World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) has been recognized by the UN since 2012. It is celebrated on the 21st day of the third month of the year. Here at Holistic Health Options, we are please to be a part of this global awareness of a chromosomal defect that affects millions of peoples lives.
Why Does The World Recognize WDSD?
The World recognizes WDSD for these reasons:
To Raise Awareness
To Promote Inclusivity
To Encourage Advocacy
To Support the Well-being of those lives affected by Down Syndrome
How Can We Help?
At Holistic Health Options we can not, nor would we ever claim, to have the capability to cure or heal anything, including Down Syndrome.
But…. I truly believe we can assist in improving the quality of life for those afflicted with Down Syndrome & those who care for them based on, personal testimonies, medical, and scientific studies. Yes my friends, it has been proven. CBD has amazing effects on the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) with little to no negative short or long term side effects.
Understanding How CBD Affects ECS
I have shared this video in another post What Do You Take For Headaches but, I think it is important to share it again here. It will give you a better understanding of how CBD effects our Endocannabinoid System. You will begin to understand how this natural nutritional supplement, backed by intense Scientific Research, works on CBD receptors that have been discovered in our bodies.
I hope you took the 18 minuets it requires to watch this very informative video. If not, please consider doing so. With a better understanding of how CBD has a positive affect on our Endocannabinoid System, you should begin to understand how this product can help with sleep, focus, mental stability, inflammation, stress, neurological, lung health, bone growth, joint discomfort, blood circulation, and appetite.
CBD is how Holistic Health Options is contributing to the amazing cause of bringing awareness & well-being of those affected by Down Syndrome.
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If you are like most people, you reach into the medicine cabinet and grab a few aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or naproxen. Am I right? Dear lord, PLEASE STOP, and consider this first.
Misuse And Overuse Of OTC’S
Did you know that the misuse and overuse of OTC pain killers send approximately 200,000 people to the Emergency Room each YEAR! That is just freakin insane to me. The side effects and/or the negative consequence’s is alarming.
Serious Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Damage To The Esophagus, Intestine, and Liver
Infrequent Migraines Become Chronic
What About Prevention First!
Knowing the triggers for tension & migraine headaches is a start.
Chronic Inflammation (#1 for a reason)
Certain Types Of Food
Stress (Which causes inflammation)
Lack Of Sleep
Mensural Cycles & Hormone Change
Now that you have a simple guide to help pin-point what may be triggering your headaches, let’s talk about CBD.
CBD Promotes Balance (Homeostasis)
People who have chronic migraines appear to have lower levels of naturally occurring endocannabinoids and elevated levels of the enzyme (FAAH), that breaks down your bodies own cannabinoids.
Below is one of the first videos I watched at the beginning of my journey to learn more about CBD and our endocannabinoid system and more.
CBD is one of the fastest growing, yet one the most misunderstood industries that we have witnessed in our life time. Let me ask you, “What is your first thought when you hear the word “Cannabis”?
We strongly believe in educating and walking, hand-in-hand, with those who are willing to learn more about this incredible plant extract that has taken the world by storm.
I am just one among a thousand+ people who have expressed publicly, how CBD has literally changed their lives. CBD BioCare Reviews
“Discovering & Delivering Optimal Solutions Is Our Greatest Goal Met Together”
Essential For Life, Health & Well-Being
Essential Body Systems Many people are well aware of the many systems in the human body that keeps us alive, healthy and well. I am sure that you have heard of the circulatory system, the endocrine system, and the digestive system, just to name a few. It wasn’t until 1992 that a system called the Endocannabinoid system was discovered. Scientist have discovered that this system is also essential for life, health, and well-being.
The Endocannabiniod System The endocannabiniod system, aka ECS, sits at the center of a vast network of receptors (a region of tissue, or a molecule in a cell membrane, which responds specifically to a particular neurotransmitter, hormone, antigen, or other substance)distributed throughout our body. This system sends messages to two types of cannabiniod receptors, CB1 and CB2.
