CBD… SOMETHING TO BE GRATEFUL FOR!
By Donna Seymour
I have to thank the Lord for an abundance of His mercy and love….for beautiful people with forgiving hearts, and for prosperity in my spirit, soul and body. The Lord has led me to awesome products that have blessed me tremendously!
This article is about new life. It’s about getting another chance to return to the good old days of vitality, and a resurgence of dreams. Despite the odds, it is a story of victory over disease and decline. Most of us over 70 just accept our negative medical diagnosis’ as normal in the winter years of our life. I had to open my eyes to the failure of science to find just one cure for the many plagues of the elderly. Nursing homes are where you go because there is no viable cure for what ails you. I hope that I inspire you, whatever your age, to engage in what I call the four pillars of victory; prayer, patience, faith and forgiveness. I was introduced to the benefits of CBD by a family member. With a little patience, lots of prayer, and faith to see my miracle, I succeeded in overcoming serious health issues.
HOW CBD HELPED ME WITH THE SYMPTOMS OF BRAIN INFLAMMATION
This may be the most important article you will ever read regarding the benefits of CBD and your brain. The majority of us have heard of someone with anxiety, allergies, asthma, cold sores, inflammatory bowel disease, autism, osteoarthritis, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s and tumors. This is a short list of health problems caused by brain inflammation. If you or someone you love has been suffering with any of the above issues, adding CBD to your supplement routine can help you turn the corner on everyday pain and symptoms. Can CBD reverse inflammation that originates in our brain or body from every day toxins? New studies show that CBD is a powerful weapon against autoimmune diseases’ that researchers are just beginning to uncover.
MAKING MY HEALTH MY PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
My personal journey of taking my health into my own hands didn’t start until I heard these words from my doctor, “There just isn’t anything more I can do.” It’s hard to believe I am 70 years old. I was favored with exceptional good health, which by the way, I took for granted, for my first 63 years. Sure, I had some bouts of panic attacks, which I learned to control, and yes, some stirring pain in my hip when I ran, but I always seemed to sleep well – getting at least 8 to 10 hours a night of good rest. For me, being in the gym and working out was the highlight of my day. I never, ever, thought of myself as anything but independent, optimistic, and healthy!
MY FIRST SYMPTOM WAS DEVASTATING! WAKING UP TO A ‘SPINNING’ SENSATION
After my 63rd birthday, I went down a long, dark road of neurological disorders, culminating in devastating autoimmune diseases such as degenerative disc disease, A-fib, arthritis, nerve pain, panic, anxiety, scoliosis, adrenal failure, memory loss, seizures, bouts of low blood sugar, and much more including muscle spasms and deterioration of mobility. How could all of this have invaded my body without forewarning? One morning I woke up with the room spinning around, and NO, I had not been drinking! That was when it all started. I felt out of control. At first I thought it was vertigo. My days turned into a task of finding a doctor to help me. At night, I had to sit up to sleep or things would start spinning. I had no idea that inflammation in my brain would lead to a laundry list of peculiar complaints….weird things such as ringing in the ears, sound and smell sensitivity.
As time went on, one ailment seemed to build on top of the one before. I realized I didn’t know how to cope with some of those same similar symptoms I had seen my mom and dad experience. Surely medical technology had advanced enough in the last 50 years to give us some cures for such things as arthritis?? No, they really have not. The difference is my mom and dad didn’t question their doctors. They took their advice till it was too late…my dad died with Alzheimer’s and my mom passed with a list of ailments similar to what I used to experience. Her end was fraught with heart, lung, kidney failure, and degenerative bone disease. Doesn’t that sound like the medical doctors and pharmaceuticals let them down? Yes, and I made up my mind I was not going to go down that same road of sure demise. I wasn’t going to take the same medications so freely prescribed for my parents by their doctors. I have found some wonderful alternatives to pain, and not just pain, but solutions that have wiped out much of the original cause of my pain. One of those solutions was CBD.
One of the tests administered to me at my doctor’s office determined how well my brain was functioning. I was 67 years old at the time and the test determined that I was functioning with brain of a 78 year old woman. Wow! That raised some red flags. It is my own experience that since I started taking CBD two years ago, my mind is clearer, my memory fully returned, and I have an overall presence that is free of fear and anxiety. I am working towards a full recovery.
Let me just talk to you about Alzheimer’s disease and the effects that CBD has on the brain for a moment. Today, more than 5.8 million Americans of all ages are recorded to have Alzheimer’s dementia in 2020. I visited my dad for over 8 years in a nursing home while my mom experienced life alone in the golden years of her life. If only my dad had known about CBD early on he may never have experienced the full blown horror of the disease.
Honestly, I thought a lot about it….having Alzheimer’s, ending up like my dad; especially when the seizures started. Seizures caused the whole right side of my body to shake violently. They seemed to start at the base of my skull and travel downward through my torso. It only happened at night, which was strange, so I began taking the CBD Oil Drops before I went to sleep. I combined CBD, Magnesium, and Thiamine B1, as a night time cocktail….and I began to sleep all night and the seizures were stopped in their tracks.
