What Is Kief and How Can You Use It?

Ever wonder what to call all those tiny, sticky crystals that cover cannabis flower? They’re called kief, also known as dry sift or pollen.

Kief refers to the resin glands which contain the terpenes and cannabinoids that make cannabis so unique. While marijuana sans kief still contains cannabinoids, the resin glands that develop on flower buds pack the biggest punch. Continue reading “What Is Kief and How Can You Use It?”

10 Expert-Approved Ways To Turn Around A Crappy Day

The worst part of having an off day is the sour mood that inevitably comes along with it.

Your emotional state becomes less about the critique from your boss or the tiff with your spouse but about everything. It seems like the whole universe is out to get you by the end. Or at least it can feel that way.

This is absolutely no fun, to state the obvious. So we asked several psychology experts how to manage these feelings in order to turn a crappy day around. Take a look at their tips below so you can get back on the happy side:

1. Embrace your bad mood.

It sounds counterintuitive, but try accepting the fact that you’re in a terrible state. Doing so will actually make the negative perception of the day go away faster, according to Mark Aoyagi, director of sport and performance psychology and associate professor at the University of Denver.  Continue reading “10 Expert-Approved Ways To Turn Around A Crappy Day”

5 Things to Know Before Using Medical Cannabis for Your Pets

A growing number of veterinarians believe cannabidiol (CBD) products can be effective in treating an array of ailments in dogs and cats, from anxiety to a lack of appetite—but federal and state laws make it nearly impossible for them to discuss it with pet owners.

That’s why Dr. Greg Richter, a veterinarian in California, and Dr. Rob Silver, a holistic vet and pet herbalist in Colorado, have working in home states and beyond to educate pet owners and legislators on the benefits of treating pets with cannabis. Silver has even published a book, Medical Marijuana & Your Pet: The Definitive Guide, which draws on his research and experience to help people determine whether cannabinoid treatment is right for your animal. Continue reading “5 Things to Know Before Using Medical Cannabis for Your Pets”

7 Ways To Eat Healthy Without Going Broke

Have you ever worried that you should be buying more food that’s super healthy – maybe even some that’s organic – but thought you couldn’t afford it. If so, you’re not alone. Many people want to eat a healthier diet, but don’t think it’s possible to eat healthy without breaking the bank. They know that real, whole and organic food costs more than regular old  grocery store food, so they assume that a super healthy diet is out of their price range.

That’s what I thought, until I tried an experiment and figured out some tips for saving money on real and even organic food. Once I implemented these tips, I realized that you can eat healthy food without spending more. Even though it costs more. That seems kind of crazy, I know.

Here’s what happened. Recently, my family ate a real food, primarily organic, diet for a month. Although our normal diet is fairly healthy, we read about the anti-inflammatory benefits of a “clean” diet and wanted to see if it would reduce the arthritis pain in my husband’s hands. (It did.) Continue reading “7 Ways To Eat Healthy Without Going Broke”

Strain of the Week: Grandpa’s Breath

Strain Highlights

Grandpa’s Breath is a semi-sedative indica-dominant strain that provides functional relaxation. This special cut combining parent strains OG Kush and Granddaddy Purple was bred by Dungeons Vault Genetics, and it emits pungent, earthy terpenes with a little fruitiness intermixed. Grandpa’s Breath has an above average yield, but also tends to take a touch longer to flower. Utilize Grandpa’s Breath in the evening to maximize the deep relaxation central to its effects.

If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment to obtain or renew your Arizona medical marijuana card please give us a call today! Natural Healing Care Center: 520-323-0069 or visit www.naturalhealingcarecenter.com for more information.

Cannabis Strain Recommendations for Beginners and Low-Tolerance Consumers

In many instances, a bad first experience may be enough for someone to tragically banish cannabis from his or her life forever. Typically the reason for doing so has to do with the anxious, paranoid side effects associated with THC, but what first-timers might not realize is there are a few ways to minimize those unpleasant feelings. For those beginners, lightweights, and low-tolerance consumers, we’ve compiled three basic tips, tricks, and recommendations for finding that perfect first-time experience.

