan over not having one.   With this comes hot flashes, depression and anxiety, fatigue, and sleep problems which can last for months or even years pre- and post-menopause. Ummmmm no thanks! But if I am lucky enough to continue with life this is in my future. So can CBD be beneficial to menopause? Why Yes! Let’s dig a bit deeper.

As we may or may not know CBD has been shown to help with sleep and anxiety.  But Menapause includes more than just this.  It includes increased risk of breast cancer, bone loss, dry skin and hot flashes.  Lucky for you the compounds in CBD actively interact with the sex hormone estrogen, which is a key culprit behind menopause symptoms! This takes us right back to the endocannabinoid system! As I have explained in previous installments on my Legal Hippie site. This system is responsible for placing the body into homeostasis.  Homeostasis is very important to our bodies.  It is the balancing system. For example, it is what is responosble for keeping your body around 98 degrees even if it is 100 outside.  This is important! It is a checks and balance system that is necessairy to survival!  Your body being in Homeostasis is the key to the endocannabinoid system to help regulate things like body temperature, immune function, mood, sleep, pain, appetite and energy metabolism, and finally the Reproductive cycles.  Endocannabinoids are like the body’s own cannabis. Breastmilk even contains cannabinoids!  Just a little tid bit of fun facts for you. Compounds in the cannabis plant (phytocannabinoids) directly interact and engage with the endocannabinoid system. When it comes to women’s reproductive health, endocannabinoids and estrogen are right there in the same race!  When estrogen peaks, so do your levels of endocannabinoids. In fact, prior to menopause, women are most sensitive to psychoactive THC right before ovulation! So if you live where THC is legal… girls be careful when ovulating! HAHA This is when estrogen levels are at there highest.  Estrogen directly engages endocannabinoids. In fact, the enzyme that breaks down certain endocannabinoids (enzyme FAAH) is regulated by estrogen. As estrogen levels begin to drop, endocannabinoid levels change. So the best thing you could do for your menopausal body is to help it balance itself right back out.  I stand behind Legal Hippie CBD oil.  Its a full spectrum oil grown here in KY!

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CBD and That Coveted Youthful Glow

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Ok to take a break from the health benefits of CBD lets looks at the vanity behind using CBD.  Totally kidding… kind of. HA I mean CBD is in fact a wonderful Anti Aging product but it still has everything to do with health.  Let’s dig a bit deeper!

You see CBD is what you would call a immune modulator.  An immune modulator is a component that either increases or decreases the effectiveness of your immune functions and cells. There are many reasons why this process is used, and there are many benefits to using immune modulation instead of antibiotics or other drugs. In dealing with CBD oils as a modulator it is a powerful anti aging supplement that promotes well being to your entire body.  Meaning THE ENTIRE BODY!!! Including and not exclusive to your largest organ called your skin!  To explain even further Modulation means having an aggressive immune system, available for pathogens and foreign cells to be destroyed (i.e. cancer) but also turning off and not hyper-reacting to commonly occurring foods, allergies, environmental organisms and chemicals. Immune modulation is a balance between removing toxins and not over reacting. So the less toxins your body has the better your skin will be!  Anti aging is not just skin though.  Anti aging includes brain health, bone and joint health, and much more.  Yes we all want to be beautiful forever but I’ll be happy to exchange some wrinkles for some time or a lot of time with grandkids one day!  I’ll be that grandma! But back to vanity it still helps in the reduction of wrinkles!  And to dig even further let me explain…

CBD is a major component of the hemp oil. This herbal extract is loaded with several other nutrients. Of them, vitamin C and E are the ones which play a major role in skin care.  Both of these vitamins are strong anti-oxidants, that protect the organ internally from harmful effects of free radicals, as well as externally from the sunlight. UV rays and free radical damage accelerate the aging process, and so, when protected from these factors, the natural liability of the skin is secured. Among the CBD oil benefits for skin stands the most important one- vitamin A. Vitamin A is crucial in the growth and differentiation of skin cells. It also helps inhibit excess oil production by the skin glands. Side note, when you control the excess oil production acne is controlled but that topic is for a future blog. So stay tuned!  Hemp oil also contains vitamin D, and this together with vitamin A helps in preventing the skin from going dry and flaky.  CBD oil is also vital to balancing your endocrine system.  The endocannabinoid system is pretty essential for regulation of the skin aging process. As we know or might not know yet, cannabinoids act on the CB-receptors, hence, the herb may be able to slow down the skin aging course by controlling these receptors.  So there you have it!  I mean how many more things can a simple plant do??!!??  When choosing a CBD oil for skincare purposes remember to opt for a good brand.  I myself use Legal Hippie CBD oil!  A few notes to stand by are
1.  They should contain zero THC
2.  Should Score 80 percent or higher in terms of purity                                                       3.  Should contain organic ingredients
4.  Should have 100 percent USA oil (Legal Hippie is KY Grown)
5.  Non-GMO