The article below gives you additional scientific insight into the benefits of CBD on the brain; From DOC MJ; (link below)
The Effects of CBD on Brain Function
“Studies have begun to show how CBD may improve brain function, even slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s for patients in the early stages of development. This is a neurological disorder intensified by inflammation, brain cell decline and oxygen buildup. When inflammation occurs in the brain, excess oxygen is released in the brain cells, leading to brain deterioration and memory loss. This is known as neurotoxicity. CBD has been proven beneficial because it helps clear disorienting blockages. As an antioxidant, CBD decreases the excess oxygen caused by brain inflammation.”
“Two receptors of your body’s endocannabinoid system, CB1 and CB2 live in the brain. CB1 is present in each part of the brain, including the hippocampus, which is responsible for our memory function and learning ability. CB2 receptors live in certain immune cells in our brain called mircroglia. The endocannabinoid system that responds to the signals sent by CBD products is largely responsible for memory and the hippocampus is the first major part of the body to be destroyed by Alzheimer’s disease. As in many neurological disorders, ongoing research finds CBD to protect nerve cells against deterioration and provide antioxidant properties to the whole body, including the brain.”
Much of my research pointed to a nasty culprit called “inflammation.” Inflammation is an immune system response to environmental irritants, toxins and infection. Now I am not a doctor, but I do know that when the immune system is activated by one of these intruders, pro-inflammatory hormones signal the white blood cells to rush in and clean up the infected or damaged tissue. Once the invaders have been subdued, anti-inflammatory agents move in to begin the healing process.
In a normal immune system, a natural balance exists between inflammation and the anti-inflammatory agent. But in some cases, like mine, the immune system gets stuck in high gear, and symptoms of inflammation do not recede. Inappropriate inflammation over a long period of time can lead to the damage or destruction of tissue; this tissue can lead to cardiovascular disease; cancer, neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, other forms of dementia; ADHD; autism, and mood disorders like anxiety and depression.
My chiropractor said that my parasympathetic side of my nervous system, the “rest and digest” side was not working properly. In other words, I could not calm down. I could not sleep. My hands would shake. I was caught in a constant state of “fight or flight.” My heart went into overdrive, a condition called A-fib. Fear, along with panic, surfaced like an invisible enemy that no one recognized besides me. There is no other disorder that I know of that makes you feel more alone and alienated from society.
THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, AS THE NAME SUGGESTS, IS THE MAIN CENTER OF COMMAND OF OUR BODY. IT IS COMPOSED OF THE BRAIN AND THE SPINAL CORD, AND FROM THAT, YOU MUST DEDUCE THAT ALL OF THE ORDERS COME FROM THIS VERY SPOT.
But what if, in a devastating scenario, some small part of this perfect sequence stops working? Imagine it would be like an orchestra without the first key violin or the Olympics with none of the water sports.
Weird symptoms such as illogical fear, crying, ringing in the ears, muscle spasms, burning, numbness, headache, neck pain, dizziness, irregular breathing, vision loss, memory loss, seizures and so much more begin to surface. These symptoms became my daily burden.
CBD targets receptors in your endocannabinoid system throughout the nervous system. I started taking it two times a day. I had to take a therapeutic dose, because I had a serious condition. It calmed my racing thoughts. Anxiety began to diminish and over time my nervous system began to work properly. I was no longer in A-fib. Constant racing of the heart can lead to an enlarged heart which can eventually kill you. Once brain inflammation was eliminated, I began to heal in other parts of my body. I wish so often that my mom could have had access to what is available to me today, she would have been spared so much suffering!
Through regular use of CBD, I found a solution to help alleviate inflammation from my body, and turn back the clock to the days I felt like my old self!
FIGHTING BRAIN INFLAMMATION WITH QUALITY CBD PRODUCTS –
WHAT I DID TO RESTORE MY HEALTH
I was feeling so good I made a vow to myself that I would never go back to the day when I felt helpless to regenerate my health. Turning back the hands of time on my health issues permanently was a discovery process, as I was quickly racing toward those golden years that everyone expects you to fall apart with all of the anticipated aches and pains of old age! I had to answer a question that none of the physicians that treated me seemed to be interested in. The resounding question in my mind was what was the cause of the inflammation? What could I do to protect myself from future attacks?
Without making this too long to read, can I just share some of the highlights of what I discovered as the best advice to give you if you are suffering with the symptoms of any of these health issues? I also want to share with you what other supplements I combined CBD with to get the awesome results I have experienced.
There is a great deal of evidence that body and brain inflammation start in the gut. Your digestive system is designed to remove toxins, bacteria, and viruses from our food before it has a chance to reach the rest of the body. If you are not absorbing the nutrients from the food you eat because of an unhealthy digestive track, the food and or supplements you are eating may not benefit you.
You must scrutinize your diet. You may not even suspect that you have a problem with your gut because you are focused on the other health issues you have, but I guarantee you those problems are a byproduct of what is going on in your digestive system. I made fast progress when I cut out the gluten offenders such as wheat, barley, rye, and oats. Because the majority of these foods have been genetically modified, there is an explosion of irritable bowel disorders. Take in more healthy fats such as avocado, cheese, dark chocolate, whole eggs, fatty fish, nuts, chia seeds and extra virgin olive oil. Unless you are allergic, these foods are incredibly healthy.
