CBD oil and Parkinson’s – You or a loved one may have a lot to gain?

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system. The symptoms generally come on slowly over time. Early in the disease, the most obvious are shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement, and difficulty with walking. Thinking and behavioral problems may also occur. Dementia becomes common in the advanced stages of the disease. Depression and anxiety are also common occurring in more than a third of people with PD.  Other symptoms include sensory, sleep, and emotional problems.

The number of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2018 in the UK is around 145,000. That’s around 1 adult (i.e people aged 18 or over) in every 350. Most people who get Parkinson’s are aged 50 or over but younger people can get it too.

Parkinson’s disease is primarily caused by low and falling dopamine levels. A person with Parkinson’s has abnormally low dopamine levels. Dopamine-generating cells, known as dopaminergic neurons (types of nerve cells) in the substantia nigra part of the brain have died. Experts do not know why these cells die.

CBD oil 

Evidence recently indicates that CBD provides significant, though temporary relief from the symptoms associated with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.

CBD is an abbreviation for cannabidiol oil. It is derived from an extraction process using either the hemp or the marijuana plant. Extracting CBD allows a consumer the medical benefits of medical marijuana without the high that is associated with THC. CBD in itself has no psychedelic properties and is considered safe for consumption.

CBD and Parkinson’s

In late 1980s, a system was discovered to be present in human body. This system is called the “Endocannabinoid system.” The endocannabinoid system fights against the outer bodily states by maintaining an inner balance by regulating our temperature, mood, appetite etc. Such a process is also termed as ‘homeostasis.’ The main cannabinoid receptors that are located almost throughout the body are CB1 and CB2.

The favorable effect of CBD is that, it tends to link itself with the above mentioned receptors and help our endocannabinoid system to carry out homeostasis. The binding of the cannabidiol to these receptors help the brain to produce more dopamine. Dopamine inhibits the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

You may have seen You Tube or news testimonial to the benefit of CBD use with Parkinson’s? How tremors are reduced almost instantly or instantly in some cases.

Cannabinoid’s are natures way and speak the same language as our body. Our bodies have been designed or have evolved with already present Cannabinoid receptors.

As always consult a medical professional before using CBD oil. As a natural product it should pose no danger. Side effects are rare and often mild if any. But make sure you purchase good quality CBD oil as some are sold with low quantities of Cannabinoid and may not have the desired effect.

Please contact me with any information regarding the use of CBD with Parkinson’s on a personal level as i am always appreciative of new information and am willing to learn.

You or a loved one may have a lot to gain from the use of CBD oil.

Thanks for reading

.So long

-Bearded Ninja

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:

http://www.quora.com/What-does-CBD-oil-do-for-Parkinsons-disease

Wikipedia

http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/about-us/media-and-press-office

 

 

 

For the love of rain (Pluviophile)

Whenever it rains I feel my whole being is centered, focused and relaxed. The sound of the rain releases my tension and brings about a calm mindfulness. Breathing in deeply and taking in the earthy rain fragrance brings about a certain peaceful nostalgia.

The cool crisp earthy smell of rain is so pure and revitalizing.

Rain takes me back to specific events encapsulated in time. To those warm moments I hold dear. The significant imprints in time, that will always be apart of my history, that attributed to me becoming the person I am today. In moments of the soothing paced downpour I traverse my life as if it flashing before my eyes.

I smile and glance ahead, a warm cosy feeling embracing me. Immersing in that ‘ahhh bisto’ feeling of sorts as I cradle my chin leaning upon the window sill.

I meditate on all the good that comes to mind, the bad, the things that I learnt from, and the things from which I should have and still am learning from.

I ponder and appreciate the important people, love and growth that are now, today, adding value and immeasurable happiness to my life.

Rain really harnesses my reflective power. Although my pondering’s may be all over, I can really appreciate and live in that moment as it softly patters against my window and begins it final descent bringing life to the earth.

