Could CBD Help Your Anxiety?

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I am so proud to announce that I am now a Professional Medicinal Cannabis and CBD Oil Advisor, as well a Health Coach.

I am also certified by the International Alliance of Holistic Therapists to advise you all on all things health related with Medicinal Cannabis and CBD Oil, so I can help you to the best of my knowledge even more 💚🙌🏼 (see my certifications below)

Obviously Cannabis is illegal here in the UK, but CBD isn’t! And I’m not a doctor so I can’t personally recommend Cannabis but happy to chat with any of you about the amazing health benefits of anything Cannabinoid related, especially CBD.

Not sure where to start with CBD let’s chat…I’d love to chat with you.

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Anyway let’s get on with what I’m here to do, todays blog post…Could CBD help you with your anxiety?

Do you suffer with Anxiety?

🌿 Best Ways to Take CBD for Relief 🌿

One of the most common reasons people turn to CBD is for its ability to relieve anxiety.

The non-psychoactive cannabinoid has been shown to provide serious relief from anxiety. It’s also considered safe with no potential for abuse.

There are quite a few commonly referenced studies that support CBD’s ability to reduce anxiety.

If you’re interested in using CBD for your own anxiety, welcome to the club.

These are the Best Ways to Take CBD for Anxiety:

💨 Vaping:

– Vaping CBD provides the fastest effects and that’s why it’s a top choice among many CBD and cannabis users. The trade-off with the vaping delivery method is that the CBD effects will wear off faster than with some of the other methods we describe below.

– Another benefit of vaping is it allows you a lot of control over your individual dosing. You can vape one inhalation at a time and stop once you have reached the desired effects.

– Because different method have their pros and cons, many CBD users will mix and match different methods depending on what’s convenient for them.

🍯Tinctures and Capsules:

– Not everyone enjoys the act of smoking, even if it is with a vaporizer. Another one of the best ways to take CBD for anxiety and experience reasonably fast relief is with a tincture or capsule.

– CBD tinctures are in liquid form and taken sublingually under the tongue, while capsules are taken just like a regular supplement or vitamin. Easy breezy. Not to mention super discreet. While it will take longer to feel the effects of tinctures or capsules (about 30-90 min), they are both an extremely popular method of consumption and are known to be exceptional for anxiety relief.

– Though tinctures and capsules take longer to start working than vaping, the benefit is that the effects from using CBD with this delivery method tend to last longer.

– Some tinctures come in a spray form and many users find that to be super convenient as opposed to the traditional eye dropper style pipette.

🍓CBD Edibles, Drinks and Gummies:

– CBD edibles and gummies are an awesome way to get your regular dose of cannabidiol when you’re on the go. Not only are CBD gummies and edibles discreet, but they taste great and are a fun way to find some extended relief from anxiety.

– Something to keep in mind when taking CBD edibles or gummies for anxiety is that they tend to have the slowest method of delivery. If you’re looking for rapid anxiety relief, edibles and gummies likely won’t provide it as they can take up to 1-2 hours before you feel any effects. CBD edibles and gummies still do provide anxiety relief and relaxation for many people, they just take a bit longer to kick in.

🛀CBD Bath Bombs/Bath Dusts or Salts:

– Looking for a luxurious way to relax and get some much-needed anxiety relief? Look no further than CBD bath bombs.

– You know how an Epsom salt bath can help you relax and unwind while help soothing the nerves? CBD bath bombs work much in the same way and are very similar to regular bath bombs, except they’ve got that magic cannabidiol ingredient that takes the bath bomb experience to another level entirely.

– If you’re looking for seriously kick butt combo, try mixing a bit of Epsom salts in the bath with a CBD bath bomb. You may even find CBD bath bombs where the two are already mixed in for you.

– Epsom salt baths are known for helping people relieve soreness, stress, and promote healthy skin. Add CBD to the mix and your just took your relaxation session to the max. Huge bonus and something to keep in mind when looking to unwind at the end of a long day.

🌿 Taking CBD for Anxiety 🌿

– If you’re interested in taking CBD for anxiety, keep in mind you may need to experiment with a few products and dosages before you get the relief you deserve.