Find a High-CBD Cannabis Strain

Unlike THC, CBD is a non-psychoactive compound with relaxing and medicinal properties. CBD actually helps counteract the anxiety associated with THC, so it’s a perfect starting point for new users. You’ll often find strains with equal parts THC and CBD, but some contain almost no THC at all. We have plenty of high-CBD strains to browse in the database, but here are some of the most commonly found and widely embraced varieties: Continue reading “Cannabis Strain Recommendations for Beginners and Low-Tolerance Consumers”

10 Tweaks To Your Morning Routine That Will Transform Your Entire Day

No screen time until breakfast. Seriously.

I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a little boost in their energy and self-control.

Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. What they found will change the way you start your day.

The researchers found that self-control and energy are not only intricately linked but also finite, daily resources that tire much like a muscle. Even though we don’t always realize it, as the day goes on, we have increased difficulty exerting self-control and focusing on our work. As self-control wears out, we feel tired and find tasks to be more difficult and our mood sours.

This exhaustion of self-control kills your productivity, and it makes the morning hours, when self-control is highest, the most important hours of the day.

But the trick isn’t just to spend your morning hours working; it’s to do the right things in the morning that will make your energy and self-control last as long as possible. Continue reading “10 Tweaks To Your Morning Routine That Will Transform Your Entire Day”

Who Is Rick Simpson and What Is Rick Simpson Oil (RSO)?

If you’re interested in medical marijuana, you’ll inevitably hear about a form of cannabis known as Rick Simpson Oil, or RSO. RSO is a concentrated form of cannabis oil known to have medical benefits, particularly for cancer, but where did RSO come from? And who is Rick Simpson?

The Story of Rick Simpson

Rick Simpson stumbled upon his cannabis fame purely by accident. Long before “Rick Simpson Oil” was coined as a term, and long before cannabis was considered remotely mainstream, Rick Simpson was an engineer working in a Canadian hospital in 1997.

Simpson was working in the hospital boiler room covering the asbestos on the hospital’s pipes with potent aerosol glue. The boiler room was poorly ventilated and the toxic fumes caused a temporary nervous system shock, causing Simpson to collapse off his ladder and hit his head. He was knocked unconscious and when he awoke, he managed to contact his colleagues to take him to the emergency room. Continue reading “Who Is Rick Simpson and What Is Rick Simpson Oil (RSO)?”

The Many Ways To Use Coconut Oil In Your Kitchen

Coconut oil has long been loved for boosting your beauty routine, but it has also become a popular choice in the kitchen for anyone wanting to eat healthy.

Coconut oil contains high levels of medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs), which the liver uses as a source of energy. It is also revered for its boost of good cholesterol ― though reports say it can also raise your bad cholesterol, too.

While the verdict is still out on whether coconut oil is healthier than other popular cooking oils, such as olive or vegetable, one thing we know for sure is that it is a versatile ingredient to add to your pantry. You can use it just as you would butter, in anything from baked goods to vegetable sautés. And thanks to its high smoke point, it’s a good choice for frying, too.

Here’s how to get started on your coconut oil journey: Continue reading “The Many Ways To Use Coconut Oil In Your Kitchen”

Strain of the Week: Purple Punch

Strain Highlights

Purple Punch is the sweet and sedating union of two indica-dominant classics. By breeding Larry OG with Granddaddy Purple, the astonishing trichome laden Purple Punch was born, smelling of grape candy, blueberry muffins, and tart Kool-Aid. The potency of this strain gives the consumer a one-two punch to the head and body, initially landing between the eyes and settling down into the limbs. Purple Punch is a delicious dessert strain that is best suited for after dinner. Its effects are preferred for managing nausea, stress, minor body aches, and sleeplessness.

There are so many different strains that can help with different aliments, if you need help choosing the best strain for you, give our experts a call today! Natural Healing Care Center – 520-323-0069