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Benefits of CBD

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the compounds that is found in the cannabis plant. There a hundreds of different compounds found in the cannabis plant, but CBD is one of the compounds that does not affect the users in a psychedelic way. CBD oil is a non-intoxicating compound that has shown promise in treating and managing symptoms of a broad range of diseases. The compound has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.

There are some historic text that show that CBD was used in 2900 BC by the Chinese as a joint discomfort healer. While in 1000 BC, people in India used it as an overall health supporter. Although CBD seems to be a new health drug, it has been around for a long time and still has the same health benefits.

Health Benefits

CBD can help with a verity of health concerns from cancer to anxiety. When it comes to anxiety, studies show that 30% of adults in the U.S. and 25% of teenagers are affected by anxiety. Another on of the great benefits that comes from CBD is that it is an anti-anxiety compound and is effective in treating social anxiety, general anxiety, and panic attacks. CBD doesn’t have any of the side effects that pharmaceutical anti-anxiety medications have.

Along with helping relieve anxiety, CBD is also used to help with joint discomfort, inflammation, and pain management. It works to suppress certain processes and signals in the brain to provide relief. CBD eliminates many types of discomfort by interacting with receptors in our brain. By doing so users of CBD are able to find some form of solace.

How to use CBD

CBD comes in many different forms, but the most common is oil. The oil form of CBD is also the most potent and easiest way to intake it. Most CBD oil comes in a bottle with a dropper, this makes it easy to measure and ingest.

If you have low pain, recommended usage is 5-10 milligram dosage. If you have medium pain, recommended usage is 10-20 milligram dosage. If you have high pain, recommended usage is 20-110 milligram dosage. You can always start with a low dosage for 3-7 days and then go back and see if it's helping, then add more to the dosage as needed. It takes about 30-60 minutes for the CBD effects to kick in and for the pain to go away. The effects of the CBD should last about 4-6 hours, depending in the dosage and the person.

Turmeric: An All Natural Pain Reliever and More!

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Used for over 2,500 years, this root and spice has been safely used for centuries. A member of the same family as ginger, turmeric has become one of the most researched herbs of all time, and it's not hard to see why.turmeric Turmeric has a wide range of health benefits, and more are being discovered every day.

The benefits of turmeric include:

  • pain relief
  • reduced inflammation 
  • cancer-causing free radical protection
  • arthritis relief
  • moderated insulin levels
  • lowered cholesterol
  • a heightened immune system
  • accelerated wound healing
  • weight loss/management
  • improved digestion
  • Alzheimer's prevention
  • slowed cancer growth
  • liver detoxification
  • quickened fat metabolism
  • lessened depression
  • halted growth of blood vessels in tumors
  • psoriasis (and other skin condition) relief
  • lowers the risk of childhood leukemia
  • slows the progression of multiple sclerosis
  • high in antioxidants
  • soothed burns

Conveniently, turmeric can be taken in either a powder or capsule form. As a powder, it can be mixed in salads, dishes, or in drinks like milk. It's very versatile and gives off a lovely yellow hue.

If mixed with black pepper, turmeric's bioavailability (the extent to which a nutrient or medication can be used by the body - courtesy of dictionary.reference.com) goes up by an astounding 2000%! Together, these two spices can also reduce damage caused by peptic ulcers, while also improving memory and brain health. 

Whether taken by itself or with black pepper, turmeric is an amazing herb. The benefits multiply every day, and the testimonies with it. Below are the stories of a few of our customers and their  results with this remarkable spice.

Jimmy A: "I've been in martial arts since I was 3. Recently I broke my foot and ankle in a kick. I couldn’t walk for more than 30 minutes. My doctor told me to live with it. After 2 months of taking Salmon Oil, Cal-Mag, and Turmeric, I can swim, white water raft, rock climb, and do yoga."

Kim W: "My husband has psoriatic arthritis and went through three rounds of steroid shots that didn't work. He started taking glucosamine and turmeric, and the pain is gone! I had arthritis pain in my shoulder, neck, and arm, and couldn’t sleep. I tried turmeric, and in 4 or 5 days, I noticed a difference. Now I have more energy, less pain, and if I don’t take it, I hurt. Our entire family uses turmeric. We love it!"

Victoria V: "I am under a lot of stress and anxiety at work. I take turmeric and niacin, and now I can relax and sleep better. I rarely get headaches. I never use Tylenol or Ibuprofen anymore!"

