What the Heck is an Endocannabinoid System?

What the Heck is an Endocannabinoid System????                      

Good question and one that is being asked more and more especially on Dr. Google!! 

So this Endocannabinoid System thing is a fairly new concept in the world of science, health and wellness.  

When I was in PA school in 2001 to 2003 there was no mention of an Endocannabinoid system. I went to a conference in California in 2007 and one of the speakers suggested that there was this thing called an Endocannabinoid system and that it was very promising for helping people control chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD and other things. It was discovered in the late 1980’s early 1990’s. 

Since then, there's been a lot of research and we know now that we all have an Endocannabinoid system whether you use cannabis or not. The thing is, what unlocks or causes that system to work is to use cannabinoids which would be CBD or THC. 

(Interested in being coached?  Book an appointment for personalized health coaching incorporating cannabis, CBD and/or essential oils).  

There are 3 parts to your ECS: 

1). Endocannabinoids (small molecules produced inside the body that activate cannabinoid receptors called anandamide and 2-AG) 

2). Enzymes (FAAH & MAGL) that help break endocannabinoids down  

3). Receptors (CB1 and CB2) that are found on the surface of cells in animals and humans.  They manage memory, digestion, immune response, inflammation, appetite, pain, motor function, blood pressure, bone development and growth, neuroprotection and more in an effort to maintain homeostasis or balance.  

CB1 receptors are abundant in the brain and central nervous system.

CB2 receptors are abundant everywhere else.  They are just waiting for something to come along and unlock them and that would be CBD or THC.

Your endocannabinoid system is very different from mine.  We make our own Endocannabinoid's and that is based on different factors like stress, health, emotions and more.  

How does this work?

To give you a simple explanation, your endocannabinoid receptor is sitting there waiting for something to bind to it to unlock it so it can become activated.  That something is CBD/THC which are called phytocannabinoids.  

When you are faced with illness, or inflammation, chemical exposures like medications, or trauma your endocannabinoid system recognizes these issues and makes more anandamide and 2-AG (endocannabinoids) in an effort to maintain balance. 

Using CBD with a small amount of THC will activate that system and help balance become a reality!!  

Learning about this concept has been a fascinating experience for me especially coming from the 70’s where it was sex, drugs and rock and roll!! 

This plant has changed and the stigma of the plant is changing!  Let’s use it for what it was intended- as medicine to bring balance to our health!! 

If you think this is for you or you want to know more - reach out on FB messenger  or DM on IG and let's chat.   

What's Up? Here is the latest from Me!

What's Up?

Hello there, I hope this email finds you well and safe.  I have been up to a lot lately.  I, fortunately, have not been clocking in and out at an 8-5 job!  I never thought I would be happy about that but the last year and a half has been an adventure in self-discovery and finding new ways to develop financially.

You have already gotten some messages from me about a course I have written to help you start a fitness program.  There’s a planner to go with that and you can get that right here.

I have been helping women balance their hormones because that is a subject near and dear to my heart!!  I have struggled with hot flashes, insomnia, irritability, mood swings, weight gain and more. If you want more info about that you can get it right here

I have been in the business of essential oils for about 6 years now.  I love the oils!  Don’t anyone EVER try to take them away from me.  However, I haven’t had a successful income stream from that endeavor.  

So moving forward, I have actually gotten involved with a new company.  It was quite by accident. Why would I do that after basically failing with the previous company?  Well, because I am always looking for something to learn, to do, to explore, to acquire income from, to get healthier using, so I just keep going.  This company is a Health and Wellness company, of course, because that’s what I do.  But what drew me to the company more than the products is the culture, community and comp plan.  They truly care about member success and have put systems in place to help with growth.  They don’t just persuade you to sign up and then leave you hanging not knowing what to do next.  In fact, they have these zoom calls every night at 7:30 PM CST where you can hear all about the company.  I am in a FB community of people from all over the US and Canada.  We are getting to know each other and support each other's success. We are holding FireSide chats that are more time flexible if the 7:30 PM time isn't good for you.

People get nervous with the mention of a network marketing company.  But NWM is a legal and legitimate business structure that offers real products & services sold to customers.  It’s not a pyramid scheme which is illegal.  For a small fee to support your back office you can get started with great products, training and eventually weekly income from this company.  The comp plan is like none I have ever seen!!! AND!!!! Until December 31 you have the opportunity to earn $1000. It’s Christmas cash!

They have products that are very different from the previous company so there really is no comparison.  They have medical grade collagen peptides, sprays that you spray under your tongue to support sleep, B12, Vit D, Vit C, anxiety and metabolism.  That’s just a start!!!  

I would love to meet with you and tell you more!!  So click right here for good info!!!  I look forward to hearing from you and joining you on a call.  Oh!!  One more thing, if you can’t make a 7:30 PM call we can schedule a special time for you to come to a FireSide chat!

In fact, that is a smaller, more intimate setting that you may enjoy more.  

Are you Exercising for longer life????

Are you Exercising for longer life????
How important is exercising to you?
It has been a vital part of my life for the last 44 years.  How about you?

Why is exercise so important?
 If you are a woman you are at higher risk for chronic problems like osteoporosis, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, heart attack and stroke.  Exercising regularly can help prevent or manage all of these problems including hormone balancing!!!  

Do you have to be a massive body builder or go out and run a 26.2 mile marathon or get into the Iron Man?  NO!!!!!!  You just have to move daily, consistently and in a way that challenges your body to get stronger and more flexible!  And most of all, exercising consistently improves the most important muscle in your body...........your heart!!!!!!  If that goes......well, there is no more life.

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I have created a course to get you started.  This course will help you figure out where to start, how to start, options for exercising, pages in the planner for planning, mindset instruction and you even have access to a personal trainer if you want.  Did you know "if you fail to plan, you plan to fail?"  So with the planner that goes with the course, you have all the tools you need to get started.

Grab the planner right here!  
Join my special FB group right here!

Good news!!!  This course is on sale until the 18th of November!  Just enter the coupon code "Let Me In" at checkout for the discounted price!
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Fire Up Your Fitness Framework Course

I tell ALL my patients that when you exercise you can actually increase your life span!.  For women, certain exercises can help with hormone balancing, preventing osteoporosis (enter the dreaded hip fracture-NO THANKS!!!) and of course, help prevent or control chronic problems like diabetes, high cholesterol, cardiovascular events and mood problems.  

I just took a test right here that revealed my real age!!!  I was pleasantly surprised since I have a birthday right around the corner!  Here are the results of my test. You can take the test too!

I got such high marks because of lifestyle choices I have made that have reduced my risk of chronic disease.  Exercising regularly, eating healthy, sleeping good, not having to take prescription medications are some of the things that gave me that lower age.

So, if you don’t like to exercise, have never exercised, don’t know where to start with exercising, don’t know how to start exercising, I have the solution for you.  I have written a course just for that and it is discounted if you sign up between now and 10/31/21.  Enter the code Let Me In at checkout.  After that the price goes up! 

Oh, and there is a planner to go with that.  It is available here.  I highly recommend you snag that because it gives you everything you need in one place.  

Please don’t think it’s too late to get started!  It’s not!!!!!  I heard someone on a call I was on the other day say that she struggled with alcohol use and was way too fat and was actually afraid she would die too soon because of her choices.  Guess what?  She gave up the alcohol, got a personal trainer (you can connect with a personal trainer in my course) and lost 40+ pounds.  She looked great!!!  

I hope you decide to join me on this health and wellness journey through the Fire Up Your Fitness Framework course.  I will see you on the other side!!