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Natural Awakenings San Diego

Can Holistic Cannabis Change Your Life and Career?

Dec 31, 2016 09:36AM ● By Donna Shields, MS, RDN

As healthcare practitioners or consumers, we spend countless hours searching for proven, side-effect-free remedies for a multitude of health issues seeking the ideal solution. When it comes to taking personal control of your health and well-being, there’s one tried and true natural source of healing that can no longer be denied—medical cannabis.

Cannabis is an ancient medicinal herb, just like holy basil and ashwagandha. Yet, despite proof of its therapeutic properties, this ancient herb is shrouded in misinformation. And, even when used as a treatment, it’s typically used in the allopathic model much like a pharmaceutical—as a bandage approach. Ideally, it should be viewed in the holistic healing model.

If you’re like many people, you’re seeking legitimate, trusted answers to your questions such as:

What are cannabinoids and how does the body use them to treat disease and maintain wellness? You’ll be amazed at the therapeutic possibilities for improving symptoms and feeling better.

What is clinical endocannabinoid deficiency? Seldom discussed, it’s a foundational concept for improving health.

What questions should you ask for buying safe, quality cannabis products? Understand testing procedures and labeling for savvy shopping.

How do the anti-inflammatory benefits of cannabis help with chronic pain? Smoking, vaporizing, edibles, tinctures and topicals offer personalized delivery methods.

Why use cannabis with other modalities such as nutrition, aromatherapy, yoga, acupuncture, breath work, chiropractic care and meditation? The synergy (known as the entourage effect) will get you feeling better, faster.

How does cannabis address pain, insomnia, stress, anxiety and PTSD? It reduces reliance on opioids and other pharmaceuticals with unwanted side effects.

Get cannabis confident and competent in this emerging area of healthcare and join the cannabis revolution. It can change your life and your career path.

The Holistic Cannabis Academy, powered by two registered dietitian nutritionists, based in Boulder, CO, is an online cannabis training program educating health professionals and consumers worldwide, looking at cannabis through a holistic lens. For more details, see the Community Resource Guide and visit HolisticCannabisAcademy.com.