The clouds begin to clear and the warm glows of the sun embrace my face gently followed by shrill birdsong. All is new.

Simple things which are for the most part, taken for granted.

Whether I have a penny in the bank or a million, it is of no consequence, as the best things in life are free. Provided lovingly by mother nature.

A simple break, a distraction caused by rain promotes thought and enables insight bringing about the new. That is, if you enjoy rain as much as i do?

Time to make that Tea and jot down some new thoughts and motivations for the future.

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Pluviophile-  lover of rain, someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days.

The smell of rain

On a scientific note, the earthy smell that occurs during rainfall is caused by a bacteria in the soil.

The longer the dry-spell the stronger the scent when rain comes. The smell is known as Petrichor. The word is constructed from Greek petra meaning “stone”, and ichor the “fluid that flows in the veins of the gods” in Greek mythology.

Such a magical symbolism!

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The term was coined in 1964 by two Australian CSIRO researchers, Isabel Joy Bear and Richard G. Thomas, for an article in the journal Nature.

In the article, the authors describe how the smell derives from an oil exuded by certain plants during dry periods, whereupon it is absorbed by clay-based soils and rocks.

During rain, the oil is released into the air along with another compound, geosmin, a metabolic by-product of certain actinobacteria, which is emitted by wet soil, producing the distinctive scent; ozone may also be present if there is lightning. In a follow-up paper, Bear and Thomas (1965) showed that the oil retards seed germination and early plant growth.

In 2015, MIT scientists used high-speed cameras to record how the scent moves into the air. The tests involved approximately 600 experiments on 28 different surfaces, including engineered materials and soil samples.

When a raindrop lands on a porous surface, air from the pores forms small bubbles, which float to the surface and release aerosols. Such aerosols carry the scent, as well as bacteria and viruses from the soil. Raindrops that move at a slower rate tend to produce more aerosols; this serves as an explanation for why the petrichor is more common after light rains. -Sourced from Wikipedia

In essence rain spreads a lot of magick and is even better when enjoyed.

Hope you enjoyed my musing? I like to slip little treasures between my CBD oil articles.

So long

-Bearded Ninja

 

 

 

 

CBD oil and Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia (FM) is a medical condition characterised by chronic widespread pain and a heightened pain response to pressure. Other symptoms include tiredness to a degree that normal activities are affected. Sleep problems and memory trouble are also problematic. Some people also report restless leg syndrome, bowel or bladder problem, numbness and tingling sensitivity to noise, lights or temperature. Fibromyalgia is frequently associated with depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder. Other types of chronic pain are frequently present.

The treatment of fibromyalgia can be difficult. Recommendations often include getting enough sleep, exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet. Cognitive behavioral therapy may also be helpful.

In the UK it is estimated that 1 in 20 people are affected by fibromyalgia.

Woman are affected about twice as often as men.

If prescribed medications do not seem to be working there is another option one may find beneficial.

CBD oil

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring constituent of industrial hemp/cannabis.

It is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis and is being scientifically investigated for various reasons.

There has been a lot of hype about CBD oil recently with many people offering testimonial about its many benefits relating to many conditions and illnesses.

From You tube testimonials to news coverage CBD oil certainly seems to be having a positive impact on peoples health. From helping to reverse cancer (tumor), reducing anxiety and helping people control physical pain.

What about fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia patients report a variety of symptoms that are often treated with CBD oil.

Fibromyalgia patients report that it helps greatly with chronic pain, sleep, endurance, anxiety, depression, inflammation, muscle spasm, overall mental health and well-being, mood, and much more.

Some say that CBD oil may have done nothing for them. But some CBD oils have very little cannabinoids due to their price and quality. Our body naturally have cannabinoid receptors within. CBD oil works well with our body for this reason. So making sure you put a high price on your health should be worth the price of quality.  A good quality CBD oil may be just the answer.

The bottom line is that one has nothing to lose but a whole lot to gain if CBD actually works for them personally.

