Energetic Endocannabinoid System Cleanse
“Endocannabinoids are your body’s own internal miracles, controlling diabetes, cancer, heart attacks and inflammation as a whole behind any disease process or symptom.” ― Allison Bachmeier”
5 BodyTalk Sessions, 5 HelioSol Sessions
and optional physical cleanse suggestions
Ideal for all humans seeking relief.
|You’ll receive your energetic cleanse sessions on day 1, day 3, day 5, day 7 and day 9 – two sessions will be available per day, one BodyTalk session and one HelioSol session. I recommend listening to each session at least twice or more before moving on to the next sessions. Note that all 10 sessions can be listened to at anytime thereafter for further relief and you can continue to receive benefit from these sessions for many months and years to come.
Our endocannabinoid system has receptors, similar to how chemicals like adrenaline, dopamine or serotonin get taken up. These get compromised with stress and lack of having cannabinoids in our diet Since the food we eat no longer eats hemp crops this insult to the human population is even more intense. Keeping healthy has always been a balancing act between eating well, getting enough sleep, exercising, and avoiding stress among many other factors. These conceps and other basics behind this region of your body that have been suppressed in science and medical texts will be touched upon during the cleanse.
Keeping healthy has always been a balancing act between eating well, getting enough sleep, exercising, and avoiding stress among many other factors.
“Luckily for us, our body is also trying its best to keep us in equilibrium, making up for all or lifestyle shortcomings and excesses. It does this through the endocannabinoid system – a vast network of receptors and cannabis-like chemicals – which acts like a dimmer switch, subtly increasing or diminishing activity in the body in order to return it to a state of homeostasis again.
This balance or ‘endocannabinoid tone’ is dependent on the optimum expression of the two main endocannabinoid receptors: the CB1 receptor found principally in the brain and central nervous system and the CB2 receptors in the peripheral nervous system, gut and immune system.
If there is too much CB1 activity there might be metabolic problems such as diabetes and obesity. Not enough CB2 receptors could lead to excess inflammation.
Likewise the production of too much or too little of the body’s endocannabinoids anandamide and 2-AG accompany health conditions as varied as depression, PTSD, autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases.
So what are the physical signs that your endocannabinoid system might be struggling to maintain its balance?
Neurologist and cannabinoid researcher Dr Ethan Russo suggests that many conditions characterized by a hypersensitivity to pain such as migraines, Fibromyalgia and IBS, could share at their root a type of endocannabinoid deficiency. In an interview with Project CBD he says, “If you don’t have enough endocannabinoids you have pain where there shouldn’t be pain. You would be sick, meaning nauseated. You would have a lowered seizure threshold. And just a whole litany of other problems.”
So if you have been battling with chronic pain, there is a reasonable chance that you are lacking what’s been termed ‘endocannabinoid tone’ i.e. you’re not producing sufficient endocannabinoids.
One way of increasing anandamide levels in the body is by inhibiting the enzyme (FAAH) that causes it to break down in the first place. While some synthetic options have been tested with varying success in the lab, the cannabis plant holds its own natural solution in the form of the cannabinoid Cannabidiol (CBD). So by taking CBD, the production of FAAH is suppressed, levels of anandamide rise, endocannabinoid tone strengthened and chronic pain reduced.
2. You are feeling anxious or depressed
The better the ‘endocannabinoid tone’, the less anxiety and depression experienced. In fact when scientists developed a drug for obesity that blocked the CB1 receptor, an unwanted side effect was increased levels of anxiety in patients who discontinued the drug as a result. In general, lower levels of the ‘bliss’ endocannabinoid anandamide have been observed in subjects suffering anxiety, while in contrast levels of 2-AG were found to be significantly low in depressed patients.
Augmenting CB1 receptor activity is proposed as a way of reducing depression and anxiety. Once again, CBD’s inhibition of the anandamide metabolizer FAAH makes it an interesting therapeutic tool, as well as its interaction with the serotonin receptor 5HT1-A, which brings about a mood enhancing, anti-anxiety effect. Studies have also shown the non-psychoactive cannabinoid to be effective at reducing symptoms associated with social anxiety, such as cognitive impairment and discomfort while speaking.
The correlation between increased appetite and CB1 overactivity was also noted in a study on sleep deprived subjects who showed an uncontrollable urge to gorge on junk food. Scientists found that levels of 2-AG had increased by 80% which they attributed to the overstimulation of the CB1 receptors, causing the same ‘munchies’ sensation experienced by cannabis users.
But the good news is that by employing a sensible weight loss programme of reduced calorie intake and exercise, endocannabinoid levels do return to normal. Plus, increasing levels of the ‘good fat’ Omega 3 found in oily fish and seeds like hemp, flax and chia have been shown to reverse “the dysregulation of the cannabinoid system, improved insulin sensitivity and decreased central body fat.”
4. You have a chronic inflammation related illness
In studies carried out on patients with autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, most subjects were found to be in a state of excessive oxidative stress.
The result is a kind of biological rusting, with one corollary being chronic inflammation, due to the overproduction of cytokines – small proteins affecting the communication between cells – that respond to infection bringing about the inflammatory response.
Inflammation per se is not bad and forms part of the tool kit of a functioning immune system. But it’s when the inflammatory response is activated despite there being no threat to the organism that problems arise.
In endocannabinoid terms, it’s the CB2 receptors that are most implicated in immune system function. Found on immune cells, when activated they reduce excess inflammation.
In various diseases related to chronic inflammation, increased CB2 expression has been found, suggesting that the endocannabinoid system is attempting to abide by its modus operandi and bring the body into balance again. Unfortunately, this CB2 upregulation isn’t usually enough to prevent any subsequent damage, particularly in cases when someone’s endocannabinoid system is performing suboptimally.
But this is where plant cannabinoids can step in. Anecdotal reports abound of patients suffering from illnesses as diverse as Parkinson’s, MS, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease, finding relief from their symptoms and even possibly slowing down the onset of the disease through consuming cannabis.
According to biochemist Dennis Hill, who himself used cannabis to treat his prostate cancer, cannabinoids ‘have the ability to suppress the inflammatory cytokine cascade by inhibiting glial cell production of the cytokines interferon or interleukin’ (both of which are proteins used in the immune system response). ‘Here we see the seeds of chronic inflammation dissolved by the modulation process of cannabinoids bringing homeostasis to systems out of balance’.
5. You have a difficult to treat skin condition
So if you have a chronic skin condition that doesn’t seem to respond to conventional medicine, it could be because your endocannabinoid system is not functioning correctly. To give it a bit of boost, consider applying a topical cream containing CBD in conjunction with organic certified hemp seed oil, which will improve your skin from both inside and out.
So it’s time to sit up and take notice. Our endocannabinoid system is calling out for our attention. Are you going to listen?” (https://www.endoca.com/blog/5-signs-endocannabinoid-balance)
In our go go go worlds, it’s easy to see that juggling work, family, health, etc often leads to a demanding schedule. More pressure, more stress means more anxiety. Combine that with seemingly less time to take care of ourselves and you’ve got a recipe for burnout. Exhaustion and fatigue give rise to all those sabotages you use, preventing optimal health.
Ready to hit your “pause” button and find a different way? Commit to putting yourself and your health first so you can both play the game of life with greater ease as well as perhaps take stock and change how it us you’re ‘doing’ life. Come stabilize your endocannabinoid system and all that it regulates.
If you have health disorders or issues I strongly recommend having individual guidance with a medical professional as well.
If you choose to do this alongside of a physical cleanse (ideas for support are provided complimentary or you can google or use your own if you have one that you prefer).
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