– A common CBD starting dose is 5 – 10 mg once or twice per day. If that doesn’t seem to do the trick you can try gradually increasing the dose over time by 5 – 10 mg until you feel the results you’re looking for. It’s a good idea to try a new dose for a few days to see if it’s necessary to increase or make adjustments.

– Remember, when looking for the best ways to take CBD for anxiety, vaping is going to offer the fastest results. If you’re looking for relief without “smoking” CBD, look for a capsule or tincture. While these won’t work as fast as vaping, they can still provide the relief from anxiety you’re looking for…it will just take a little longer.

– Because of possible drug interactions and your unique health situation, remember to speak to your doctor or a health care practitioner before beginning any supplemental program, CBD included.

Could CBD help you with your anxiety?

If you would like to chat more about how CBD could help you or you would like me to help you choose the right product for you, give me a shout via email me directly.

I’d love to help and support you on your own CBD journey 🙌🏼💚

You’re Flawsome!

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Selfcare

Living a healthy lifestyle is not about strict diet limitations, trying to be unrealistically thin or depriving yourself of the foods you love. For me, it’s all about feeling great, having more energy, improving my outlook on life and stabilising my mood.

There is some very overwhelming and conflicting diet advice out there, don’t be discouraged, you’re not alone. Let me help you cut thought all this confusion and learn how to create a healthier lifestyle that is good for mind and body.

Whether your goal is to lose weight, gain weight, build muscle, become fitter, feel better, feel stronger, have more energy, check out these tips to help achieve a healthier improved you.

So today I’m going to talk about Self Care, what it is for me and how I do it.

Self Care for me, means balancing the body and mind to encourage a positive, happy life, day to day.

But why you ask?

You should make some time for yourself each day, even if it’s only for a few mins, after a few days of being more self-aware, you will start to see more positives around you, and it’s also great to aid recovery, post exercise. With our jobs being as stressful as they are these days and we can put stress on our bodies when we are working-for example; bad posture, standing incorrectly, sitting badly at a computer screen, etc. So to counteract all these negatives, we need some positives.

A few suggestions I do to get you started with Self Care:

• Reading

• Meditation

• Walking

• Fascia Blasting

• Foam Rolling

• Journalling

• Knitting

• Spending quality time with loved ones

• Nice Hot Bath with Epsom Salts and Essential Oils

• Yoga/Barre/Pilates/Stretching Exercises

• Following a Healthy Diet and Lifestyle Daily including getting plenty of sleep and taking rest days from exercise.

• Sociallising with Like Minded Friends

• Organic, Natural Skincare

• CBD Healing

• And of course lots of other ways…

When and How Often Do I Do?

• Reading- I like to read for a few mins each day if I can, normally before bed. I like to read motivational, self help, self care, lifestyle books, to expand my knowledge in a good and positive way. My favourite book recently was The Telomere Effect, it certainly makes you look at how you do things differently.

• Meditation- I use a free app called ‘Breathe’, you can upgrade to a paid version but I think the free one is good. There are loads of other ones available. I try to do for about 10 minutes before bed. It really helps me calm my mind before bed and helps me get a restful night sleep.

• Journaling– I like to do this for a few minutes first thing and again in the evening. I like to write down what I am doing that day, any appointments I have, record my workouts, how much water I have drunk and what I have eaten. I also like to start my day by saying and writing down affirmations, which I also record in my journal.

Why not check out my very own 90 day journal to support you on your own journey.

• Foam Rolling- I like to do this most evenings, I don’t do for long, maybe about 10 minutes. Only a couple of minutes is needed on each area. I love it on my back and shoulders, being a hairdresser, day to day, they can get a bit achy and tight, so foam rolling helps, break up any knots and lactic acid build up.

• Fascia Blasting- You may or may not of heard of Fascia Blasting before, https://www.fasciablaster.com/pages/frequently-asked-questions for more info, where you can also purchase one for yourself or if you are in the UK, we now have an awesome supplier to save of custom charges, etc, highly recommend their service: http://www.theblastershop.com Fascia Blasting is to be done on warm skin and muscles, so post exercise or I like to do in the shower. There are various oils available to get maximum results. I like the detox oil, an it smells delicious. I have only been using this year, a few times a week, but I’m definitely noticing differences. Maybe when I’m brave enough I’ll share with you all.

