Thin Mint, a hybrid cross containing Durban Poison and OG Kush genetics, is a phenotype of the legendary Girl Scout Cookies strain. Dark green and royal purple hues peek through a heavy coat of crystals, with a sweet minty smell that gives a full explanation of this strain’s name. Thin Mint calls upon the powers of its indica, sativa,…Details
Some people choose a cannabis strain based on its name. Others by its THC content. Personally, I’m a sucker for aroma and flavor; whether it’s a flower, dabbable wax, or an oil cartridge, bad/bland/harsh flavor is a big turn-off. And with flavors ranging from sweet roses to earthy diesel, who wouldn’t want to explore the vast spectrum of tastes and smells cannabis has to offer?
Although flavor has everything to do with how a product is grown, cured, stored, and processed, genetics play a role as well. Over the years, these strains have proven to be top contenders in the flavor game, consistently showing off rich terpene profiles that not only govern a strain’s smell, but enhance the strain’s effects as well.
Tangie is a citrus dream crafted by the masterminds at DNA Genetics. There’s no strain I’d sooner rely on for good flavor than this sativa; popping the lid of a jar of Tangie and filling your nose with the smell of fresh orange zest can be somewhat of a religious experience of wonderment. With the sweet smell of citrus and fruit medley, Tangie lets you drift upwards slowly and steadily into euphoria, where bad moods don’t stand a chance.
Most of us measure a life worth living in terms of attainable outcomes.
Outcomes such as a college degree, a partner, a house, a career or even a child, decree the focus of one’s life. Many of us wish for other things too, such as more money, more status or a better body. And to attain these outcomes, we set goals.
These goals make our destinations.
But then there are times, like in today’s political turmoil, or during a certain stage of life – that we are drawn to take a closer look at the longings beneath our destinations.
Times of transition compel us to sit still and assess our values.
What are values?Details
Some of us consume cannabis for its mind-altering effects, while others seek symptom relief. But cannabis wouldn’t get us high or have some of its therapeutic benefits if our bodies didn’t already contain a biological system capable of interacting with its active chemical compounds, like THC.
Our endocannabinoid system does just that. But it isn’t there just to allow us to enjoy the effects of our favorite strain. It serves a vital purpose for our health and well-being because it regulates key aspects of our biology. So, what’s it doing, and how does it work?
Is your oven being used as a storage bin? Do you set off the fire alarm every time you cook? Maybe you just don’t have time to prepare a healthy meal every night.
It’s okay; you don’t need to be a master chef to make food that’s both nourishing and delicious. We can work with you and your dietary needs, call us at Natural Healing Care Center and we can help you create meal plans that will work with your needs and lifestyle. Give us a call today! 520-323-0069
Make Meatless Monday last
Meatless Monday is a popular trend worldwide thanks to a mounting body of evidence on the health benefits of plant-based eating. Cutting down on meat can help save:
Your bank account: Plant proteins like beans and soy are cheaper than meat
Your health: Red meat can increase your cholesterol and raise your risk of heart disease and colon cancer
In fact, a 2013 analysis of numerous studies found that the biggest meat eaters were 29% more likely to die early than those who ate the least amount of meat. So don’t stop after Monday — eating plant-based meals more often may help you live longer.
Cooking hacks for easy meatless meals
These simple tricks can make meatless meal prep a breeze:
Try different kitchen gadgets because they make preparing vegetables super easy. Garlic press, food processor, and a spiralizer, which shreds veggies like zucchini into long, thin strips.
Add beans to pastas, soups, and salads for an easy protein boost.
Invest in a four ingredient plant-based cookbook.Details
Strain Highlights Originally Bubble Gum was developed by growers in Indiana. From there the genetics moved to New England and eventually Holland. It took many generations to finally produce a stable Bubble Gum with the characteristic sweet smell and euphoric high. Bubble Gum was the winner of two awards in the Cannabis Cup of ’94, and the…Details
Whole plant medicine has been widely debated as many states consider limited legalization of cannabinoids like CBD, and the idea that the entourage effect is integral to using cannabis as medicine is increasingly accepted. In fact, some products are being designed specifically to maximize the value of whole plant medicine for the consumer. Take Firefly’s vaporizer technology, which sets out to capture all the myriad benefits of the entourage effect through dynamic convection technology. “[Firefly 2 was] truly designed around the plant…in order to deliver all the cannabinoids and terpenes in the most efficient way,” says Rachel Dugas of Firefly. Yet given the complexities of these chemical interactions, it’s still hard to pin down how exactly this maximizes the benefits of cannabis.
You’re tired. You’re exhausted from the moment you get up in the morning. It feels like you’ve been plowing the field with a fork. You’re working too hard and not getting enough done. This can get a person down, especially during this busy season. Fatigue can trigger sadness and vice versa.
There’s hope! Short of a serious medical issue, there are several reasons for being tired that can be remedied with just a bit of effort. I’ll list them below and then offer seven simple solutions to help you get more energy and a positive outlook; a rejuvenated way to greet the New Year.
Anxiety, depression, fear, grief from loss, stress and the feeling of lack control are all factors that may create a bio-chemical reaction (cortisol and other stress hormones) that if unregulated may wear a person down. With a new year you may be reflecting on the past year and come up with self-criticism and regret. Or you may be anxious about the future, your finances and/or your loved ones. Below are some suggestions on how to release some of the emotional weight so that you are not feeling so exhausted from carrying them.
Time does not heal all wounds but gives us the tools to endure them. ~ Singer Patti Smith’s father
UK drugmaker GW Pharmaceuticals announced Tuesday it has achieved positive results in the second phase of a clinical study on Glioma, a cannabinoid-based therapy aimed at treating an aggressive form of brain cancer. The study looked at 21 patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiform, or GBM, and found that participants who were given the drug—a combination…Details
Ever grab a snack but then feel hungry again 20 minutes later? Next time, reach for a banana. This Superfruit is loaded with potassium, which can lower your blood pressure, and is one of the best sources of Resistant Starch, a healthy carb that fills you up and helps to boost your metabolism.
Here is a super easy treat you can make using bananas that will satisfy any sweet tooth and you won’t feel guilty one bit.
We have nutritionists at our finger tips at Natural Healing Care Center, give us a call today to hear what we can do for you and your diet! 520-323-0069Details