AT NATURE'S FINEST NUTRITION we carry organic turmeric as both a powder and a capsule, with or without black pepper. For more information on this amazing root, to order, or for other questions, contact us by phone at (423) 899-8422 or by email (naturesfinestnutrition (at) gmail.com). Or feel free to check us out on our website or on our Facebook page. We hope to hear from you soon!

Please note: We do not directly or indirectly give medical advice or prescribe through alternative treatment. We recommend that people contact their doctor if they need a medical diagnosis. We assume no responsibility if anyone decides to use this information, which is of historical value, for they are choosing to prescribe for themselves. Healing is sometimes a slow process, and we suggest that you do not stop taking any medications without the guidance of a doctor.

Anonymous. "20 Health Benefits of Turmeric." 1 October 2007. <http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/20-health-benefits-of-turmeric.html > Accessed 17 June, 2014.

Amy Evans. "The Amazing Health Benefits of Turmeric." 27 January, 2012 .<http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/stories/the-amazing-health-benefits-of-turmeric# > Accessed 17 June, 2014.

Anonymous. "10 Health Benefits of Turmeric." No date. <http://www.top10homeremedies.com/kitchen-ingredients/10-health-benefits-of-turmeric.html > Accessed 17 June, 2014.

Apple Cider Vinegar (with "The Mother")

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Most people know that apple cider vinegar with the mother (a naturally-occurring bacterial foam containing enzymes and minerals) is beneficial to their health, but not how. Here’s a list of the many benefits and below that, a list of practical uses and directions.  

HEALTH BENEFITS:

• Improves digestion • Speeds metabolism • Encourages weight loss • Regulates pH levels • Deodorizes the body • Balances blood sugar levels • Detoxifies the body • Supports circulation • Provides energyacv • Cleanses the liver • Fights and kills Candida • Reduces heartburn • Lowers bad cholesterol • Eases arthritis • Decreases blood pressure • Reverses skin conditions such as acne • Soothes sore throats • Prevents muscle fatigue after exercise • Increases stamina • Fights allergies • Prevents bladder stones and UTIs • Controls blood sugar levels • Opens nasal passages • Eliminates leg cramps

 

PRACTICAL USES: • An effective, yet gentle all-purpose cleaner.

• Cures hiccups. A spoonful stops them in their tracks.

• A mouth rinse to whiten teeth and eliminate bad breath.

• Fade bruises. Dab the bruise with Apple Cider Vinegar or use a compress.

• Salad dressing! Make a half and half mixture with olive oil for a tasty, zingy flavor.

• Make your hair shine by mixing ½ tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar with a cup of cold water and rinse through your hair after shampooing.

• Remove skin tags. Dab a cotton ball with Apple Cider Vinegar on the skin tag two or three times daily. The skin tag will turn black and fall of painlessly in a few days.

• Get rid of warts! Soak a cotton ball in the vinegar then fasten it over the wart with a Band-Aid overnight. The wart will fall off. Continue treatment for a few days to ensure the wart doesn’t return.

• Soothes sunburn. Add Apple Cider Vinegar to your bath and soak for ten minutes.

• Repels fleas. Spray and rub into your pet’s fur. Do this for several days.

• Use it to clean toilets. Pour Apple Cider Vinegar into the bowl and let it sit overnight. The acid will scrub the inside of the toilet clean. Flush in the morning.

• Eliminate dandruff. Apply a half and half mixture of Apple Cider Vinegar and water and apply to the scalp. Allow this to sit for an hour or two, then rinse.

 

Have any questions or other suggestions? Any other ways you use Apple Cider Vinegar in your home? Let us know! We'd love to hear about it.

Comment below, contact us by phone at (423) 899-8422, or email us at (naturesfinestnutrition (at) gmail.com). You can also check us out on our website or on our Facebook page. We hope to hear from you soon!

Sources:

Leah Webber. "Apple Cider Benefits." Published 13 March, 2014. < http://www.livestrong.com/article/377670-apple-cider-benefits/ > Accessed 09 April, 2014.

Alyssa Jung "13+ Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar." No date. < http://www.rd.com/slideshows/apple-cider-vinegar-benefits/#slideshow=slide14 > Accessed 09 April, 2014.

Jawairia Zafar, OCT. "Apple Cider Vinegar Health Benefits." Updated 24 June, 2014. < http://www.homeremediesweb.com/apple_cider_vinegar_health_benefits.php > Accessed 09 April, 2014.

Lisa Mitchell. "15 Reasons to Use Apple Cider Vinegar Every Day." Published 21 August, 2012. < http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-5875/15-Reasons-to-Use-Apple-Cider-Vinegar-Every-Day.html > Accessed 09 April, 2014