6 Ways to Mend Your Health (+ the planet's) with Cannabis, Diet + Simplicity
Did you know the endocannabinoid system regulates metabolism, appetite, and weight gain? Moreover, that the state of your gut’s health may determine how well your endocannabinoid system functions? And even moreover, that the state of your gut highly relies on what you eat, how you think, and the state of the environment in which you surround yourself?
There are fundamental connections between your gut microbiome, your endocannabinoid system, the toxicity of your environment, your mindset, and the likelihood of succumbing to chronic+autoimmune diseases like obesity, Chron's, diabetes, hypothyroidism, ADHD, skin disease, disruption of hormones, and the various onset of mental disorders and overall dissatisfaction of life. In a culture that does not value locally produced, whole organic foods, our environment, biodiversity, cannabis+ the ECS, and home cooked meals with a little meditation+gratitude, it is no wonder these diseases are on a high rise in the modern Western world.
We know that the standard American diet (SAD), the diet made up of processed foods high in saturated and trans fats, simple/processed sugars, and excessive sodium, cause obesity and diabetes, but we aren't talking about how that same diet is starving our ECS, whipping out our gut flora, and keeping us weak from being able to protect ourselves from high-stress work culture, a lack of spiritual practice and self-love, air pollution, water pollution, soil pollution, and the daily use of and exposure to toxic beauty and cleaning products.
No wonder we are so disrupted.
I believe some practical ways to dissolve our ailments and to move towards living a healthy, sustainable, and well-balanced life is by focusing on healing the root causes- detoxify and strengthen your gut microbiome, nourish your endocannabinoid system, cleanse your environment, and love yourself wholly.
six ways to SIMPLIFY your health and heal your wellbeing
throw out cleaning products that are high in toxins such as ammonia, artificial fragrances and antibacterial agents (air fresheners, fabric softeners, dryer sheets, hand sanitizers) and products that create suds (shampoo, liquid soap, bubble bath, laundry detergent), replace these products with green products that are non-toxic, eco-friendly. Here is my favorite green online store.
Throw out beauty products + cosmetics that contain the "Dirty Dozen chemicals" (hey, blood and skin poisoning), and opt for botanical products (+ tallow). (ex: @glossier + @summersolsticetallow)
eat a wide variety of plant-based prebiotic foods such as arugula, herbs, rich leafy greens, and a diverse color palette of fruits and veggies, (think delicious flavonoids and terpenes!) as they will feed and grow your good bacteria. Opt for cultured and fermented foods, as well, such as cultured coconut yogurt, kefir, kimchi, and pickled beets- your gut is like a rainforest, so the more diverse the diet, the better!
consume grass-fed + pasture-raised meats and poultries, wild caught fish, and foods high in omega-3 fatty acids such as hemp seeds+oil, salmon, walnuts, flaxseeds, and avocados. These foods contain an excellent quantity of the endocannabinoid precursors, omega-e fatty acids, making them healthy supplements to your endocannabinoid system.
Love yourself completely, forgive, find beauty and gratitude in the simplest of things, BREATHE deeply and regularly, declutter your space, and meditate.
Okay- if you've noticed, getting healthy means active changes to your lifestyle. It's not about finding the next trend to rely on or even going on an extreme diet or exercise plan. Change is found in the simplicity of daily habits and rituals. It is a holistic approach to a wholly broken system.
If you're looking to find support in these life habits, click here to schedule a free consultation. I'm here to support you. The list above is what I believe can positively transform your life. Also, keep an eye out for my upcoming e-course announcement, as I'm building something that dives into exactly this. It's time for some serious change.