What Is A Cannabinoid? A cannabinoid is a molecule, (a group of atoms bonded together, representing the smallest fundamental unit of a chemical compound that can take part in a chemical reaction), that activates molecular-messengers, regardless of whether the cannabinoid came from our bodies (an endocannabinoid), or if it came from a plant (a phytocannabinoid). Endocannabinoids activate the same receptors as phytocannabinoids found in Cannabis.
Understanding Our Bodies Cannabiniod Receptors When receptors interact with a cannabinoid, they send molecular-messages throughout the cells, tissues, organs, and body. A cannabinoid and a cannabinoid receptor can be thought of as a lock and key. A cannabinoid (the key) unlocks the cannabinoid receptor by physically interacting with it-initiating changes in cells and opening the door to enormous medical benefits for the body and mind.
Cannabiniod Receptors CB1 CBD1 Receptors are mainly located in your brain and spinal cord. These receptors mainly interact with Tetrahydrocannabinol, aka THC. This chemical found in cannabis, affects your mental state creating a feeling of relaxation & euphoria (high).
Cannabiniod Receptors CB2 CB2 receptors are mainly located in your immune system. These receptors mostly interact with Cannabidiol, aka CBD. This chemical, found in cannabis, impacts things such as inflammation, sleep, immunity, and pain without the euphoric (high) effect.
The Key Is Choosing The Best Option For YOU
Every door requires a specific key to open an opportunity that is right for you. What is right for me may not be right for you. CBD BioCare offers you the opportunity to choose which “Key” is right for your specific needs.
Options: Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and Isolate
Full Spectrum CBD = means all natural compounds are extracted from a high-CBD cannabis plant, terpenes, flavonoids, essential oils and trace amounts of THC (no more than the federally mandated maximum of 0.3 percent). ⦁ Full Spectrum Products = All Oils & Liquid Capsules
Broad Spectrum CBD = Oil where the THC is removed, as a result other cannabinoids are also extracted from the oil. ⦁ Broad Spectrum Products = Skincare and Pain Relief Balms
CBD Isolate = Ideal for people who cannot take ANY THC ⦁ Isolate Products = Gum and Gummies
Personally, I shy away from the Isolate’s for several reasons.
I believe that a small (trace of THC) has medicinal benefits.
The many natural compounds, such as Terpenes & Flavonoids are important to me.
Gum and Gummies stick to my dentures. 😆
Let’s Partner Up
CBD is not your typical “one size fits all” type of product. It would be my pleasure to partner up with you personally, one on one, and help you find just the right product for your own unique situation.
Feel free to leave a comment below or, for your convenience, you can use my Contact page here on the site.
If turning back the hands of time was possible, I would (in a heart beat) now that I know about CBD and ADHD. Here is my story about the effects prescription medication had on one of my children (who is now an adult) and what I would have done differently, if only I had known better.
Back In The Day
To protect the identity of my child I will refer to him/her as Bug. It wasn’t until about the first few years of elementary school that we began to recognize Bug was having some difficulties sitting still and concentrating while in the class room.
I remember one of the teachers telling us at a parent/teacher conference that Bug was such a good and kind child but was struggling to sit still and concentrate on the tasks of the day. Although a good kid, Bug was disrupting the whole class room.
She decided to allow Bug to stand at the desk when the urge to fidget arose. Now keep in mind, that wasn’t a very “conventional” way of doing things in the class room back then and many people felt that was not the correct way to handle the situation. If my memory serves me right, it helped for a very short time but, it wasn’t enough. 😥
Pediatrician & Therapist
I honesty thought I was being a great Mom by taking the kids to the Pediatrician for all their vaccinations…..UGH, all their sniffles & colds, and all their well-checkups. Little did I know back then, my decision to follow the pediatricians recommendation to send Bug to a therapist would bite us in the ass later.
At first, Bug seemed to like the therapist because he took the time to really get to know Bug. The Therapist was a very nice, soft spoken man who made Bug feel comfortable talking about day to day struggles. At first, I was hopeful. Bug was put on some medication and things seemed to be going well.
Periodically, we were instructed to get blood work done. I had no idea why and sadly I did not ask enough questions. Do you know why it is highly recommended to get periodic blood work to be done while taking certain prescription drugs?