As always consult a doctor about any concerns before using CBD oil and any conflicting medications that they might already be taking. CBD oil is natural and has very mild reported side effects if any. But everyone is different. CBD being natural should pose no danger whatsoever.

Let me know in the comments if you should decide to use CBD oil for fibromyalgia. I am always willing to learn from feedback.

So long

-Bearded Ninja

 

Sources:

wikipedia

NHS

Fibromyalgia treating

bluebirdbotanicals.com

Image source: google images/fibromyalgia

 

 

 

CBD oil Help for Irritable bowl syndrome (IBS)

IBS

Irritable bowl syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine. Signs and symptoms include cramping, abdominal pain, bloating gas and diarrhea and/or constipation. IBS is a chronic condition that a person will need to manage long-term. Its causes are not clear and is often a cruel treatment resistant condition. As many as 1 in 5 people in the UK suffer with this condition.

It is a condition that truly takes over its victims lives. Some people with IBS have to make themselves aware of every toilet on their every route in fear of needing the loo and being caught short. It complicates people’s working lives as they may be arriving late due to not being able to leave the bathroom, and can be very embarrassing in social settings. It is so pervasive that some people find it takes over their life.

Many medications may seem to help a little or for only so long, or may cause other issues. IBS remains largely treatment resistant. But there may be another option worth considering.

CBD oil

In recent times many people are shedding light on the many benefits of CBD oil. From You Tube testimonials to news coverage, CBD has taken the world by storm. It benefits are extensive, helping people regain their lives despite many various health conditions from cancer to general anxiety.

In most cases, CBD has helped and could help many more with IBS. It’s reported that CBD helps relax contractions of the smooth muscle of the intestines, hence reducing cramps and aiding in intestinal functions.

Our body’s have been designed or have evolved with cannabinoid receptors that work in harmony with the cannabinoid chemical, CBD. Cannabinoid’s are the same chemical found in the cannabis plant. Science has recently become aware of the presence of the Endo cannabinoid system within our bodys.  CBD is in tune with the body and works to aid it naturally. It speaks the bodys language so to speak unlike prescription drugs created in a laboratory which may cause many unwanted side effects. There are no harsh chemicals in CBD as its completely natural and it should not present a danger. Side effects are possible but are reported to be mild if any. As always one should consult their doctor about any medications they may be taking. Sometimes medications may conflict.

The Endo cannabinoid system is involved in a lot of functions in the human body, maintaining homeostasis (stable equilibrium between interdependent elements) in our body in many different areas and one of those happens to be in the gut.

If the system isn’t working correctly and doesn’t have the correct levels of Endo cannabinoids, it can cause a person to be oversensitive to pain and experience problems like IBS.

If treatments continue to fail then CBD oil may be worth a try. There is nothing to lose but a lot to gain if it potentially helps a person to live a better less painful and comfortable life.

If uncertain always consult a doctor. But i sincerely hope this short blogg is of benefit . I always appreciate feedback, so feel free to let me know how this works if you suffer with IBS and decide to try out CBD.

 

So long

-Bearded Ninja

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CBD Oil Help for anxiety and depression

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At present 40% of disability around the globe is due to depression and anxiety. In the UK alone there are some 6 million people suffering with depression and various anxiety disorders, probably even more who suffer in silence.

If you have heard about CBD oil (Cannabidiol) you may be well aware of the recent hype about it?  You may have watched some testimonials on YouTube about CBD benefits people are reaping from its use? Or have seen CBD being discussed on the news?

CBD could very well be the answer for anxiety issues. More and more people are reporting its value in helping them grapple, confront and ease their overwhelming fight with anxiety, stemming social anxiety to problematic personal worries.

“But is it legal?”

Yes. CBD is legal because in most cases it contains no THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) or less than 0.2%. THC is a psychoactive compound in Cannabis also known as Marijuana which is the part that gets one high or away with the fairies and often impairs judgment. The CBD part does not have this effect. Whilst both compounds are from the same plant, they are very different in effect on the user. It still has the calming effect but one can still go about their day remembering who they are, not buzzed to high heaven and not getting into trouble with the law.