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A Keto Diet with a dash of CBD

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A new “trend” in the dieting world is the Keto diet.  The keto diet is one that is based around placing your body into ketosis.  You achieve this by strictly limiting your carb intake and eating healthy fats and proteins with leafy vegetables and berries for example.  Ketosis is when the body begins to burn your own fat for fuel.  When you consume carbs your body uses them for fuel instead of your stored fat and converts them into glucose.  But let me first say, to me, it is not a trend as some would say but a lifestyle change.  Sugar is terrible for the body and even promotes the growth of cancer cells and creates a tidal wave of other health conditions.  Limiting your sugar intake also benefits your body by reducing inflammation.  I stand behind the fact that sugar is an evil to our bodies.  If you need sweets you can get it from all the wonderful fruits that God created.

A second “trend” in holistic health care is CBD oil.  I personally stand behind Hempworx CBD oil.  I use it twice a day by applying 5 drops under the tongue morning and night.  CBD oil is made from strains of cannabis that contain low levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), THC is what makes marijuana psychoactive.  Meaning the THC compound is what makes you high.  CBD oil is high in cannabinoids, a group of phytochemicals found in the cannabis plants. Cannabis has been used all over the world to treat various illnesses and diseases.  CBD is also an amazing anti-inflammatory!  If you didn’t know inflammation is the root cause all pretty much any disease out there!

Now lets combine these 2 “trends” and you have a super cyclone of health benefits! Including a super cyclone of anti-inflammatories!  Wow! The combination of diet and natural pain relief is also transformative.  It’s like peas and carrots! Only you don’t need a lot of either one of those vegetables on the keto diet. HA

Here is a list of a few things that both CBD and a keto diet help!

  1. Epilepsy
  2. Depression and Anxiety
  3. Inflammation
  4. Schizophrenia
  5. PTSD
  6. Alcoholism
  7. Addiction
  8. ADHD and more!!!

From personal experience being in a state of ketosis has given me so much drive during my workouts.  My mind is clearer and my energy levels are actually higher!  It amazes me.  I am currently working on getting my own body back into ketosis.  I have slid out of ketosis more times than I care to remember recently and WOW I can feel it.  I am struggle bus with my body and mind trying to power through the workouts. Both CBD and the Ketogenic Diet help with your bodies inflammation (you will hear this a lot, sorry not sorry) which causes pain and helps with mental clarity by reducing the bodies inflammation and aids in clearing your mind from worries. Who in their right mind would not want this!  SIGN ME UP!

Now that I am mixing the 2…  OH MY GOSH I am feeling extra good!  I mean the 2 together are becoming my saving grace for anxiety, joint pain, sleeplessness, and muscle building during my workout!  CBD AND KETO… YES YES FREAKING YES!!!!  Let me add to this and say Hemp oil is a powerhouse of nutrition when it comes to healthy fats. And it is better than flaxseed oil, which in itself is a reputed source of omega – 3. Hempseed oil is more than 40 % oils , and 80 % of these are essential fatty acids ( EFA ). Can I say healthy fats!!!  Yes I can!

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Cannabis is indeed Safer Than Peanuts…. FACT

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You guessed it or maybe you did not but Cannabis is indeed safer than a peanut.  Let me explain.  There are around 155,000 deaths per day.  Of course give or take here and there.  Life is so unexpected and there are many reasons behind death.  From age related to overdoses it’s a guarantee that people die daily.  This might seem morbid but hey facts are facts and life is life. Haha

Here is a list of items that could kill you and the avg. number of deaths annually.

  1. Tobacco 435,000
  2. Poor Diet 365,000
  3. Alcohol 85,000
  4. Prescription drugs 32,000
  5. Automobile Accidents 26,347
  6. Homicide 20,308
  7. Aspirin 7,600
  8. PEANUTS 100
  9. Marijuana 0…… ZERO!!!!!!!