• Walking- getting out in nature, with fresh air around you is always going to make you feel better and get those endorphins flying. Get out for 10 minutes in your lunch break, walk round the block after dinner, take the kids to the park and wander, get moving and see the difference it makes to your mindset. 10-15 minutes a day that’s all you need. Plus being outside you will get some Vitamin D, which we all need. This winter a lot of people have been lacking Vitamin D and it just shows how important it is for our everyday energy levels, mood and motivation and much more.

• Healthy Diet and Lifestyle- I like to do everything with intent. If I want to feel good, I need to eat good, if I don’t want to hurt myself I will be mindful of my form, etc, when exercising. You wouldn’t put the wrong fuel in a car, why do we do it to ourselves? I think by starting out each day with good intentions, more positivity will follow the rest of the day. Getting plenty of sleep, 6-8 hours for most is required. And also by taking regular rest days from exercise to allow body to recover and for muscles to replenish and rebuild, as this is when muscles are made. Rest is so important too.

Why not check out my recipe books or meal plans for some ideas to help you!

• Yoga/Pilates/Barre/Stretchy Workouts- once a week I like to throw into the mix, with my exercise some more fluid, slower, stretchy workouts, like yoga or barre. I find having to go slower and focus much more on the movement slows me down on a day to day basis. I also like how the stretches I feel in my muscles and body. Can help with better posture too.

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• Hot Bath with Epsom Salts and Essential Oils- I like to have a hot bath in preference to a shower. I don’t always add the salts and oils, sometimes one or the other, sometimes nothing. Depends how long can relax for. If using salts and oils 20 minutes is recommended for maximum benefit and effect. If you’re interested in finding out more about essential oils and their benefits, have a google. Their benefits, when used correctly can be amazing. I like to use Black Pepper, Rosemary, Lemon, Lavender and many more too. I also like to use CBD bath salts/dusts.

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• Natural Skincare: As with my body, I like to use natural, organic skin care products on my skin. I have tried various over the years working in the industry, but I have found my favourite to actually be CBD Body Oil as a moisturiser. It has balanced my skin and I get much less spots than I ever use to. Plus all organic and natural. For makeup I like to use Younique, again its natural but it also gives proceeds to a women’s support charity, that helps abused women. I love the Liquid Foundation along with their Primer and the Epic Mascara, lovely lashes. Happy Jem. if you’re interested in what’s on offer then please follow link here to checkout what Younique has to offer: https://www.youniqueproducts.com/Flawsomejem

• Hair Care– As a hairdresser I know the importance of using good hair products. Over the years I have used loads and have lots of favourites from various different companies, not just one range. I use CBD Shampoo and Conditioner, which is fabulous. It lasts ages, smells great and my hair is so strong and shiny. I wash my hair every other day. Every couple of weeks I’ll use a violet based shampoo on it to tone down any nasty yellow tones in the hair. I have it coloured, with bleach every 5 weeks, only the roots. To ensure it stays healthy and strong I have trimmed after every other colour. After I have washed my hair before I allow it to dry naturally, I use the CBD Body Oil to keep my hair looking healthy and strong and protect it from the elements. I’m loving being so blonde right now!

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• Hobbies- This can be anything you enjoy doing, from colouring, drawing, art, painting, knitting, crocheting. Make some time for you, work on a project and complete it. Doing something you enjoy and will get satisfaction out of. All good for the body and mind!

• Socialising- Again, good for the body and mind. Surround yourself with like mind, positive people. Most people think of socialising as drinking or eating, well it can still be, just be mindful and aware and if it’s an EWG (Eat Without Guilt) meal, then enjoy it and put behind you and move on. Just don’t make the EWG meal too regular. Wondering what I’m talking about EWG? Check out a recent post I did explaining more.

• CBD Healing: I love, live and believe in the daily benefits of using CBD, I use to help with my stress levels, anxiety and general health. Discover the benefits of CBD here!