I Finally Said “Enough Is Enough”
We began to notice some undesirable things happening. Bug was becoming a zombie. Very little motivation, not wanting to eat or socialize much, and the weight loss was rapid & alarming. The medication kept changing, trying to find the “right fit”. Bug just kept getting worse & worse. That is when I said, “Enough is Enough”! I felt like I was losing my child! We stopped going to the therapy sessions and I took Bug off the medication.
I truly believe that those adolescent years for Bug was what I now call “experimental drug therapy”.
We Have Been Dangerously Conditioned
Sadly and regrettably, I never took the time to look for an alternative way and Bug was the one who suffered at the hands of his mother’s neglect and those we are conditioned to put our trust in. Granted, this was many years ago but, from other more recent experiences, most doctors will not even discuss an alternative to prescription drugs. That makes me very sad not to mention very pissed off.
My Own Personal Experience
Just a few short years ago, I experienced a mild heart attack. My physician put me on a ton of medication that I took for a short time. I will never forget how disturbed I was the day she told me that with proper diet, nutrition, and exercise, I would someday be able to get off all the meds. So why the hell wasn’t I told this BEFORE she suggested the common solution to my problem, manufactured medication!
That very day, I began education myself on the side effects of the prescriptions commonly given to heart patients. Let me tell you, it scared the shit out of me! The side effects & long term damage is quite alarming.
That was the beginning of my journey to all natural, God given, alternatives to the dangerous crap the doctors are so willing to push on people, without a conversation about an alternative first!
Back to My Bug
Bug struggled for many years. Even though there was a physician & therapist diagnose’s of ADHD, and undeniable proof of the struggles Bug was showing with grades, testing, and participation, the school system would not appoint an IEP.
Sadly, due to frustration, a lack of concentration, and confidence, Bug dropped out of school before graduating from high school. If only I would have known then what I know today about the benefits of CBD and ADHD!!
My Urgent Plea To You
Don’t be naive like I was. There is never a good excuse for not being educated. Do not take for granted the power within yourself to protect your children.
Be a responsible parent and know the options you have available to you.
As I have grown older & wiser, I now realize that it up to ME, as an adult, to make decisions based on facts, science, and medical evidence. It is up to YOU, to make educated decisions for the well-being of your child/children.
If you have a child that has been diagnosed with ADHD, please take the time to watch the video below to learn how CBD can help your child, without side effects that can hinder or harm him/her for many years to come.
The information that you are about to see is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. I am just giving you some information & encouraging you to Speak Up & Have A Conversation!
You have the freedom, and now have the power, to discuss an alternative to prescription drugs with your child’s physician.
It’s Time For Some CBD Education
Take a potty beak, let the dog out, grab a beverage, and get comfortable. It’s time to be educated on how CBD can help with ADHD.
I am here to support you. Please reach out to me (leave a comment below the post) if you have any questions or if you seek further information.
After months of researching for a CBD Company to partner with, I came across these two amazing people and immediately fell in love with them both. Their passion and compassion for this industry, their partners (we are actually more like family), and one another is what inspired me to join them in our quest to change lives one bottle at a time.
I know that there are not very many people who hasn’t heard of CBD by now. Good lord, everywhere you look, there is another CBD company selling their products where-ever! Gas stations, grocery stores, freak’n pizza shops, and even the dang hardware stores. Oh yes, and let’s not forget about the internet.
Are Your Medications Supervised?
People taking prescription drugs legally, are prescribed by physicians right? They assess your condition, recommend the drugs they wish you to try, then continues to supervise your progress. The doctor may lower or higher the dosage. He/She may even change your prescription at his/her discretion.
Why Is CBD Any Different?
At CBD Biocare, my partner company, there isn’t much difference in taking CBD or prescription drugs when it comes to support.
Our motto is “Changing Lives One Bottle At A Time”. Why just one bottle at time? We believe in making a personal connection. Education and Support for our friends are of up-most importance. Your not just a client, you become part of the family.
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Say Goodbye To The Naysayers!
There is amazing science and research to back up the evidence that CBD is not your run of the mill drug (it’s not even really a drug) no matter what the naysayers are saying. The trick is to find a reputable company, with a quality product, and a support system to back you every step of the way.