There you have it!  Cannabis is indeed safer than a peanut.  To order your safe, safer than a peanut full spectrum Legal Hippie oil click below!

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Nixon and Cannabis sprinkled with a little racism equals Class 1 controlled substance for a plant

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You know sometimes it is absolutely insane if you know the history of our laws.  The laws we follow today have a bit of a strange beginning at times.  You see Nixon made Cannabis a Class I Drug.  I would naturally assume that it had something to do with how dangerous this “plant” is.  Well that is not it.  Basically Nixon might have been slightly racist! Lets did a bit deeper.

If you agree with the laws that make Cannabis illegal you can thank President Nixon, the DEA & US Prison Industry for Classifying Cannabis as a Schedule I Drug.  The year of 1970 Nixon placed cannabis as a Class 1 drug.  This placement was only meant to be temporary while he begin to have it studied. Class 1 is a classification for the most dangerous controlled substance. THE MOST DANGEROUS!  Not quite.  Cannabis has not always been illegal.  It has been around for centuries.  It’s been used to treat many ailments and most commonly used as an anti-inflammatory.  Chinese Emperor Fu Hsi once recommended marijuana as medicine. The Hebrews once wrote of it as a ‘holy anointing oil.’ The Egyptians used it as an anti-inflammatory agent; the Indians, an anesthetic. Of course after the effects of the cannabis plant was tested it was suggested in 1972 by the National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse, that cannabis prohibition end, which would remove it from Schedule I. President Nixon knew what the evidence showed BUT he refused to remove it as a Class 1 controlled substance even though his very own appointed commission said otherwise.  Cannabis is still today in the same classification as heroine and cocaine.  Now if you are like me you are wondering why in the world if he knew that the evidence showed this plant to be beneficial why would he not release it for the public to utilize. Well the answer is…………… Nixon’s war on drugs targeted the hippies and the blacks.  So today in 2018 we are still following a law that literally makes a plant a Class 1 controlled substance. There you go, now you know.  While Marijuana is still today a class 1, CDB which comes from the Hemp plant is not.  The reason being is it contains less than .3% THC.  To order your LEGAL full spectrum cannabis oil and to move towards a bigger awareness in the right click the link below!  We are on our way to legalization and I personally cant wait for this day! Let me be your dealer!

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CBD HELP!!!! 2018 NO SMOKING ON THE WAY!!!!

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It’s January 7 so if your New Years Resolution was to stop smoking and you are beginning to struggle CBD might just be what you need!!! You should stop smoking cigarettes and start smoking pot.  NO!!!! Totally kidding, you should not smoke pot but instead use CBD oil otherwise known as cannabinoil.  CBD is a substance found in Hemp that gives you all the wonderful medicinal help. A recent study came out showing that CBD cannabis oil can be an efficient aid in quitting smoking. The researchers at the University College London have published an article in the “Addictive Behaviors” journal which found that the non-psychoactive chemical in cannabis (by its scientific name “cannabidoil”, also known as CBD oil), could reduce the number of cigarettes consumed by smokers who wanted to quit. CBD has an impact of the memory portion of the brain.  You know the part that lights up when you might see someone else smoking.  That all to familiar twinge begins to come back and the craving seem almost unbearable.  One of the reasons why it can help you out is that it is a neuro-protectant that protects and repairs the brain from the damage that drug addiction may cause. In fact, it can help reduce neuro-degeneration by almost up to 48.8% and protect it from further damage.  So for a short Sunday evening installment of the pros of CBD you should consider adding it to you routine for health and to help aid in fighting addictions, including nicotine.

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Antibiotics are Weakening… CBD is Strengthening. Lyme Disease Help!

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Lyme disease (and chronic lyme disease) becoming one of the fastest spreading illnesses in the world, alternative medicines like CBD oil and silver are garnering more attention, especially since antibiotics are becoming increasingly less effective! Yes I said it and science backs it….  Antibiotics are becoming increasingly less effective. Lyme disease is an inflammatory disease characterized at first by a rash, headache, fever, and chills, and later by possible arthritis and neurological and cardiac disorders, caused by bacteria that are transmitted by ticks.  Did you notice the word used again, INFLAMMATORY!!! OVER AND OVER AGAIN.  Inflammation is the root of ALL disease.  How does CBD oil help? It is an anti-inflammatory. Now lets dig deeper!  The bacterial infection known as Lyme disease affects around 300,000 individuals in the U.S. each year. Studies have started to show that cannabis contains antibacterial properties and the actual cannabinoids may assist people who have Lyme disease in a way to manage their symptoms.

