Everyday is a blessing. My name is Dee Bayro and like many other people, I am managing my own chronic health conditions on a daily basis. Last year at this time I was so weak I could barely lift my legs and was using a walker to get around. I was also overwhelmed with fear because there was no apparent cause for my disability. Results of MRIs and blood work all demonstrated I was “fine”. My whole body felt numb and heavy. When the medical community has no idea what is wrong with you and your body is not functioning, life feels like a nightmare. The stress and anxiety kept my body in fight or flight mode, which is never conducive to healing. I researched relentlessly and met with every practitioner I knew to help solve this mystery. The consensus for these unusual symptoms was determined to be a flare up of the LYME disease diagnosis that was finally identified in 2012. Following that diagnosis, it took about 2 years to start to feel normal again. I missed out on a lot of precious memories as a first time Mom. Being in survival mode has little room for joyful moments.
I was determined to heal myself. My life was consumed with non-stop research and consulting with multiple professionals. Through functional medicine and alternative healing methods, I eventually got to a place that I could function again. I also knew that I needed to help others. I went back to school and received a holistic health coaching certification. I also decided to make my life’s mission about helping others manage their pain and chronic illness. Fast forward to today...this mission is dedicated to helping people eliminate suffering, and regain function. I have suffered, and I know what it means to be chronically ill both physically and mentally.
I learned about CBD oil from a Facebook friend who said I should look into it. As it heals on a cellular level. I was amazed at all the results people were having. I started using it and immediately noticed a comfort and calmly feeling of focused relaxation . All my worries and anxieties vanished. I also noticed more energy and stamina. The best part is getting 10 hours of deep sleeping and not waking up in the middle of the night! I have no joint or muscle pain anymore and the buzzing in my ears seems to just go away. I have been on it for seven months and have never felt better. I feel like I got my life back!
The Endocannabinoid System-
Most people have not heard about the human endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS was discovered no more than 20 years ago and is taught in less than 13% of medical schools. Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. In each tissue, the cannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same: homeostasis, the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment.
“Endo” means created within - our bodies are actually producing their own cannabinoids. If you were breast feed as a baby you received cannabinoids from your mother’s milk. Today you can activate your ECS from activities like meditation, exercise (the runners high). The only other way to activate this system is by supplementing with phytocannabinoids meaning cannabinoids from plants. Examples would be Cacao, (chocolate) echinacea, black pepper, and yes cannabis better known as pot or marijuana all contain cannabinoids. The Cannabis Sativa strain is known to have very low THC and high content of CBD (cannabidiol).
THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) are the two most researched cannabinoids. THC is the cannabinoid that is psychoactive and makes a person “high” when they smoke or ingest marijuana. But CBD is the one cannabinoid out of 113 that has the most therapeutic research. There are over 25,000 published studies that evaluate the impact of CBD. You can go to PUBMED.ORG and search CBD to find all the medical studies.
Not all CBD products are created equal
Cannabinoids may be the most important nutritional supplement you add to your health regimen. There are a lot of over the counter CBD HEMP products out there, and it’s important to be an informed consumer. CBD from HEMP extract is available over the counter and there are many good products out there. I am on a mission to spread the word about cannabinoids and how supplementing can support one's wellbeing.