Lifestyle and Wellness Blog with CalmEffectLifestyle and Wellness Blog with CalmEffect

Lifestyle and Wellness Blog with CalmEffect

Here at CalmEffect we are wholly dedicated to helping our clients live their best lives!  While our primary focus is on helping folks get aligned with medical marijuana and affordable doctors and products, we also are committed to helping folks with wellness and lifestyle changes to enhance life in general.  With that, we are launching the Lifestyle and Wellness Blog with CalmEffect.  Here you will find helpful and fun articles that you are sure to enjoy.  If you ever have a content suggestion, please feel free to contact us anytime.  You can also follow the CalmEffect YouTube channel for informative videos to help you on your journey.

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature. - Marcus Aurelius

How Does Cannabis Make You Feel?

How Does Cannabis make you feel? We will address CBD and THC in terms of how it makes you feel as we want you to be informed about your options. To understand how Cannabis makes you feel, we must first truly understand all the different options that users have with cannabis.

Cannabis is said by many to have a relaxing and soothing effect, but you're not going to feel CBD the same way you would THC. To explain how cannabis truly feels, we need to look at how both THC and CBD interact with the endocannabinoid system (ECS).

Marijuana Edibles Now Legal in Florida

New rules were quietly enacted on Wednesday, August 26, 2020! Marijuana edibles are now legal in Florida.  Here is everything you need to know about the edibles regulations and the timelines for products and marijuana edible availability across the state.  These aren't the "pot brownies" of our past, these are sophisticated and super creative products and will surely be a tremendously popular form of consumption in Florida.  Let's learn more now that marijuana edibles are now legal in Florida.

Terpene Focused CBD Tinctures

Terpenes are essential oils created by plants to protect themselves from environmental stresses and are being studied for their benefits in addressing pain, anxiety, inflammation, depression, insomnia, and other health symptoms. Current science has found that terpenes work in concert with CBD providing what’s referred to as the “entourage effect”. Oblend™ uses precisely blended formulations of terpenes to modulate the effect of our CBD to target specific symptoms.

How Long Does Cannabis Last?

Today we are going to talk all about a question we get all the time.....How Long Does Cannabis Last in the body and with its effects?  We will address CBD and THC in terms of how long it takes to take effect and also how long it stays in the body as we want you to be informed about your options.  To understand how long does cannabis last, we must first truly understand all the different options that users have with cannabis.

Cannabis for Insomnia

Today we are going to talk all about Cannabis for Insomnia. We will address CBD and THC separately as each of these components of cannabis can have different effects on treating insomnia and we want you to be informed about your options. To understand cannabis for insomnia, we must first truly understand what insomnia is.

Mike Tyson 2020 Boxing Match and CBD Cannabis Cups

Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any weirder, Mike Tyson continues to appear in the news in the strangest of ways.

First, word has been spreading that the Ranch Companies (which Tyson founded) has acquired a license to print cannabis cups. That’s right, print cups. So, Tysons company plans to print cups that have the CBD and cannabis IN the CUP. Water-soluble cannabinoids are attached to the cups, so when they come in contact with water, the user consumes the cannabinoids. Could this potentially help one of the challenges of the industry - consistent and accurate dosing? We shall see! Look for CBD forms first given there are fewer restrictions.

CBD For Weight Loss? YES! And SO MUCH More!

There are many strategies to losing weight; eating healthy, reducing sugar and fat intake, incorporating a more active lifestyle such as walking, weight lifting, yoga, etc.

But did you know one of the best, most successful ways to shed those pounds around the middle, is by reducing stress? Stress relief is not just a powerful tool for overall health and wellness; effective stress release helps to reduce that terrible, fat-inducing, fat-storing hormone called Cortisol. And one of the best ways to potentially reduce Cortisol, is with CBD.