Drs. say that CBD could actually CURE Lyme disease. The leading cause of death complications from Lyme disease is not what you think.

“The leading cause of death in Lyme disease is suicide — the depression is that bad.” – Dr. Murakami

Concrete evidence has also indicated that cannabis is helpful for relieving symptoms that are linked to later stages in Lyme disease. The primary cannabinoids in cannabis which is THC and CBD are related with anti-nausea, anti-inflammatory, and pain-relieving properties. In particular, cannabinoids have been proven to improve pain which has been shown to be refractory when compared to the traditional treatments. In the way of interacting with the endocannabinoid system in the body, THC and CBD have demonstrated that they play a significant role in the way of suppressing the inflammatory responses and the regulation of the immune system.  Sadly in the state of Kentucky, THC is still considered illegal.  However, CBD is not.  Hempworx CBD oil is well below the legal limit of THC. The legal limit is .3%. Legal Hippie CBD is a FULL spectrum oil that continually test THC level at .03% so it is well below the legal limit.

To Follow up with CBD and Lyme…. Cannabis is effective at killing bacteria, viruses, and fungus. All 5 major cannabinoids (THC, CBD, CBN, CBG, and CBC) has been shown to kill MRSA, known as the “flesh eating virus.” Less studied cannabinoids such as 8-hydroxycannabinol have potent antibacterial properties, and single extracts may provide new targets to kill the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.
Cannabis may also be effective at treating the later stage symptoms of Lyme disease. Cannabis can help reduce pain, spams, headaches and nausea. Dr. Sanjay Gupta stated that cannabis is one of the safest and effective treatments for peripheral neuropathy, a crippling symptom most Lymies (patients with Lyme disease) suffer from. Many Lymies take opiate pain medication to deal with their pain, which can be ineffective, addictive, and can even end in overdose. Every 19 minutes a patient dies in the United States from prescription drug overdose.

Try CBD oil… what do you have to loose at this point? I believe in the benefits of this oil and will continue to promote and study for you all.

 

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CBD Love From the Heart… High Blood Pressure Help!

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High Blood Pressure is something I hear of often.  One in Three adults today have high blood pressure. Time and Time again my family complains of high blood pressure.  It almost seems to be an epidemic the older I get.  I hear it over and over and over.  This is definitely something that should not be taken lightly.  Over time high blood pressure can cause many health issues including aneurysms, damaged and narrowed arteries, damage to kidneys, heart disease, heart failure, stroke, dementia, eye damage, sexual dysfunction, etc etc etc.  I mean the list is virtually endless.  There are a number of factors, including poor diet, stress, physical inactivity, alcohol, and tobacco use which increase the risk of developing hypertension.   So can CBD help with high blood pressure.  Once again…. Science says Yes!  If you haven’t noticed there are a lot of YES’ attached to this oil.

Here is how……..  According to the abstract from the, “Journal of Clinical Investigation”  Preclinical studies show CBD has numerous cardiovascular benefits, including a reduced blood pressure (BP) response to stress.  After testing male adults data showed that a single dose of CBD reduces resting blood pressure and the blood pressure response to stress, particularly cold stress, and especially in the post-test periods. This may reflect the anxiolytic and analgesic effects of CBD, as well as any potential direct cardiovascular effects.  Evidence also suggest that CBD oil may be beneficial in dealing with some of the cardiovascular ailments such as hypertension. The studies show how CBD is a vasodilator which means it allows a healthy flow of blood in the vessels to normalize blood pressure.  (Anti-Inflammatory) CBD provides neuroprotective effects that protect the heart against any cardiovascular conditions and even stroke. The studies have also shown how CBD can create normal heart rhythm after an ischemic attack and an improved heart performance immediately after a heart attack.  INFLAMMATION… once again is a huge cause.  ALSO STRESS!!!! Time and Time again stress and inflammation continue to be the root of a lot of  ailments in our bodies.

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