Drugs tests

Sometimes being employed puts one in a non-negotiable situation whereby a random drugs test is requested by the employer. In such a situation it is important to know that CBD oil will not get a person high or make them irresponsible at work. If they were to be sacked for being irresponsible in anyway shape or form that would be another story, it wouldn’t be the CBD oil. Remember there is no or very little THC in CBD oil depending on the particular product. CBD doesn’t have negative mental effects. Most of the drugs tests are done to look for THC and there are lots of THC free products available within the CBD oil range. However one should consult their Doctor and employer if concerned. If anything the CBD oil will enhance your work if it helps with anxiety and i doubt the boss will want to quibble with that.

Its natural.

CBD is not a lab engineered prescription drug. So unlike those drugs which can cause other hazards and insane side effects to your health, CBD oil should not present a danger. There are no harsh chemicals that go into its making. Its health friendly and Eco friendly.

Our bodies have cannabinoid receptors.

Our bodies are designed or have evolved with receptors to use the natural cannabinoid chemical. Hormones within our body are regulated by these receptors. This is due to the presence  of the Endo cannabinoid system. Science has recently become aware of this. Cannabinoid’s are the same chemical found in the cannabis plant.

People who suffer with anxiety release additional fight or flight hormones which build up. CBD speaks the human body’s language, unlike prescribed substances and medications that alter or trick the body into feeling a certain way often making us sleepy, brain fogged and impairing judgment.

Studies have shown CBD to have positive effects

A small 2010 study found that cannabidiol could reduce symptoms of social anxiety in people with social anxiety disorder (SAD). Brain scans of participants revealed changes in blood flow to the regions of the brain linked to feelings of anxiety.

In this study, cannabidiol not only made participants feel better but also changed the way their brains responded to anxiety.

A 2011 study also found that cannabidiol could reduce social anxiety. For that study, researchers looked specifically at cannabidiol to treat anxiety associated with public speaking.

Research published in 2014 found that CBD oil had anti-anxiety and antidepressant effects in an animal model.

Worth considering is a recent study in 2015 which showed CBD oil having a positive impact on the following..

Panic disorders

A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear that triggers severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or apparent cause. Panic attacks can be very frightening. When panic attacks occur, you might think you’re losing control, having a heart attack or even dying.

 Obsessive Compulsive disorders 

(OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, images, and sensations (obsessions) and engage in behaviors or mental acts in response to these thoughts or obsessions.Often the person carries out the behaviors to reduce the impact or get rid of the obsessive thoughts, but this only brings temporary relief. Not performing the obsessive rituals can cause great anxiety. A person’s level of OCD can be anywhere from mild to severe, but if left untreated, it can limit his or her ability to function at work or school or even to lead a comfortable existence at home or around others.

PTSD

(posttraumatic stress disorder) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault.

General anxiety disorder

Abbreviated GAD. A condition characterized by 6 months or more of chronic, exaggerated worry and tension that is unfounded or much more severe than the normal anxiety most people experience. People with GAD usually expect the worst. People with GAD may feel lightheaded or out of breath.

A 2016 case study explored whether cannabidiol could reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety-provoked sleep disorder in a child with a history of trauma. Researchers found that cannabidiol reduced the child’s anxiety and helped her sleep.

Personal note from me

This is my first blogg, so thanks for reading. Its just a small amount of research regarding CBD. More to come on its benefits associated with other illnesses and conditions.

And also remember to check with your doctor if there is anything you are concerned about such as conflicting medications if any etc..

I personally suffer with type one Diabetes, high cholesterol, Diabetic neuropathy and anxiety. I will be trying CBD oil out for myself to see if there is any good impact on my health. I will be sure to keep you posted in future blog’s regarding this journey.

So long

-bearded ninja