If you were given the “there is nothing else I can do” diagnosis by your physician, it won’t be hard to do without sugary treats and refined flours such as bread, cookies, pasta, crackers, etc. You will eat as though your life depends upon it, because it does. If you clean up your diet, and continue with your CBD therapy, you will feel a thousand times better! Look for all the hidden sugar and wheat in every product you buy at the store. Buy non GMO, gluten free and organic whenever you can.
JUST SAY NO!!
Overall, I had to limit myself to these food categories; fruits, nuts, vegetables, meats and fish. I limited dairy to eggs and cheese. You may have to eliminate according to your allergies. Sounds like an old story doesn’t it? You’ve heard it before, but your body will thank you by making you feel great again.
I promised I would tell you about the CBD products that I love and that helped me the most, along with some additional supplements that work synergistically with CBD. In the morning, I never leave the house until I take 2 full droppers of the Rocky Mountain Girls 1200 mg Full Spectrum Strawberry Flavored CBD Oil Tincture, which contains 0.3% THC or less.
For the average person, 1 dropper full may be sufficient. You can also split the dose up, one in the morning, and again at night. So often, I would wake up with pain in my spine or hips, take another dose, and fall right back to sleep. It would be difficult to overdose, it is so safe. It’s hard to imagine a little dropper full has such a positive impact on your whole body!
Also, I slather Rocky Mountain Girls CBD Hemp Balm on my lower back and any other areas that I had muscle pain. Sitting at a computer used to cause such stiffness in my lower back; now I can sit for hours without pain with just one application on my spinal column. I never have to worry about applying too much or too little. It’s safe and effective. It’s wonderful for neck pain too, and once you have it on the back of your neck, it alleviates headache pain also.
This is a powerful duo; the tincture and the balm has become part of my daily routine. By the way, Rocky Mountain Girls Hemp comes in the tincture or the soft gels. The balm is in a jar and smells so good! Get fast relief from disc, joint or sore muscle pain. The tincture has relieved the seizures and panic attacks. I’m sleeping more soundly. I’m really starting to feel whole and sharp again!
A recent trip to my chiropractor disclosed a good report! My last x-ray revealed that the spaces between my spinal vertebrae were beginning to open up! In other words, instead of compressed discs, new cushion was beginning to grow! One year ago the only comment my doctor had when he looked at my old x-ray was, “I didn’t realize it was this bad!” Not so professional, but the truth. Advanced Degenerative Disc Disease, combined with scoliosis. This time, the doc had a different comment when he saw the recent positive change, “I’ll take that, it’s acceptable.” “Acceptable??” That’s a miracle! Ha! I bet he NEVER sees the reversal of this kind of deterioration! I don’t think he knew what to say!
You can check with the owners of Rocky Mountain Girl Hemp Products regarding the specific dose you can take. They are so helpful. I increased my dosage over time, starting with 1 dropper full of the Broad Spectrum 500 mg Orange or Flavorless tincture daily, combining it with one of the 32 mg Full Spectrum Softgels, or the 25 mg Broad Spectrum Softgel.
Other supplements I took along with the CBD therapy; Magnesium, Tumeric, Vit D3, Selenium, Omega 3 and a B Vitamin Complex. Always check with your doctor to make sure that your vitamin therapy works well with your medications.
Remember that CBD isn’t well known among much of the medical community yet. It is voices like mine that need to be heard…. men and women that have reached out and took their health into their own hands. Those who have refused to let sickness rule and reign over their life, no matter what the diagnosis. There is strength and hope in the testimonies of those who dared to step out of their comfort zone and finally put to rest the defeats of past generations, and create their own personal success for the future. CBD was an alternate choice that was controversial when I took it….but I am so glad I did! Make sure that the CBD you take has the efficacy you desire. Not all CBD is created equal. The pureness and quality of Rocky Mountain Girls Hemp impressed me, but in the end, it was the positive results that thrilled me to endorse it.
I live in the light of my own testimony! I am beginning to do things I couldn’t do before, like walking without pain, or standing in a long line at the store without hanging over the basket to steady myself. Everyday work tasks at home have become fun again, such as vacuuming or scrubbing a toilet, bending over picking up clothes off the floor, or even doing dishes. This may sound foreign to some of you, but those small abilities we take for granted most of our life are the indicators of a strong, healthy body. What a happy, thankful day it is when we retrieve that which was lost! I am even going to try to run again!
I attribute my recent good health to all of the above, but the Lord has been so good to me; I know that He is the Ultimate Healer! I continue my supplement therapy, and watch my diet. My favorite scripture of all time is, “I am strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might!” Ephesians 6:10.
In times of great sickness or distress it is our strong spirit and faith in the power of God that gets us up off the bed of pain. Every day is a new day for me now. Every day I feel a little better than the day before. Every day I am a little more thankful. I continue to apply the four pillars of divine health; have faith in God, ask what you want in prayer, and believe that you have received it. Have patience (don’t give up) and forgive others! Mark 11:23
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