Basically my Flawsome friend, everything in balance, enjoy life, and stay Flawsome!

Lots of love,

 

P.S. Did you see coming soon…Flawsome Jem CBD Yoga? Wanna know more and/or Stay updated here!


** DISCLAIMER **
I am not a dietitian or a doctor.
The ideas suggested here, are intended to be used for educational purposes only based on my own personal experiences.
The author ‘Jemma Stevens’ ‘Flawsome Jem’, is not rendering medical advice, nor to diagnose, prescribe or treat, any disease, condition, injury or illness.
It is imperative before beginning any exercise or nutrition programme, that you receive full medical clearance from your GP (doctor/physician).
Flawsome Jem and Jemma Stevens, claim no responsibility for any person or entity, for any liability, loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused as a result of the use, application or interpretation of the materials presented here.
Please understand there are some links, that I may benefit from financially.
No part of this publication, shall be reproduced, transmitted or sold, in whole, or in part, in any for, without prior written consent from the author.
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Tracking Progress

Living a healthy lifestyle is not about strict diet limitations, trying to be unrealistically thin or depriving yourself of the foods you love. For me, it’s all about feeling great, having more energy, improving my outlook on life and stabilising my mood.

There is some very overwhelming and conflicting diet advice out there, don’t be discouraged, you’re not alone.
Let me help you cut thought all this confusion and learn how to create a healthier lifestyle that is good for mind and body.

Whether your goal is to lose weight, gain weight, build muscle, become fitter, feel better, feel stronger, have more energy, check out these tips to help achieve a healthier improved you.

I’ve had quite a few of you reaching out to me asking me about tracking progress, so I thought I would share my advice with you all…

I don’t recommend weighing yourself, personally I like to take progress pictures and measurements to track my progress.

I recommend taking progress pics at the same time of day, in the same light, on a fortnightly basis. Taking one from the front, back and both sides, full body shots. I like to use the app PicCollage to put them side by side. It’s easier to see your progress when you put the pictures side by side. Also by taking full body shots , you can see changes all over not just focus on one area.

Handy tips:

• Try to take your pics in the same sports bra and shorts/undies.

• I like to take my pics first thing, but it’s entirely up to you.

• Changes might not be dramatic, but when you line the pics up you will clearly be able to see changes.

When I measure myself I take measurements from:

• Chest- at the fullest point

• Waist-at the narrowest point under ribs, above belly button

• Belly button-self explanatory

• Hips-at the fullest point

• Arms-both, around fullest point

• Thigh-both, around fullest point

• Calf-both, around fullest point

I like to do these on a weekly basis. That way you can visually see your progress written down.

Bear in mind that a pound of fat and a pound of muscle, may weigh the same but their appearance is completely different.

Muscle is far denser than fat, so as you lose weight and gain muscle, your body composition will change dramatically and clothes fit will change but the scale may not. Do not be discouraged. This is why measuring and progress pics are much more encouraging and motivating.

I would love to hear your thoughts on tracking progress, how do you do it? For me this is definitely the most encouraging and motivating way to keep getting stronger and fitter.

Remember my friend you are always flawsome, no matter what!!

I’ll leave it there for now…

Keep smashing it!

Lots of love,

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** DISCLAIMER **

I am not a dietitian or a doctor. The ideas suggested here, are intended to be used for educational purposes only based on my own personal experiences.

The author ‘Jemma Stevens’ ‘Flawsome Jem’, is not rendering medical advice, nor to diagnose, prescribe or treat, any disease, condition, injury or illness.
It is imperative before beginning any exercise or nutrition programme, that you receive full medical clearance from your GP (doctor/physician).

Flawsome Jem and Jemma Stevens, claim no responsibility for any person or entity, for any liability, loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused as a result of the use, application or interpretation of the materials presented here.

Please understand there are some links, that I may benefit from financially.
No part of this publication, or any, shall be reproduced, transmitted or sold, in whole, or in part, in any for, without prior written consent from the author.
All trademarks and registered trademarks appearing, are the property of their respective owners.
Flawsome Jem (c) 2019.