5 Tips To Cook with Medical Cannabis

As we discovered from one of our webinar participants, vaping or using drops under the tongue may not always be a preferred method for MMJ. And, as marijuana laws continue to evolve across the U.S, cooking with cannabis will become a more popular method for delivery.

Keep Calm During Coronavirus - Covid19 Stress Busters

In the land of COVID-19, social isolation means many of us have lost access to our regular lives. Where we once found social connection at work, we may now find ourselves working from home. Where we once looked forward to quality time with friends and family, such gatherings are currently prohibited. Add in that schools and daycares are closed, stress can be even more of an issue.

How to Avoid Coronavirus and Still Get Your Medical Cannabis

We, along with the majority of people in America, have been hyper-focused on how to avoid Coronavirus illnesses over the past two months.  The bulk of the CDC guidelines surround easy suggestions that anyone can follow.  Here is a breakdown of things you can do today to avoid coronavirus.

Cover Your Face During Coronavirus

For the past few months, public health officials have advised that healthy people should not wear masks as a way to protect themselves from coronavirus. But as we learn more about the virus, more experts are challenging the official guidance and saying that there is probably some benefit to covering our faces in public.

Wellness Ideas From CalmEffect

In this uncertain time with Coronavirus, we wanted to offer up some additional Wellness Ideas from CalmEffect.  Many vitamins, medicines, and supplements have flown off the store shelves across the nation and people are finding it challenging to find products they need while waiting out this terrible pandemic.

Cannabis and Immunity – Does Medical Marijuana Affect Your Immune System?

Scientific research is proving more and more medical uses for cannabis and medical marijuana. Many experts believe medical marijuana to be an effective treatment that often decreases side effects for many ailments. People with epilepsy, cancer, and HIV frequently use cannabis to help with their symptoms. But does cannabis affect your immune system? Here is what we know about cannabis and immunity.

Interested in Accessories to Use with Your Alternative Medicine?

We have compiled a collection of accessories that you are sure to love!

Bong Water Cleaning – Is it Necessary?

Smoking medical marijuana out of a dirty bong, water pipe, or rig is a recipe for a disaster and lung infection. Here’s how often you need to change your water and clean your piece.  Learn more about bong water cleaning.  Dirty bongs, water pipes, and oil rigs can make you sick! Inhaling dirty bong water can deliver ashy resin, fungus, bacteria, and other potential pathogens right into your lungs. This increases your chances of developing a pulmonary infection, which is certainly not fun for anyone.

Cannabis for Back Pain Relief, Opioid Alternative

A new study has shown how cannabis could be an effective treatment option for both pain relief and insomnia, for those looking to avoid prescription and over the counter pain and sleep medications including opioids. Let’s explore Cannabis for Back Pain Relief.

Sleep Rebranding and Medical Marijuana

The past decade has ushered us into a new lifestyle and wellness mentality.  As a society, we have grown out of the “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” mantra and moved into a culture of self-care. You can point to increased attention from health and wellness media or the influx of sleep trackers and other tech as reasons for the shift. But sleep medicine doctors point to an influx of science highlighting the many important ways consistently sleeping long enough and well enough is linked to better health, happiness, and well-being.

What Cannabis Can Do for Sleep - Can You Use Cannabis to Sleep Better?

Sleep is essential for maintaining our mental and physical health, yet it eludes many adults.  According to the National Sleep Foundation, 50 to 70 million U.S. adults experience symptoms of a sleep disorder. About 30 to 40 percent of the population will experience insomnia at some point in their lives, and about 10 to 15 percent of adults will deal with chronic insomnia.

With so many people experiencing sleeping disorders, there’s been a rise of interest in one controversial cure: cannabis. Many in the medical marijuana community refer to cannabis as an effective treatment, with little to no side effects, for a range of sleeping disorders.  Marijuana’s analgesic properties might provide some relief for those with chronic pain, while the anti-anxiety properties can soothe a stressed-out mind and body.

Chronic Pain, Stress, and Anxiety are Getting in the Way of Enjoying Life – 7 Options for More Relief

Did you know that there are many options available that you could consider? Some might be known, others may be a little crazy, and others may be something that you’ve always thought about.  

From oils to herbs to chanting, there is no end to things you can try to take your health to the next level. Exploring alternative options have led to longer lives and happier existences.

Here are our 7 options for more relief. Compliment your life with any one, or many of, the following.

Going to Concerts Can Help You Live Longer, a New Study Shows

One of the most important changes that our clients tell us about is how they are now able to actually enjoy things that their symptoms previously kept them from. In this thinking, we have begun our new Lifestyle and Wellness blog for you. We want our clients to have new and exciting tips on how to further enhance their lives once they are enjoying a better symptom-free lifestyle.  For our first installment, let's talk about MUSIC! A new study shows that going to concerts can actually help you live longer!

Did the CDC Ignore Vaping Evidence?

2019 was the year of the vaping health crisis and it seems 2020 will be a year of reckoning. The first question that must be asked is this: Why did American public health officials fail so spectacularly?  The VAPI/EVALI emergency represents one of the greatest derelictions of duty on the part of American public health leaders in many years.  Did the CDC Ignore Vaping Evidence? – Evidence Existed in Late Summer 2019

How to Find Good Quality CBD

Get the CBD You Paid For - a study conducted by Leafly and Confidence Analytics concluded that 23 of the 47 tested products did not provide the dosage of CBD (within 20% variance) that was stated on the label.  This ultimately raises a consumer concern: “How do I know if I’m actually getting the CBD that I paid for”.  A number of CBD experts and producers of top-quality products weighed in on this issue, providing tips and advice for consumers.

Jimmy Buffet Launching Medical Marijuana Brand

You don't have to be a Parrothead to experience Buffet's medical marijuana brands!  Jimmy Buffett announced that he would be launching a new brand of medical marijuana with partner Surterra Wellness. Coral Reefer, named after Buffett’s iconic band, will be launched next year in Florida with a wide range of lifestyle products to match the state’s growing demand for medical marijuana.

Three Top Benefits of Using Medicinal Marijuana

You’ve probably heard a little bit about medicinal marijuana and the various benefits that it can provide to people dealing with ongoing medical issues. You might not think that this is an option for you and your health, but looking into medical cannabis doctors in Miami can provide you with may give the results that you never thought you could achieve. Let’s look at just a few of the benefits that come from using medicinal marijuana.

Marijuana and Workouts

Research conducted by CU Boulder has found that eight out of ten marijuana users in states where cannabis is legal reported partaking in cannabis use shortly before or after exercise. Most report that it helps motivate them to work out and enjoy exercise more, while also helping their recovery.

Women and CBD, Women Are Consuming More Cannabis

According to a new report by Eaze, an online marketplace, and technology platform for legal cannabis, the number of women buying cannabis in California doubled in 2018 from the year before. The study also found a growth in female use of CBD products, such as face creams, body creams, and bath bombs.  Women and CBD are a big thing now!

Medical Marijuana and Parkinson’s Disease

Dr. Kantilal Bhalani, a medical marijuana supporter and internist of Palm Bay, Florida has been an advocate for medical marijuana for a long time, specifically when it comes to the many benefits it possesses when it comes to Parkinson’s patients. Parkinson’s is a progressive brain disease that affects patients both mentally and physically. There are a lot of issues that surround this disease, and though Parkinson’s itself isn’t deadly, the many complications that arise from it often lead to death.

PTSD and Marijuana

PTSD is a severe anxiety disorder caused by past trauma. Car accidents, combat, and abuse are all examples of trauma that can cause PTSD. PTSD can manifest as feelings of intense fear, nausea, dizziness, and chronic insomnia, all of which can last for many years, even decades. The many veterans returning from overseas who suffer from PTSD often go untreated because nothing seems to help. Medical Marijuana may be an effective way to treat such cases.

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